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28 Feb 2019

EIT Food is looking for evaluators

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched a call for evaluators for EIT Food, which is constituting a database of independent experts. EIT is looking for experts with a high level of professional experience in one of its functional areas of Education, Innovation, Business Creation and Communication.

The reviewers could be called on in connection with EIT Food call for proposals 2020 to advise on or assist with the:

  • evaluation of partner’s proposals;
  • advising on infrastructural programmes;
  • Assisting EIT Food by providing advice in specific cases.

In particular, the requirements for reviewers include:

  • Having at least 8-10 years of professional experience in the food sector, higher education, business creation/venture growth or consumer engagement;
  • Having expertise in one of the broad key domains for EIT Food. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Agriculture/agricultural technologies;
    • Bioeconomy/resource stewardship/sustainability;
    • Consumer testing/sensory science;
    • Entrepreneurship/business start-up/development/acceleration in agrifood or life sciences;
    • Education/andragogy, in particular in entrepreneurship or food systems;
    • Food-health nexus;
    • Food production/manufacturing/processing;
    • Food science/chemistry/technology;
    • Food safety/quality
    • Food systems/food value chains;
    • Food waste/side stream valuation;
    • Marketing/consumer behaviour/market research, preferably in the food sector;
    • New business models;
    • Nutrition/food-related health;
    • Product development in the food sector;
    • Science communication/public engagement of science/Citizen science;
    • STEM/STEAM/science education;
    • Trust/transparency.
  • Having a proficient command of English, level C1 or above;
  • Having previous experience as a reviewer for EU projects or an EIT Innovation Community is not necessary but is an advantage.

To read the Call for expression of interest document and to apply, click here

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