FoodSHIFT2030 – Food System Hubs Innovating towards Fast Transition by 2030

FoodSHIFT2030 – Food System Hubs Innovating towards Fast Transition by 2030


Starting in January 2020, FoodSHIFT2030 will launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon, circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant-based diets.

FoodSHIFT2030 applies a groundbreaking mechanism for maturing, combining and upscaling food system innovations through the establishment and operationalisation of FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs in nine European frontrunner city-regions.

The FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs will be established as open innovation living labs based on the quadruple helix approach with stakeholders from the private, public, voluntary and academic sector​. Each FoodSHIFT Accelerator Lab has defined an innovation focus and innovation actions to increase the Technology Readiness Level and Systems Readiness Level of food system innovations within ten themes and eleven UN Sustainable Development Goals across the Labs.

A further transition of the food system will be obtained via targeted knowledge transfer through the establishment of FoodSHIFT Enabler Labs in twenty-seven follower city-regions.

FoodSHIFT2030 features a strong multi-actor consortium with 31 partners comprised of 7 municipalities, 11 SMEs, 6 NGOs and 6 research institutes from 11 European countries.

The FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs will invite participation from citizens and stakeholders throughout the four-years of the project across regional Lab meetings and local events. FoodSHIFT2030 has already established a stakeholder network across Europe, with over 50 signed letters of commitment from local organisations.

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