Call for Industry-led Innovations to Tackle Childhood Obesity

The STOP (Science & Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy) Consortium, in collaboration with EIT Health and EIT Food, has launched a call for industry-led projects aimed at developing innovations to curb childhood obesity in Europe - either by making critical improvements in the food environments faced by children and their families or by increasing children’s fitness through physical activity.

Proposals should be in line with the spirit of the STOP project and with the principles on which the project is based. In particular:
  • STOP promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the development of effective and sustainable solutions to prevent and manage childhood obesity.
  • The primary focus of STOP is on vulnerable and socially disadvantaged childrenand their families.
  • The project recognises that children’s and their families’ daily choices (e.g. food and physical activity choices) are driven by environmental influences conducive to obesity.
  • STOP aims at creating the conditions for scientific evidence to translate into government policies and market solutions, and for these to translate into impacts on the ground.
The total budget available for the call is €600,000 with individual projects estimated to require up to €150,000.
All applications must be submitted by Thursday 23rdMay, 17:00 CET.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 3rdJune, and will be invited to present their project proposal in the context of the next STOP General Assembly, in Paris, on Thursday 20th June.
The call is open to both for-profit and non-profit start-ups, SMEs and large organisations.

Find out more here