Dr Mercedes Hernandez-Gomez

EIT Programmes Coordinator at Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

EIT Programmes Coordinator, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Mercedes manages the EIT Food team since July 2017 and is the University's primary contact for EIT Food.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

The EIT Food KIC was established in 2017 with the University of Cambridge as a founding partner. EIT Food’s vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and in how it is valued by society. It will engage consumers as it works to improve nutrition and make the food system more resource-efficient, transparent and trusted.