Central eastern europe

Recruitment extended until 24th of July!



The event organised by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation is an innovation design marathon aimed at developing concepts for new products and technological solutions in the food and FMCG industries. The event is carried out in the form of a Design Sprint lasting from 29 September to 15 October, during which project teams take part in workshop sessions and design meetings moderated by experts in the field of Design thinking and Service design, and end with investor presentations of their solutions.



Apply to take part in the food design marathon of the future if you are:

  • graduate
  • researcher
  • doctoral student
  • young professional
  • professional
  • expert 
  • or someone with knowledge and experience in areas such as:

And you are a citizen of Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia or Ukraine.


Consumer surveyed


Concrete solutions


Team work

During the workshop we will carry out tasks in teams of five. This will ensure a lot of mutual inspiration. If you don’t have a team, we will guarantee you a good integration with others before starting the activity.

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Expert support

By taking part in Challenge Labs you will meet many international experts in the field of innovation design and the food industry. By consulting with mentors, you will get the opportunity to test your ideas at every stage of their implementation.

Interdisciplinary teams

In teams we want to bring together participants from different areas of expertise and specialization, but from one country. This gives us a look at our ideas from different perspectives. Expect people on site who are interested in issues from engineering, psychology, IT or marketing.

Testing in action

This means that we immediately test the concepts and ideas developed. Instead of creating long presentations and descriptions of ideas, we go into the field and check with real users how they evaluate our approach.


 Take up the challenge and REGISTER for Challenge Labs!


The total prize pool for participants in our design workshops is over €9,000!

EIT Food

EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-proof food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agri-food startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping to build trust by reconnecting them with the origins of their food.

Generator Pomysłów

Generator Pomysłów has been a business creativity centre for 9 years. The scope of our activity starts with the development of the skills of creative thinking and creative problem solving of employees, through the development and support of entire teams in achieving the best results, to the implementation of systemic solutions for the productivity of employees and building a culture supporting the innovativeness of the entire organisation. If you want to find out more about the unique projects we carry out for our clients, please visit our website –



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Want to find out more about Challenge Labs CEE? Read the regulations.