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EIT Food's offer

EIT Food Business Creation Programmes 

EIT Food supports innovative impactful agri-food entrepreneurs and start-ups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe.

What we offer:

  • An unparalleled network: access to 50+ of Europe’s leading agri-food businesses, universities and research organisations
  • European reach: we have a presence in every country in Europe (and beyond), helping your business reach new markets and develop internationally
  • A powerful brand: as the designated EU body to transform Europe’s food system, you will benefit from our powerful brand making your business more attractive to investors and customers
  • Long term support: we provide support from the generation of ideas for as long as you need it

Seedbed Incubator - A six-month programme that aims to transform innovative ideas and research breakthroughs into market-validated business propositions. The programme provides participants with world-class start-up training and coaching to identify their core business assumptions and the support to refine their business value propositions.

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) - The programme connects impactful agri-food start-ups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.

RisingFoodStars - A network organisation for successful, game-changing early agri-food scale-ups, enabling its members to participate as Partners in all EIT Food activities. The Network allows impactful agri-food scale-ups to scale to the next level in becoming the international gamechangers of the future.

For start-ups and entrepreneurs from Southern and Eastern Europe, the following programmes are available as part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS):

TeamUp - Where brilliant co-founders team up and create impactful agri-food start-ups. TeamUp is a programme that matches leading technologists with top business professionals and supports them in building impactful agri-food ventures.

Test Farms - A programme that links agricultural start-ups with farmers and testing land. EIT Food helps innovative aggrotech start-ups to test and validate their products and showcase their business to customers and investors.

EWA (Empowering Women in Agrifood) - The objective of this programme is to motivate early-stage female entrepreneurs, equip them with the appropriate knowledge, confidence and networks to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.

Water Scarcity - The programme aims to enhance knowledge and overcome current barriers to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe through innovation, entrepreneurship, education and communication.

Check out the EIT Food Business Creation programme

Contact EIT Food for more information.