EIT Food Business Creation Programmes
EIT Food has an exceptional end-to-end business creation approach (explore – nurture – scale – grow sustainable) that starts with idea generation support and stimulation and includes an accelerator, a seed fund and a community of successful and fast growing start-ups.
The Seedbed incubator is a multi-location Launch programme that trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas.
The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) offers four-month programmes with expert coaching for up to 40 start-ups each year to compete for financial support and cash-equivalent services of up to EUR 100 000 for each of the top three graduating companies.
EIT FoodSparks is a seed fund that provides start-ups with funds to bridge the critical early stage of their development with access to the EIT Food ecosystem, distribution channels and potential customers.
RisingFoodStars is an association of outstanding European start-ups from the agri-food-tech area who participate in EIT Food’s innovation, education and business creation activities. Discover them here.
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):
Innovation Prizes is one of the largest startup competitions in the agrifood vertical where innovative early-stage startups can win up to EUR 5 000 in the regional finals and compete for EUR 10 000, EUR 15 000 and EUR 25 000 prizes in the European final.
Legal and Accounting Support offers up to EUR 2 500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, intellectual property protection, trademark and permit registration, accounting and other.