Applications open for EIT Food Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme, by EIT Food, is now open for applications!

Applications for Stage I ends on 10 May 2021

The Global Food Venture Programme supports highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to transform their research into a viable business in the Food and AgTech space.

The offer

The programme fosters the entrepreneurial growth of doctoral students working on challenges in the Agrifood sector. Young innovators gain essential business creation skills and knowledge through a bespoke six-month curriculum of training bootcamps, mentoring, corporate site visits, global networking events and pitch competitions.

Global Food Venture Programme offers a bespoke six-month curriculum designed to address the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and early phase start-up ventures. The programme comprises, Summer School in Entrepreneurship, Bootcamp in Business Incubation and International Bootcamp. The programme offers additionally Mobility Grants for business meetings with industry experts to validate technology feasibility and value propositions. The 2021 edition will conclude with a Final Competition Event, where students pitch their business plan in front of a jury, gain valuable feedback and have the chance to win cash prizes for best start-up project. Participants are supported along this journey, with one-on-one Business Coaching to advance start-up ideas and create solid business propositions in food and agtech space.

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Programme calls and how to apply

Stage I - Idea Development

During Stage I, 40 highly motivated PhD students from across Europe will get together for a life-changing, immersive entrepreneurial experience to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and develop business propositions in the food space.

Click on the link to download the application form for Stage I and apply now for Stage I.

Application phase for Stage I ends on 10 May 2021

Stage II - Business Incubation

Stage II is designed to support 25 talented PhD students with solid business ideas in food and agriculture. Early stage entrepreneurs will join EIT Food pre-Incubation bootcamp in June, to learn all about viable business creation, and a six-month mentoring programme to bring their ventures to the next level. A second training bootcamp is planned in October, as well as a final pitch competition event in Europe with innovation prizes from EIT Food.

Click on the link to download the application form for Stage II and apply now for Stage II.

Application phase for Stage II ends on 20 May 2021

Are you ready to embark on a new and challenging venture?

Please, note that COVID19 global pandemic forces the EIT Community to run the Global Food Venture Programme boocamps either online or in blended format. The EIT Food team will maintain programme's high quality and deliver impact to successful candidates once again! If you have concerns regarding your participation, contact the EIT Food team at

For more information on selection criteria, admissions process, entry fees and key deadlines, please go to the Global Food Venture Programme webpage.

Or go directly to the Application Portal and apply at the link below:

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