EIT Food Accelerator Network: applications open

Applications are now open for the EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN).

Apply before 10 April 2021

Are you ready to partner with world-leading corporates and research institutions in the agrifood space? The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) connects impactful agrifood start-ups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.

EIT FAN 2021 runs for four months and it is delivered at six unique innovation hubs across Europe:

Programme benefits

Are you looking for pilot projects, investment or customer growth across Europe? The EIT Fan will give you the chance to become part of a rich network of businesses and research institutions, and make crucial relationships that will help you fast-track your innovative solution for a better food system. The programme is also the interface that enables start-ups to collaborate with the key industry players with the aim to bring innovation to life, with the EIT FAN you will get access to facilities such as labs, pilot sites, maker spaces, agricultural land as well as financial support to pilot your technology for selected start-ups. The EIT FAN will also help participants to build skills, benefit from mentoring and gain exposure to your market, potential customers, investors and media and receive tailored support to raise your seed or series A investment round.

Key timings for 2021

  • 14 February 2021: Applications open
  • 10 April 2021: Applications close
  • April-May 2021: Online evaluation, Technology deep dive & Matchmaking
  • June-October 2021: Up to 30 days of programming, networking events, demo days
  • November 2021: Finals Expo

Learn more about the EIT Food ​Accelerator Network