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EIT Food opens Entrepreneurship applications for 2024

EIT Food has announced the launch of its 2024 entrepreneurship programmes, with applications open from 18 December 2023 until 19 February 2024. 

The EIT Food entrepreneurship programmes are designed to launch, accelerate and scale impactful agrifood tech start-ups to solve global food system challenges and deliver new food innovations and businesses. From personalised nutrition solutions to alternative proteins and innovations tackling food waste, the three programmes support the development of healthier, more sustainable and resilient European food systems.

Programme applications are now open to new entries from the European Union and its associated countries.

Start-ups benefit from high-quality training, personalised mentoring and high-impact pilot projects. They also enjoy access to the world’s largest food innovation community, as well as the exposure, resources and tools needed to grow and succeed. Start-ups that are successful in their application will have the opportunity to apply for EIT Food’s Impact Fund and receive investments of up to EUR 500 000. 

EIT Food’s Entrepreneurship programmes cater for all stages of business growth: from market validation of novel research and tech innovations (EIT Food Seedbed Incubator); to tech validation and business acceleration (EIT Food Accelerator Network); to scaling up commercial capabilities (EIT Food RisingFoodStars).

LAUNCH: EIT Food Seedbed Incubator

For technology developers who want to deeply understand their customers and validate whether there is the market need for their innovation before launching a commercial venture.

ACCELERATE: EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme

For impactful agrifood start-ups looking for tech validation and commercial acceleration to drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.

SCALE: EIT Food Rising Food Stars

For impact-driven ventures on their journey to scale-up their commercial capabilities and grow exponentially.

All applications to the programmes will be evaluated, and the selected start-ups will be announced in stages, with the first announcements in April 2024.

For more information and to apply

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