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EIT Food Seedbed Incubator: applications open

Applications are now open for the EIT Food Seedbed Incubator.

Apply before 10 April 2021

The EIT Food Seedbed Incubator Programme is delivered by top EIT Food Partner Universities and Research and Innovation Organisations (Seedbed Hubs), providing their expertise in technology commercialisation and their vast connections with industry to support researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs launch or progress a commercially viable business based on market need. 

Seedbed Hubs provide participants with the skills, personalised business coaching, industry connections and funding to get out of the building and test innovative ideas directly with 100+ potential customers and end-users and learn how to progress from a great idea to a validated business proposition.

At the end of the programme, all Seedbed Alumni have the chance to secure follow-on funding from EIT Food to help participants launch or progress their business. 

Programme benefits

The EIT Food Seedbed 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 programme includes: 

  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Funding
  • Opportunity to pitch to a panel of industry experts

Who should apply?

Are you doing or supporting research that has commercial potential? Have you got an innovative technology that could revolutionise the food system? Then EIT Food Seedbed Incubator Programme could be for you! The programme is focused on three participants groups:

  • Entrepreneurial scientists and academics
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Newly formed start-ups (younger than 12 months)



Learn more about the EIT Food Seedbed Incubator