Open Call for EIT Food Entrepreneurship Programmes

05 Feb 2022 Calls
EIT Food

The call for EIT Food Entrepreneurship Programmes is open for applications. EIT Food is the Europe’s largest agrifood startup community opened its entrepreneurship programme for entrepreneurs and innovators who aim to transform the existent global food system.

The programmes provides the opportunity for start-ups to gain access to world-leading corporates, academia, investors, research organisations, with individual support offered to help raise investment and scale-up to enter international markets

EIT Food Entrepreneurship Programmes

EIT Food Entrepreneurship Programmes offers three programmes that cater for all stages of business growth:

Seedbed Incubator Programme– a 6-month programme aimed at newly formed start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to launch their technology innovation. Successful applicants will receive funding and gain access to our ecosystem, and will be supported by business coaches and agrifood sector experts. We will prepare you for a successful business launch!

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This programme could be for you if you have innovative technology that has the commercial potential to revolutionise the food system

If you are interested in Seedbed Incubator Programme, apply here!

EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN)– this 4-month programme is for start-ups looking to move beyond the acceleration stage and become a part of our ecosystem with access to business and research institutions where start-ups gain access to specialist facilities such as labs, pilot sites, agricultural land. Start-ups will also receive financial support, plus benefit from coaching and mentorship.

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This programme could be for you if you are looking for pilot projects, investment or market growth opportunities across Europe

If you are interested in EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN), apply here!

RisingFoodStars – this programme is for early scale-ups with existing customers who are looking to grow their business internationally. The RisingFoodStars association helps scale-ups raise investment, build pilot projects with corporates and increase visibility through a network of powerful business connections and networking opportunities. We are looking for game changing agrifood SMEs that are beyond the ideation phase.

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This programme could be for you if you got a growing agrifood tech scale-up ready to become the international game-changer of the future

If you are interested in RisingFoodStars, apply here!

Note that applications close 28 February 2022!

Residents and companies registered in EU or associated countries can apply.


EIT Food offers game-changing entrepreneurs access to an unparalleled network of Europe’s leading agrifood businesses, universities and research organisations.