EIT Food is today the world’s largest & most dynamic food innovation community
Accelerating innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.
Our agrifood tech entrepreneurship powerhouse connects thousands of startups to more than 200 leading
corporations, universities, research centres, & investors with the full support & resources of the European Union.
Agrifood tech is a 200-billion-euro opportunity, yet only 4% of European startups are in agrifood tech
& only one out of ten innovations turn into a viable business
Whatever stage you are at with your agrifood tech venture: launch, accelerate or scale,
our three hands-on, equity free programmes give the best chance to become a game changer
Our Flagship Programmes
Programme Applications Open
26 January – 26 March 2023
Tailored support for entrepreneurs at all stages
Receive funding and access to expert resources
Validate, pilot & deploy your technology
EIT Food Impact Goals
Enabling more consumers to make better choices through healthier products and actionable information
Reducing CO2 emissions through diversification, new food waste markets & by tackling CO2 hotspots
Fully Transparent, Resilient & Fair Food System
Trusted food supply chains with greater food security & safety through digitally enabled food supply
Our Key focus areas for global impact
Developing and adopting diversified protein-based solutions, which are healthy, sustainable, appealing, and affordable
Circular Food Systems
Encouraging the shift from linear to circular, sustainable food systems, in which resources are reused, nutrients recycled, by-products reduced and what remains is reutilised
Increasing the efficiency, sustainability, and safety of food supply chains to meet consumer demand for food transparency and authenticity
Supporting European farmers in meeting sustainability requirements by cocreating climate-neutral, fair, resilient, and economically viable agricultural practices
Transforming the aquaculture sector by reducing its carbon footprint, transitioning to circular economy, and ensuring food security and safety
Supporting the reduction in both prevalence and relative risk of malnutrition, obesity, and non-communicable diseases to known dietary factors in target populations
EIT Food partners
€ direct support in grants & investments
€ investments attracted by startups & scaleups supported by EIT
organisations across the globe in our community
designed & tested innovations
innovations launched market
By joining this community, what can I expect?
To join, it’s really easy. Simply register and submit some basic information about yourself so we can understand clearly how to support you with your goals. we will then keep you up to date on all our startup training, programmes and events happening throughout the year. We collaborate with many leading organisations from all areas of the agrifood industry, who have been critical to the impact of this community since our programmes first launched in 2018.
How do I know which programme is right for me?
To qualify, all teams and registered companies must first answer some programme eligibility questions. All you need to do is to apply between January 26th & March 26th 2023. For more information about startup programme eligibility, you can also take a look at the information on our programme pages: The Seedbed Incubator, The EIT Food Accelerator Network and The RisingFoodStars
How can I join this network to work with organisations that can help develop my business innovation?
If you’re selected for an EIT Food programme, you will be granted lifelong access to our network, which is an ecosystem of Pan-European startups, founders, investors, mentors, and talent business coaches. EIT Food works in partnership with over 80 leading businesses, universities, and research organisations across Europe, who have launched many successful pilot projects in support of our key focus areas.