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A green tech startup hotspot in an area with rich agricultural heritage – that’s Munich in Bavaria. Germany’s EIT FAN programme is your door opener to leading local and international industry partners, investors, experts, and mentors that will help you grow your business and reach your target customer. With Munich’s thriving food tech ecosystem and access to state-of-the-art facilities, the Munich EIT FAN programme is the ideal location to get ready for scaling up. Have the chance to work in a vibrant environment in the heart of Munich. The newly opened Munich Urban Colab is the place where we work and grow together. The programme is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center UnternehmerTUM and TU Munich.

Munich Urban Colab in the Creative Quarter. You find the Munich Urban Colab at Freddie-Mercury-Straße 5 in Munich's “Kreativquartier”. Here, UnternehmerTUM and the City of Munich join forces under one roof to facilitate new forms of collaboration between start-ups, established companies, science, talented individuals, creatives, and artists from various industries and disciplines.
Wisefood has created the world's first edible straw made of apple pomace to offer a more sustainable and ecological alternative. Since graduating from the program, the startup has sold more than 10 million straws and counting. Well-known brands like Transgourmet, METRO, EDEKA, REWE, NOVOTEL, Mecure Hotel and many more have already bought wisefood-straws.
Orbem’s AI-driven imaging method GENUS makes it possible to determine the fertility and sex of poultry embryos still in the egg. The startup, part of the 2019 EIT FAN, has raised well over 1M € in public grants and prize money since the start of the programme to turn its vision into reality.
Similar to the journey a founder experiences, it is tough to climb up to the peak, but the view from there is worth the hard work 🌄 We invited our EIT Food Accelerator Network Munich Hub start-ups to an Offsite event in the Alps near Munich. Our hiking adventure was the best opportunity for our Munich EIT Food community to meet and connect in person. We had such a great time hiking from Schliersee to Tegernsee while pitching and exchanging insights among the founders!
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“We gained more valuable industrial contact for new pilot projects and potential customers. Furthermore, we are now able to work on prototypes for new products with the German institute for food technology. All in all, we went one step further growing our business.”

Julia Piechotta, Co-Founder of Spoontainable, Participant 2020

“EIT FAN Germany hosted by XPRENEURS not only provided the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and partners, but also gave us access to office space, the makerspace and a prototyping grant, which clearly helped us moving forward. Looking backwards, I can highly recommend being part of EIT FAN Germany at XPRENEURS.”

Pedro Gómez, Co-Founder of Orbem, Participant & Judge

“This has been a start-up changing experience for us. The input from countless entrepreneurs, investors and coaches have helped us to align and structure our early-stage start-up.”

Ruben Props, Co-Founder at KYTOS

Is your tech startup ready to tackle our food system’s challenges and make it more sustainable, healthy and trusted? It’s your time to join our thriving network of Europe’s best agrifood startups, corporates and research institutions! Want to know more about how EIT Food supports and connects start-ups and corporates all over Europe? Are you ready for a deep dive into our flagship programme’s in the EIT Food Central region, provided by DIL Innovation Hub (EIT Food Seedbed Incubator), XPreneurs (EIT FAN Munich Hub), and our two Alumni startups from 2021 cohorts, Holloid and ekolive? Watch our programme info webinars here

Read this interview with Barbara Mehner and Mira Schütze from EIT Food
Our alumna ekolive partnered with Köster GmbH to help Germany clean up after the catastrophic floods. Bacteria in form of biofertilizer will not only eat the pollution, but also will make agricultural soil safe and highly fertile for organic food production.
Trabotyx raises +€500.000 from BOM, angels and agrarians.
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Linda Schuh
Venture Consultant at Xpreneurs
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Barbara Mehner
Managing Partner at Xpreneurs
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Christoph Alessandri
Startup Consultant Food & AgTech, Technical University of Munich
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Mira Schütze
Entrepreneurship Facilitator EIT Food

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