EIT Food joins forces with The Science Entrepreneur Club

Feb 2, 2022

The Science Entrepreneur Club joins forces with EIT Food Entrepreneurs


Are you curious about what we will be eating in 50 years, or interested in investing in the next trend?

Join The Science Entrepreneurs Club (SEC) and EIT Food to hear expert views and perspectives on the fast-growing alternative protein ecosystem.

Did you know…

  • The meat industry is believed to create as much greenhouse gas emissions as all the world’s cars, trucks and airplanes combined. Customers worldwide seem to be getting the message and shifting their interest – and shopping lists – towards the food of the future.

  • Alternative protein options account for 1% of the total protein market but are predicted to reach $1.1 trillion by 2040, or about 60% of the total meat market, making alternative proteins a ticking time bomb! Quoting McKinsey and Co: “the race for market share is on”.

SEC is building a community for bio-innovators in AgriTech, powered by EIT Food and Investor Ladder. Join the discussion and the networking session after the event to learn more and explore exciting opportunities!


  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm : Panel discussion
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm : Networking sessions with SEC startups, EIT Food and Investor Ladder


DATE & TIME : Thursday, February 10, 2022 17:30 – 19:00 CET




Discover the future of food with the founders and investors at the front of the herd.

  • Cai Linton – Multus. Multus is enabling the cultivated meat industry to realise its disruptive potential, creating the key ingredients to make cultivated meat production scalable, affordable and profitable. Their first product, Proliferum M, grows muscle, fat and connective tissue using a unique formulation and ingredient design process. Multus is an alumni from EIT Food’s Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) programme.

  • Ed Steele – Hoxton Farm. Hoxton Farms is growing real animal fat – without the animals. We combine stem cell biology and computational modelling to cultivate animal fat as a sustainable, delicious food ingredient.

  • Thomas Farrugia – Beta Bugs. Beta Bugs is an insect genetics company that develops and distributes breeds of Black Soldier Fly to the insect farming industry. This simplifies the insect farming process, whilst enabling insect farmers to access breeds tailored to industry needs. Beta Bugs is an alumni from EIT Food’s Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) programme.

About SEC

The Science Entrepreneur Club (SEC) is a non-profit organisation of curious minds that aims to explore and unite the life science ecosystem by educating, inspiring and connecting. We give scientific entrepreneurs a network and a platform to showcase their innovative technologies, find investors and accelerate their company.

About EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the whole food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. Through our Entrepreneurship activities, we support Europe’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to launch new businesses and startups to accelerate commercialisation and scale their businesses across Europe and abroad. Join our community of impact entrepreneurs to gain access to a flourishing agrifood ecosystem and fast-track your business to the next level!

About Investor Ladder

Investor Ladder is an invite-only network of the most active investors in science and technology. Our network includes investors at all stages, from individual Angels through Venture Capital to Early-Stage Private Equity and Investment Banks.

Why is EIT Food taking part?

EIT Food is delighted to support the Alternative Protein Challenge. We will provide an overview of EIT Food and the support we offer startups innovating in the agrifoodtech space. Christoph Mandl, Programme Manager of the EIT Food FAN Accelerator Network will present EIT Food’s entrepreneurship programme offering and Sarah Luiz, Communications, will moderate the panel discussion.

For more insights on our food trend predictions, check out our latest blog post on the Top 5 European food trends in 2022


Application deadline extended ONLY for Seedbed until April 10 23:59 CET

Launch - Seedbed Incubator

Accelerate - EIT Food Accelerator Network

Scale - RisingFoodStars

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