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If you are interested in any of the above programmes, please continue with this application process.
Applications for this programme are open each year from January – end of February
Please note only companies registered in EU member states and associated countries are eligible for EIT Food programmes.
The EIT Food Seedbed Incubator programme offers equity-free grant support to research and technology based entrepreneurial teams or recently launched ventures looking to commercialise innovations aimed at transforming the food system, that have been validated in a lab or test setting.
Test and validate the market need for your research findings or technology innovation by speaking to real target customers and end-users.
Receive personalised coaching to develop a business value proposition that will attract paying customers, new pilot partners, and early stage startup investors.
Develop a positive mindset to be ready for the business challenges that lie ahead with ongoing support from our startup community
The EIT Food Accelerator Network offers equity-free grants and investments that support pilot readiness startup companies. The programme is tailored to agrifood startups with a validated product prototype looking to raise their seed or series A investment round.
Connect with world leading industry to work on pilot projects that exposes your business innovation to different markets and customers in your agrifood sector.
Learn valuable skills and gain knowledge from our experienced team of coaches and mentors to fast-track your business
Receive privileged access to a pool of specialist labs, pilot sites, maker spaces and agricultural land.
The EIT Food RisingFoodStars programme offers scaleup business support and world leading industry networking opportunities to predominantly B2B agrifood companies (5 to 49 employees), who are generating revenues and demonstrating strong product-market fit in their domestic market.
All programme participants are offered personal introductions and professional matchmaking services with our corporate venture partners, academia and research organisations in the EIT Food network
Attract suitable investor interest and media attention to create global market demand for your business innovation
Develop and launch joint pilot projects with top corporate companies to enter international markets