Welcome to Our Community

EIT Food aims to make your startup journey an exciting one

In this community we support each other through the challenging times, and we celebrate each other’s ‘wins’ when all our hard work starts to pay off!

In addition to our programmes and EIT Food’s investment opportunities, here are the types of startup training and events you can expect to get involved in:

Interviews, panels and reviews

Hear what our industry experts have to say

Alumni spotlight

Stories, tips and advice from our startup alumni

Startup training challenges

A taster of what goes on at our bootcamps

Live pitch presentations

Prepare to pitch to real investors and potential clients

Community socials & awards

Meet like-minded entrepreneurs to enjoy the ride with

Tailored networking

Data driven matchmaking to build power teams

Business mindset mentorship

Develop a positive mindset for business growth

Leadership skills

Learn what makes an effective leader to pivot and scale

News & Events

EWA I Empowering Women in Agrifood

EWA I Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sectorApplication deadline extended until 19 June!110 talented female entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates  will enter a 6-months entrepreneurial programme tailored ...
Tech commersialisation solutions to drive food system change

Tech commersialisation solutions to drive food system change

Last week the Seedbed team travelled to Lisbon, Portugal as the co-sponsor for the ASTP conference, that was attended by 345 people from 32 countries. We met with our TTO friends to find out how we can help encourage more scientists to commercialise innovations that can be applied to the agrifood sector.Why is this ...
EIT FAN Alumni Mycorena collaborates with Lantmännen 💫

EIT FAN Alumni Mycorena collaborates with Lantmännen 💫

This week we are sharing some fantastic news from EIT FAN 2021 alumni Mycorena, who recently announced their collaboration with Lantmännen! 👏Together, the organisations are working to develop a portfolio of food products based on sustainable produced Mvcoprotein."For Mycorena, transforming the way we produce and consume ...
Expand to new agrifood markets in Europe – apply for EIT Food Sales Booster! 

Expand to new agrifood markets in Europe – apply for EIT Food Sales Booster! 

In 2022, EIT Food launched Sales Booster – a programme that helps innovative startups explore and enter new agrifood markets in EuropeThe programme supports startups with training, coaching, expert advice, and network to prepare for their development and growth in new markets. It offers highly customised support to ...
EIT FAN Startup pitching events

EIT FAN Startup pitching events

Is your startup tech-ready to be selected for this year's EIT Food Accelerator Network programme?📢 EventsRound 2 of the EIT FAN 2022 evaluation process will take place in May! This year, selected startups will be pitching their innovations in front of a live panel of leading industry experts, who ...
Find your perfect co-founder – Applications are now open for Team Up!

Find your perfect co-founder – Applications are now open for Team Up!

Find your business co-founder or team member who could help you build an impactful agrifood startup.Do you have an impactful agrifood solution but you are struggling to commercialise it?Or Do you have entrepreneurial business skills and you would like to find innovative technologists with proven research or ...

Tech commersialisation solutions to drive food system change

Last week the Seedbed team travelled to Lisbon, Portugal as the co-sponsor for the ASTP conference, that was attended by 345 people from 32 countries. We met with our TTO friends to find out how we can help encourage more scientists to commercialise innovations that...

EIT FAN Alumni Mycorena collaborates with Lantmännen 💫

This week we are sharing some fantastic news from EIT FAN 2021 alumni Mycorena, who recently announced their collaboration with Lantmännen! 👏 Together, the organisations are working to develop a portfolio of food products based on sustainable produced Mvcoprotein....

Expand to new agrifood markets in Europe – apply for EIT Food Sales Booster! 

In 2022, EIT Food launched Sales Booster – a programme that helps innovative startups explore and enter new agrifood markets in Europe The programme supports startups with training, coaching, expert advice, and network to prepare for their development and growth in...

ConstellR launches their first agricultural water monitoring system into orbit

German NewSpace company ConstellR have successfully launched their first thermal infrared earth observation system into space for global water monitoring. The novel payload, LisR (Longwave Infrared Sensing demonstratoR), is the first of its kind to be launched by...

What makes a winning Seedbed pitch?

Would you like to know more about the decision making factors driving our panel's selection for our latest Seedbed Incubator cohort? Throughout an intense four day bootcamp, our partners mentored the various project teams to deliver some high quality pitch...

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight – Hai

Alumni Spotlight – Hai

Hai have received a Star Alumni award for the amount of positive progress they made during the course of the Seedbed Incubator programme!Hai operates in Vertical Farming, CEA and Phenotyping. Vertical farming is one of the emerging technologies paving the way to solve our current food security challenges. However, as ...
Alumni Spotlight – Paltech Robotics

Alumni Spotlight – Paltech Robotics

Paltech have received a Star Alumni award for the amount of positive progress they made during the course of the Seedbed Incubator programme!Paltech is a recently established AgTech startup based in Freising, Germany. They are 2021 Seedbed hub alumni and won the award for best pitch. The company was founded by the ...
Alumni Spotlight – FortiFruits

Alumni Spotlight – FortiFruits

FortiFruits produces natural dry fruit extracts to improve the taste of natural food. The products are chemical and sugar free, with a 50 to 100% stronger taste profile than other standard fruits extracts. They also have a much longer shelf life, and they don’t contain any nasty 'e' numbers. Target clients include ...
Alumni Spotlight – PlattenBaum

Alumni Spotlight – PlattenBaum

PlattenBaum operates in the Urban Agriculture sector, to offer housing companies and municipalities healthy and well designed environments to grow and consume their own fresh fruit and vegetables.What is your innovation, and who does this help? We are creating synergy between commercial urban agriculture and ...
Alumni Spotlight – Carbon Harvesters

Alumni Spotlight – Carbon Harvesters

Carbon Harvesters focuses on climate mitigation in the Dairy, Beef, and Swine sectors, which account for 90% of EU agricultural emissions. It is a platform that helps farmers to monitor their farm emissions. On a fortnightly basis using this platform, farmers are able to identify ‘farm specific’ techno-economical climate mitigation ...
Alumni Spotlight – Aqua Lub

Alumni Spotlight – Aqua Lub

Team Aqua Lub is developing a superior lubrication technology with long-lasting hydration properties, to launch a new water based lubricant product. The current product line includes a range of clean formulations that have been developed, using environmentally friendly plant-based materials, which perform strikingly better than ...

Training

EWA I Empowering Women in Agrifood

EWA I Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sectorApplication deadline extended until 19 June!110 talented female entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates  will enter a 6-months entrepreneurial programme tailored ...
Tips for creating the perfect pitch deck

Tips for creating the perfect pitch deck

A pitch deck is a brief presentation which showcases key aspects of your business plan and is used to pitch to investors (or other parties you may want something from like when you apply to our programmes, or certain customers, for example). Ensure your pitch deck is concise and clearYou won’t have much time to ...
A guide to startup funding

A guide to startup funding

Raising money is a key part of being an entrepreneur. Agrifood has some specific challenges around finance given the typically slower growth rates, the seasonality of cash flow and time needed for a return on investment. Whilst some businesses can grow organically and don’t require any external funding, the majority need cash ...

Education Courses

If you are just getting started, or maybe you aren’t quite ready to apply to a programme, why don’t you try one of our introductory food system courses

Regional Support

We also organise many different regional schemes to support local innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Find out what innovation is available in your location here

Collaborate with Us!

We invite everyone with an interest to support passionate agrifood startups to take part in our community activities

LIVE Q&A

Whilst our programme applications are open, we host online webinars to provide more guidance on the application process, and how you can stand out above the rest! 

Watch the 2022 video replays

Programmes

Apply to participate in one of our funded flagship programmes

LAUNCH - Seedbed Incubator

ACCELERATE - EIT Food Accelerator Network

SCALE - RisingFoodStars

Our Network

Join our agrifood ecosystem

Our Network

Our Industry Partners

Our Investor Community

Our University & Research Organisations

Our Programme Hubs

Our Community

Empowering startups to create impact in the agrifood industry

Our Community

News & Events

Alumni Spotlight

Startup Training