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

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 ...
Team Up! Find your perfect co-founder – Applications are now closed

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

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 ...
EIT Food Test Farms – Applications open!

EIT Food Test Farms – Applications open!

Get matched with a farmer and test your solution on the field!Through enabling agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land links, EIT Food wants to help innovative agritech startups to validate and test their products and services, showcase their business to potential clients, and investors, and finally support the ...
It’s World Water Day!

It’s World Water Day!

Each year on the 22nd of March, the world celebrates World Water Day, a United Nations observance day that aims to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Agrifood sector relies heavily on fresh water use throughout the food chain, and so it is of vital importance that we manage the resource as ...
New Partner Announcement! – Südzucker Group

New Partner Announcement! – Südzucker Group

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest corporate partner, Südzucker GroupAs a major player in the food industry, Südzucker Group is looking to increase its investments and activities in leveraging plant-based solutions. They recognize that open innovation and close cooperation with agrifood and circular ...
ConstellR launches their first agricultural water monitoring system into orbit

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 ConstellR and is a precursor to its full constellation of ...

Join the EU X LATAM Food Protein Challenge

EIT Food is committed to supporting the growth and development of agrifood innovations that are helping to make the entire food system more sustainable, healthy, and trusted. Thus, EIT Food and Food Tech Hub Latam have joined forces to help disruptive European...

A new cohort of impactful startups join EIT Food entrepreneurship programmes and the EIT Food North-West community

EIT Food North-West is delighted to announce 15 innovative agrifood startups that have joined EIT Food’s 3 flagship entrepreneurship programmes to launch, accelerate and scale their businesses, and its regional community. EIT Food is supported by the European...

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! 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 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...

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 – Isofirms

Alumni Spotlight – Isofirms

Seedbed Star Alumni and People’s choice winner 2021!Improve your physical health - fasterWhat is your innovation, and who does this help? Our innovation is a plant based ingredient which enables better uptake of the nutrition provided. Especially for the elderly, it is essential to increase ...
Alumni Spotlight – Amply Discovery

Alumni Spotlight – Amply Discovery

About Amply DiscoveryAMPLY Discovery has developed a drug discovery platform that locates novel antimicrobials to solve critical health issues for production and companion animals, micro-livestock and aquaculture. Addressing the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires a holistic and multisectoral ...
Alumni Spotlight – Biotico

Alumni Spotlight – Biotico

BIOTICO have received a Star Alumni award for the amount of positive progress they made during the course of Seedbed Incubator programme!Biotico operates in food and beverage processing to produce organic waste such as spent coffee ground and malt pulp after the manufacturing processes.What is your ...
Alumni Spotlight – Revo Foods

Alumni Spotlight – Revo Foods

Revo Foods is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable. Using 3D-printing technology they have developed and produced a range of healthy, tasty and nutritious plant-based seafood alternatives that can fully recreate the experience of eating seafood. Globally, 70% of all fish species are being overfished which is ...
Alumni Spotlight – Plantruption

Alumni Spotlight – Plantruption

Founded by Jennifer O’Brien, Plantruption, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, is on a mission to create Ireland's first plant-based seafood. Through research and collaboration with universities and food technologists, the startup, which became part of the EIT Food Accelerator Network in 2021, has used micro algae and seaweed to ...
Alumni Spotlight – Ekolive

Alumni Spotlight – Ekolive

Ekolive is the first and leading provider of a new ecological bioleaching method for the ecological release of elements and the degradation of organic contaminants. With their innovative biological technology, ekolive solves environmental hazards and cleans contaminated sites that are polluted with heavy metals and/or organic ...

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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

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