Welcome to Our Community

EIT Food aims to make your startup journey an exciting and rewarding one

In this community we support each other through the challenging times, and we celebrate each other’s achievements 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 Food Key Food Challenges

EIT Food Key Food Challenges

EIT Food and our startup community are committed to supporting the growth and development of agrifood innovations that are helping to make the entire food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.In collaboration with EIT Food's corporate partners, 3 key challenge areas have been identified. Agrifood startups that ...
Call for Programme Evaluators!

Call for Programme Evaluators!

We need your help!Discover inspiring startups, and provide feedback that will help many high-impact potential ventures reach the next level of growth - it's an extremely rewarding WIN-WIN!We are looking for evaluators that have the following background:Investors experienced in working with AgriFood ...
EIT Food Programme Information Webinars

EIT Food Programme Information Webinars

WATCH THE VIDEO REPLAYSWould you like to find out more about our flagship entrepreneurship programmes and whether they are the right fit for the needs of your startup?This month EIT Food is hosting a series of webinars across Europe to provide all the information on our startup programmes & regional entrepreneurship ...
EIT Food joins forces with The Science Entrepreneur Club

EIT Food joins forces with The Science Entrepreneur Club

PAST EVENTAre 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 ...
How EIT Food works with Technology Transfer Offices

How EIT Food works with Technology Transfer Offices

PAST EVENTEIT Food can help your Technology Transfer Office turn agrifood research and innovation into viable businesses with funding and support.At this event, you will find out about the funding and support programmes available for agrifood entrepreneurs at your organisation.AGENDA12.00 -12.30 CET : ...
Isofirms working in collaboration with Aarhus University

Isofirms working in collaboration with Aarhus University

A previously abandoned patent from Aarhus University got new life in the hands of two visionary food enthusiasts, and together they started a company that is now based in Agro Food Park, north of Aarhus. IsoFirms dreams of fighting obesity with a food ingredient extracted from the stevia plant - and the entrepreneurial programme EIT ...

Open call for Mentors & Evaluators

Credits: Nick Morrison EIT Food RisingFoodStars (RFS) is looking for experts with the objective of establishing a database of mentors to our scaleups (members of the RFS programme in 2023) and evaluators to the 2023 applications for RisingFoodStars programme. If you...

EIT Food Programme Information Webinars 2023

Applications are now OPEN! We are hosting a series of online webinars across Europe to provide information about EIT Food Entrepreneurship programmes: Learn about our entrepreneurship programmes and what they have to offerFind out more about each programme’s...

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

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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


Whilst our 2023 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!

Join a programme webinar


Launch - Seedbed Incubator

Accelerate - EIT Food Accelerator Network

Scale - RisingFoodStars

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