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

Where we need innovation

Where we need innovation

With applications now open for EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator 2022 Programme, Our Seedbed Belfast hub shares some of the key challenges and innovation areas that we want to support this year, along with some pointers on what makes a good team By 2050, we will need to feed and nourish more than 9 billion people in a safe, ...
What makes a winning Seedbed pitch?

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 presentations, resulting in 40 finalist teams being welcomed onto the ...

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!

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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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