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The Basque Country, renowned for its industrial heritage and excellence in agriculture and gastronomy is an ideal location for Startups in the agriculture and food sectors to develop and grow their ventures in the Iberian Peninsula.  Described by entrepreneurs as a ‘mini-MBA’, we offer custom-made training and networking opportunities to help you engage with the right investors and corporates.  With a generous budget, we facilitate your participation and provide you with the resources to develop and pilot your technology. You will have access to leading food and agricultural research centres for product development and testing.  Due to its geographical location and network, the Bilbao hub is ideal for Startups based in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Apply today and join the strongest agri-food ecosystem in Southern Europe, a top-rated location for market opportunities and growth.

Welcome to FAN Bilbao!
Alacarte
Nova Meat
Trigger Systems
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"EIT FAN Bilbao is an amazing accelerator! The organization and planning of the trainings were very complete and valuable to us. Their network and contacts were incredible, and we had the opportunity to connect with several stakeholders and great personalities that otherwise could not be possible.”

Sara Goncalves, Founder of Trigger Systems, EIT FAN Bilbao Startup

"Connecting inspiring mentors to an entrepreneur is one of the most important steps in supporting any Startup. The matchmaking is done very well, ​and I am sure that the relationships established will last long once the mentoring period is over”.

Claus Rosenberg Gotthard, Serial Entrepreneur

"By far the best accelerator for food and agri-tech startup programme in Europe, if not globally!”

Lorenzo Conti, Crover

EIT Food lanza desde Euskadi dos programas en busca de proyectos innovadores en el sector agroalimentario para el Sur de Europa
Nucaps Nanotechnology cierra una ampliación de capital de 400.000 euros
"El éxito de ediciones anteriores hace que cada vez más emprendedores quieran apoyarse en EIT Food para hacer crecer sus negocios"
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Juliet Bray
Accelerator Manager
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Amparo De San Jose
Entrepreneurship Programme Manager
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Izaskun Valle
Junior Office Manager - Startup Support

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

Corporate Venturing

Investors

University & Research Organisations

Programme Hubs