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We use the extensive networks at Cambridge and Reading to "hand pick" people from industry and academia who have the detailed expertise and knowledge to contribute deeply and effectively to your Business. They may act as mentors or sector and technology experts. Cambridge is renowned as one of the UK’s innovation hubs, with a rich history of academic excellence and a thriving network of novel businesses. This unique location is within easy reach of London, the East of England, and the Midlands.

UK FAN, Cambridge provides access to a wealth of experts and facilities and is designed to provide mentoring and support to help accelerate the growth and development of your business. Reading is showcasing good practices of linking farm activities with the food industry, visiting and gaining an in-depth insight of the specialist agricultural and food technology research facilities including a pilot manufacturing plant, flavour centre, and sensory science centre. For innovative agri-food businesses, it's an opportunity not to be missed!

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How the EIT Food Accelerator Network can transform your start-up
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"Being part of EIT FAN Cambridge was a great opportunity to not only get world-class guidance but also become part of the Cambridge start-up ecosystem. We made connections and friends, both in Cambridge and with other EIT FAN companies that will remain for the rest of our lives"

Timothy Lui, Eaten Technologies Ltd

EIT FAN has provided a huge boost to our company through the workshops and prize money. We met like-minded entrepreneurs and were able to share ideas to great effect!”

Nick Hooton, Jelly Drops Ltd

“The EIT FAN programme has been a really important energiser in the agri-tech innovation ecosystem, nationally and internationally. We are looking forward to seeing these companies gain significant traction in the industry as a result of the programme.”

Belinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East, BBSRC Council member

We recognise that you are busy working to accelerate the growth of your business to the next stage. Our programme is designed to fit the core benefits into a package that minimizes your time away from driving your business.

EIT Food Accelerator Network provides showcase and support to growing agri-tech and food-tech ventures
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Cellular Agriculture Case Study
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Yiorgos Gadanakis
UK Hub Reading University Lead
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Matthieu Arnoult
UK Hub Reading University
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Frances Bycroft
UK Hub Cambridge University


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LAUNCH - Seedbed Incubator

ACCELERATE - EIT Food Accelerator Network

SCALE - RisingFoodStars

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