Driving Innovation & Entrepreneurship across Europe

Join Europe’s largest agrifood startup community

We organise training programmes & events to help you launch, accelerate and scale up your business

Meet like-minded entrepreneurs solving global food system challenges with science and technology based innovations

Programme Applications are Open!

Residents of the EU members states or associated countries, and companies registered in the EU or associated countries can apply 

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Our Programmes

We support you at all stages of your entrepreneurial journey

LAUNCH

For aspiring entrepreneurs & newly formed startups in need of market validation >

Seedbed

ACCELERATE

For pre-seed funded startups, aiming to achieve pilot and investment readiness >

SCALE

For ambitious scaleups, with a solid customer base, ready for global expansion >

RisingFoodStars

FAQs

By joining this community, what can I expect?

To join, it’s really easy. Simply register by submitting some basic information about yourself, and we will then keep you up to date on all our startup training programmes and events happening throughout the year. We collaborate with many leading organisations from all areas of the agrifood industry, who have been critical to the impact of this community since our programmes first launched in 2018.

How do I know which programme is right for me?

To qualify, all project teams and registered startup companies must first answer some programme eligibility questions. All you need to do is join our community and you will then be invited to answer these questions as soon as applications are open at the beginning of January. For more information about programme eligibility, you can also take a look at the information on our programme pages, which include FAQ’s and some key insights from our alumni.

How can I be part of this ecosystem to work with organisations that can help develop my business innovation?

Once you’ve been selected for a programme, you will be granted lifelong access to our ecosystem, which is a network of amazing startups, founders, investors, mentors, and talent coaches. EIT Food works in partnership with over 80 leading businesses, universities, and research organisations across Europe, with so many inspiring stories to tell of successful pilot projects across all of our key focus areas. The EIT Food Impact Fund has also been key in driving the business growth of our cohort teams and alumni.

Companies supported by EIT Food from early entrepreneurs to companies that we support in scaling internationally

Collaborative innovation projects with startups and EIT Food Partners

Million euros direct financial support in grants & investments in 2020 - including directly supporting those through Covid-19

Million euros external investments attracted by supported start-ups

Investment Opportunities

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EIT Food Partnerships

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Our Community

Join over 1000+ active entrepreneurs united in supporting our mission to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted

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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Empowering startups to create impact in the agrifood industry

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