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Building Global Innovators (BGI)


BGI stemmed out of MIT Portugal programme in 2010 and consists of an American style world-class deep innovation accelerator based in Lisbon (Portugal) with activity in MIT (USA). BGI’s accelerated 149 start-ups have raised over €300M to date.

BGI has been developing collaborative deep innovation programs, the first of which consoling of a 2.8M€ ColAB focusing on Sustainable food systems,

Competences & Capabilities

  • Deep tech acceleration of food-related startups
  • Development of Open innovation programs across a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Case-based entrepreneurial and innovation learning, summer schools
  • EIT Food hub management, communications and outreach and events management.
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