Building Global Innovators (BGI)
BGI (www.bgi.pt) stemmed out of MIT Portugal program (https://www.mitportugal.org) 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, Food4sustainability.org.
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.
Partner in the following EIT Food projectsView all EIT Food projects
projectSustainable food systems: the role of regenerative farming practices
projectFree 3-week course where you will develop entrepreneurial skills and acquire knowledge about sustainable agriculture and targeted nutrition to create a new innovative product
News involving Building Global Innovators (BGI)View all EIT Food news
regional newsAnnual event of the Portuguese Hub, in partnership with the Municipality of Arruda dos Vinhos, aimed at discussing the agrifood sector at 3 different levels: local, national and European.