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
projectEIT Food presents GROW, a project that gives farmers an active voice and makes them leaders in shaping a sustainable and resilient food system.
News involving Building Global Innovators (BGI)View all EIT Food news
regional newsThe HeathySoil4Life Winter School is a 3-week online course that pretended enhancing your knowledge in food production, processing, and distribution, while nurturing your entrepreneurial spirit in the agrifood sector.
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.