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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Startups play a fundamental role in transforming the food system.

We can help you with your business ideas

We support innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe.

We offer:

An unparalleled network: access to 50+ of Europe’s leading agrifood businesses, universities and research organisations

European reach: we have a presence in every country in Europe (and beyond!), helping your business reach new markets and develop internationally

A powerful brand: as the designated EU body to transform Europe’s food system, you will benefit from our powerful brand making your business more attractive to investors and customers

Long term support: we provide support from the generation of ideas for as long as you need it

02 December 2021

RETHINKING WATER: The event

Building your own startup?

We’ve created a free online manual with industry experts to help you build a thriving agrifood business.

Launch

Launch

I’VE GOT A GREAT IDEA

Launch is for individuals, scientists and aspiring entrepreneurs who are driven to solve the complex challenges facing our food system. Launch activities are designed to springboard ideas into viable market solutions by providing you with the skills, network and funds needed to validate your ideas and business model.

Accelerate

Accelerate

I’VE GOT A NEW BUSINESS

Accelerate is for entrepreneurs and registered startups who are on their way to transforming the food system and would benefit from our high-level support to boost their new business.

Scale

Scale

I’VE GOT A GROWING BUSINESS

Scale elevates high-potential agrifood mature startups and early scaleups to the next level in becoming international gamechangers.

EIT Food community

EIT Food community

By joining the EIT Food community, you will be able to scale your vision, gain access to a European wide network and potential partners on a joint mission to improve the food system. We’re looking forward to working together.

Register Now

EIT Jumpstarter

EIT Jumpstarter

Creative community, advanced know-how, unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business.

Apply by April 30!

Los Salvacomidas

Los Salvacomidas

Los Salvacomidas is the answer to all your problems. Well, it is not but it is for children’s malnutrition and food waste.

The project teaches and educates children the meaning of a healthy
diet and “Zero waste” for a healthful future.

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Regenerative agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to help Europe address human and climate health, along with the financial well-being of farmers.

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution is a series of activities whose overall aim is to help farmers and agrifood businesses adopt more regenerative farming practices and raise public awareness about the important health, environmental and economic benefits of eating regeneratively produced food.

Meet our RisingFoodStars

RIS countries and regions

RIS countries and regions

If you look forward to getting involved in the revolution of the agrifood system and you are from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland* Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain* or Turkey or Ukraine, you cannot miss these challenging activities! 

Learn more about our Regional Innovation Scheme

Latest news

Deadline extended! Ideation Awards of EIT xKIC New European Bauhaus looking for Climathon and hackathon participants News

Deadline extended! Ideation Awards of EIT xKIC New European Bauhaus looking for Climathon and hackathon participants

04 November 2021

EU teams participating in the 2021 EIT Climate-KIC Climathon and hackathons of EIT Digital, EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility can win prizes....

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 September 2021

EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems.