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EIT Food Central

Catalysing Food Innovation in the Heart of Europe.

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Our regional office based in Bavaria, Germany operates as an innovation hub for our partners from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. We offer opportunities to arrange events, meetings, seminars, and outreach activities and take a leading role in the regional development of the Food sector.

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EIT Food Central

Gregor-Mendel Strasse 4
Freising, Bavaria 85354

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After Cornelia Habacher and her co-founder Philipp Stangl first met in 2018, they intensively discussed meat consumption and its consequences on environment, health, and animals. As a result, Cornelia and Philipp founded their startup…
Paltech is a recently established AgTech startup based in Freising, Germany. They are 2021 Seedbed hub alumni and won the award for best pitch. The company was founded by the two brothers Felix and Florian Schiegg and their stepfather…

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We offer to women on the EIT community access to a broad network, mentoring, coaching and training opportunities to take their managerial and leadership skills to the next level.
We aim to help women with STEAM University studies start their careers in venture investment by training them in the fundamentals of this profession and matching them with investors (venture capital, corporate venture capital or corporate…

Meet the EIT Food Central team

    Dr Georg Schirrmacher

    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher

    Director EIT Food Central

    Christoph Mandl

    Programme Manager Business Creation

    Cornelia Schwenk

    Programme Manager Education

    Frank Horlbeck

    Senior Communications Manager and Press Officer
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    Tetyana Dashivets

    Project Manager ACTinEITFood
    Central_Marie Ammann

    Marie Ammann

    Business Creation Manager ACTinEITFood
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    Yu-Mi Lee

    Innovation Manager ActinEITFood
    Elina Kuzjukevica

    Elina Kuzjukevica

    Partnership Support Manager
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    Marie Brueser

    Corporate Venture Manager
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    Ann-Kathrin Baer

    Intern Communications
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    Christoph Stauderer

    Intern Business Creation

    Carla Ibáñez

    Investment Manager Business Creation