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Europe’s largest agrifood startup community opens its entrepreneurship programme applications for 2022

Europe’s largest agrifood startup community opens its entrepreneurship programme applications for 2022

03 Feb 2022

Help us transform and achieve a sustainable, healthy, and trusted food system!

Applications to join our 2022 entrepreneurship programmes are now open! EIT Food, the largest agrifood startup community in Europe, is once again opening opportunities for like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators to commercially develop their innovations that are helping to transform our global food system. Our programmes provide the opportunity for startups to gain access to world-leading corporates, academia, investors, research organisations, with individual support offered to help raise investment and scale-up to enter international markets.

EIT Food is running three programmes that cater for all stages of business growth.

1. Seedbed Incubator Programme – a 6-month programme aimed at newly formed startups and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to launch their technology innovation. Successful applicants will receive funding and gain access to our ecosystem, and will be supported by business coaches and agrifood sector experts. We will prepare you for a successful business launch!

Interested in Seedbed Incubator Programme? Apply here.

2. EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN) – this 4-month programme is for startups looking to move beyond the acceleration stage and become a part of our ecosystem with access to business and research institutions where startups gain access to specialist facilities such as labs, pilot sites, agricultural land. Startups will also receive financial support, plus benefit from coaching and mentorship.      

Interested in EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme? Apply here.

3. RisingFoodStars – this programme is for early scaleups with existing customers who are looking to grow their business internationally. The RisingFoodStars association helps scaleups raise investment, build pilot projects with corporates and increase visibility through a network of powerful business connections and networking opportunities. We are looking for game changing agrifood SMEs that are beyond the ideation phase.

Want to scale up your business with the support of the RisingFoodStars Programme? Apply here.


Applications close 28 February 2022.

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