RIS Innovation Prizes is one of the largest startup competitions in the agrifood vertical in Southern and Eastern Europe. We are looking for early stage entrepreneurs and companies with innovative products or services that could transform the European agrifood sector.
The prizes are awarded to most innovative companies to support the development of new products and services which can help transform our food system, making it healthier, more sustainable and more trusted.
This year, RIS Innovation Prizes are open to early stage entrepreneurs and startups from 17 countries in Southern and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy (only certain regions), Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (only certain regions), Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (only certain regions) and Turkey.
The prizes will be distributed at 17 regional finals with the three best startups taking €1,000, €3,000 and €5,000 in each final. In addition to the cash prizes, participating startups will benefit from access to investors, high-quality training and our community of mentors and experts.
The competition will conclude with the Grand Final during which the 1st prize winners from all 17 countries will compete for three main prizes: €10,000 and €15,000 and €25,000.
More information about the competition and application process can be found here.