EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019

EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. The Innovation Prize competition is a pan-European startup competition delivered by EIT Food to support a growing number of disruptive agrifood startups. The Innovation Prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs and early-stage startups 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, there will be 17 different live finals occurring across Europe between June-September and each competition will allocate a total of €15,000 of prize funding (€10,000 for 1st place; €5000 for 2nd place). In addition to the cash prizes, participating startups will benefit from high quality pitch training and access to investors and our community of mentors and experts.

Applications for the EIT Food Innovation Prize competition are now open. For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

Competition in Germany

One of the 17 live finals will take place on the 26th June 2019 at the Wizemann-Space in Stuttgart with the support of the local partner-network Social Entrepreneurship Baden-Württemberg e.V. (#SocEntBW). As a regional network of over 50 social enterprises, many of them agrifood-related, SocEntBW can provide a wide scope to promote the event throughout Europe and with impact target groups on different local levels.


About EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.

The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, start-ups, research centers and universities from across Europe. It is one of eight Innovation Communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

EIT Food aims to collaborate closely with consumers to develop new knowledge and technology-based products and services that will ultimately deliver a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for all European citizens.

EIT Food has created the RisingFoodStars Association, which serves as an umbrella for high potential agrifood startups and scaleups, to support and nurture a select group of young companies. The Association is a partner of EIT Food and as such allows its members to participate in all EIT Food activities, thus contributing to the delivery of EIT Food’s strategic objectives.

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About Social Entrepreneurship BW

Social Entrepreneurship Baden-Württemberg e.V. is the network and competence center for responsible and sustainable business in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. We promote entrepreneurship for a positive development of society and offer a strong network for social enterprises. For this purpose we organize a variety of events to raise awareness to the concept of social entrepreneurship and develop accelerating programs to facilitate the establishment of social start-ups.



Find more Information and to how to apply here.

Contact EIT Food

Saskia Nuijten
Director of Communication
T: +32 (0) 470 50 29 94

Contact Social Entrepreneurship BW

Alexander Bernhard (
Larissa Müller (