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Request for Contributors - Education activities to supplement Seedbed Incubator Programme

EIT Food is requesting for contributors, who will provide a high-quality hands-on training programme to supplement the Seedbed programme.
Leuven, Belgium
Deadline: 27 January 2022

General Objective

The purpose of this Call is to select the Contributors, who will provide a high-quality hands-on training programme to supplement the Seedbed programme.

We are looking for individuals or teams who are backed by a legal entity that will underwrite the proposal. Furthermore, we are calling for three different types of contributions:>

  1. A consortium to deliver Modules 1-3 as an integrated curriculum
  2. Individual institutions or small consortia to deliver one or more of Modules 5-12
  3. Activity Leader

The trainings should cover the key elements of entrepreneurship and building an impactful agrifood tech business.vTherefore, the training modules must incorporate specific aspects relevant to the agrifood tech sector. Furthermore, these trainings. need to be of the highest standard, be based on the latest insights in entrepreneurial learning, apply appropriate andragogy, and fitting within EIT Food’s framework for quality assurance in teaching and learning.

By coupling together EIT Food Education and Business Creation Functional Areas, we will enhance the Knowledge Triangle Integration by accelerating the ties and leveraging the synergies. The integration of Education activities into Seedbed programme offers an exciting opportunity to jointly nurture entrepreneurs from across Europe and ensure that the entrepreneurial education is translated effectively to the launch of impactful new ventures within the agrifood tech space.

More details about call can be found in the Call for Contributors document.


This Call is open to EIT Food partners and external contributors. External contributors will need to become partner in EIT Food to comply with EIT Food Statutory obligations. Please note that due to approval and onboarding processes, external contributors will only be able to propose content for Modules 5-12.

For Modules 1-3, interested Consortia will need to submit a joint application, which will contain all relevant information regarding the proposed content and the strength of the Consortium. For the Pathways to Impact Module and Modules 5-12, individual organisations or mini-consortia of 2-3 partners may submit individual or joint applications, which will contain all relevant information regarding the proposed content and the strength of the individual partner or mini-consortium.

Activity Leader

As part of the Seedbed Education Call, we are also opening a position of the Activity Leader position. In close cooperation with the EIT Food Seedbed Education Programme Manager and the Seedbed Programme team (Activity Leader and Programme Manager), the Activity Lead (AL) will be leading and managing the Seedbed Education efforts. The AL will be responsible for successfully managing and coordinating Seedbed Education teams, making sure there will be strong synergies and programme ownership across all teams, coherent and on-time planning and delivery. With this in mind, the selected AL will need to demonstrate strong experiences in entrepreneurship as well as management and administrative project/programme skills.

Furthermore, the AL will be responsible for tracking all milestones, outputs, deliverables, and KPIs achieved across the Seedbed Education consortium. In addition, the AL will be responsible for overall budget monitoring, modifications during the EIT Amendment phase, and budget reporting. She/he will also be responsible for guiding and providing excellent support to partners regarding reporting and amendment processes as well as EIT Grant Cycle in general. She/he will be in charge of collecting reporting inputs from individual Seedbed Education consortium members and preparing an overarching report for the EIT.

EIT Food Education will provide assistance with DreamApply and Canvas tools, however, the core support on this aspect will be provided to Seedbed Education consortium by the selected Seedbed Education Activity Lead.

This position is open to EIT Food partners only.

The Activity Leader is expected to be involved with at least 60% of his/her time if supported by a team. If not supported by a team, the role is expected to cover a full FTE.

To apply for the Seedbed Education Activity Leader position, please use the attached application form.

Recommendation to non-Partners is to be in contact with EIT Food Education team before the submission to ensure full understanding of the requirements.


For all applications, both as activity leader or contributors for each call, deadline for submission is January 27th, 23:59 CET

Application documents can be found below as well:

- Application form for Activity Leader

- Application form for Contributor for Modules1-3

- Application form for Contributor for Modules5-12

- Application form for Contributor for Pathways To Impact

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