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Application support for RIS entrepreneurs

Application support for RIS entrepreneurs

We help startups from Southern and Eastern Europe navigate EIT Food Entrepreneurship programmes

Are you an agrifood entrepreneur from Southern or Eastern Europe? Do you plan to apply for one of the EIT Food startup programmes?

We help startups from Southern and Eastern Europe navigate the programme portfolio of EIT Food. Join one of our information sessions to learn about available startup programmes, decide which opportunity suits you best and get support with submitting your application.

Information sessions

Join our Information Sessions and learn about startup programmes offer by EIT Food

During the Information Sessions, our team will inform you about EIT Food programmes available for agrifood startups and entrepreneurs. We will present the most important details of each programme and help you decide which might be the best opportunity for you. Following a short 20-minute presentation, we will leave plenty of time for questions.

These sessions are open to all entrepreneurs from across Europe. Please note, however, that some of the programmes we will present are only available to entrepreneurs from Southern and Eastern Europe.

Click on the link below to sign up for one of the Sessions. The Information Sessions will take place via Zoom on the following dates:

  • March 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • March 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • April 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • April 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • May 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • June 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • July 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • August 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • October 8, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • November 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET
  • December 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET

Individual calls

Sign up for a short call with one of our team members

Between February 26 and April 9, 2020 our team is available every Friday (9:00-12:00 AM CET) to answer your questions about applying for EIT Food startup programmes. During these calls, someone from the EIT Food Business Creation team will talk to you about the programmes you are interested in and ask you questions to understand your startup needs.

Use the link below to book your slot for a 15-minute call.

For whom?

Application Support is available for agrifood startups and entrepreneurs coming from the following RIS (Regional Innovation Scheme) countriesAlbania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands,  Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Turkey and Ukraine.

To read more Regional Innovation Scheme, its goal and activities, please visit this page.

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