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RisingFoodStars
RisingFoodStars

RisingFoodStars

The RisingFoodStars Association is a network organisation for successful, game-changing early agrifood scaleups, enabling its members to participate as Partners in all EIT Food activities.

RFS programme

The RisingFoodStars (RFS) Network allows successful, impactful agrifood scaleups to scale to the next level in becoming the international gamechangers of the future.

The programme addresses early scaleups that are past the ideation phase, have paying customers and are poised for significant growth and global scale. RisingFoodStars them grow and scale impact faster – from market testing new ideas, providing support from experts, connections to corporate partners across the food industry and access to investors.

If you’re interested to apply for next year's call, read more here. Based on the info provided, we will invite you automatically to apply for our most fitting programme in due time.

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Benefits

You become part of a network for max 3 years, allowing you to get:

  1. Easy access & personalised introduction to world-leading corporates, academia and research organisations.
  2. Increased visibility through accessing high-impact international agrifood and startup events.
  3. Tailored support to scale up, raise investment and tackle typical startup growing pains.
  4. Opportunities to partner in EIT Food innovation projects with a trusted network of leading global companies and partners.
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How it works

  1. Matchmaking: We connect you with the right person within our partners, de-risking collaboration with potential future partners and clients
  2. Exposure: You get an exhibition spot at main EU agrifood events – and we support you financially
  3. Investor network: When seeking for investment, we initiate personal introductions to relevant investors & support you along the process
  4. Traction: We have a structured offering of market development through joint implementation of a pilot project, whereby we foresee funding and support activities  
  5. EIT Food projects: You can participate in partly funded projects where you join consortia of leading industry and academia to address the challenges of the food system – from 2nd year onwards

Meet our members

Our members are from various backgrounds within 6 focus areas: alternative proteins, targeted nutrition, sustainable agriculture, sustainable aquaculture, digitalised traceability and circular food systems. They have in common the ability to use technology in order to quickly reply to the food sector challenges.

Interested to join the RisingFoodStars network? Express your interest here. Based on the info provided, we will invite you automatically to apply for our most fitting programme in due time.

Would you like to learn more about RisingFoodStars companies? Have a look at our podcast and check out the company videos.

Meet our members Podcast

Project Lead

Anne-Marie Banescu
Institution

EIT Food

Role

RisingFoodStars Business Support Manager

Contact details

a-m.banescu@eitfood.eu

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