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Our RIS entrepreneurship programmes

Our RIS entrepreneurship programmes

Startups may be small in terms of staff and revenues, but they can be big in the role they can play in economic growth and in transforming the food system.

Current projects

TeamUp

TeamUp

Where brilliant co-founders team up and create impactful agrifood startups.

Application support for RIS entrepreneurs

Application support for RIS entrepreneurs

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

Test Farms

Test Farms

Get matched with a farmer and test your solution on the field!

EIT Jumpstarter

EIT Jumpstarter

Creative community, advanced know-how, unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business.

EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector

The objective of this programme is to motivate early stage female entrepreneurs to harness their power, understand their innate ability to succeed and overcome any obstacles, equip them with the appropriate knowledge,confidence and networks to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Regenerative agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to help Europe address human and climate health, along with the financial well-being of farmers.

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution is a series of activities whose overall aim is to help farmers and agrifood businesses adopt more regenerative farming practices and raise public awareness about the important health, environmental and economic benefits of eating regeneratively produced food.

Challenge Labs

Challenge Labs

Creative workshops designed to find solutions to current and future challenges in the food and agriculture system

Legal and Accounting Support for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Legal and Accounting Support for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

EIT Food offers grants for legal and accounting support to early stage entrepreneurs from Southern and Eastern Europe that are making the food system better for people’s health and better for the environment.

RIS Growing Consciousness: Revitalizing agrifood value chains in rural areas

RIS Growing Consciousness: Revitalizing agrifood value chains in rural areas

Our objective is to produce a set of activities (summer schools, focus groups, professional workshops, stakeholders and community meetings, business creation support).

Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe

Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe

EIT Food, EIT Climate, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Raw Materials and BioAzul joint forces to face the real challenges around water scarcity

The objective of this programme is to enhance knowledge and overcome current barriers to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe through innovation, entrepreneurship, education and communication.

Our other Regional Innovation Scheme programmes

Our RIS education programmes

Our RIS education programmes

Cultivating and attracting talent is essential to create a future innovative food system that produces sustainable and healthy food, and at the same time helps to increase the innovativeness and competitiveness of regional economies.

Our RIS innovation programmes

Our RIS innovation programmes

RIS innovation programmes target societal challenges through technology-based products and services with breakthrough potential.

Our RIS public engagement programmes

Our RIS public engagement programmes

Communication is at the centre of all our activities. We want to engage all European citizens and turn them into enthusiastic change agents in the food system through multiple initiatives.