EIT Food ускорява иновациите, за да изгради подходяща за бъдещето хранителна система, която произвежда здравословна и устойчива храна за всички. Присъединявайки се към най-голямата стартираща общност за селскостопанство и храни в Европа, ще имате възможността да се срещнете с предприемачи, които решават предизвикателствата на глобалната хранителна система с основани на наука и технологии иновации. EIT Food организира обучителни програми и събития, за да ви помогне да стартирате, ускорите и разширите бизнеса си.

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) is a four-month programme that aims to fast-track science and technology-based innovations that are helping to solve global food system challenges.

This is an opportunity to move your startup beyond acceleration, to further develop your entrepreneurial skills and benefit from expert coaching and mentorship. You will also have access to specialist facilities such as labs, pilot sites, maker spaces, and agricultural land, as well as financial support to help you transition from an early-stage company to a global scale up.

Eligibility criteria

  • Your business innovation must be underpinned by a science or technology with a proof of concept, or pilot project execution. It must also fall under one of EIT Food’s key focus areas: Alternative proteins, Targeted nutrition, Digital traceability, Sustainable agriculture, Sustainable aquaculture, Circular systems.
  • You must be a registered company established in an EU member state, or Horizon Europe associated countries.
  • Your company must be at a pre-seed stage (you must not have closed a Series A investment round yet), and ideally, it has successfully completed customer validation and is able to demonstrate traction, for example, through letters of support, sales, or signed letters of intent.
  • Your project idea must be actively looking to bring to market an innovation underpinned by deep science, engineering and/or technology at a readiness level 4 (“technology validated in lab”) and customer readiness level below 4, with the basic business idea formulated that can be validated on the programme.


Up to €10,000, along with the opportunity to access follow-on EIT Food funding and support through EIT Food’s Impact Fund.


Applications are assessed based on the understanding of the food system problem, its commercial solution, and your company’s fit with our ecosystem. Equally important is the potential impact of the innovation, its technology readiness, the business model, its USP, and the dynamics of the founding team.

More information about the program you can find HERE

Deadline for application: 28th of February 2022

Apply HERE or contact us for further information.

Our team is available for questions or need of support in selecting an appropriate program, application process, and general participation in EIT Food programs.