EIT Food is looking for agritech and food startups, with innovative solutions aiming to make our entire food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.
With this open innovation challenge EIT Food and their partners are looking for innovative solutions in the domains of; Sustainable Agriculture & Aquaculture, Alternative Proteins and Healthy Food, and Circular Food Systems.
Sustainable Agriculture & Aquaculture
Methods and products that improve efficiency in farming.
Biobased pest control, fertilization, and disease detection technologies for crops. Innovative monitoring solutions in agriculture and aquaculture. Functional nutrition for animal farming.
Technologies include: Biopesticides and biofertilizers, Big Data and AI, agricultural prediction models, IoT health monitoring, automation & robotics, precision farming and more.
Alternative Proteins & Healthy Food
Production methods and innovations for a healthy diet based on alternative protein foods.
Relevant solutions will allow the food industry to develop products, based on alternative proteins, that are tasty, healthy and affordable.
Technologies include: Plant-based innovations, taste & texture modifications, crop extraction, food colouring, sugar and saturated fat substitutes, clean label, cellular agriculture, precision fermentation and more.
Circular Food Systems
Decarbonizing the food industry and making it more sustainable by valorizing side-streams and reducing food waste.
Solutions that recycle waste streams from the food industry and technologies repurposing carbon emissions. Reducing food waste and making packaging more sustainable.
Technologies include: CO2 capture and upcycling, waste and residue upcycling, food preservation, smart and circular packaging and more.
What's in it for you
Collaborate with EIT Food's corporate partners to set up proof of concepts, pilot projects, customer connections or strategic investments.
Realize your vision by working together with key industry players such as BASF SE, PepsiCo, IFF, Döhler, Südzucker, Zoetis, Kerry Group, Danone and John Deere.
You will have the opportunity to join the EIT Food Accelerator Network or RisingFoodStar program.
Joining would give you access to more than €1.2M in equity-free grants and to EIT Food’s €2M investment fund
To be eligible for the program:
Your company should be at seed stage/series A
Your company should be registered in one of the EU 27 countries or one of the 17 associated countries (i.e. Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia)
Extended until March 10th!
STARTUPS EVALUATION & MATCHMAKING
EIT Food will evaluate your application for the EIT Food accelerator programs and the corporate matchmaking
CORPORATE COLLABORATION PROGRAMS
The timeline differs depending on the partnership type and corporate you will be matched with