To meet food requirements for a rapidly growing population, we are seeking methods and technologies to build new sustainable agricultural production approaches.
Gene editing and novel breeding technologies to improve crop traits for better yields, resilience, and quality.
Novel approaches or solutions to efficiently protect crops from diseases, pests and competition by weeds to improve yield and quality together with the possibility to enhance biodiversity.
Nutrition and Water Management
Novel fertilizers, plant stimulants and technologies to improve the efficiency and stability of crop and soil nutrition.
Crop Processing, Storage & Distribution
Sustainable post-harvest technologies to protect crops during storage and logistics.
Robotics, drones, devices, sensors, and machinery that enable precision farming practices and/or deliver decision support to farmers.
Livestock curing and monitoring
Data-driven agri-tech solutions for precision livestock farming to improve productivity, sustainability, and animal wellbeing.
What's in it for you
Develop a pilot design as part of the program with one of the key players involved such as BASF SE, PepsiCo, DSM, KWS SAAT, ICL Group, Grupo AN, John Deere, Zoetis, and ABPBeef
Become of part of the EIT FAN community with 6 accelerators hubs spread across Europe: Bilbao, Cambridge, Haïfa, Helsinki, Lausanne, and Munich
Customized and flexible program to help you scale your venture and collaborate with the different partners in the network
Access to investment opportunities via EIT Food
Access to grants for prototyping via EIT FAN
To be applicable for the program:
Your solution should be at (pre) seed stage with some indication of traction (e.g. LoIs, sales, letters of support)
You should be registered in Europe or the 11 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)
The deadline for application is April 10th 2021 at 23:59 (CET)
Online evaluation, Technology deep dive & Matchmaking. Selected startup announcement in mid May.
FOOD ACCELERATOR NETWORK PROGRAM
Selected startups will participate in programming, networking events, and demo days