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The EIT Food

Accelerator Network

Access an unparalleled Network

Are you ready to partner with world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space?

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) connects impactful agrifood startups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.

We have moved beyond acceleration: Helping your business to transition from early stage company to impactful innovator.

EIT FAN 2021 is delivered at six unique innovation ecosystems spread across Europe:

  • Munich, Germany

  • Bilbao, Spain

  • Haifa, Israel

  • Cambridge, UK

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Helsinki, Finland


Are you looking for pilot projects, investment or customer growth across Europe? Why you should join the EIT Food Accelerator Network:


Become part of a rich network of businesses and research institutions, and make crucial relationships that will help you fast-track your innovative solution for a better food system.


The EIT FAN is the interface that enables startups to collaborate with the key industry players with the aim of bringing innovation to life. Get access to facilities such as labs, pilot sites, maker spaces, agricultural land as well as financial support to pilot your technology for selected startups.


Build skills, benefit from mentoring and gain exposure to your market, potential customers, investors and media and receive tailored support to raise your seed or series A investment round.

"The EIT Food Accelerator Network has been a catalyst to get us to market as quickly as possible through its network in the food industry”

—  Nick Hooton, Jellydrops, EIT FAN Participant

"EIT Food has been the springboard to realising my product vision”

—  Andrea, LiVEON Health-tech, EIT FAN Participant

"Thanks to the EIT FAN, we sharpened our strategy, value proposition and business model, found strategic partners and advisors and raised a pre-seed round thanks to the accelerator contact and staff. This is the best program for Foodtech startups!"


—  Eshchar, Founder Redefine Meat, EIT FAN Participant


FEB 14

Applications open

APR 10

Applications close


Deadline: April 10, 2021 at 23:59PM CET


Online evaluation, Technology deep dive & Matchmaking


Up to 30 days of programming , networking events, demo days...


Finals Expo


Read the full Eligibility Criteria

Sustainable Agriculture


Is your business focused on creating innovative, sustainable solutions that could change the future of farming and agriculture? Technical University of Munich (TUM), John Deere, Zoetis, Grupo AN, and PepsiCo invite you to submit your application to the Sustainable Agriculture Sidetrack within EIT FAN 2021.

Green Goodness

Healthy Nutrition


Is your business focused on creating innovative, healthy solutions that could change the future of food? Then we encourage you specifically to submit your application to the EIT FAN 2021 programme.

Join the EIT Food Accelerator Network to partner with world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space

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