Cambridge is renowned as one of the UK’s innovation hubs, with a rich history of academic excellence and a thriving network of novel businesses. This unique location is within easy reach of London, the East of England and the Midlands. UK FAN, Cambridge provides access to a wealth of experts and facilities and is designed to provide mentoring and support to help accelerate the growth and development of your business. The programme also provides funding to ensure that participation is cost neutral. For innovative agrifood businesses, it's an opportunity not to be missed!

Location Contacts


Dr Karen Miller

Senior Research Associate



Frances Bycroft

EIT FAN Administrator


Why select Cambridge?

Access to specialist knowledge

The extensive Cambridge Network provides individually selected experts from industry and academia with the detailed  knowledge and experience to contribute deeply and effectively to your business.

Membership of support organisations

Ventures are provided with free membership of Agritech East, a world-leading network of innovative farmers, food producers and processors, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs.

Space to grow

ideaSpace provides free co-working space and services to help start-ups create successful businesses and economic value.


​Video highlights - EIT FAN

“The EIT FAN programme has been a really important energiser in the agri-tech innovation ecosystem, nationally and internationally. We are looking forward to seeing these companies gain significant traction in the industry as a result of the programme.” 


— Belinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East, BBSRC Council member

“The experience as a mentor in the EIT FAN workshops was fantastic. The programme was very well organised and had a very interesting structure. I really enjoyed working with the participants and helping them maximise the impact of their businesses.”

— Tania Balsa,Investment Director, Seed Funds, Cambridge Enterprise

“EIT FAN has provided a huge boost to our company through the workshops and prize money. We met like-minded entrepreneurs and were able to share ideas to great effect!”

—  Nick Hooton, Jelly Drops Ltd

 “The most valuable part of having taken part in EIT FAN was the ability to interact and build our network with other agri-food startups and mentors from across the world."

— Jose Chitty, Smartbell

"Being part of EIT FAN Cambridge was a great opportunity to not only get world-class guidance but also become part of the Cambridge start-up ecosystem. We made connections and friends, both in Cambridge and with other EIT FAN companies that will remain for the rest of our lives"

— Timothy Lui, Eaten Technologies Ltd