The Technion (Haifa) EIT FAN hub is highly regarded by all of its participants, all of whom have benefited from the diverse, comprehensive curriculum and access to senior business leaders. Our 2019 participants agree that the experience was fundamental to developing their businesses and last years winner, Redefine Meat is a leading example:
In 2019 after winning the finals of the EIT FAN programme (out of all companies at all locations), Redefine Meat raised a $6M round led by CPT Capital for its 3D Alt-Meat Printer!
Why select Technion (Haifa)?
Important diary dates
There will be no lectures or classes between the following dates
18-20/09/20: New year (National holiday), 27-28/09/20: Yom Kipur (National holiday), 02-10/10/20: Sukot (National Holiday)
“I'm an EIT FAN mentor because I believe in the importance of entrepreneurship. I recommend the program to startups because they get important tools and access to the ecosystem. As a lecturer I contribute strategy, entrepreneurship, lean startup methodology, pitching and investors materials.”
— Memi Genosar, Lecturer and Mentor, 2018/19
“I highly recommend start-ups to join this great program. You would be exposed to other start-ups in your field in a well-designed program that offers the most relevant lectures in varied subjects - from business
modelling and go2market, to finance. You receive weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions that would allow you to make your own individual progress and much more. I am proud to serve as one of the mentors in the program and I believe it can help every start-up to take a leap forward and earn global exposure and networking.”
— Ifat Peled-Dinstag, Lecturer and Mentor, 2018/19
2018/2019 highlights and success stories
Redefine Meat is leading a technological revolution in the food industry by creating craveable animal-free meat using proprietary industrial 3D printers. Founded in 2018, Redefine Meat has developed the world's first patent-pending 3D meat printing solution technology that replicates the texture, flavour, and eating experience of beef and other high-value meat products. The company uses plant-based ingredients and technology as opposed to animals, allowing for a dramatically more efficient, sustainable and moral way to produce meat without compromising on the experience. Redefine Meat's alt-meat is 95% more sustainable, significantly healthier and costs less than beef.
FreezeM is developing a novel technology for revivable insect freezing in order to improve the use of insects as a protein source in the animal feed industry. FreezeM creates the only viable way to generate a steady output of larvae to insect protein factories worldwide - a solution corresponding to agriculture seed production. FreezeM aims to revolutionise the insect farming supply chain and to become the leading manufacturer of eggs to this emerging industry.
FreezeM was founded in 2018 as a spin-off company from the Weizmann Institute of Science. It raised a seed investment of $500K and won several prizes and awards from the EU. Since its participation in the EIT program at the Technion (Haifa), FreezeM received a research grant from the Israel Innovation Authority, expanded its team and fly facility at Kibbutz Nachshonim, and created several promising collaborations and partnerships with leading stakeholders in the insect farming industry.