FAN-tastic Finland is one of the most innovative countries in the world! EIT Food, Europe’s leading business springboard for agrifood startups, has opened a new location for its Food Accelerator Network programme in Finland, providing access to experienced academics and market leading businesses to share a wealth of expertise. Immerse yourselves in our innovative culture, with access to all the knowledge you need to optimise your business.

Location Contact

Mirva Lampinen

EIT FAN Helsinki Hub Lead


Why select Helsinki?

Unique opportunities to collaborate

Close links to the University of Helsinki, research and innovation partner VTT, market leading dairy producer Valio and a wide range of other experts, gives you a huge package of knowledge in a compact, accessible form.

Innovation is at our core 

Finland is one of the most innovative countries in the world. Join our programme and immerse yourself in this innovative culture to drive your own development.

Access to labs and expertise 

The teams receive travel and lab vouchers, with the opportunity for projects to leverage VTT and the University of Helsinki expertise in plant proteins, cellular agriculture, milk, nutrition, economics and much more. We provide the deep R&D and Industry knowledge you need to develop your products and grow your business.


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“The EIT FAN in Finland offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain support from the most experienced, expert mentors and business leaders across Europe. Helsinki is one of the best startup locations* and is now opening its doors also for agrifood businesses to reach a new level, providing opportunities that were previously thought impossible. ” - EIT Food programme manager 

“My message to startups and entrepreneurs that have a clear vision for success is to get on board while the opportunity is open – the time is now.” 

- Mirva Lampinen, Co-creation Manager, EIT Food, Finland

*Startup Cities Index

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