Germany’s EIT FAN programme offers access to leading local industry partners including Döhler and John Deere, providing world class expertise and mentorship to help you grow your business and reach your target customer. With Munich’s thriving food tech ecosystem and access to state-of-the-art facilities, the Munich FAN programme is the ideal location to develop your products and gain unrivalled industry experience.

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Moritz Mangold

Venture Architect & Project Manager


Why select Munich?

Mentoring by local agritech experts

We have a wide range of strong local partners including Döhler and John Deere to provide unique expertise and insight.

Access to state-of-the-art facilities

We provide office space alongside a prototyping grant to develop your products.

Outstanding track record

100% of our previous participants would participate in the programme again and 90% would recommend it to other startups.



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Pitch to win

At the end of the accelerator, pitch your idea, showcase your business and win

“I am very happy that I was a part of EIT FAN Germany as a mentor. It's really inspiring to meet young Agrifood entrepreneurs and it is highly gratifying to be able to give something back to the community. Founders with strong food-tech-background are hard to find and I’m proud to be part of the strong EIT FAN-family.”

—  Fabian Schlang, Co-Founder of air up GmbH, 2019 Mentor

“EIT FAN Germany connected us with experienced food entrepreneurs within Munich's startup ecosystem. Besides sharing their lessons learned, they helped us with specific questions arising during the time of the acceleration. We can highly recommend the program to fellow participants.”

—  Niklas Katter, Co-Founder of VlyFoods, 2019 Participant

“EIT FAN Germany hosted by XPRENEURS not only provided the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and partners, but also gave us access to office space, the makerspace and a prototyping grant, which clearly helped us moving forward. Looking backwards, I can highly recommend being part of EIT FAN Germany at XPRENEURS.”

—  Pedro Gómez, Co-Founder of Orbem, 2019 Participant


2018/2019 highlights and success stories


Winner – EIT FAN 2018

Wisefood has created the world's first edible straw made of apple pomace to offer a more sustainable and ecological alternative. Since graduating from the program, the startup has sold more than 10 million straws and counting. Well-known brands like Transgourmet, METRO, EDEKA, REWE, NOVOTEL, Mecure Hotel and many more have already bought wisefood-straws.

Wisefood, edible straws. Winner EIT FAN 2018

Winner – EIT FAN 2019

Orbem’s AI-driven imaging method GENUS makes it possible to determine the fertility and sex of poultry embryos still in the egg. The startup, part of the 2019 EIT FAN, has raised well over 1M € in public grants and prize money since the start of the programme to turn its vision into reality.

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