European startups developing products with the potential to transform global food systems have less than a week to apply for one of three bespoke programmes built to propel them towards success.
Delivered by EIT Food, the continent’s leading community for agrifood startups, the programmes give young companies the chance to work with the biggest names in industry, academia, investment, and research, as they make a bid to take their businesses to international markets.
The three programmes offer something for businesses at every stage of growth. For newly formed startups, the six-month Seedbed Incubator Programme offers funding and expert input tailored to support a business launch. Those striving to ‘move beyond the acceleration stage’ can pitch for the EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN), which lasts for four months and gives participants access to research institutions and facilities, as well as funding. While early-stage scaleups can apply to be one of the RisingFoodStars that will be given a platform to ‘grow their business internationally’ through access to investment and project opportunities.
The deadline for all three, open to residents and companies registered in the EU or associated countries, including the UK, is 28 February.