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25 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
EIT FOOD Seedbed Incubator Info Day & Matchmaking Event

Welcome to

EIT FOOD Seedbed Incubator 

Info Day & Matchmaking Event

EIT Food is on a mission to transform Europe’s food system –making it better for people and the planet. Working with entrepreneurs, innovators, and the wider community. EIT Food is changing the way we produce, process, distribute and consume food.

The EIT Food Seedbed Incubator is a 6-month program that aims to transform research discoveries into market-validated business propositions. Since 2019, the program has supported over 50 entrepreneurial teams and newly-formed startups to validate the market need of their innovations. 

Through two matchmaking sessions, Investors & Agri-Food Corporates will have the opportunity to connect and network with our brilliant Seedbed Alumni to help bring their innovations to market.

Additionally, we are excited to launch the 2021 program and EIT FOOD Seedbed welcomes Science Entrepreneurs and TTOs across the EU to hear about the incubation program and application details.

In 2021, the 5 EIT FOOD Seedbed Hubs are looking to support 40 teams of Science Entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions that have the potential to solve food system challenges in these areas of:

• Sustainable Agriculture

• Sustainable Aquaculture

• Alternative Proteins

• Digital Traceability

• Circular Food Systems

• Targeted Nutrition

Applications are open until 10th April 2021 Apply here https://businesscreation.eitfo...

How can you benefit from this event?

  • Participate in the morning session of the event:
    • as an Early Stage Startup or a Researchpreneur to learn why the Seedbed Incubator 2021 is the place for you!
    • as a TTO to learn how to engage in the program and 
    • as an Investor and Corporate to meet our Alumni  
  • Participate in the afternoon session on the 25th of March as well as on the 26th of March and:
    • Use the matchmaking opportunity between the Seedbed Alumni, Investors and corporates across EU (including the ones in the EIT FOOD network), initiate and arrange promising pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings. 

Inspiring keynote sessions, informative presentations and targeted 1:1 meetings promises knowledge gain and collaboration opportunities.

This event aims to bring together various stakeholders across European countries. This is a unique opportunity to explore potential collaboration opportunities. The model is time - and cost efficient! Meetings will take place in a dedicated area and will be arranged in advance by means of this website.

Target participants

This event is targeted towards all stakeholders some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Early Stage Startups
  • Researchpreneurs
  • Investors
  • Agri -Food Industry  
  • SMEs 
  • TTOs
  • Seedbed Alumni

The event is co-organised by EIT FOOD,  Queen's University Belfast, Aarhus University, German Institute of Food Technologies DIL, Warsaw University and EIT FOOD CLC - South. 

EIT FOOD is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.

Closed since 25 March 2021
Organised by
United Kingdom 25
Denmark 16
Ukraine 16
Poland 14
Spain 10
Ireland 7
Italy 6
Albania 6
Belgium 6
Sweden 5
Germany 4
Romania 4
Türkiye 4
France 3
Israel 3
Lithuania 2
Latvia 2
Hungary 2
Netherlands 2
Switzerland 1
Bulgaria 1
Japan 1
Malta 1
Norway 1
Portugal 1
Libya 1
Finland 1
Greece 1
Croatia 1
Slovenia 1
Austria 1
Total 149