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EIT Food startup programmes

EIT Food startup programmes

KLÍMAINNOVÁCIÓS KÖZÖSSÉG

At KIK (Klímainnovációs Közösség) we are passionate about connecting climate innovators from different fields and committed to build a strong climate innovation community in Hungary. Through our startup programs, we help idea owners to transform their greentech ideas into climate-positive businesses. Since 2013 we have supported more than 200 startups, provided more than 1300 mentoring hours and distributed more than €1 million among the best Hungarian greentech startups. In 2020, more than 40 active teams participated in our startup programs.

The food and science community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Food, whose Hub activities in Hungary are supported by Campden BRI Hungary. From 2021 KIK (Klímainnovációs Közösség) is proud to support these programs with its business development activities.

Teams of at least two people are welcome to apply for each of our programs. As we also work with international trainers and teams, most of our programs are (partly) in English.

 

EIT FOOD PROGRAMMES

EIT Food contributes to sustainable economic growth by supporting startups and innovators implementing their ideas through a number of business development programs focusing on the food and agricultural industries. Get to know the current programs for teams of different levels of development, in different time periods and with different program elements!

 

Klímainnovációs Közösség supports EIT Food with startup recruitment in Hungary and entrepreneurship activities development. Pre-register below, we will go through your application and if your idea seems to be a good fit for one of the programme, we will recommend you to EIT Food directly. If you have any questions please contact us: startup@ppis.hu

EIT Jumpster, Team Up, Test Farm application deadline: 30 April (noon)

 

Pre-application

 


EIT Jumpstarter

EIT Jumpstarter is one of the widest cross-industrial programmes designed for early-stage innovators who want to gain traction and jumpstart their business. The fourth edition will be organised in collaboration with six knowledge and innovation communities: EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme is especially focused on Central-Eastern and Southern European talents who want to validate their business concept, develop business plan and pitch their ideas to the potential future investors. In the previous editions, over two hundred teams from 13 countries were already trained, mentored and supported in expanding impactful ideas into powerful business models.

  • Stage: Idea phase
  • Objective: idea validation and networking
  • Duration: ~4 months
  • Online programme: Bootcamp, continous business and industry-specific mentoring, workshops and pitch competition
  • Application: Apply by clicking on "Pre-application" until 30th April (noon), we will go through your application and if your idea seems to be a good fit for one of the programme, we will recommend you to EIT Food directly.

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://eitjumpstarter.eu/

 

TeamUp

TeamUp matches leading technologists with top business professionals and supports them in building impactful agrifood ventures. We help you find the right co-founder and provide expert guidance, training, networking and funding to help you grow your agrifood startup.

  • Stage: idea phase
  • Objective: Finding the right co-founder and validate your idea
  • Duration: ~7 months
  • Online programme: Matchmaking, business mentoring and industry specific consultations help you to work on your business model and validate your idea, €2,000 stipend for 3 months (per team) and a chance to get further funding. 
  • Application: Apply by clicking on "Pre-application" until 30th April (noon), we will go through your application and if your idea seems to be a good fit for one of the programme, we will recommend you to EIT Food directly.

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/teamup

 

Test Farms

Have you created an innovative solution that can make a positive change and improve agricultural practices? Test Farms programme will help to validate your agritech technology or product in real conditions and increase your chances for commercial success!

  • Stage: already incorporated and ready for validation
  • Objective: Validation and pilot at an European farm
  • Duration: ~1 year
  • Programme: Validation and testing the functionality for your solution by cooperating with professional farmers operating on different types of land, growing various crops and rearing various animals; access to EIT Food network; receive €3,000 to support the travel and testing phase. 
  • Application: Apply by clicking on "Pre-application" until 30th April (noon), we will go through your application and if your idea seems to be a good fit for one of the programme, we will recommend you to EIT Food directly.

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/test-farms

 

Seedbed

Looking To validate the market opportunity? The programme is for three participant groups: entrepreneurial academics, aspiring entrepreneurs and newly formed startups looking to exploit commercial opportunities underpinned by science and technology.

  • Stage: Before validation
  • Objective: identify your core business assumptions and develop a strong value proposition
  • Duration: ~6 monhts
  • Programme: Bootcamp, industry specific trainings and mentoring, max. €6,000 support to get out and test ideas directly with more than 100 potential customers and stakeholders and validate your business idea, pitch competition. 
  • Next application period will be at the beginning of 2022. 

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://businesscreation.eitfood.eu/

 

EIT Food Network (FAN)

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) connects impactful agrifood startups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.

  • Stage: Registered Startups With Ready-To-Pilot Solutions
  • Objective: Pilot the service, technology or product, networking
  • Duration: ~4 months
  • Program: Matchmaking, networking events, mentoring, media, DemoDay and Expo, potential for follow-on funding for selected startups
  • Next application period will be at the beginning of 2022. 

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://businesscreation.eitfood.eu/

 

RisingFoodStars

A RisingFoodStars (RFS) is for early scaleups that are past the ideation phase, have paying customers and are poised for significant growth and global scale.

  • Stage: Early Scaleups
  • Objective: International growth 
  • Duration: Continous
  • Programme: 1on1 matchmaking with an unparalleled network of the main European corporations, universities and research organisations, increased visibility, tailored business support in scaling up, internationalisations, fast track access to EIT Food funding
  • Next application period will be at the beginning of 2022. 

👉 Get to know more about the programme here: https://businesscreation.eitfood.eu/

 

Klímainnovációs Közösség supports EIT Food with startup recruitment in Hungary and entrepreneurship activities development. Pre-register below, we will go through your application and if your idea seems to be a good fit for one of the programme, we will recommend you to EIT Food directly. If you have any questions please contact us: startup@ppis.hu

EIT Jumpster, Team Up, Test Farm application deadline: 30th April (noon)

 

Pre-application