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EIT FOOD STARTUP PROGRAMS

As a partner of EIT Food, the Climate Innovation Community is supporting EIT Food with recruitment of Hungarian innovators. Get to know the current programs for individuals or teams with different levels of development and choose the one that fits you.

 

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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: You can apply as business co-founder here by 3 June. Application for tech-founders will be open in spring 2023.

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



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: Next application will be open in spring 2023. If you are interested in the program please contact us through filling out the "Pre-application" form.   

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


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: Next application will be open in spring 2023. If you are interested in the program please contact us through filling out the "Pre-application" form.  

👉 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 months
  • 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. 
  • Application: Next application will be open in spring 2023. If you are interested in the program please contact us through filling out the "Pre-application" form.  

👉 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
  • Application: Next application will be open in spring 2023. If you are interested in the program please contact us through filling out the "Pre-application" form.  

👉 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
  • Application: Next application will be open in spring 2023. If you are interested in the program please contact us through filling out the "Pre-application" form.  

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

 

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KLÍMAINNOVÁCIÓS KÖZÖSSÉG

Klímainnovációs Közösség (KIK), Climate Innovation Community, was founded by PANNON Pro Innovations. At KIK 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.

 

WHAT ARE EIT and KICs?

The EIT is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges. It brings together the so-called ‘knowledge triangle’ of business, education and research to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities, KICs - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) are a unique type of partnerships within the European innovation landscape and develop innovative products and services, foster new business, encourage growth and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Characterised by a high degree of integration, a long-term perspective, efficient governance, the colocation model and their entrepreneurial culture, the KICs aim to increase Europe’s capacity for innovation by bringing together leading companies, universities and research labs.

 

EIT FOOD PROGRAMMES

EIT Food, established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is building an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners, to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. 

Campden BRI Hungary and PANNON Pro Innovations represents the EIT Food in Hungary and act as a "contact point" for the local representatives of agrifood sector (Campden BRI Hungary for innovation and educational programmes, whereas PANNON Pro for start-up programmes). Acting as EIT Food HUB in Hungary, Campden BRI Hungary and PANNON Pro support innovators and entrepreneurs, organise local trainings and workshops for students (e.g. RIS Fellowships), start-ups (please find programmes below), researchers, farmers. 

 

                                                                                   

 

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions please contact us: Cintia Sipos, Entrepreneurship Project Manager, startup@ppis.hu

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. Get to know the current programs for teams of different levels of development, in different time periods and with different program elements!