Applications to the third cohort of the EIT Food Accelerator Network are now open! The EIT FAN is an accelerator powered by EIT Food, a body of the EU. They are looking for the 60 most promising start-ups changing the food system to join what we believe is the strongest agri-food accelerator programme that Europe has to offer. All start-ups solving a critical issue in our food system and that have gained some traction through first sales or LOIs are invited to apply.

EIT FAN’s 4-month accelerator brings together 60 start-ups, 25+ leading corporate and academic partners in a multi-location programme, giving participants unparalleled access to an incredible network.

The University of Reading is proud to be working with the University of Cambridge, PepsiCo and other European partners in this exciting initiative. There is even a chance for start-ups to win up to €100k in funding! Deadline for applications is 10 March 2020. We are excited to offer our network a special discount code: Cambridge50_2 which will get you a 50% discount on the application fee. Go to to apply.