The number of startups accelerated will be increased from 50 to 60 in 2020. Application and selection of agrifood startups will be managed on a centralized IT platform. Selected startups benefit from a structured 4 month programme with expert coaching from EIT Food partner companies, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs. The programme runs in parallel in all of the six acceleration hubs. At the end of the programme, startups can compete for 3 financial prizes. Graduates of the EIT FAN are invited to apply for the RisingFoodStars association. Hereby they become part of the EIT Food ecosystem and contribute to EIT Food’s overall innovation strategy.
Project Leadership: EIT Food – Benoit Buntinx