EIT Food Accelerator Network: Fourteen finalists of the 2020 programme announced

Monday, November 2, 2020

The finalists are invited to compete for three financial prizes, consisting of EUR 100 000 each, at the EIT FAN finals in early November. The three winners will be revealed during the EIT Food Venture Summit on 18 November 2020.

Held in Israel, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and the UK, the EIT FAN aims to make Europe the go-to innovation hub for the world’s most promising agrifood start-ups by sparking start-up corporate partnerships. The fourteen finalists were selected from a group of 60 agrifood technology start-ups participating in the 2020 EIT FAN programme. The finalists were selected by an experienced panel of investors, industry experts and entrepreneurs based on their positive impact on our food system as well as their economic viability. The selected finalists offer solutions to various challenges inherent in our food system today. More specifically, the selected start-ups are focusing on functional foods and health, alternative proteins, sustainable agriculture, and harnessing side streams.

Over a four-month acceleration period, these start-ups, selected from a record number of applications, have had access to tools, connections, mentors and expertise to help them succeed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme was held mostly online.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Christoph Mandl, Programme Manager Business Creation / EIT Food Accelerator Network

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