EIT Food Seedbed supports people, who have entrepreneurial ideas in areas related to the agri-food sector or have already established a start-up company. The selected beneficiaries will gain expert support (training and mentoring) and financial support up to EUR 10,000 (reimbursement of travel costs for project bootcamps, meetings with mentors and potential customers), and the best start-ups will also receive cash prizes awarded by EIT Food.
EIT Food is a consortium of over 50 partners including European companies, research institutes and universities, organised as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), part of European Commission. EIT Food is the largest European initiative supporting innovations in the agri-food sector, its programs are co-financed by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 program. The unique element of the Seedbed program is support for the verification of feasibility of the business idea and technical solutions by means of a structured dialogue with potential customers (customer discovery process), implemented based on methodology developed by EIT Food, in co-operation with specialist trainers and mentors, facilitated by the financial support offered to start-ups.
The program is run in English language in five European hubs. Detailed information can be found at: https://www.eitfood.eu/entrepreneurship/projects/Seedbed
Information on the program at Seedbed Hub Warsaw where you can also find testimonials of startups and mentors, who participated in Seedbed last year: http://timo.wz.uw.edu.pl/Seedbed
Application deadline is 15 March 2020 and we strongly encourage early submissions. For further inquiry, contact and application form visit the start-up portal F6S: https://www.f6s.com/seedbed2020