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Takes 0% equity
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Do you have an idea that could transform the agrifood sector? Apply for an Innovation Prize and receive up to €10,000 of equity-free funding!

EIT Food is on a mission to transform Europe’s food system – making it better for people and the planet.  That's why we have set up the Innovation Prizes - a competition to award entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to support the development of new products and services which can help transform our agriculture and food system; making it healthier, more sustainable and more trusted.

This year there are 250 000 EUR available for entrepreneurs and startups from across the whole of Europe. Some of these prizes are designated for entrepreneurs based in Eastern and Southern Europe, through the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) - Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece.

The prizes will be distributed at seventeen live finals with the 1st prize winn...
Do you have an idea that could transform the agrifood sector? Apply for an Innovation Prize and receive up to €10,000 of equity-free funding!

EIT Food is on a mission to transform Europe’s food system – making it better for people and the planet.  That's why we have set up the Innovation Prizes - a competition to award entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to support the development of new products and services which can help transform our agriculture and food system; making it healthier, more sustainable and more trusted.

This year there are 250 000 EUR available for entrepreneurs and startups from across the whole of Europe. Some of these prizes are designated for entrepreneurs based in Eastern and Southern Europe, through the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) - Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece.

The prizes will be distributed at seventeen live finals with the 1st prize winner taking €10,000 and €5,000 for the second prize. There are fifteen live finals for applicants from RIS countries mentioned above and two general live finals for all other applicants.
In addition to the cash prizes, participating startups will benefit from access to investors, high-quality training and our community of mentors and experts.

Please check the detailed eligibility and selection criteria in our T&C available here: bit.ly/2UZgDND

Competition structure:
IMPORTANT! Deadline till 1st of June, 23:59 CEST has been extended only for the following countries: Croatia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal

1. Online application process - 1st of April till 12th of May 2019
2. Evaluation process - 13th of May till 24th of May 2019
3. Demo Day finals - between June and September 2019
(more detailed dates and location will follow soon):

General Innovation Prize Finals:
Germany: 26th of June, Stuttgart
Denmark: 6th of Sept, Aarhus

Regional Innovation Scheme Finals
Croatia : 13th of June, Osijek
Czech Republic - 18/19th of June, Prague
Estonia: 26th of August, Tallin
Greece: 7-11 September, Thessaloniki
Hungary: 27th of June, Budapest
Italy: 19th of July, Bari
Latvia: 5th of September, Riga
Lithuania: 18th of June, Kaunas
Poland: 24th of June, Warsaw
Portugal: 17-18 July, Lisbon
Romania: 12th of September
Slovenia: 20th of June, Ljubljana
Slovakia: 17th of September,Nitra
Spain: 3rd October,Bilbao
Turkey: 18-19 September, Istanbul
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Staff

Adriana Bałazy
Admin
Adriana Bałazy Eastern Europe Business Development Manager - EIT Food
Joseph Gridley
Admin
Joseph Gridley Southern Europe Dedicated to helping startups make our food system better for people's health and the environment.
Lukxmi Balathasan
Admin
Lukxmi Balathasan Rest of Europe

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