Funds 25K per team
Takes 0% equity
Funds 51 startups per year
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Are you an early stage agrifood startup from Southern or Eastern Europe?
Do you have an innovative startup that could transform the agrifood sector? Apply for an Innovation Prize and receive up to €25,000 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 over €200,000 available for entrepreneurs and startups from the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy (only certain regions) Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (only certain regions), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain (only certain regions) and Turkey.

The prizes will be distributed at 17 region...
Are you an early stage agrifood startup from Southern or Eastern Europe?
Do you have an innovative startup that could transform the agrifood sector? Apply for an Innovation Prize and receive up to €25,000 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 over €200,000 available for entrepreneurs and startups from the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy (only certain regions) Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (only certain regions), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain (only certain regions) and Turkey.

The prizes will be distributed at 17 regional finals with the three best startups taking €1,000, €3,000 and €5,000 in each final. In addition to the cash prizes, participating startups will benefit from access to investors, high-quality training and our community of mentors and experts.

The regional finals will take place in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

The competition will conclude with the Grand Final during which the 1st prize winners from all 17 countries will compete for three main prizes: €10,000, €15,000 and €25,000.

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

Competition structure:
1. Online application process - February 4 - April 19
2. Evaluation process - April 21 - May 6
3. Regional Demo Day finals - between June and September 2020
4. Bootcamp training for 1st prize winners of regional Demo Days - October 2020
5. Grand Finale - November 2020

More detailed dates and locations will follow soon.
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Staff

Adriana Bałazy
Admin
Adriana Bałazy Business Development Manager - EIT Food
Joseph Gridley
Admin
Joseph Gridley Dedicated to helping startups make our food system better for people's health and the environment.
Yulia Bodnar
Admin
Yulia Bodnar Supporting startups in Eastern Europe to transform our food ecosystem | EIT Food

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