Calling PhD students fired up by food and agtech: apply to 2021’s EIT Global Food Venture Programme (Stage II)

Calling PhD students fired up by food and agtech: apply to 2021’s EIT Global Food Venture Programme (Stage II)

By
EIT Food
May 26, 2021

❓ What’s it all about?

  • The EIT Global Food Venture Programme (GFVP) helps 20 highly qualified PhD students across Europe to turn their innovative research into viable business ideas in the food & agtech space. 
  • The pre-incubation bootcamp lifts off in June, where successful applicants will learn all about how to turn their initial idea into a viable business. This is followed by 6 months of tailored mentoring, our business bootcamp in September with industry experts and international top-notch trainers, ending in a final competition event with cash prizes for winners.
  • The programme’s mission? To make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trustworthy through innovation - and to help those qualified to make a difference to do just that!

👥 Who is it for?

  • If you’re a highly qualified PhD student working on a topic related to food and agriculture, this could be the programme for you.
  • If you also have a solid research-based idea, and need help turning that into a commercially viable business, then the GFVP is the place for you. 
  • Your concept should also have a positive impact on society or planet.
  • Stage II is designed to incubate early-phase or idea-phase ventures in food and agtech. 
Source: EIT Food

🤷‍♂️ What’s in it for me? 

  • You’ll be supported with six months of one-to-one business coaching to help you advance your idea and create a solid business proposition tailored to the food and agtech space. 
  • You’ll also develop essential business creation skills through the 6-month agenda of training bootcamps, tailored feedback from industry experts,  networking events and pitching competitions. 
  • The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a final competition event, where students will pitch their business plans in front of a jury and the chance to win up to 10K cash prizes for best start-up project. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  Who’s involved?

  • The programme is run by EIT Food and 9 university partners. 
  • As a programme participant, you’ll receive the unrivalled support of top coaches and technology experts from EIT Food partners.

👩‍🎓 2020’s participants included representatives from... 

  • Carbon Harvesters, who are working to improve sustainability practices on dairy farms.
  • Regrow, who are investigating scalable solutions for resilient agriculture.
  • GoEconut, who aim to simplify sustainable product development.
  • Cano-ela, who are developing natural emulsion-based food products with a clean label and low impact on the environment. 

💬 What alumni are saying

  • ‘The programme taught me how to be resilient, and I learned how to take on board valuable feedback and put it into action. The Mobility Grant, which allowed me to carry out fieldwork with the farmers, has been so beneficial.’ Luis Alejandro, Carbon Harvesters
  • ‘I learned so much in such a short time. I come from an area where there’s not much innovation happening, so to join the GVFP - receiving so much value from the programme and forming new connections - has been such a massive win!’ Michael Odintsov-Vainstrub, Regrow 
  • ‘Our idea has matured a lot. The feedback we got through mentoring and one-to-one meetings with the experts is something we simply couldn’t have got anywhere else.’ Sophie Saget, GoEconut

🖨️ The fine print 

  • Keen to apply? Make sure you get your Stage II application in by 13 June 2021.
  • The entry fee for Stage II is €300. 
  • The GVFP Stage II programme will be delivered online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

🕵️  Anything else I should know?

  • Since its launch in 2018, the GVFP has supported 111 PhD students from more than 23 European countries, 43 nationalities and 61 academic institutes. 
Source: EIT Food

✍️ Apply today!

Applications are now open for Stage II of the EIT Food AgTech PhD entrepreneurship programme!  

Apply to EIT's Global Food Venture Programme


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❓ What’s it all about?

  • The EIT Global Food Venture Programme (GFVP) helps 20 highly qualified PhD students across Europe to turn their innovative research into viable business ideas in the food & agtech space. 
  • The pre-incubation bootcamp lifts off in June, where successful applicants will learn all about how to turn their initial idea into a viable business. This is followed by 6 months of tailored mentoring, our business bootcamp in September with industry experts and international top-notch trainers, ending in a final competition event with cash prizes for winners.
  • The programme’s mission? To make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trustworthy through innovation - and to help those qualified to make a difference to do just that!

👥 Who is it for?

  • If you’re a highly qualified PhD student working on a topic related to food and agriculture, this could be the programme for you.
  • If you also have a solid research-based idea, and need help turning that into a commercially viable business, then the GFVP is the place for you. 
  • Your concept should also have a positive impact on society or planet.
  • Stage II is designed to incubate early-phase or idea-phase ventures in food and agtech. 
Source: EIT Food

🤷‍♂️ What’s in it for me? 

  • You’ll be supported with six months of one-to-one business coaching to help you advance your idea and create a solid business proposition tailored to the food and agtech space. 
  • You’ll also develop essential business creation skills through the 6-month agenda of training bootcamps, tailored feedback from industry experts,  networking events and pitching competitions. 
  • The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a final competition event, where students will pitch their business plans in front of a jury and the chance to win up to 10K cash prizes for best start-up project. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  Who’s involved?

  • The programme is run by EIT Food and 9 university partners. 
  • As a programme participant, you’ll receive the unrivalled support of top coaches and technology experts from EIT Food partners.

👩‍🎓 2020’s participants included representatives from... 

  • Carbon Harvesters, who are working to improve sustainability practices on dairy farms.
  • Regrow, who are investigating scalable solutions for resilient agriculture.
  • GoEconut, who aim to simplify sustainable product development.
  • Cano-ela, who are developing natural emulsion-based food products with a clean label and low impact on the environment. 

💬 What alumni are saying

  • ‘The programme taught me how to be resilient, and I learned how to take on board valuable feedback and put it into action. The Mobility Grant, which allowed me to carry out fieldwork with the farmers, has been so beneficial.’ Luis Alejandro, Carbon Harvesters
  • ‘I learned so much in such a short time. I come from an area where there’s not much innovation happening, so to join the GVFP - receiving so much value from the programme and forming new connections - has been such a massive win!’ Michael Odintsov-Vainstrub, Regrow 
  • ‘Our idea has matured a lot. The feedback we got through mentoring and one-to-one meetings with the experts is something we simply couldn’t have got anywhere else.’ Sophie Saget, GoEconut

🖨️ The fine print 

  • Keen to apply? Make sure you get your Stage II application in by 13 June 2021.
  • The entry fee for Stage II is €300. 
  • The GVFP Stage II programme will be delivered online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

🕵️  Anything else I should know?

  • Since its launch in 2018, the GVFP has supported 111 PhD students from more than 23 European countries, 43 nationalities and 61 academic institutes. 
Source: EIT Food

✍️ Apply today!

Applications are now open for Stage II of the EIT Food AgTech PhD entrepreneurship programme!  

Apply to EIT's Global Food Venture Programme


❓ What’s it all about?

  • The EIT Global Food Venture Programme (GFVP) helps 20 highly qualified PhD students across Europe to turn their innovative research into viable business ideas in the food & agtech space. 
  • The pre-incubation bootcamp lifts off in June, where successful applicants will learn all about how to turn their initial idea into a viable business. This is followed by 6 months of tailored mentoring, our business bootcamp in September with industry experts and international top-notch trainers, ending in a final competition event with cash prizes for winners.
  • The programme’s mission? To make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trustworthy through innovation - and to help those qualified to make a difference to do just that!

👥 Who is it for?

  • If you’re a highly qualified PhD student working on a topic related to food and agriculture, this could be the programme for you.
  • If you also have a solid research-based idea, and need help turning that into a commercially viable business, then the GFVP is the place for you. 
  • Your concept should also have a positive impact on society or planet.
  • Stage II is designed to incubate early-phase or idea-phase ventures in food and agtech. 
Source: EIT Food

🤷‍♂️ What’s in it for me? 

  • You’ll be supported with six months of one-to-one business coaching to help you advance your idea and create a solid business proposition tailored to the food and agtech space. 
  • You’ll also develop essential business creation skills through the 6-month agenda of training bootcamps, tailored feedback from industry experts,  networking events and pitching competitions. 
  • The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a final competition event, where students will pitch their business plans in front of a jury and the chance to win up to 10K cash prizes for best start-up project. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  Who’s involved?

  • The programme is run by EIT Food and 9 university partners. 
  • As a programme participant, you’ll receive the unrivalled support of top coaches and technology experts from EIT Food partners.

👩‍🎓 2020’s participants included representatives from... 

  • Carbon Harvesters, who are working to improve sustainability practices on dairy farms.
  • Regrow, who are investigating scalable solutions for resilient agriculture.
  • GoEconut, who aim to simplify sustainable product development.
  • Cano-ela, who are developing natural emulsion-based food products with a clean label and low impact on the environment. 

💬 What alumni are saying

  • ‘The programme taught me how to be resilient, and I learned how to take on board valuable feedback and put it into action. The Mobility Grant, which allowed me to carry out fieldwork with the farmers, has been so beneficial.’ Luis Alejandro, Carbon Harvesters
  • ‘I learned so much in such a short time. I come from an area where there’s not much innovation happening, so to join the GVFP - receiving so much value from the programme and forming new connections - has been such a massive win!’ Michael Odintsov-Vainstrub, Regrow 
  • ‘Our idea has matured a lot. The feedback we got through mentoring and one-to-one meetings with the experts is something we simply couldn’t have got anywhere else.’ Sophie Saget, GoEconut

🖨️ The fine print 

  • Keen to apply? Make sure you get your Stage II application in by 13 June 2021.
  • The entry fee for Stage II is €300. 
  • The GVFP Stage II programme will be delivered online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

🕵️  Anything else I should know?

  • Since its launch in 2018, the GVFP has supported 111 PhD students from more than 23 European countries, 43 nationalities and 61 academic institutes. 
Source: EIT Food

✍️ Apply today!

Applications are now open for Stage II of the EIT Food AgTech PhD entrepreneurship programme!  

Apply to EIT's Global Food Venture Programme


❓ What’s it all about?

  • The EIT Global Food Venture Programme (GFVP) helps 20 highly qualified PhD students across Europe to turn their innovative research into viable business ideas in the food & agtech space. 
  • The pre-incubation bootcamp lifts off in June, where successful applicants will learn all about how to turn their initial idea into a viable business. This is followed by 6 months of tailored mentoring, our business bootcamp in September with industry experts and international top-notch trainers, ending in a final competition event with cash prizes for winners.
  • The programme’s mission? To make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trustworthy through innovation - and to help those qualified to make a difference to do just that!

👥 Who is it for?

  • If you’re a highly qualified PhD student working on a topic related to food and agriculture, this could be the programme for you.
  • If you also have a solid research-based idea, and need help turning that into a commercially viable business, then the GFVP is the place for you. 
  • Your concept should also have a positive impact on society or planet.
  • Stage II is designed to incubate early-phase or idea-phase ventures in food and agtech. 
Source: EIT Food

🤷‍♂️ What’s in it for me? 

  • You’ll be supported with six months of one-to-one business coaching to help you advance your idea and create a solid business proposition tailored to the food and agtech space. 
  • You’ll also develop essential business creation skills through the 6-month agenda of training bootcamps, tailored feedback from industry experts,  networking events and pitching competitions. 
  • The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a final competition event, where students will pitch their business plans in front of a jury and the chance to win up to 10K cash prizes for best start-up project. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  Who’s involved?

  • The programme is run by EIT Food and 9 university partners. 
  • As a programme participant, you’ll receive the unrivalled support of top coaches and technology experts from EIT Food partners.

👩‍🎓 2020’s participants included representatives from... 

  • Carbon Harvesters, who are working to improve sustainability practices on dairy farms.
  • Regrow, who are investigating scalable solutions for resilient agriculture.
  • GoEconut, who aim to simplify sustainable product development.
  • Cano-ela, who are developing natural emulsion-based food products with a clean label and low impact on the environment. 

💬 What alumni are saying

  • ‘The programme taught me how to be resilient, and I learned how to take on board valuable feedback and put it into action. The Mobility Grant, which allowed me to carry out fieldwork with the farmers, has been so beneficial.’ Luis Alejandro, Carbon Harvesters
  • ‘I learned so much in such a short time. I come from an area where there’s not much innovation happening, so to join the GVFP - receiving so much value from the programme and forming new connections - has been such a massive win!’ Michael Odintsov-Vainstrub, Regrow 
  • ‘Our idea has matured a lot. The feedback we got through mentoring and one-to-one meetings with the experts is something we simply couldn’t have got anywhere else.’ Sophie Saget, GoEconut

🖨️ The fine print 

  • Keen to apply? Make sure you get your Stage II application in by 13 June 2021.
  • The entry fee for Stage II is €300. 
  • The GVFP Stage II programme will be delivered online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

🕵️  Anything else I should know?

  • Since its launch in 2018, the GVFP has supported 111 PhD students from more than 23 European countries, 43 nationalities and 61 academic institutes. 
Source: EIT Food

✍️ Apply today!

Applications are now open for Stage II of the EIT Food AgTech PhD entrepreneurship programme!  

Apply to EIT's Global Food Venture Programme


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