We develop agriculture and food sectors together

Impact Hub Istanbul, together with it’s Foodback platform, has been operating as the EIT Food Hub Turkey, which is a part of the EIT Food CLC South since 2017.

About EIT

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. EIT is part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Union's research and innovation framework programme.

About EIT Food

EIT Food is a pan-European consortium working in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation in the agriculture and food sectors. Members of the EIT Food community are global actors in the food industry with over 50 partners from top business, research centers and universities in 13 different countries.

EIT Food aims to accelerate innovation and business growth in the agriculture and food sectors by encouraging entrepreneurship with existing skills and unlocking the potential of small and medium businesses.

About Impact Hub Istanbul

Operating in more than 100 centers and 60 countries around the world, Impact Hub is a platform which brings the impact driven changemakers together and provides the collaborative environment they need.

Serving as a member of the global Impact Hub network, Impact Hub Istanbul designs collaborations with influential partners and provides programs, events, mentorship, office areas and networking support for social entrepreneurs and impact oriented individuals and institutions.

Our EIT Food Education Partners

EIT Food Programs


Do you have an innovative business idea and want to jumpstart your business? The award-winning EIT Jumpstarter is back bringing together Europe’s six largest thematic innovation networks!

Through the programme you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors and have a chance to win up to €10 000.

Deadline for application: 16 April 2021

Team Up

Are you looking for a tech or business co-founder to help you build an impactful agrifood startup?

Apply for TeamUp, find the right co-founder and receive training and funding from EIT Food.

Deadline for application: 18 April 2021

Test Farms

Test Farms, was created for those who want to innovate agricultural practices. The program will help to validate your agritech technology or product in real conditions and increase your chances for commercial success!

Teams coming from Eastern and Southern European countries have a chance to receieve financial support of €3000!

Deadline for application: 30 April 2021

For Entrepreneurs Looking To Validate The Market Opportunity

The EIT Food Seedbed Incubator program can provide you with access to expert training and mentoring, as well as financial and post-program follow-up support.

Apply now to help you validate the market need for your innovation and connect with leading experts in the agri-food industry.

For Registered Startups With Ready-To-Pilot Solutions

Is your company looking for pilot projects, investments or customers across Europe? From farm to fork, we seek effective agrifood initiatives to be supported through the EIT Food Accelerator Network.

Accelerate your innovations by taking advantage of the unique network that EIT FAN offers. Connect with more than 35 leading European corporate companies and research centers active in all different aspects of the food system, from seed production to agricultural machinery and food processing, from ingredients to FMCG companies.

For Ambitious Early Scaleups, On The Verge Of International Growth

Startups that are part of the Rising Food Star network, the program and system for scaling successful agriculture and food initiatives that improve our current food system, are seen as equivalent to the work of Europe's leading businesses, universities, research centers and institutes from all other food chains.

Legal Support


RIS Fellowships

Deadline for application: 19 April 2021

Government Executive Academy - GEA

Public Institutions
Deadline for application: 9 April 2021

New Product Development (NPD) Skills

Agrifood Sector Employees
Deadline for application: 16 July 2021

Water Scarcity

Agrifood Sector Employees
Deadline for application: March 2021

Do you plan to apply for one of the EIT Food startup programmes?

Click to see the programs open for application and apply for a program that suits you.

Sign up for one of EIT Food’s information sessions to learn about the programs, decide which opportunity is best for you, and get support in submitting your application.

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