EIT Food Team Up

What is an Eit Food Team Up?

TeamUp is a programme that finds and matches brilliant technologists with compatible business entrepreneurs and supports them on their journey to co-create truly impactful agrifood ventures.

On November 14 and 15, the EIT Food TeamUp programme concluded with the Pitching Days in which 15 teams competed for the prizes of €40,000, €25,000, €15,000, and €10,000.

The competition was judged by a panel comprised of top agrifood experts: Katja Häkkä (Vice President (Food Technology) at High Metal Ltd.), Yulia Bodnar (Expert in business creation and startup support), Joe Lake (CEO of Canada Food Innovation Network) and Zoe Cowley (R&D Ecosystems manager at Ekaterra).

The jury had the difficult task of choosing four winners among 15 excellent teams. In the end, the jury awarded the prizes to startups with the most impactful agrifood solutions and the most promising teams.

2nd Prize – 25.000 €

MAKABI, Croatia

Develops small microcapsules for plant nutrition/protection for agroecological agriculture, functional food production. The startup, led by Marko Vinceković and Yana Horn, seeks to decrease the usage of fertilizers, reduce environmental pollution, mitigates climate change and increases the biopotential of produced food.