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Seedbed 2020 Workshop

Michaela Fox

Thursday, 20 February 2020 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)

Seedbed 2020 Workshop

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With rising pressures to feed and nourish 9 billion people in a safe, responsible and sustainable way by 2050 - whilst simultaneously dealing with the lack of available resources for food production and effects of climate change - new startups and innovations in food technology will play an important role in transforming our food system and achieving global food security for future generations. There can be a temptation to launch new ideas as quickly as possible in order to get ahead of the market and gain traction before anyone else does. But taking the time to properly test your idea with the market you’re aiming for - and with those that you perhaps haven’t considered before - is a step that is not worth skipping.

EIT Food’s Seedbed programme, a multi-location initiative which trains and supports teams over a six-month period and provides them with up to 10,000 Euro to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas. These businesses should be aiming to make a big impact on the food sector, including the way we produce, deliver, consume, recycle and value our food.

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In this workshop, Queens University, Belfast and the Belfast Food Network will explain the programme and answer questions from individuals and early-stage start-ups from Northern Ireland interested in availing of the funding, training and mentorship provided within the EIT Food Seedbed Programme.

  • 5:30pm - Registration and refreshments

  • 6:00pm - Overview of the EIT Food Seedbed Programme

  • 6:30pm - Questions and Answers

Seedbed Incubator

Seedbed supports aspiring entrapreneurs to determine whether there is a market for products or services which utilise innovative agrifood technologies.

Successful applicatants will:

  • Attend a 5-day bootcamp in Belfast from Monday 27th April - Friday 1st May

  • Recieve up to €10,000 to go out and speak with potential customers and validate their business ideas (June-November)

  • Receive Mentorship from experts in the agrifood sector

  • Attend a one day Options Training Event where teams will learn how to pitch their business

  • Pitch to a panel of industry experts who will provide constructive feedback and may recommend your business for a further €20,000 through an EIT Food Startup Launch Gran


Applications for Seedbed 2020 are open to Sunday 15th March 2020 at 5pm. 

Please complete you application online at F6S:

Seedbed 2020

Do you have questions about Seedbed 2020 Workshop? Contact Michaela Fox

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House Belfast
59-63 Botanic Avenue
BT7 1JL Belfast
United Kingdom

Thursday, 20 February 2020 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)

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Michaela Fox

Queens University, Belfast: A public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Belfast Food Network: Not for profit network working to create a sustainable food system in Belfast that works for people, the environment and the economy

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