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4th edition of the Global Food Venture Programme


The 4th edition of the Global Food Venture Programme, a special EIT Food entrepreneurship education offering to highly qualified PhD students from Europe.  EIT Food is a European innovation initiative with a mission to educate the new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators to transform the food system onto a more sustainable and healthier path. Students from all disciplines are welcome.

Programme’s Benefits

  • Bespoke training curriculum in business creation & entrepreneurship
  • Bootcamps in key innovation ecosystems
  • Business coaching meetings
  • Mobility grants
  • Innovation prizes
  • Access to EIT Food partner network
  • Online educational resources

Participation is covered by EIT Food. Entry fees apply, please refer to the EIT Food website.

There are two open calls for application in 2021: GFVP Stage I and Stage II

Programme’s description

GFVP Stage I– Idea Development
40 highly motivated PhD students from across Europe will get together for a life-changing, immersive entrepreneurial experience to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and develop business propositions in the food space.

  • 10-day Summer School (online by UAM & IMDEA)
  • Prizes for summer school winners
  • Private online course by EIT food
  • Final Event

GFVP Stage II – Business Incubation
25 PhD students with solid business ideas in food & agtech will be selected for an online bootcamp and gain access to business coaching for a period of 6 months to bring their ideas to next level. Participants will also join a 2nd  bootcamp in Europe with invited experts from Silicon Valley, and eventually pitch their business plan at a final pitch competition with money prizes for winners.

  • 1-week Pre-Incubation Bootcamp (online, by EPFL)
  • 1-week immersion Bootcamp in key European ecosystem (in blended format by TUM)
  • Business coaching by an EIT Food partner
  • Mobility Grants up to 2K
  • Final Event with pitch competition and prizes up to 10K

Deadline for applications May 2021

Find out more on:

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us (Chryssa Dimaki, Activity Lead, dimaki@zv.tum.de)

We look forward to applications from you!

Maximiliane v. Zwehl

Last modified: 2021-09-02