Invitation to the EIT FAN Helsinki Demo Day 2022

Event attendees on the venue.

Food & Beyond banner for EIT FAN Helsinki Demo Day


Welcome to the EIT FAN Helsinki Hub Demo Day 2022! This event will be onsite at Maria 01 in Helsinki on Thursday, October 6th, 2022.

We kicked off the ’22 programme in June with 10 exciting startups. At this event, we will wrap up the programme with a set of keynotes and pitches as well as a showcase of their work.

Join us on this exciting day as we reveal what our 2022 cohort has been developing and how they are pushing foodtech and agritech forward with their innovations together with the EIT FAN Helsinki Hub partners. By attending, you will learn about their innovations within alternative protein, targeted nutrition, sustainable agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and digital traceability.

For more information about the event and registration, please contact Aline de Santa Izabel Alves ( ), Manuel Arias Barrantes ( ) or Osmo Mattila (

Learn more about EIT FAN Helsinki Hub by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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13:00-14:00 Doors open (Registration + showcasing of products)
14:00-14:15 Welcome

  • Aline De Santa Izabel, Programme Manager – VTT, EIT FAN Helsinki Hub
    Osmo Mattila, Research Coordinator – University of Helsinki, EIT FAN Helsinki Hub

14:15-15:00 Keynotes:

  • City of Helsinki
    Teemu Seppälä, Business Advisor at NewCo Helsinki
  • VTT
    Mirva Lampinen, Co-creation Manager, EIT FAN Helsinki Hub Leader
    Lotta Partanen, Manager Incubation and Acceleration, VTT LaunchPad
  • EIT Food CLC North East
    Marja-Liisa Meurice, Director EIT Food NE
  • University of Helsinki
    Mari Sandell, Vice Dean – societal interaction, communication and innovation

15:00-16:00 Pitch Set 1
16:00-16:30 Coffee + Networking Break 
16:30-17:30 Pitch Set 2
17:30-17:45 Closing Words 
18:00-19:00 Networking + showcasing of products
19:00 Doors close 

Address & registration

Maria 01
Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki

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Startups – EIT FAN Helsinki programme 2022 cohort

  • Biocode (FI) –
    • Online services for Climate Smart Food based on real-time LCA. Biocode is a tech company improving the planetary conditions for life.
  • Biovaaka (FI) –
    • Customizable platform for food waste management in professional kitchens.
  • EcoBean (PL) –
    • Circular system to upcycle coffee grounds into sustainable raw materials.
  • EOD Europe (FI) –
    • Nanowater & oxygen saturated technologies to increase productivity and plant health in commercial greenhouses.
  • Fauna Smart Technologies (DK) –
    • Diagnostic solution for farmers to monitor crop health and plant immunity.
  • Fermentful (LV) –
    • Fermented dairy alternative made of green buckwheat.
  • Improvin (SE) –
    • A digital platform for the food industry to measure, report, verify and incentivize climate- and biodiversity impact in their own supply chain down to farm and field level.
  • MonitorFish (DE) –
    • Smart monitoring system for aquaculture.
  • Montinutra (FI) –
    • Upscaling new natural ingredients to food applications, using spruce sawdust as its raw material.
  • Sibö (NL) –
    • Re-Imagining the future of food by developing nutraceutical ingredients and bio-materials using insect bio-components.

About EIT Food

EIT Food is an EU-funded Knowledge Innovation Community, part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Food seeks to transform the way in which we produce, distribute and consume food throughout Europe to improve consumer confidence and global health.

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN) is a start-up accelerator program delivered across Europe, supporting high-impact agrifood start-ups to maximize their success. Sixty start-ups join the program each year, where a cohort of 10 start-ups is supported at each of the 6 hubs (Bilbao, Cambridge, Haifa, Helsinki, Paris, and Munich. The EIT FAN hub in Helsinki is hosted by VTT in collaboration with the University of Helsinki.

EIT Food, EIT, VTT, University of Helsinki and the city of Helsinki logos.