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Thematic Programs

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN)

The EIT Food Accelerator Network connects impactful agrifood startups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot new food technology solutions. The ultimate goal: a successful market adoption. In Finland, the startup accelerator operates under the umbrella of Food & Beyond.

EIT FAN is funded by the EU.

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Protein cluster

Protein cluster is a cooperation network that enables more efficient primary production, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption for plant protein products. By connecting actors across the entire value chain, it supports companies, researchers and research projects that focus on the development of novel plant and alternative food proteins.


Testbeds and Infrastructure


CrEATe is an innovation platform orchestrated by VTT, Compass Group Finland and IBM. The platform is open to all actors interested in new business opportunities around food and eating. The heart of the CrEATe is a research and innovation restaurant ‘TestEat’ where different actors get to implement and study their solutions in a real-life consumption and operating environment.

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