EIT FAN Helsinki Hub Demo Day 2022


EIT Food Acceleration Network (FAN) is a startup acceleration programme for agri-food startups led by VTT. The programme has been running this summer and our Demo Day will be the ending event where we will be showing what we have been achieving with our 10 startups participating this year. All of them are tackling with some of the biggest problems in our food system like food waste, sustainable food production and traceability. Come join us for this celebration and networking with agri-food ecosystem!

Venue: Maria 01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki

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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  

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   

List of EIT FAN Helsinki Hub startups

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.  

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.  

Check out more about EIT FAN from here: EIT FAN Helsinki Hub | EIT Food Entrepreneurs  

For more information about the event, please contact Aline de Santa Izabel Alves ([email protected] ), Manuel Arias Barrantes ([email protected] ) or Osmo Mattila ([email protected]). 

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Mirva Lampinen
Co-Creation Manager
Our vision beyond 2030

Demand for food is growing at the same rate as the world population. Food production needs to be both sufficiently efficient and less harmful for the environment than before. The challenge is massive, but big steps have already been taken in the right direction.