Call for Applications : FoodTech Accelerator 2020


Application closes September 30,2020

FoodTech Accelerator is a global accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors.

Every year, 10 of the best startups worldwide are selected to boost food innovation. Together with the Corporate Partners and their business needs, FoodTech Accelerator builds and accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.

The Intensive 15 week Program provides a hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach.

The accelerator helps to successfully transform ideas into innovative products: This program takes startups from Business Model Consolidation to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success

Opportunity is also provided to work directly with expert mentors: Thanks to the Corporate Partners, ecosystem gurus and Deloitte experts, the selected startups will rapidly validate and scale their business as well as fast-track MVP and PoC testing

Engage with FoodTech Accelerator’s Network before starting the Program

International Roadshow:Sign up for our digital events and virtual pitches, come and meet us during tech and innovation events, industry-leading conferences, or by direct referral from Deloitte’s network of investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FTARoadshow on LinkedIn and Instagram

Live interviews: The shortlisted startups will meet with our committee in charge of selecting up to 10 of the best teams to access the program

The FoodTech Accelerator application is open for all. Applicant working in the below themes are encouraged to apply:

  • Food Safety, Plant & Food Quality
  • Sharing Economy, Food waste, Sustainable Packaging
  • Precision Nutrition & Coaching, Meal Replacement & Supplements
  • Plant-based proteins, Invitro Cell Culture, Novel & Superfood
  • Precision farming, Animal health, Vertical and indoor farming, Clean Commodities
  • Direct to consumer & Meal Kit, Digital Restaurants, New delivery vehicles
  • Customer engagement & Smart packaging, Digital Experience & Native Brands


  • Corporate access: Speed up your go-to-market thanks to the committed partners
  • Smart money: Access to cash contribution and services in exchange for up to 6% of your equity
  • Deloitte approach: Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network
  • Investors network: Gain access to up to 1 M€ in follow-on already committed investments
  • European ecosystem: Hop in a newly created ecosystem on Food + Innovation with international mentors
  • Dedicated hub: open the doors of space in Milan to taste your products with partners’ facilities.

More details HERE

Apply HERE







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