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  • Writer's pictureVivian Leung

You’re Invited to EIT FAN Helsinki’s Demo Day

It has been an intense 4 months for the 10 startups chosen to join EIT FAN Helsinki 2020, but now the day is finally here. That’s right, it’s DEMO DAY!

After months of lectures, workshops, and mentoring sessions, the startups will have an opportunity to show just how far they have come since the program began in June of this year. On October 6th, 2020, each startup will have a chance to pitch their new and improved business model and concept. Two of those startups will then be awarded the opportunity to pitch at the EIT Food Venture summit 2020 along with the winning startups at the 5 other EIT FAN hubs. At the EIT Food Venture summit, they will then pitch again for the chance to win one of three 100 000€ cash prizes.

The event will be hosted in a hybrid format with the key actors in the program gathering to listen to the pitches face-to-face for the first time since the program began at Epicenter Helsinki. While the CoVid-19 restrictions prevent EIT FAN from inviting as many people as we like to the face-to-face event, everyone is welcome to join online from 12:45 - 17:00 EEST. There is an excellent program for you where you will not only get to listen to some amazing startup pitches, but also hear from Mirva Lampinen about the future plans for the EIT FAN Helsinki hub.

In case you forgot who is pitching, here is the list of amazing startups once again:

“AEF freezing technology leverages acoustic waves to form nano-sized ice crystals, keeping all food cells intact, resulting in: better taste, double shelf life, low drip loss, cost and energy savings.”

“Our technology allows biorefineries to profitably convert their underutilized dilute side streams into valuable protein leveraging the Pekilo single-cell mycoprotein.”

“Marketplace and production of protein products derived from insects with a fully automated mini factory close to customers.”

“Our analogue and digital real-time sensor indicates food status to prolong shelf and consumption time, reducing waste costs and food waste.”

“Wireless IRRIOT precision irrigation solutions ensure optimal soil conditions by intelligently managing water supply, resulting in: 30% increase in crop yield, 50% reduction in water usage and minimal eutrophication and soil erosion.”

“Koepala offers takeaway packaging solutions for the foodservice and packaging industry to reduce environmental impact and increase efficiency of foodservice and logistics operations.”

“Promyc™ fungi-based mycoprotein with excellent nutritional quality and prolific culinary benefits.”

“Probitat food technology for fermented and probiotic foods for healthy gut and a healthier life. We produce plant-based drinks, smoothies, yogurts and ice creams; gluten-free and easily digestible bread, and plant-based proteins.”

“Our “Solein” protein is produced in a sustainable way using air and electricity as raw materials.”

“Tebrito technology extracts sustainable high-quality proteins from insects for feed and food at an industrial scale.”


12:45 Welcome by Mirva Lampinen, EIT FAN Helsinki Hub leader

13:00 Keynote from guest speaker

13:30 Pitch group 1 startups

14:30 Break

14:45 Pitch group startups

16:15 Break

16:30 Next year overview + Judging EIT Food Venture Summit 2020

16:45 Wrap-up

17:00 Online program ends

You can register as an online attendee here:

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