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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship at Department of Food Science

Our research, infrastructure and our knowledge can be used to solve challenges or to provide a new insight that can add value to all sized companies. Innovative solutions emerge when businesses and entrepreneurs collaborate in our innovation environment.

Do you want to be an industrial partner in the development and realization of new ground-breaking technologies and help translate research knowledge into a new business opportunity? Do you have a good idea but need validation and prototyping? Do you need a graduate with strong entrepreneurial skills?

We have an entrepreneurship hub for students within the food space (Food eHub) and if you would like to connect to this or hear more please contact our coordinator Stella Spanou.

We have a Department of Food Science business development initiative to develop new startup initiatives from our Department research staff. If you would like to connect to this or hear more please contact our consultant Lisa Mejlvang Lindgaard.

The aim of these initiatives if to ensure we have an innovative, but research based entrepreneurial environment.

Entrepreneurship on the curriculum

Our students are increasingly trained in entrepreneurship within the food space. Partly in order to strengthen the students' competences in collaboration in an industrial setting and also to ensure they know what it’s like to work in a startup, small or medium enterprise, or a larger international company, and partly to support them to develop their own innovative ideas.

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EIT Food Seedbed

Do you have a disruptive early stage agri-food tech start up set to transform the food system? If, YES then the EITFood Seedbed Incubator Programme could be for You!

­The EIT FOOD Seedbed Programme, though the Aarhus University Seedbed Hub, provides to Startups located in ScandinaviaTraining, Mentorship and up to €6,000 for your Customer Discovery journey

Seedbed programmes will enable you to identify key customers, test the market and take your minimum viable product or service from a commercial proposition to a validated business.

Read more at EIT Food Aarhus Seedbed Hub 2021.

Food eHub

Do you want to become a food or agro entrepreneur?

Food eHub is the entrepreneurship office open for all students at Aarhus University with food or agriculture ideas that could be turned into businesses. Participation is free.

Contact us, if you want to develop your business idea, or if you want to explore an idea or a solution that could become a business.

Join the Food eHub family and get access to:

  • Mentorship and monthly meetings in how to start and build a business
  • Network whitin the food and agro industry
  • Support for funding to your idea or business

Visit the Food eHub website here.