Who Are We?

GROW, a collaborative initiative supported by EIT Food, is spearheaded by a consortium comprising 7 partners across Portugal, Sweden, the UK, Germany, and Poland. The primary objective of GROW is to establish an European ‘farmers club’ shaped by your input as a farmer. Your active participation allows you to influence the content and activities of GROW by sharing your specific needs and challenges.

Drawing upon the insights gathered, we have developed a series of farmer-driven initiatives. These initiatives are designed to provide you with state-of-the-art skills, knowledge, tools, and the confidence needed to elevate your agricultural business towards innovation and sustainability. GROW facilitates education and training programs tailored for sustainable agriculture, promoting a culture of knowledge exchange and systemic thinking crucial for achieving agricultural success.

Made By Farmers For Farmers

GROW equips you with resources and tools to enhance your farming business and promote sustainable agriculture. Topics range from regenerative agriculture and soil health to digital technologies, entrepreneurial strategies for the agricultural sector, waste reduction, and reversing the impact of unsustainable practices. By participating in the project, you will gain access to a vast network of industry experts, mentors, and potential collaborators who can guide and support your professional growth.

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BGI is an accelerator and powerhouse based in Portugal equipping innovators from all over the world with the right knowledge, tools and networks to succeed. BGI has a multidisciplinary team and a vast network of mentors and partners committed to take companies further. The company provides innovation, education and acceleration in different industries such in agri-food, climate, mobility, health and digital.


Food4Sustainability CoLAB is a non-for-profit association dedicated to innovation in sustainable food production. Based in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, its purpose is to solve large-scale problems in bio-based food systems (e.g. feed, fish, algae, vegetables) for climate resilience.


StMELF is committed to ensuring Bavaria's high-quality, healthy nutrition, preserving its forests and cultural landscapes, and bolstering agriculture, rural areas, and tourism appeal. Achieving these goals involves collaborative efforts, uniting experts from diverse fields to devise solutions, especially in climate and resource protection. The ministry maintains regular communication with farmers, forest owners, consumer groups, environmental and tourism associations, as well as municipalities to drive sustainable progress.

Lund University

Founded in 1666, Lund University is a global top-tier institution with 45,000 students and 8,600 staff across Lund, Helsingborg, Malmö, and Ljungbyhed. Committed to understanding and improving the human condition, it is a popular study destination in Sweden, known for its wide range of interdisciplinary programs and cutting-edge research.


Established in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, QUB has ascended to the global stage, securing the 85th position in the world for impact according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings of 2023. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, QUB embodies a harmonious blend of research excellence and educational prowess, all while fostering a student-centered ethos.


Established in Warsaw in 1952, the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) stands as a cornerstone of scientific advancement. Today, PAN is at the forefront of international research across diverse domains of science and scholarship, nurturing, educating, and providing support to a wide community of scientists and scholars within Poland. Comprising three fundamental pillars, PAN boasts a body of elected members, a comprehensive network of 69 research institutes, and a series of specialized committees dedicated to addressing specific disciplines and challenging issues.


Maspex is the largest private company in the food industry in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe, being a distinct leader on the market of juices, nectars and beverages. Since 2016 they are part of the EIT network and they are continuously improving their production technologies for optimal and more environmentally friendly, as for example in preventing food waste and changing consumer habits.