ToasterLAB :
The Agri-Food acceleration program that gives you europe on a plate

ToasterLAB is an international acceleration program for companies (startups and SMEs) of the Agri-Food sectors from throughout the world. Its program includes 12 months of personalised coaching and expert advice, as well as Europe-wide business opportunities, testing and development resources, on demand support, and the right tools to understand and access European food markets. 
The acceleration program takes place in two phases:
  • An initial 2-month intensive acceleration phase, to allow international start-ups to get to grips with the specific European business environment, and to aquire all the tools and knowledge to do business in France and Europe. During this phase, international start-ups can also access a "soft landing" package, including access to French lessons, office space and accommodation and adminstrative support for starting your business in Europe.
  • A 10-month post-acceleration phase to test, evaluate and strengthen the building blocks of your company,  and to adapt and secure your development in Europe's markets.

WHO CAN APPLY? - 5 priority topics for 2019

As for the Sessions #1 to #4, ToasterLAB is open to any mature (at the proof of concept stage), high potential Agri-Food start-up or SME, based in France or abroad.
Applications corresponding to one or more of the following priority topics will receive a special attention from the selection panel as well as projects that include a dimension of sustainability.
  • Agriculture: robotics and agri-supplies
  • Primary processing: functional ingredients, fermentation and alternative proteins (including plant, insect and microalgae etc.)
  • Secondary processing: high added-value or high health-potential foods and drinks, anti-waste solutions, “free from” products, local products, blockchain and IOT for tomorrow’s food factory, new ways of consumption (local distribution, bulk retail, use...)
  • Packaging: intelligent packaging, solutions for reducing packaging or optimising sustainability (recyclable, recycled or reusable, plastic-free, etc.), edible packaging
  • Personalised nutrition: products and services for targeted nutritional impact
  • Functional drinks or natural soft drinks
  • Petfood: innovative food solutions for domestic pets​ 

Application deadline for next intake

  • Cut-off date for the summer acceleration: December 2nd, 2019
    Please note that ToasterLAB will program other intakes throughout the year. Sign up below for our newsletter to be updated on later application calls.


For any questions, please contact:
Claire Van Overstraeten, ToasterLAB Program Manager

+33 3 80 78 97 93