Applications closed for Open Call 1! But, you can still team up with KATANA Top100 and prepare a crowdfunding campaign for our Open Call 2! Stay tuned!


Are you with a SME from KATANA’s Top100? Or you were not among Top100 nor even applied for KATANA’s Open Call 1? No worries, you all are welcome to continue the journey!

For KATANA Open Call 2, SME consortia have to team up (2-4 SMEs, at least one SME has to be from KATANA Top100) and to prepare a reward crowdfunding campaign. Stay tuned for more info about our crowdfunding platform and the whole process.


There are many things you can do in just two minutes – how about launching your business in agrifood?

For KATANA, we are looking for great teams and entrepreneurs that want to change the way agribusiness is done today. In consequence, you don’t need to be an incorporated company nor do you need a concrete product or service idea. All you need to apply is passion and a 2 minutes video in English or with English subtitles focusing on the following categories:

  1. Your previous experience and current activities
  2. Your understanding of the dynamics across the value chain
  3. Your vision for new products/ services

Make sure that you include each of these three categories: Tell us who you are, what you do, how you feel the agrifood sector is changing and – most important – how you see agribusiness in the future. These three categories will also be the criteria for the evaluation of your video during the peer-to-peer process.


After the application deadline, you will yourself be an evaluator of other teams and their pitches. Therefore, you will receive pairs of three videos to rank them according to their strength in the different evaluation categories. Like this, all KATANA applicants will be involved in the selection process and contribute to the decision on who is going to be “in” in April 2017.


Just give us a call. The EU-wide team members you may find in the contact section of this page will be happy to help you.

You may also take a look at our FAQ documents which deals with concerns raised by other applicants, the Call Fiche for detailed information about the application process or the Guide for Applicants for an extended description of the KATANA program. The following documents might help to get a better idea of the application process:

  • For a quick overview on KATANA please check our OnePager
  • To learn more about KATANA follow our Guide for Applicants
  • Before you start your application, read our FAQ
  • To learn about target topics and KATANA’s approach visit our Call Fiche