Next Generation of Swiss Food Ecosystems

The jointly founded association "Suisse Agro Food Leadinghouse" by Swiss Food Research and the Cluster Food & Nutrition has been chosen by Innosuisse to take the lead of one of its 12 "NTN - Innovation Boosters” for “New Generation of Swiss Food Ecosystems”. Its thematic focus lies on technology-based innovation in the field of

  • Smart Nutrition
  • Biomass Valorization
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Packaging

but also on business model innovations, innovation culture or innovation methods.

The NTN – Innovation Booster provides direct funding to selected innovation teams for the development and testing of innovation ideas. This promotes an agile process with modern, collaborative methods like DesignThinking and Rapid Prototyping, which continuously improves the quality of ideas. In addition, collaborative learning through hackathons and idea-challenges exchange the experiences between the teams in a spirit of Open Innovation.

Through the Leading House, member companies can gain competitive advantages by collaborating with partners along the value chain and by incorporating the knowledge, competencies and technologies of the universities and research partners and generate disruptive and groundbreaking innovations.

Learn more about the NTN Innovation booster on

A Kickoff-Event with the presentation of the instruments of the promotion portfolio is planned for the 24th of November 2020. Informations about the venue will be available shortly.