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Win 3,000 Francs with your product innovation!


The 2019 Savoir-Faire Innovation Competition challenges food technologists, product developers, restaurateurs or those who like to tinker with innovations to discuss the possible uses of slaughter products. You have until October 21, 2019 to propose an innovation that contributes to the use and enhancement of Swiss chicken by-products.

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Support Programme for UAS Graduates


Under the banner of «First Ventures» Gebert Rüf Stiftung promotes bachelor’s and master’s students of universities of applied sciences UAS who are developing an innovative business idea as their thesis topic. The support includes a financial contribution as well as an individually tailored coaching programme which will smooth the way to launching a start-up. For this focus programme funds of CHF 1.5 million p.a. will be made available.

Next submission deadline: 15.11.2019

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Underground food

Versuchsstollen Hagerbach, Flums

Underground food - a new chance! Many foods are already produced "in door" today - from vegetables from greenhouses to mushrooms to fish, insects and algae to name a few. Why not produce these products underground? Switzerland has enough tunnels and caverns suitable for this. Constant, adjustable climatic conditions, water supply, existing building are some of the essential characteristics. Together with SVIAL and SCAUT we invite you to the discussion of "Underground Farming" in the test tunnel Hagerbach.17. September 2019, from 13:00

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Agro-Food Innovation Forum

Fribourg

The Agro-Food Innovation Forum enters the third round. After the success of 21 March 2019 with 28 start-ups and 150 participants, the date for 2020 has already been set. Once again, 4 Swiss networks are joining forces to bring together innovators from start-ups, research and industry. For more information and impressions of the past events follow the link. Save the date: 18 June 2020!

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SHOWCASE YOUR INNOVATION!

Lucerne

Your start-up company now has the unique opportunity to present your outstanding and innovative business model, product or service to more than 320 participants at the Brennpunkt Nahrung specialist conference - November 5, 2019, in Lucerne. True innovations from the agricultural foodstuffs industry form the core of the Start-up Innovation Corner.

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Member of EIT Food


EIT Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which was set up to transform our food ecosystem. By connecting consumers with businesses, start-ups, researchers and students from around Europe, EIT Food supports innovative and economically sustainable initiatives which improve our health, our access to quality food, and our environment. With the Swiss Food Research accession its members have access to the spoken grants.

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Success Stories


Since 2014, Swiss Food Research has evaluated 90 projects with experts and funded 51 projects with a total of CHF 460,000.
70% of the projects funded by Swiss Food Research received follow-up funding from Innosuisse.

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Voices from the network

For sustainable food processing, we at ETH Zurich are researching alternative protein sources with international specialists. I see great potential in insects and algae.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys, Committee Member IG Insects

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys, Committee Member IG Insects
Small start-ups with low financial resources benefit from networks, like this one, where experiences are exchanged.
Ronald Herculeijns, Sales & Marketing Swiss Alpine Fish AG

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Ronald Herculeijns, Sales & Marketing Swiss Alpine Fish AG
Networks have always stimulated me in my work. In order to examine ideas for industrial companies at an early stage, I joined Swiss Food Research. Meanwhile I also support as a member of the board.
Michel Burla, Head of Division Oils and Fats, Centravo AG

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Michel Burla, Head of Division Oils and Fats, Centravo AG
Swiss Food Research accompanies us in the launch of projects that support sustainable cereal cultivation and give the Swiss agriculture and food industry new opportunities for differentiation.
Dr. S. Vogelgsang, Head of the Research Group Ecological Plant Protection in Crops, Agroscope

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Dr. S. Vogelgsang, Head of the Research Group Ecological Plant Protection in Crops, Agroscope
Thanks to a research call from Swiss Food Research, we were able to develop a portable analysis kit in a research project with Agroscope, which confirms the authenticity of cheese using cultures of provenance.
Dr. Gianpaolo Rando, CTO, Co Founder, SwissDeCode Sarl

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Dr. Gianpaolo Rando, CTO, Co Founder, SwissDeCode Sarl
The use of functional cultures in classic and new applications leads to products of increased value. This know-how flows into various Swiss Food Research innovation groups and leads to new projects.
Dr. Susanne Miescher Schwenninger, Food Biotechnology Research Group, ZHAW Life Science

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Dr. Susanne Miescher Schwenninger, Food Biotechnology Research Group, ZHAW Life Science
Because I want to develop many new citrus-fruit-based products in Switzerland, Swiss Food Research opens the doors to research institutes and grants.
Niels Rodin, Citrus Grower

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Niels Rodin, Citrus Grower