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Agro Food Innovation Forum


We are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the Agro Food Innovation Forum:

31 August 2021, 09:00 - 18:30
The Valley | Kemptthal | Zurich

20 Start-Ups will be pitching their businesses, and more will showcase their innovations at the marketplace or during breaks for tastings. In addition to keynotes from our experts, an overview of "The Future of Open Innovation", participants will have the opportunity to visit the Planted factory.

Join us to experience the latest highlights on Swiss Future Food development. Connect, share and, network with all participants for more opportunities! Buy your ticket now!

Preliminary Program

Networking Event Series


The meetings of the innovation groups offer entertaining and interactive presentations of current research projects as part of the Networking Event Series powered by Innosuisse. Here, members from research institutes, companies, and subject matter experts meet to discuss current research and application issues, trend- and demand-driven innovations.

Our next innovation group meetings will take place in August on the topics of digitalisation and insects.

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NTN Innovation Booster


6 months after the start of the NTN Innovation Booster Program, 2 Ideation Campaigns and 1 Design Thinking Workshop were successfully conducted! A total of 34 ideas were generated. 4 new Ideation Campaigns and new dates for workshops are available. Be part of finding solutions on the topics: Smart Nutrition, Fungi 2.0, Agriculture, and Digitalization.

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India- Agri-Food Bootcamp 2021


Is your idea, your start-up ready for a quantum leap into the Indian market? Would you like to achieve more leverage on sustainibility through greater reach? swissnex, Innosuisse and Swiss Food Research offer an intensive start-up program to explore exciting opportunities within the fast-growing sector of the Indian agri-food industry. Start-ups can test and work out the potential and suitability in this market with a tailored boot camp.

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Compass for the future


As the largest network in the agro-food ecosystem in Switzerland, we feel responsible for contributing to a sustainable food system. Together with all members, we are now working with a compass for the future - our Charter for the development of a holistic and sustainable food system.
It helps us to make the right decisions when supporting projects. In a dynamic environment, we also support charters of other like-minded and complementary organisations, such as the Charter for the Circular Economy and the Charter for the Digitalisation of the Swiss Food and Agriculture Sector.

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Next Generation of Swiss Food Ecosystems


In partnership with the Cluster Food&Nutrition cluster, Swiss Food Research has been awarded the lead in Innosuisse's NTN Innobooster "Next Generation of Swiss Food Ecosystems" for the period 2021-2024.

In an Open Innovation process, innovative ideas are designed, tested and validated through agile and collaborative methods in the areas of

  • smart nutrition
  • biomass valorization
  • resource efficiency
  • Circular Economy.
  • sustainable packaging.

The NTN - Innovation Booster provides selected innovation teams with direct funds for this purpose.

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Partnership with AVINA STIFTUNG


Swiss Food Research is proud to count on a partnership with the renowned AVINA STIFTUNG for the years 2020-2023. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Viktoria Schmidheiny, the Avina Foundation today focuses on the topic of sustainably produced, healthy nutrition. In accordance with the guiding principle "Foundation for the Food of tomorrow", the foundation aims to stimulate change by providing a platform for pioneers and promoting pioneering projects.

AVINA STIFTUNG supports Swiss Food Research in its mission to network specialists, researchers and doers and to act as a catalyst for innovative solutions. AVINA STIFTUNG and Swiss Food Research jointly promote innovation with the aim of establishing healthy and sustainable food as a new standard.

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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.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Miescher Schwenninger, Food Biotechnology Research Group, ZHAW Life Science

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Prof. 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
"The project "Protein extraction from Moringa" is gaining momentum, also thanks to the networking in the innovation groups. We are very grateful to Swiss Food Research for their support along the way."
Ralf Schönung, CEO, Vitarbo AG, Arbon

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Ralf Schönung, CEO, Vitarbo AG, Arbon