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Call for Projects 2019


MICROBIALS
DIRECT USE OF MICRO-ORGANISMS

With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use of microbial resources in health and technology. The program supports with CHF 2 Mio. p.a. innovative and applied projects dealing with the direct use of modified or domesticated micro-organisms. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas.

Submit before 21.06.2019

Seeds & Chips

Milano, Rho Fiera

Swiss Food Research is sponsoring a Swiss Start-up Market at Seeds&Chips - "THE LEADING FOOD INNOVATION SUMMIT IN THE WORLD" from 06 - 09 May 2019, in Milan. Alver Golden Chlorella, AgroSustain, Hempfy, sfs Sustainable Food Systems, SwissDeCode will exhibit in Hall 12 - Stand C10 with us. 80 000 visitors are expected together with TuttoFood - Milano World Food Exhibition.

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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.

The slots are limited – please submit your application latest by April 12th.

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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