AVINA is an independent Swiss foundation that focuses on healthy and sustainably produced food. The AVINA FOUNDATION is a pioneer in the field of sustainable development. Since its foundation in 1994, it has supported innovative projects for a more sustainable society. Under the presidency of Dr. Viktoria Schmidheiny, the Avina Foundation today focuses on the topic of sustainably produced, healthy food. AVINA aims to inspire change by providing a platform for pioneers and promoting forward-looking ideas.

Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. It is a federal entity under public law with a separate legal personality. Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

Nowadays, the key to economic success is a combination of expertise, experience, research and development. Innosuisse especially promotes the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services. It provides considerable benefits for a prosperous and sustainable economy.

Innosuisse provides support in accordance with the subsidiarity principle: it only supports projects if the innovation could not be implemented and market potential would not be tapped into without funding.

Under Legal basis, we outline details of the legal framework into which Innosuisse is integrated.

Under Organisation, you can find out who works for Innosuisse

EIT Food, established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is Europe's leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. EIT Food is building an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners, to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. Swiss Food Research is a proud partner of EIT Food. We provide mentoring, coaching, and education within multiple programs.