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Innovation in the agro-food industry

The promotion of science-based innovation for the development of new products, methods, processes and services for business and society through research, in particular application-oriented research, is anchored in the Swiss federal law SR 420.1 and is implemented by Innosuisse.

Swiss companies spend a total of CHF 15 billion annually on research. Of which, only 0.5%* goes to the food industry, so far.

(Source: EconomieSuisse, Roland Wehrli at the Agro-Food Innovation Forum 2018)
*without Nestlé

Agro Food Ecosystem
Agro Food Ecosystem

The Swiss agro-food innovation ecosystem offers the best conditions for innovation development in an international comparison:

  • legally anchored and private research funding
  • renowned research institutes
  • highest educational standards and access to high competences
  • healthy economy and financial position
  • established and innovative sales channels
  • highly diversified agro-food ecosystem
  • strong purchasing power

Statistically, 75% of all companies do not have access to innovation. There is a lack of ideas and resources to be turned into marketable products. By promoting innovation, we contribute to a higher success rate. In our success stories, companies tell how it works.

Offers for idea generation and research promotion

> Innovation groups

> Agro Food Innovation Forum

> Swiss Food Research Calls

> Promotion of innovation