Agro-Food Innovation Forum

The professional exchange platform for innovations and start-ups


Joined forces to bring together the best of the Swiss agro-food innovation ecosystem:

Cluster Foods & Nutrition, Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft and Swiss Food Research

The "Agro-Food Innovation Forum" offers a professional exchange platform for the further development of ideas and the exploitation of potential with companies, research institutions, organisations and start-ups.

In a start-up exhibition and a pitching session, participants listen to and learn from innovative experts about value-adding science, benefit from failures and find instruments for better protection and use of key success factors.

Postponed to 2021 - 3rd edition of Agro-Food Innovation Forum

The 2020 edition of the Agro Food Innovation Forum will not take place due to the Corona pandemic. The Forum is postponed to June 2021.

After the last two forums and the cancellation in the crisis year 2020, the Agro Food Innovation Forum will offer participants from industry, research and young entrepreneurs an even larger platform for professional exchange to develop ideas and explore their potential.

The 3rd edition of the Agro Food Innovation Forum takes place:

June 2021 - at the SWISS CAMPUS FOR AGRI & FOOD INNOVATION, AgriCO, St-Aubin, Fribourg

A program of presentations on best practice & best conditions for growth frame the pitching and matching sessions, to exchange targeted information. In 2020, we would have had the pleasure of hearing a keynote speech by the head of the Federal Department of Economics and Research, Guy Parmelin. We hope that Guy Parmelin will also find time in 2021 to discover the spirit of innovation in the Swiss agro-food sector.

20 Start-Ups will pitch their businesses, and more will show-case their innovations at the marketplace or during breaks for tastings.

Join us to experience the latest highlights on Swiss Future Food development and match with all participants for more opportunities!

Start Ups - Participating, Presenting, Testing

A marketplace area is reserved for the participating startups. Register now to secure your startup space and your pitching slot out of 20.
With the members of Swiss Food Research, Cluster Food & Nutrition, the Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft and the support of SEIF, the 3rd Agro Food Innovation Forum provides a swiss interactive hub for groundbreaking ideas to meet potential-boosting know-how, science-based ideas to become market-driven ventures generating an impact. Take your slot to pair with industry partners, research institutes and other entrepreneurs and organization:

  • pitch your business
  • present it on the marketplace
  • place & taste it in the catering zone

2nd Agro-Food Innovation Forum
21 March 2019 - Technopark Zurich

Through the co-organization of Swiss Food Research, Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft, Cluster Food & Nutrition
and FoodHack, Agro-Food Innovation Forum 2019 has created a space for development throughout Switzerland. This was demonstrated by 28 Agro-Food Start-ups and 150 participants from research, industry, sponsors and innovators at the Technopark on 21 March 2019 Zurich. Products with a promising future were tasted, services ranging from data management to improvements for more nutrient soils in agriculture were presented. Common to all start-ups is the desire for better and sustainable nutrition for humans and the environment. We thank all young entrepreneurs for their courage and commitment to the future!

1st Agro Food Innovation Forum

More than 100 participants from industry, research and innovation met on 5 June 2018 for the 1st Agro-Food Innovation Forum. 19 startups presented themselves in the pitching session and at the table fair. Members of Swiss Food Research and event partner from the Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft were able to generate ideas for new projects and professional partnerships. We would like to thank all those involved for the great success and look forward to next year!

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1st Agro Food Innovation Forum

More than 100 participants from industry, research and innovation met on 5 June 2018 for the 1st Agro-Food Innovation Forum. 19 startups presented themselves in the pitching session and at the table fair. Members of Swiss Food Research and event partner from the Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft were able to generate ideas for new projects and professional partnerships. We would like to thank all those involved for the great success and look forward to next year!

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