Why become a member?

Join an active competence network for the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer for continuous value & market development of the Swiss agro-food value chain in national and international competition.

As a bridge between research institutes and Swiss companies, we cultivate the ecosystem for innovation in the sense of a dynamic economic and scientific community of participants from several sectors (all areas of the value chain) and their environment.

With our network, we are committed to the development of a holistic, sustainable, and future-oriented agro-food system and base our actions on our charter.

Join an active competence network for the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer for continuous value & market development of the Swiss agro-food value chain in national and international competition.

As a bridge between research institutes and Swiss companies, we cultivate the ecosystem for innovation in the sense of a dynamic economic and scientific community of participants from several sectors (all areas of the value chain) and their environment.

With our network, we are committed to the development of a holistic, sustainable, and future-oriented agro-food system and base our actions on our charter.

Advantages

A membership in the Swiss Food Research Network offers perspectives for sustainable development and growth with research-based innovation:

  • Enter the Swiss Innovation Agro Food Ecosystem
  • Access to national and international available research resources
  • Know-how and technology transfer in the agro-food industry and related sectors
  • Support for research funding applications (i.e. Innosuisse, BLW)
  • Participate in idea scouting, get support for projects and develop marketable products and/or applications
  • Access to developments, trends, and innovations in the national and international food sector
  • Room for topic-specific innovation exchange in the different innovation platforms (i.e. NES Innovation groups, NTN Innovation Booster, Agro Food Innovation Forum)
  • Discounts on various events
  • Visibility on our website and at events

Conditions for membership

Companies

  • 10 Mrd. CHF and more: 28'000 CHF
  • 1 to 9.99 Mrd. CHF: 10'000 CHF
  • 100 to 999.99 Mio. CHF: 6'000 CHF
  • 50 to 99.99 Mio. CHF: 3'000 CHF
  • 5 to 49.99 Mio. CHF: 1'500 CHF
  • 0.5 to 4.99 Mio. CHF: 500 CHF
  • 0 to 0.49 Mio. CHF: 150 CHF

Start-ups

  • 3rd year of activity - according to table above
  • 2nd year of activity: 200.-CHF
  • 1st year of activity: 0.-CHF

Scientific institutions - Collective memberships per research institution

  • Up to 3 Institutes/Laboratories: 5'000.-CHF
  • Up to 5 Institutes/Laboratories: 8'000.-CHF
  • Up to 10 Institutes/Laboratories: 14'000.-CHF
  • more than 10 Institutes/Laboratories: 20'000.-CHF
  • Single institute membership 1'700.-CHF

Industry associations

  • annual fee 5'000.-CHF

Associations - Research / NTN /... (weakly financed)

  • annual fee 500.-CHF or mutual free membership

Natural persons

  • annual fee 150.-CHF

Federal agencies

  • membership free of charge

The mentioned fees are annual. Membership fees for companies are charged for each single company listed in the commercial register.

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Testimonials

For sustainable food processing, we are researching alternative protein sources at ETH with international specialists. I see great potential in insects and algae.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys, Mitglied Lenkungsausschuss IG Insekten

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys, Mitglied Lenkungsausschuss IG Insekten
Networks have always encouraged me in my work. To test ideas for industrial companies at an early stage, I joined Swiss Food Research. In the meantime, I also support the association as a board member.
Michel Burla, Head of Division Oils and Fats, Centravo AG

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Michel Burla, Head of Division Oils and Fats, Centravo AG
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 detection origin cultures.
Dr. Gianpaolo Rando, CTO, Co Founder, SwissDeCode Sarl

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Dr. Gianpaolo Rando, CTO, Co Founder, SwissDeCode Sarl
Small start-ups with limited financial resources can benefit from such networks, where experiences are exchanged.
Ronald Herculeijns, Sales & Marketing Swiss Alpine Fish AG

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Ronald Herculeijns, Sales & Marketing Swiss Alpine Fish AG
Swiss Food Research accompanies us in the launch of projects that support sustainable cereal cultivation and give the Swiss agricultural and food industry new opportunities for differentiation.
Dr. S. Vogelgsang, Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe Ökologischer Pflanzenschutz im Ackerbau, Agroscope

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Dr. S. Vogelgsang, Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe Ökologischer Pflanzenschutz im Ackerbau, Agroscope
The use of functional cultures in classic and new applications leads to products with increased value. This know-how flows into various Swiss Food Research innovation groups and leads to new projects.
Prof. Dr. S. Miescher Schwenninger, Forschungsgruppe Lebensmittel-Biotechnologie, ZHAW Life Science

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Prof. Dr. S. Miescher Schwenninger, Forschungsgruppe Lebensmittel-Biotechnologie, ZHAW Life Science
"The project "protein extraction from moringa" is picking up speed, also thanks to the networking in the innovation groups. We are very grateful to Swiss Food Research for accompanying us along the way."
Ralf Schönung, CEO, Vitarbo AG, Arbon

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Ralf Schönung, CEO, Vitarbo AG, Arbon