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Open Exploration Workshop – Innovation Booster Swiss Food Ecosystems

05.09.2023 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The transformation of the agro food system needs a space to create opportunities, incubate ideas and develop radical solutions. Welcome to the Innovation Booster Swiss Food Ecosystems!

Starting exploring and mapping the problem and opportunity space on resource efficiency within the agro-food system will help to deepen the connection to the problem, by understanding how resources are used today, why we stick to it, and what root cause are at their base laying out the relevant stakeholders and comprehending their relationship to the problem, their bonds and fears.

Based on the thorough exploration of the entire problem landscape of today’s resource spillage a systemic picture of the whole will be possible.

This open and collaborative setting will make you meet people from diverse backgrounds and will make you learn more insights to actively work on the emerging opportunities. Be it designing circular economy on biological and technical loops, nudging consumer behavior, innovating technology and packaging, food waste reduction and as far as re-modeling the system from soil to soil.

Radical ideas that mature during the workshop will be submitted for incubation in a first step. A CHF 5’000,- voucher in cash and curated coaching will allow to spend more thorough thinking on the idea. Desktop, literature and patent search, in-depth interviews with experts, research and implementation partners, project- and team lineup will be checked and supported by coaches on a regular basis.

Ideas that grow into a project proposal with disruptive potential, a committed team from research and implementation partners will be invited for pitching to an expert jury. A grant of up to CHF 40’000.- will allow for more development in bringing it to life.

The workshops are the ticket for idea incubation and project proposal for this Innovation Booster. (Participation to workshop, of at least one member of the submitting team is mandatory for grant reception)

A reservation fee of CHF 100,- per person is asked at registration. This will be refunded after participation.


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Suisse Agro Food Leadinghouse
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INNOSpace Bern
Gurtenbrauerei 31
Köniz, 3084 Switzerland
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