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Impact Digests | Sustainable Protein: driving impact at scale
Impact Digests | Sustainable Protein: driving impact at scale

On 4 March, we held our first Impact Forum event, bringing together 4 experts to explore how we drive impact at scale in sustainable proteins in just 60 minutes. Topics spanned from technical innovations to the critical role of adapting interventions to diverse...

IWD 2024: Investing in women, inspiring inclusion
IWD 2024: Investing in women, inspiring inclusion

Just as in other countries around the world, female founders in Switzerland continue to be underrepresented and typically receive less funding than their male counterparts - even when research suggests that companies founded or co-founded by women tend to outperform...

Hidden costs of global agrifood systems worth at least $10 trillion
Hidden costs of global agrifood systems worth at least $10 trillion

Our current agrifood systems impose huge hidden costs on our health, the environment and society, equivalent to at least $10 trillion a year, according to a ground-breaking analysis by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), covering 154...

Switzerland: small country, big food nation
Switzerland: small country, big food nation

What does it mean to be a food nation? We caught up with experts from Switzerland Global Enterprise, PeakBridge VC and the Food and Agriculture Organization and to explore what Switzerland has to offer on the global stage. The phrase “food nation” has made a number of...

HES-SO’s Sergio Schmid on projects, partnerships and pilot plants
HES-SO’s Sergio Schmid on projects, partnerships and pilot plants

We recently welcomed HES-SO - the largest specialized university in Switzerland - into the Valley community. So we thought it was time to sit down with Sergio Schmid, Head of the Institute of Life Technologies at HES-SO Valais, to chat about their contribution to the...

AgriFood innovation in Fribourg: an ecosystem approach
AgriFood innovation in Fribourg: an ecosystem approach

In 2022, Valley partner Canton of Fribourg launched a new agri-food strategy. Just months later, their team, supported by fellow Valley partner Cluster Food & Nutrition, has worked alongside countless local partners to transform the words on the page into a series...

Meet 3 Swiss researchers shaping the future of food
Meet 3 Swiss researchers shaping the future of food

The Future Food Initiative provides an opportunity to educate and train new talent around the food value chain by leveraging the complementary strengths of the Swiss academic and industrial research communities. Meet this year’s three winners and find out more about...

Christoph Jenny: 4 things I learnt while scaling Planted
Christoph Jenny: 4 things I learnt while scaling Planted

In our third article in our series on scaling, we sat down with Christoph Jenny, Co-founder & member of the Executive Board of Planted, to hear what he has learnt over the past four years while scaling Planted from a ETH university spin-off to fastest growing...

Insolight announces its first agrivoltaic installation at scale
Insolight announces its first agrivoltaic installation at scale

Swiss scale-up Insolight is on a mission to bring the next generation of solar modules to market to enable farmers to protect their crops while producing solar energy and help build resilience against climate change. Their dynamic Agrivoltaic solution has now been...

EPFL’s Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher on turning plants into plastic
EPFL’s Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher on turning plants into plastic

Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher from EPFL’s Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing has developed a way to turn plant by-products into materials that could serve as an alternative to some types of plastic. Researchers at EPFL found that some types of sugar are...

Fribourg’s agri-food strategy proves to be an effective catalyst
Fribourg’s agri-food strategy proves to be an effective catalyst

Three Fribourg State Councillors recently presented the early results of the Canton’s economic development strategy for the agri-food sector. Over the last year, an interdisciplinary team has developed a project for each of the Strategy’s three flagship programmes....

Swiss AgTech Startup Agrinorm Secures 7-Digit Funding
Swiss AgTech Startup Agrinorm Secures 7-Digit Funding

Agrinorm, a Zurich-based AgTech startup, has secured significant financing to further develop their AI-powered software for quality risks management in the fresh produce value chains. The funding round was led by QBIT Capital and supported by renowned SICTIC investors...

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