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AgroSustain secures CHF 500’000 to prepare for commercial rollout
AgroSustain secures CHF 500’000 to prepare for commercial rollout

Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley member, AgroSustain, has secured a FIT Tech Growth loan, completing the startup’s CHF 4.8 Million Series A funding round and laying the foundations for imminent market launch.Food waste: a growing issue The Food and Agriculture...

New Report Reveals Swiss Startups Raised CHF 3.1 Billion in 2021
New Report Reveals Swiss Startups Raised CHF 3.1 Billion in 2021

The Swiss Venture Capital Report 2022 published yesterday revealed that Swiss startups raised CHF 3.1 billion in 2021. Innovaud Director, Patrick Barbey, takes this as a sign that the Swiss innovation ecosystem has remained robust, despite the pandemic.LAUSANNE,...

The Canton of Fribourg Launches its First Agri-Food Strategy Projects
The Canton of Fribourg Launches its First Agri-Food Strategy Projects

In January last year, the Fribourg State Council approved a new Agri-Food Strategy. Now they're launching three projects to bring their flagship programs to life.FRIBOURG, January 17, 2022 — Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley member, the Canton of Fribourg, has a...

Swiss Accelerators+ Round Table
Swiss Accelerators+ Round Table

In December, we invited seven Swiss accelerators and startup support organisations to a Round Table event to discuss how we can work together to drive food tech innovation across Switzerland - and beyond.Navigating the ecosystemAccelerators are the lifeblood of any...

An interview with Yasemin Sharityar, Head of Impact Platforms
An interview with Yasemin Sharityar, Head of Impact Platforms

Over the last four months, SFNV has launched its first Impact Platform on Precision Nutrition. We caught up with Yasemin, Head of Impact Platforms SFNV, to find out more about what’s happened so far and hear about the four additional platforms we'll be launching in...

Agilery: your one-stop food manufacturer
Agilery: your one-stop food manufacturer

The Agilery team wants to revolutionize food and beverage manufacturing. We sat down with co-founder Jonas Schneider to talk about collaborating to innovate - from vegan snacks to alcohol-free spirits.   Describe your company in a single sentence.Agilery aims to...

Young EFFoST Day: Inspiring the next generation of food scientists
Young EFFoST Day: Inspiring the next generation of food scientists

Inspiring the next generation of food scientists - A look back at the Young EFFoST Day 2021 in Lausanne.🎤 "People stay for culture - not purpose!"  This morning, we had the chance to exchange with over 160+ PhD and master students at the Young EFFoST Day in Lausanne...

ADM launches new locally sourced soy and wheat proteins in Europe
ADM launches new locally sourced soy and wheat proteins in Europe

Today, European consumers want to know: “Where exactly does my food come from – and is it sustainable?” Rightfully, they are increasingly interested in the origins of their foods, and if that origin is sustainable to ensure there is enough for everyone who wants it...

Celebrating the Agropôle’s membership in Vaud technopoles
Celebrating the Agropôle’s membership in Vaud technopoles

Highlights of the event that marked the entry of Agropôle Switzerland into the Vaudois technopoles on September 9, 2021 🌱 Under the aegis of Innovaud, the Agropôle center of expertise for the sustainable food of tomorrow has entered the official list of Vaud...

FoodHack announces top 40 selected startups at upcoming Demo Day
FoodHack announces top 40 selected startups at upcoming Demo Day

FoodHack just announced the 40 FoodTech startups participating in its first ever Demo Day. The selected cohort is a glimpse into some of the most promising segments of FoodTech today.The Batch  177 companies from 29 countries applied to pitch at FoodHack’s Demo Day....

Givaudan, Bühler, and Migros establish pilot plant for cultured meat
Givaudan, Bühler, and Migros establish pilot plant for cultured meat

Three companies Givaudan, Bühler and Migros have formed a new entity, The Cultured Food Innovation Hub, in Kemptthal near Zurich, to accelerate the development and market penetration of cellular agriculture products. There are many arguments supporting the mass...

Accenture Joins SFNV in Mapping the Swiss FoodTech Ecosystem 2021
Accenture Joins SFNV in Mapping the Swiss FoodTech Ecosystem 2021

The report identifies that 286 key players and four major trends are driving and influencing the Swiss foodtech industry: sustainability, agriculture efficiency, and transparency of supply chains.Today we see the beginning of a new era in the global food and nutrition...

The Mapping of the Swiss FoodTech Ecosystem 1.0 | July 8th
The Mapping of the Swiss FoodTech Ecosystem 1.0 | July 8th

What is Switzerland missing in food innovation? Collaboration. Join this event, and discover the Swiss Food & Nutrition ecosystem! Thursday 8th of July 2021, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST  Powered by Accenture for the SFNV For the 10th consecutive year, Switzerland...

Updates from the Nestlé R&D Accelerator since launching in 2019
Updates from the Nestlé R&D Accelerator since launching in 2019

Since launching in 2019, the Nestlé R&D Accelerator has gathered experts from the company, graduates, students and startups to work together on turning science and innovative concepts into new product solutions.The Nestlé R&D Accelerator is a global initiative...

Applications for NTN Swiss Food Ecosystem Ideation Campaign Now Open
Applications for NTN Swiss Food Ecosystem Ideation Campaign Now Open

You may now register for the NTN Swiss Food Ecosystem Ideation Campaign by the 4th of June 2021.The Ideation Campaign on the online innovation platform is a semi-public event with a large community from different NTNs and expertise. People submitting their ideas do so...

35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 | 1-4 November 2021
35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 | 1-4 November 2021

Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food Security Lausanne, Switzerland | 1-4 November 2021  Supported by the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley The 35th EFFoST International Conference: Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food...

UN Food System Summit | 3rd of June 2021
UN Food System Summit | 3rd of June 2021

UN Food System Summit | Trilateral Independent DialogueShift to healthy and sustainable consumption patterns. Focus on consumers’ education, innovative solutions and cross-borders learning experience. Date: June 3rd 2021 From Thursday, June 3, 2021, 13:30 GMT+2 to...

SNAQ: Get Nutritional Information Using an Image of Your Meal
SNAQ: Get Nutritional Information Using an Image of Your Meal

Zurich-based startup SNAQ developed a patent-pending food analysis app that gives users nutritional information about their meals just by taking its picture.SNAQ is a machine learning and computer vision startup active in the medical field. It has developed a mobile...

Helbling Technik Develops Smart Devices for Sustainable Nutrition
Helbling Technik Develops Smart Devices for Sustainable Nutrition

Helbling Technik develops smart nutrition systems to tackle the challenge of sustainable food consumption. The approach is based on three pillars: nutrition devices, smart technologies and system circularity.Helbling Technik’s Nutrition Devices Nutrition devices are...

Science Stories – WFSC Short Films Premiere | 25th May 2021
Science Stories – WFSC Short Films Premiere | 25th May 2021

Science Stories - WFSC Short Films Premiere The WFSC Research Programs support new cross-​​disciplinary and solution-​oriented research to address food system challenges. We are excited to show results from several of these projects in the form of short films! Date:...

FlavorWiki: Digitizing Consumer Preference in the Food Industry
FlavorWiki: Digitizing Consumer Preference in the Food Industry

Swiss startup FlavorWiki helps the food and beverage industry evaluate consumer perception and preference in record time, from anywhere in the world.Zurich-based consumer insights company, FlavorWiki, is using unique sensory technology to digitize individual tastes....

DNAFoil® A2 Cow Test: SwissDeCode’s Newest Product
DNAFoil® A2 Cow Test: SwissDeCode’s Newest Product

A Swiss foodtech company is launching a rapid test that would allow dairy farms to identify A2 milk-producing cows.SwissDeCode is launching the DNAFoil® A2 Cow Test to answer the growing demands for A2 milk testing. The rapid kit allows farmers and companies to test...

Givaudan Collaborates with Microcaps on Microencapsulation
Givaudan Collaborates with Microcaps on Microencapsulation

Givaudan, a global leader in flavours, food ingredients, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients, partnered with Microcaps to advance their innovative ideas.A company over 250 years old, Givaudan is a founding partner of MassChallenge Switzerland since 2016. The...

FoodSparks®: A New Agrifood-tech Seed Fund by PeakBridge and EIT Food
FoodSparks®: A New Agrifood-tech Seed Fund by PeakBridge and EIT Food

PeakBridge and EIT Food have launched PeakBridge FoodSparks® SCSp, a new seed fund for European agrifood-tech startups.Global fund manager PeakBridge joins EIT Food, the world’s biggest Agrifood Innovation Ecosystem, in launching the FoodSparks® fund. This new fund...

1st International Food Innovation Conference | 29th June 2021
1st International Food Innovation Conference | 29th June 2021

Farms, Labs and Beyond: Fixing a Broken Food System Date: 29th June 2021 The past decades in food production have seen a move in one direction only: towards a growing worldwide entanglement along the nutrition value chain. But this chain is being challenged – by...

YASAI: Building The Largest Vertical Farm in the World
YASAI: Building The Largest Vertical Farm in the World

YASAI empowers customers to grow more with less for the health of people, plants and the planet.Headquartered in Zurich, YASAI is a vertical farming service that allows its customers to grow more with less. The startup creates circular food production systems in...

Farmer Connect Secures US$9M to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains
Farmer Connect Secures US$9M to Bring Transparency to Supply Chains

Swiss agritech startup Farmer Connect has raised a US$9M in a Series A investment round.An investment led by ITOCHU Corporation, a major Japanese general trading company, resulted in Farmer Connect securing US$9M. The Series A financing comes after significant growth...

Migros Adopts Nutri-Score for All In-house Brands
Migros Adopts Nutri-Score for All In-house Brands

Swiss retailer Migros has announced that it will introduce Nutri-Score labelling on the packaging of all private-label food items.This week, major Swiss retailer Migros announced that it will put Nutri-Score on the packaging of its own-brand products. Nutri-Score is a...

YAMO: Delivering Fresh, Organic Food to Babies and Kids
YAMO: Delivering Fresh, Organic Food to Babies and Kids

As Europe's first digital native vertical brand for child food, YAMO is about to change a whole category for good.The Zug-based startup, YAMO, provides nutritious and delicious products to help children grow up healthy and strong. Their products are made of 100%...

Farmy: Online Market for Fresh Organic Products
Farmy: Online Market for Fresh Organic Products

Farmy is an online shop for regional and organic products, delivering straight from farm to home.Zurich-based company, Farmy, is an online market that delivers regional and organic products directly from farm to home. It offers over 12,500 hand-picked organic products...

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