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2021: A taste of the future

2021: A taste of the future

Dear Reader, As we enter a new period and welcome 2021, we're taking a few minutes to reflect back on an unprecedented first year. As for many others, the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley expected 2020 to go quite differently.  Not so long ago, our schedules were...

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Switzerland is a world reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation.

A unique ecosystem has emerged from Geneva to Zurich, due to Switzerlands deeply rooted agricultural tradition, an unmatched density of world leading companies and scientific institutions as well as a large number of start-ups in areas such as food, nutrition, life sciences or robotics.

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Application for MassChallenge Switzerland 2021 Starts 20th January
Application for MassChallenge Switzerland 2021 Starts 20th January

Accelerate the impact of your business through MassChallenge Switzerland 2021 by sending your applications starting today, January 20.MassChallenge Switzerland is a leader in helping startups across Europe expand their businesses by partnering them with corporations and renowned mentors in the...

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ETH Zürich, the leading Swiss university in science, engineering and technology, joins the SFNV.
ETH Zürich, the leading Swiss university in science, engineering and technology, joins the SFNV.

Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, has joined the SFNV. The organisation holds leading market positions worldwide in the fields of technology, advanced materials, as well as food processing. Every day two billion people enjoy foods produced using Bühler equipment. In light of this universal reach, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business.

Givaudan, the world’s largest company in the flavour and fragrance industries, joins the SFNV
Givaudan, the world’s largest company in the flavour and fragrance industries, joins the SFNV

Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, has joined the SFNV. The organisation holds leading market positions worldwide in the fields of technology, advanced materials, as well as food processing. Every day two billion people enjoy foods produced using Bühler equipment. In light of this universal reach, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business.

Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, joins the SFNV
Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, joins the SFNV

Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, has joined the SFNV. The organisation holds leading market positions worldwide in the fields of technology, advanced materials, as well as food processing. Every day two billion people enjoy foods produced using Bühler equipment. In light of this universal reach, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business.

Firmenich joins the SFNV to accelerate sustainable food innovation
Firmenich joins the SFNV to accelerate sustainable food innovation

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately owned fragrance and taste company, is proud to announce that it has joined the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley (SFNV), a global reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation. Founded in 2020 by Nestlé, EPFL, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and the Swiss Canton of Vaud, SFNV provides a rich eco-system of expertise and cutting edge science to address the major global food and nutrition challenges of the future. Bérangère Magarinos Ruchat. Firmenich’s Chief Sustainability Officer has been appointed to the Executive Commitee of the new network.

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Firmenich: To stand for quality, you have to stand for responsibility.
Firmenich: To stand for quality, you have to stand for responsibility.

Creating tastes and aromas capable of evoking great emotions, Firmenich’s flavours and fragrances are consumed by four billion people every day. The company is propelled by its desire to make a positive impact in every sense of the word, in every corner of the world: for their customers and consumers, for society and the planet. In an interview to honour Firmenich’s membership of the SFNV, Magarinos-Ruchat spoke of all this and much more.

PepsiCo, the multinational snack and beverage corporation, joins the SFNV
PepsiCo, the multinational snack and beverage corporation, joins the SFNV

Bühler, the Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, has joined the SFNV. The organisation holds leading market positions worldwide in the fields of technology, advanced materials, as well as food processing. Every day two billion people enjoy foods produced using Bühler equipment. In light of this universal reach, Bühler is in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business.

Nestlé to invest billions to reduce its carbon footprint
Nestlé to invest billions to reduce its carbon footprint

On Thursday, the Swiss multinational unveiled a program to reduce its carbon footprint, to which it intends to devote 3.2 billion francs over the next five years.

Its actions will focus on supporting farmers and suppliers to advance regenerative agriculture, planting hundreds of millions of trees within the next 10 years and completing the company’s transition to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025.

5 Strategic Axes to advance scientific innovation in food, agriculture, and nutrition
5 Strategic Axes to advance scientific innovation in food, agriculture, and nutrition

Following voting during its General Assembly, the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley association last week adopted five strategic axes designed to address major global food and nutrition challenges. These areas have been selected to align with Switzerland’s competitive capabilities, while also addressing the most vital complex challenges of the food systems beyond our borders.

Le Canton de Fribourg joins the SFNV.
Le Canton de Fribourg joins the SFNV.

The Canton of Fribourg has joined today the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley association, whose aim is to increase the international visibility and networking of the Swiss agri-food sector. Together with the canton of Fribourg, Agroscope and the Food & Nutrition Cluster have also joined the association. Thanks to its proven skills in this sector, the Canton of Fribourg can make a significant contribution to the development of this network and help shape its future development.

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