Fostering food innovation

Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley is a nationwide initiative to develop, strengthen and promote food innovation in Switzerland and beyond. We address major challenges in food, agriculture and nutrition by leveraging cutting-edge science and technology for a more sustainable future. 

Fostering
food innovation

Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley is a nationwide initiative to develop, strengthen and promote food innovation in Switzerland and beyond. We address major challenges in food, agriculture and nutrition by leveraging cutting-edge science and technology for a more sustainable future. 

Our Purpose

To foster food innovation, while addressing our global food challenges.

Switzerland – A world reference

Deeply rooted in agricultural tradition, Switzerland’s unmatched density of world leading companies and scientific institutions, as well as pioneering start-ups in food, nutrition, life sciences and robotics; provides a unique setting to innovate and contribute to solving our most pressing global food challenges.

Our Impact Platforms

We’re bringing together a diverse group of actors to drive concrete change in five focus areas :

Precision Nutrition

Sustainable Proteins

Food Systems 4.0

Future of Farming

Sustainable Packaging

Meet our Team

Christina Senn-Jakobsen

Managing Director
christina@sfnv.ch

Yasemin Sharityar

Head of Impact Platforms
yasemin@sfnv.ch

Maëlle Bydlon

PA and Relationships Manager
maelle@sfnv.ch

Mihai Tonu

Business Relationships
mihai@sfnv.ch

Valentina Korobeynikova

Events and Marketing
valentina@sfnv.ch

Steering Committee

Martin Vetterli
President

EPFL President, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Stefan Palzer
Vice-President

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President Nestlé

Calvin Grieder
SteerCo Member

Chairman at Bühler, Givaudan and SGS

Michel Rochat
SteerCo Member

Chief Executive Officer at EHL Group

Philippe Leuba
SteerCo Member

Minister in charge of the Department of Economy, Innovation and Sport, Canton of Vaud

Executive Committee

Aurélien Demaurex
ExCo Member

Startups & SMEs Representative, Co-Founder at ecoRobotix

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
ExCo Member

Chief Sustainability Officer at Firmenich

Christian Schwab
ExCo Member

Executive Director of the Integrative Food & Nutrition Center, EPFL

Christoph Hartmann
ExCo Member

Head of Academic Alliances at Nestlé

Fabian Wahl
ExCo Member

Member of the Executive Board at Agroscope

Fabio Campanile
ExCo Member

Global Head of Science & Technology, Taste & Wellbeing at Givaudan

Ian Roberts
ExCo Member

Chief Technology Officer at Bühler SA

Jerry Krattinger
ExCo Member

Managing Director of Fribourg Development Agency at Canton of Fribourg

Marc Stierand
ExCo Member

Associate Professor of Service Management & Founding Director of The Institute of Business Creativity (IBC), EHL

Martijn Sonnevelt
ExCo Member

Executive Director at ETH Zurich World Food System Center

Raphaël Conz
ExCo Member

Deputy Director at the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) Canton of Vaud

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