Meet the Swiss Food & Nutrition Ecosystem | July 8th

Meet the Swiss Food & Nutrition Ecosystem | 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 is the leading economy in terms of innovation, and food innovation accounts for 2.3 billion francs in this.

Yes, Switzerland has an extensive food & nutrition ecosystem: corporates, startups, academia, cantons, SMEs, clusters, and investors are composing our country. Everything you need to develop an idea is here.

Then, what’s missing? Switzerland lacks collaboration between all of its initiatives.

This is where Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley appears!

We decided to resolve this lack. That’s why, in collaboration with Accenture, we developed a report both on the Swiss and international food & nutrition ecosystem.

During this event, you will discover a glimpse of the said report, following this schedule :

1. Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley Presentation

2. Accenture Presents its foundings

3. Speakers

4. Talk

 

In collaboration with Accenture

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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 Security will be hosted by Agroscope, Bühler Group, EPFL, ETH Zürich and Nestlé, and supported by an independent scientific committee. We would like to invite you to EFFoST2021 that will be held in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland from 1-4 November 2021. 

The acceleration of climate change and the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, shows the central role of food & nutrition to provide basic needs, wellbeing and resilience for individuals, families and societies around the world. We share FAO’s vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all. Therefore, EFFoST2021 aims to be a catalyst for collaboration between industry, academia and governments to address challenges in food and nutrition.

Every year the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) organises this prestigious academic food science and technology conference. Join world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multi-disciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments and create new partnerships.

Conference topics

The 35th EFFoST International Conference will explore the theme: Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food Security. This is further examined in the below-mentioned sub-themes that highlight the expertise of our conference host, Nestle.

Advancing Science for Shifting Consumer Trends

  • Food product design in times of uncertainties: technologies for affordable, shelf-stable products
  • Food & nutrition to enhance the resilience of individuals and societies

Shaping Robust and Flexible Supply Chains & Manufacturing Setups

  • Technologies for decentralized and modular food processing
  • Safety, Authenticity, Sanitation in innovative food processing
  • Towards Food Industry 4.0

Engineering Affordable and Sustainable Nutrition Solutions

  • Food technology for low cost & high nutritional value
  • Biodiversity for healthier diets: alternative proteins, ancient ingredients, minimum processing
  • Plant-based vs. animal-based protein: ingredients, processing, nutrition and liking

Make sure to block 1-4 November 2021 in your diary, to join world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multidisciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments and create new partnerships.

For more information visit www.effostconference.com.

Supported by the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley

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UN Food System Summit | 3rd of June 2021

UN Food System Summit | 3rd of June 2021

UN Food System Summit | Trilateral Independent Dialogue

Shift 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 Thursday, June 3, 2021, 16:00 GMT+2

The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems. The initiative will awaken the world to the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. It is a summit for everyone everywhere – a people’s summit. It is also a solutions summit that will require everyone to take action to transform the world’s food systems.

 

Guided by five Action Tracks, the Summit will bring together key players from the worlds of science, business, policy, healthcare and academia, as well as farmers, indigenous people, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists, and other key stakeholders. Before, during and after the Summit, these actors will come together to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.

About the Independent Dialogue
The success of the 2021 Food Systems Summit depends on the engagement of citizens all over the world. By convening or joining an Independent Dialogue, you can have a seat at the table and contribute directly to the Summit’s ambitious vision and objectives. But that’s not all: Dialogues also give you the chance to learn from others in your community, form new partnerships, and explore important challenges facing your local food system.

About Swissnex
Swissnex is the Swiss global network (5 swissnex locations + 22 Science & Technology Offices in Swiss Embassies) connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talents. Swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign As connectors among cultures and dialogue facilitators, this year our network in Brazil and South Korea decided to support the UN in the mission to shift towards healthy and sustainable consumption patterns.

SFNV Speaking 🎤

Meet with our Managing Director Christina Senn-Jakobsen and our Exco Member Christian Nils Schwab, both speaking at the event. 

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Apply to Global Food Venture Programme Stage 2 | Deadline 5th of June 2021

Apply to Global Food Venture Programme Stage 2 | Deadline 5th of June 2021

EIT Food’s flagship Global Food Venture programme is a dedicated offering to Doctoral Students across Europe working on food system challenges.

Deadline for Stage II: Apply until 5th of June 2021

We’re excited to announce that Global Food Venture Programme of  EIT Food will support once again 50 highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their science into viable business in Food & AgTech space. Join our 4th cohort to bring your innovative research from the lab into the market!

Global Food Venture Programme offers a 6-Month curriculum designed to address the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and early phase start-up ventures from PhD students. It comprises exciting activities like a 10-day Summer School in Entrepreneurship, 1-week Bootcamp in Business Incubation, International Bootcamp with experts from the famous Silicon Valley and individual Mobility Grants for business meetings with industry partners to validate technology feasibility and value propositions. The programme is divided in two independent stages (Stage I & Stage II), which can be completed in consecutive years or within the same one. The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a Final Competition Event, where students pitch their business plan in front of a jury and have the chance to win up to 10K cash Prizes for best start-up project. Participants are supported along this journey with one-on-one Business Coaching to advance start-up ideas and create solid business propositions in food & agtech space. Apply to GFVP Stages to gain knowledge & skills in business creation, expert insights, showcases, mentoring and great networking opportunities!

 CALLS OPEN for 2021: Stage I & Stage II

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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: 25 May 2021, 17:00–18:00 CET
Program
✺ Watch the premiere of several of our short films to learn more about different food systems research projects at ETH Zurich
✺ Learn about the craft of visual storytelling from videographer Marius Born
✺ Gain insight about using different platforms to share science from ETH Zurich Prof. Emma Wetter Slack
✺ And meet the stars- talk with the young researchers who stepped in front of the camera to bring science stories to life!
 
Films
  • Teaming up with soil microbes Starring: Lukas Wille. Molecular Plant Breeding Group
  • Fighting Vitamin A deficiency and soil depletion Starring: Rafaela Feola Conz, Sustainable Agroecosystems Group
  • Red clover for sustainable livestock production Starring: Mike Ruckle, Molecular Plant Breeding Group
  • Rooibos – Looking beneath the surface Starring: Josep Ramoneda Massagué, Plant Nutrition Group
  • Growing food without land Starring: Iris Haberkorn and Alexander Mathys, Sustainable Food Processing Group
  • Rethinking human waste Starring: Ben Wilde, Sustainable Agroecosystems Group
 
Moderation: Braida Thom, WFSC Films Producer

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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 changing consumer demands, by new technologies and, lately, by the pandemic.

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple facets of sustainability, from ethical standards to responsible manufacturing, and are demanding more control over the provenance of the products they buy. At the same time, climate change, shrinking farmland and a growing world population are putting pressure on traditional methods of food production and distribution.

When it comes to meeting the challenge of feeding nine billion people while preserving the natural environment, innovation will be key. Already, startups and established companies alike are implementing novel ways to produce, process, distribute and recycle our daily bread. Plant-based meat has made its way onto supermarket shelves. Thanks to significant investment, scientists in laboratories around the world are recreating our nutrition, from dairy to meat. Is cellular agriculture the future of food?

At the 1st International Food Innovation Conference, we will introduce you to cutting-edge research, revolutionary new business models and smart thinkers, presenting the latest in food innovation.

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SFNV Members Discount

As a partner of this event, the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley offers 25% discount for its members. To claim your discount code, please contact us at info@sfnv.ch.

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