Switzerland Global Enterprise Hosts a Week of Webinars on Food Trends and Industry Insights

Switzerland Global Enterprise Hosts a Week of Webinars on Food Trends and Industry Insights

Switzerland Global Enterprise offers a week focused on food, cumulative expertise and targeted advice.

Switzerland Global Enterprise is the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion. They support Swiss SMEs in their international business and help innovative foreign companies to establish in Switzerland.

This week, Switzerland Global Enterprise is offering webinars on the topic of food. They will explain the latest trends, uncover attractive export markets, discuss legal requirements and tackle the needs of international customers. Get the chance to meet virtually with our consultants and let our experts answer all your questions. Benefit from our know-how whether you need advice about exporting wine in the USA, the demand for delivery service in the UK in the wake of Covid-19, Halal certification in Indonesia, functional food in South Korea or special regulations for foodstuff in Russia.

All Events

April 14, 10:00 – 11:00 The opportunities of the food market in South Korea
April 14, 11:00 – 12:00 Swiss food in Germany
April 14, 13:30 – 14:30 Webinar: How to enter the UK market successfully
April 14, 16:00 – 16:45 Business trip «food innovation Israel»
April 15, 09:00 – 10:00 FMCG export to Indonesia and Malaysia
April 15, 11:00 – 12:00 Wine exports to south-east Asia
April 15, 13:30 – 14:30 Nordic countries – a tasty market for Swiss wine?

For more information:

S-GE Investment Promotion
Office Zurich
Phone : +41 44 365 51 51

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WEBINAR, 15th April 2020 – Global Food Venture Programme Information Event

WEBINAR, 15th April 2020 – Global Food Venture Programme Information Event

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Join EIT-Food’s next live webinar and learn more about the Global Food Venture programme for PhDs across Europe.

Book your ticket if you are a PhD student aspiring to become a successful entrepreneur in the Food & Agriculture space, and eager to turn your innovative research into a start-up.

 

  • Date: 15th April 2021 – 16:00 – 17:00 CEST

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WEBINAR: Introduction to NTN InnoBooster for Swiss Food Ecosystems

WEBINAR: Introduction to NTN InnoBooster for Swiss Food Ecosystems

The newly launched NTN – Food Ecosystems Innovation Booster provides direct funding to selected innovation teams for the development and testing of innovation ideas.

Learn more about the NTN Innovation booster and how you can get involved in one of their upcoming introduction webinars 

Upcoming dates:

  • 08. Feb. 2021, 17-17:30 (FR)
  • 15. Feb. 2021, 17-17:30 (EN)
  • 18. Feb. 2021, 17-17:30 (FR)
  • 04. March 2021, 11:45 -12:15 (EN)

CONTACT

Suisse Agro Food Leadinghouse
Passage du Cardinal 11
1700 Fribourg

innoboost@swissfoodecosystems.ch

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Pre-registration for the Kickstart Switzerland 2021 Program is Now Open

Pre-registration for the Kickstart Switzerland 2021 Program is Now Open

Kickstart Switzerland is an annual innovation program that partners later-stage startups with corporations, foundations, universities and cities to promote deep tech innovation.

Taking place in Zurich from September to November, Kickstart helps Swiss startups collaborate with industry partners on pilot projects, commercial partnerships and other innovation opportunities. Since 2015, it has cultivated more than 170 partnerships and supported over 190 startups to grow in Switzerland and Europe through its program.

To ensure both startups and partners get tailored opportunities, Kickstart operates within the following focus areas:

Typical investment size: $10k.

For interested startups, send your applications here.

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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 field. Since 2016, they have promoted about 400 startups from different industries, raised over CHF 196M in funding, and created 157,000 jobs. 

Accelerator Benefits

  • Unrivaled access to 15+ global corporate partners including Nestlé, Bühler, Givaudan, Barry Callebaut, General Mills, and Südzucker – totalling to over CHF 250 billion in revenue
  • World-class mentoring from 550+ experts and a tailored program curriculum provided with no equity taken in return
  • The opportunity to compete for up to CHF 1M in non-dilutive cash prizes and other in-kind awards
  • Switzerland-specific advice on regulations and tax, easy access to the EU market, and strong trade links
  • A proven model that has helped more than 65% of finalists to raise funds during or immediately after the program

Sustainable Food Systems Industry Track

In this core program, select early-stage startups will receive additional specialized support and resources. The goal of this track is to accelerate the impact of startups in production, distribution, packaging, and food disposal through a collaboration of the largest multinational food corporations, world-class mentorship from food experts, and tailored curriculum focused on sustainability, food, and packaging. 

Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

Here, startups or scale-ups are matched with one of MassChallenge’s partners to accelerate innovation in the food sector. They will work directly with key stakeholders within a global food corporation and get access to co-development opportunities, product validation, customer connections, strategic investments, or advisor introductions.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Early Stage: Startups with no more than $1Mio of capital raised or $2M of Sales 
  • Impactful: Our judges are looking for the startup to define the impact. Successful applicants show how they create value for themselves and society. 
  • Viable: Teams, advisors, and plans are to be assessed to ensure their idea is executed.

 

For interested and eligible startups, apply here.

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Join the upcoming China AgriFood Tech Bootcamp 2021

Join the upcoming China AgriFood Tech Bootcamp 2021

Join the upcoming intense and tailored startup internationalization bootcamp organized by swissnex China and Innosuisse to take a deep dive into the China market, while leveraging the exciting opportunities within the world’s largest and most dynamic sustainable Agri-Food space.

The China Agri-Food-Tech Bootcamp 2021 offers Swiss startups a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the fast-growing Agri-Food space in China, gain insight into the specific IP / legal frameworks while connecting with potential partners and customers.

Organized by swissnex China and Innosuisse, this program will provide tailored support to participating startups via virtual workshops, exclusive pitch sessions to investors, IP & regulation consulting, as well as market research reporting, connecting them with investors, industry experts and potential partners, while maximizing their exposure to a broad audience in China. This program is offered free of charge to the selected startup attendees.

The participating startups are encouraged to travel to China to further develop and implement
their local market entry as international business travel resumes.

  • Application Deadline: February 20, 2021
  • Virtual Bootcamp: March 22-31, 2021
  • Tailored Individual Support: Upon arrival in China, 2021-2022

General information
• Virtual Bootcamp duration: March 22- 31, 2021
• Detailed bootcamp agenda and logistics details will be announced in early March.
Important: Applying startups need to be in the Innosuisse coaching program.

Camp support
Swissnex China provides tailored, individual guidance to Campers by delivering virtual
workshops, exclusive pitch to investors, IP & regulation consulting, market research report
during the period while international travel is still restricted. When participating startups are able to
travel to China in person within the stipulated Innosuisse China Camp period, swissnex China
can facilitate 2-3 connections with relevant entities for further market validation or market entry.
Startups are expected to follow-up with the contacts and complete camp milestones. 

Travel stipend
All startups are encouraged to travel to China to further develop the market after the Virtual
Bootcamp. Innosuisse and swissnex China will offer travel stipends of CHF 3000 (Market
Validation Campers) or CHF 6000 (Market Entry Campers) to startups who will travel to China in
person during the camp year.

Eligibility
Participating startups are required to be currently active in an Innosuisse Coaching program, or
have recently obtained an Innosuisse Certificate / CTI-Label in the last 3 years.
If you’re not in the Innosuisse Coaching program, apply here. If the timeframe is tight, we advise
you to apply for coaching and camp in parallel. 

CONTACT
Reach out to our program manager to learn more:

Ms. Simin Yang
simin.yang@swissnexchina.org

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