The Swiss Canton of Vaud, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the Swiss Hospitality Management School in Lausanne (EHL Group), and Nestlé have joined forces to develop and promote a global innovation ecosystem on food and nutrition. The initiative will be launched in January 2020 as the “Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley,” with the aim to further attract talent, startups, and investment to the region.
As a result of the intensive collaboration among local players, leading innovation platforms have emerged in Switzerland, including in the areas of nutrition, nutrigenomics, alternative proteins, packaging sciences, and sustainable agriculture. With the creation of the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley, the founding partners aim to strengthen the existing innovation ecosystem further and attract talent, startups, and investment to the region. The Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley addresses major challenges of the future of food and nutrition using cutting-edge science and technology—from agriculture to waste and from innovative products to healthy, sustainable diets.
“Switzerland is home to a very unique innovation ecosystem for food and nutrition,” said Stefan Palzer, CTO Nestlé S.A. “Together we can more effectively address global challenges such as delicious, nutritious, and affordable nutrition for all, sustainable packaging, and mitigation of climate change.”
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