The Swiss Canton of Vaud, EPFL, the Swiss Hospitality Administration College in Lausanne (EHL Group) and Nestlé have joined forces to develop and promote a world innovation ecosystem on meals and diet. The initiative shall be launched in 2020 because the “Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley”, with the intention to additional entice expertise, start-ups and funding to the area.
Switzerland is house to a singular ecosystem within the space of meals and diet. This is because of its deeply rooted agricultural custom, an unmatched density of world main corporations and scientific establishments in addition to a lot of start-ups in areas equivalent to meals, diet, life sciences or robotics.
Because of the intensive collaboration amongst native gamers, main innovation platforms have emerged in Switzerland, together with within the areas of diet, nutrigenomics, different proteins, packaging sciences and sustainable agriculture. With the creation of the Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley, the founding companions intention to strengthen the prevailing innovation ecosystem additional and entice expertise, start-ups and funding to the area. The Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley addresses main challenges of the way forward for meals and diet utilizing cutting-edge science and know-how – from agriculture to waste, from modern merchandise to wholesome, sustainable diets.
The Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley is endorsed by the Swiss Federal Councilor Man Parmelin, Head of the Swiss Federal Division of Financial Affairs, Training and Analysis. The initiative was offered throughout a go to of the Federal Councilor to Nestlé Analysis on 11 October 2019. Mr Parmelin acknowledged: “Meals manufacturing in Switzerland could be very near my coronary heart, each as farmer by coaching and as minister for financial affairs. I due to this fact assist initiatives just like the Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley, the place we spotlight our Swiss aggressive benefits in analysis, innovation and manufacturing.”
“We sit up for collaborating within the Swiss Meals & Vitamin Valley to additional strengthen analysis and innovation in an space that’s of key significance to Switzerland” acknowledged EPFL president Martin Vetterli.
The initiative shall be formally launched in January 2020.