Nutrition and food technologies

Personalized nutrition, functional foods, robotized agriculture: tomorrow's food is served in the canton of Vaud

With a strong agricultural tradition, the canton of Vaud saw the agri-food sector develop over a century ago, with the creation of Nestlé in Vevey in 1905. The region also benefits from a strong industrial tradition, complemented by a strong spirit of innovation, enabling the companies it hosts to design and produce new solutions to meet today’s needs and anticipate the challenges of the future.

Products from the Vaud food industry are exported worldwide. In addition to the large-scale trade in foodstuffs, the canton of Vaud has several important players in the research and development of new products. Academic institutes, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), or the EHL Hospitality Management School, are working on future oriented challenges.

For Stefan Palzer, CTO of Nestlé, “Switzerland is home to a unique innovation ecosystem for food and nutrition. Together, we can more effectively address global challenges such as delicious, nutritious and affordable food for all, sustainable packaging, and climate change mitigation.” In light of this, the canton of Vaud, EPFL, EHL and Nestlé joined forces in 2020 to develop and promote an innovative food and nutrition ecosystem worldwide, under the initiative "Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley".
 

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Our Success Stories

Chiquita

In 150 years, Chiquita has established itself as the world’s leading banana producer. Since its head office moved to the canton of Vaud, the group has been promoting sustainable, organic farming.

CleanGreens

CleanGreens nutzt die neuesten Umwelt-Technologien, darunter ein weltweit einzigartiges, mobiles Aeroponik-System. Die Salate und Kräuter werden aus Düsen, die sich regelmässig hin- und herbewegen, mit Wasser und Nährstoffen besprüht.

Actualités et événements

14.06.2022

InnoFood & co

The annual meeting to connect with the actors of the agri-food ecosystem, in Switzerland and internationally, and to discover solutions for a healthy and sustainable food.

Espace Gruyère

18.05.2022

Venture Leaders Biotech 2022

You belong to the top Biotech startups in Switzerland and want to boost your future? Then apply to be one of the 10 members of the 2022 Swiss National Startup Team Biotech for a rocking week travelling to international hotspots for health science and biotech. Don’t miss the opportunity!

17.05.2022

TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2022

Have your say on which Swiss startups will be celebrated at this year's TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award! Take part in the TOP 100 Public Voting and support for the startup that impresses you the most. From now until July 17th, 2022, all LinkedIn users have one vote each in the public competition to choose the 10 most innovative Swiss startups. The winners will be announced at the TOP 100 award ceremony on September 7th, 2022.