Swiss Food Ecosystem is one of 12 NTN initiatives powered by Innosuisse.
21.3 million Swiss francs are budgeted to enhance 1000 radically innovative Ideas.
Cluster Food & Nutrition and Swiss Food Research join forces in the Suisse Agro Food Leading House
Through open innovation tools like design thinking, ideas transform into prototypes.
NTN Innovation Boosters powered by Innosuisse are initiatives that aim to spur innovation activities through concrete ideas development and testing. NTN Innovation Boosters foster a culture of open innovation. Their activities are open to all Swiss actors who are interested. Knowledge transfer between research, business and society and foster cooperation with partners along the entire value chain of a theme. In doing so, they create sustainable competitive advantages for Swiss SMEs in particular. For the period 2021-2024 a total funding 21.3 million Swiss francs is budgeted to enhance 1000 radically innovative ideas out of 12 NTNs.
Our food system is broken!
Resources are under pressure when it comes to nourish up to 10 billion people by 2050.
Malnutrition and hunger are major causes for human health issues.
Be part of the solution and encourage a holistic and collaborative culture by means of open innovation
An ongoing process supports the emergence of innovative ideas, solutions and teams.
> Ideas can be awarded with CHF 1’000
Implementing agile tools and human-centered design methodologies. Teaming up with interdisciplinary partners. Prototype and validate with final users.
> winners are awarded with up to CHF 20’000 and further mentoring hours
The innobooster aims to bring a diverse group of people together in order to work on complex challenges that require a wide range of competences. Thus, it is addressed to all parties such as students, research institutes, companies (Start-ups, SME’s, corporates, …)
Yes, all types of innovation are welcome. Eligibility criteria: The teams going through the workshops (exploration phase) have to be members of one of the networks – Cluster Food & Nutrition or Swiss Food Research.
Value is only generated if companies and research groups actively participate and manage to develop ideas further leading to projects and products. We provide the platform and support this process at our best.