Swiss Food Ecosystem is one of 12 NTN initiatives powered by Innosuisse.
Financial and dedicated support of the program aims at radically innovative Ideas.
Cluster Food & Nutrition and Swiss Food Research join forces in the Suisse Agro Food Leadinghouse
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 600 novel innovation ideas and 100 radical follow-up projects out of 12 NTNs.
The NTN Innovation Booster aims to bring together a diverse group of people in order to work on solutions fo 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, …). Actors from these sectors will form a team and participate to ideation calls and follow up co-creation interactions.
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.