1. Ideation Campaign

Submission closed 16 April 2021

“How might we develop & exploit low processing technologies to produce healthier, more nutritious and more sustainable food?”


Explore all submitted ideas

Process of Ideation Phase

All ideas will be rated on:

  • Potential of innovation
  • Degree of novelty – to Switzerland / to the world
  • Desirability, viability and feasibility
  • Economic impact
  • Sustainability
  • Scale-up / follow-up potential
  • The ideation campaign is open to anyone, who…
  • Is prepared to share his/her idea with a community
    and embrace the open innovation approach to find
    radical solutions
  • Applications are screened by the Suisse Agro Food
    Leadinghouse prior to publication on the HYPE platform and made visible to the community
  • Participation is free of charge!

We are looking for ideas in the vertical of bioeconomy.

Processing technologies are highly developed and there are lots of products available, requiring sophisticated processing steps. The question that arises:

  • Could we do things simpler?
  • Could we apply technologies & methods that work also with complex matrices and do not require highly refined ingredients?
  • That would lower the effort along the entire chain, safe energy & costs, and may provide more healthy, more nutritious, and sustainable food.

Buzzwords are: NOVA classifications, YUKA & SIGA Apps., fermentation, alternative proteins, whole crop, fungi

  • Top 3 ideas rated by community CHF 500.-
    and 3h of dedicated support
  • Top 5 ideas assessed by the jury CHF 1’000.-
    and 3h of dedicated support
  • Participation voucher to the first Exploration Workshop!

Meet our jury members


Fabian Wahl
Board Member

Paul Niederhäuser
Board Member

Michel Burla 
Board Member

Roger Darioli
Board Member

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Submission ideation campaign ended.

26 ideas submitted!