The transformation of the agro food system needs a space to create opportunities, incubate ideas and develop radical solutions. Welcome to the Innovation Booster Swiss Food Ecosystems
«Open Exploration Workshop» with Problem-Based-Approach
will result in Opportunity Statements and Stakeholder Mapping.
(open to everyone, mandatory for idea submission and funding)
Ideas emerging from the workshop are submitted for a incubation funding voucher of CHF 5'000,- and curated coaching
for idea refinement, literature and patent screening, experts interviews and project partners line-up. Regular "check-ins" will help you to a high quality project proposal.
Your idea has grown into a project with high potential for disruption. You have found partners from research and application and committed a team. Your project proposal is ready to enter the development phase for impact. An invitation for pitching will be expressed after an expert's screening.
Online idea pitching with an expert panel.
Instant feedback is given. Funding decision is taken based on:
12 teams will have the opportunity to win up to
CHF 40'000 of innovation fund to develop projects further into impactful applications and products. Not selected projects might be proposed for other funding/development opportunities from the managing partners and experts.
Starting exploring and mapping the problem and opportunity space on resource efficiency within the agro-food system will help to deepen the connection to the problem, by
This open and collaborative setting will make you meet people from diverse backgrounds and will make you learn more insights to actively work on the emerging opportunities. Be it designing circular economy on biological and technical loops, nudging consumer behavior, innovating technology and packaging, food waste reduction and as far as re-modeling the system from soil to soil.
Radical ideas that mature during the workshop will be submitted for incubation in a first step. A CHF 5’000,- voucher in cash and curated coaching will allow to spend more thorough thinking on the idea. Desktop, literature and patent search, in-depth interviews with experts, research and implementation partners, project- and team lineup will be checked and supported by coaches on a regular basis.
For ideas that grow into a project proposal with disruptive potential, a committed team from research and implementation partners will be invited for pitching to an expert jury. A grant of up to CHF 30’000.- will allow for more development in bringing it to life.
The workshops are the ticket for idea incubation and project proposal for this Innovation Booster. (Participation to workshop, of at least one member of the submitting team is mandatory for grant reception.)
A reservation fee of CHF 100.- per person is asked at registration. This will be refunded after participation.
Register to one of the upcoming workshops
The upcoming workshop on 05 September 2023 will be hosting teams from the Innovation Booster for Sports & Physical Activity to deep-dive also into resource efficiency with sport and nutrition.