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22.07.2019 Givaudan and Bühler jointly help nurture Swiss food industry start-ups

Two leading Swiss companies Givaudan and Bühler, global leaders respectively in flavours and fragrances and in food processing solutions, in mid-July announced a development partnership to help accelerate market access for companies aiming to enter the food manufacturing sector in Switzerland. The objective is to support start-ups which offer solutions that deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and tasty food that, if scaled globally, will contribute to feeding 10 billion people by 2050.

Through this new partnership, Givaudan, based in Vernier, and Bühler, Uzwil, aim to intensify access to knowledge, capabilities and global platforms for food start-ups, by hosting and mentoring entrepreneurs at their respective, newly opened world-class innovation centres in Switzerland. By offering their expertise in complementary areas, Givaudan and Bühler hope to provide all the support a start-up needs to scale-up and commercialise latest food developments.

Of particular interest are solutions in the fields of alternative proteins, sustainable animal feed, food safety, food fraud, authenticity, natural ingredients for food applications (colours, preservatives), flavours, nutrition (particularly fibre, sugar, fat and salt reduction), ingredients with proven health and nutrition benefits, and gentle processing.

This is the latest in a series of collaborations between the two Swiss companies. Givaudan and Bühler are also both founding members of MassChallenge Switzerland, the successful start-up accelerator in Renens, partners in the EIT Food Accelerator Network and, with EPFL, ETHZ and Nestlé, partners in the Future Food Initiative.;  


Givaudan’s Zurich innovation centre




Bühler’s pasta application centre in Uzwil

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