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Givaudan, Bühler Partner to Fast Track Innovation for Swiss Start-Ups

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Givaudan is teaming up with Bühler to accelerate market access for Swiss food start-ups.

The companies aim to support start-ups that offer solutions to deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and good tasting food that, if scaled globally, could contribute to feeding 10 billion people by 2050.

Givaudan and Bühler will host and mentor entrepreneurs at their respective innovation centers in Switzerland, offering the start-ups their respective areas of expertise and the support they need to scale-up and commercialize their solutions.

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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 are of particular interest.

“As part of our strategy of collaborative innovation, we are delighted to partner with Bühler to help food start-ups succeed in bringing to market solutions that address our global food challenges,” said Givaudan head of flavors science and technology Fabio Campanile. “Our brand new Zurich Innovation Centre provides the perfect environment for outstanding start-ups to collaborate and access Givaudan’s world leading technology, expertise and capabilities.”

 “Our recently inaugurated innovation campus, the CUBIC, with collaboration spaces, laboratories and technology and scale-up facilities complements the new Givaudan facility,” added Bühler chief technology officer Ian Roberts. “With our global presence, sales networks, digital platforms and brand strength we are convinced that, together, we can offer an unrivalled scale up partnership for start-ups. We consider that Switzerland can be a global leader in the food and agricultural space and we see this latest collaboration as an example of how we can achieve this.”