Nutrition and food technologies

Personalized nutrition, functional foods, robotized agriculture: tomorrow's food is served in the canton of Vaud

With a strong agricultural tradition, the canton of Vaud saw the agri-food sector develop over a century ago, with the creation of Nestlé in Vevey in 1905. The region also benefits from a strong industrial tradition, complemented by a strong spirit of innovation, enabling the companies it hosts to design and produce new solutions to meet today’s needs and anticipate the challenges of the future.

Products from the Vaud food industry are exported worldwide. In addition to the large-scale trade in foodstuffs, the canton of Vaud has several important players in the research and development of new products. Academic institutes, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), or the EHL Hospitality Management School, are working on future oriented challenges.

For Stefan Palzer, CTO of Nestlé, “Switzerland is home to a unique innovation ecosystem for food and nutrition. Together, we can more effectively address global challenges such as delicious, nutritious and affordable food for all, sustainable packaging, and climate change mitigation.” In light of this, the canton of Vaud, EPFL, EHL and Nestlé joined forces in 2020 to develop and promote an innovative food and nutrition ecosystem worldwide, under the initiative "Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley".
 

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Our Success Stories

Chiquita

In 150 years, Chiquita has established itself as the world’s leading banana producer. Since its head office moved to the canton of Vaud, the group has been promoting sustainable, organic farming.

CleanGreens

CleanGreens uses new environmentally-friendly technologies including a mobile aeroponic system that is unique in the world. Lettuce and aromatic herbs are sprayed with water and nutrients using retractable vertical nozzles.

Actualités et événements

10/27/2021

Tech Tour Sports 2021

Canton de Vaud and Tech Tour are delighted to present you the first edition of Tech Tour Sports Programme! Are you brave enough to take part in the leading Sports Programme in Europe? Join us to face the best investors and entrepreneurs coming from all across Europe, and create long-lasting relations with them.

Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

10/4/2021

Star'Terre : call for projects

Are you developing an original idea or an innovative project in the fields of production, transformation, distribution and/or valorization of agricultural and food products in the Lake Léman region? Apply before November 15, 2021.

10/1/2021

The Agropôle's membership event in video

Watch the highlights of the event which marked Agropôle's entering into Vaud-based technology parks, on September 9, 2021. At Agropôle, scientists, entrepreneurs and agribusinesses work together to develop sustainable solutions for the food industry. The campus was officially added to the list of Vaud technology parks as part of an initiative spearheaded by Innovaud in June 2021.