NUTRITION & FoodTech

Eating better – a huge issue

With a long agricultural tradition behind it, the canton of Vaud has seen the agri-food sector develop, beginning over a century ago with the creation of Nestlé in Vevey in 1905. Other influential businesses followed, including Eckes-Granini, Reitzel, and Hilcona. The region also has a long-standing industrial heritage which is complemented by a strong spirit of innovation, putting it at the forefront when it comes to designing solutions that anticipate what will be of importance in the future. The canton also benefits from the expertise and reputation of international businesses that are leaders in their fields, such as General Mills, Chiquita, and ADM.

Swiss agri-food products are exported throughout the world and carry with them a strong brand image, combining quality, authenticity, and expertise. The country’s agri-food industry creates almost 3.5 billion francs in turnover abroad every year.

The canton of Vaud also has a number of important players in terms of research and development, including Agroscope in Changins, Agropôle in Molondin and the Nestlé Research Center. A world leader in its sector, Nestlé has also developed a branch specializing in health science. The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has also opened a Food and nutrition center devoted entirely to nutrition and food production issues, with experts from different areas of specialization.

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Our success stories

Swissto12

Swissto12 has firmly established its position as a promising startup<br />in the aerospace and satellite industry thanks to its innovative 3D<br />printing technology.

Swissquote

Swissquote is the leading online bank in Switzerland. Since 1997, the company has distinguished itself by offering access to world class financial services to the broadest possible public.

Sunstar

This Japanese group which is active in consumer goods, in particular oral hygiene products, established premises at the Littoral Parc in Etoy in 2009. The similarities between Switzerland and Japan were one of the reasons why the company chose to set up its head-quarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.

News and events

1/27/2021

SwissDeCode closes its first round of financing of CHF 3.7 million

The Vaud-based Foodtech company closes this first round of financing to accelerate the development of a technology for real-time certification of the authenticity and quality of food. Funding is led by VisVires New Protein (Singapore) and followed by EIT Food (Belgium).

1/26/2021

2.1 billion for Swiss startups

Investment in Vaud based startups reach CHF 409.1 million; record number of financing rounds in our canton since 2012.