Bühler and Givaudan have announced a development partnership. The two companies want to support Swiss startups in the food industry and fast-track their market access. According to a press release, the aim is to choose startups that “deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and delicious” food, which will be essential for feeding the almost 10 billion people expected to populate the planet by 2050.
Bühler from Uzwil is a global technology company for food processing solutions. With headquarters in Vernier, Givaudan is a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances. Both companies have opened new innovation centers in Switzerland this year, which will help support the startups.
“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,” comments Fabio Campanile, Head of Flavors Science & Technology at Givaudan.
“Our recently inaugurated innovation campus, the CUBIC, with collaboration spaces, laboratories and technology and scale-up facilities complements the new Givaudan facility,” adds Ian Roberts, Bühler’s Chief Technology Officer.
Bühler and Givaudan have previously collaborated on innovation in the food industry. For example, they are both founding members of the startup accelerator MassChallenge Switzerland and partners in the EIT Food Accelerator Network and Future Food Initiative.