Givaudan, global leader in flavours and fragrances, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, have announced a development partnership to accelerate market access for food start-ups in Switzerland. The aim is to support start-ups which offer solutions that deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and delicious food that, if scaled globally, will contribute to feeding ten billion people by 2050.
Through this new partnership, Givaudan and Bühler 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, the companies hope to provide all the support a start-up needs to scale-up and commercialise disruptive new solutions. Of particular interest are solutions in fields like alternative proteins, food safety, food fraud, authenticity, natural ingredients for food applications (colours, preservatives), flavours, nutrition (particularly fibre, sugar, fat and salt contents), ingredients with proven health and nutrition benefits, and gentle processing.