Category: Opportunities

Student Job: Innovation Tools Coordinator, 20%


We seek a highly organised, proactive and detail-oriented Innovation Tools Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will be key in managing SFNV’s facility sharing & job platforms, ensuring seamless operations and effective communication with partners. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and impact of the Swiss food ecosystem.

Open Exploration Workshop

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Des représentants de l’agriculture, de l’industrie de transformation, du commerce, des partenaires académiques, des cantons, des communes, des citoyens et de la prochaine génération se mettront autour de la table pour créer un avenir alimentaire diversifié, résilient et durable.


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Future Food P-act est une initiative portée par les Innovation Boosters Swiss Food Ecosystems et Future Food Farming, soutenus par Innosuisse.
Les participants auront l’opportunité de bénéficier d’un financement pouvant atteindre jusqu’à 39’000 CHF pour concrétiser leurs idées novatrices.

Internship at Givaudan

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As an Intern in Science & Technology, in the Delivery Systems group, of Givaudan’s Taste & Wellbeing Division you will work on emulsions and other encapsulation systems related topics. You will work on the formulation of liquid and solid delivery systems, prepare them with different types of equipment and characterise them. This internship is limited to 6 months and is based in Kemptthal.

Appel à projets en économie circulaire

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Avez vous des idées pour rendre votre ville plus écologique et plus agréable à vivre?
L’incubateur d’économie circulaire (EC) permet aux équipes et aux startups de préparer et de développer des solutions contribuant à accélérer la transition vers l’économie circulaire en Suisse. Les entrepreneurs sélectionnés travaillent au développement de leur produit minimum viable (MVP) et à la validation de leur modèle économique, avec le soutien de conseillers, d’experts et de notre réseau d’investisseurs concernés.

Call for proposals Food 4.0


Become part of this forward-looking initiative and submit your project by 23.10.2023 to contribute to a successful future for Switzerland’s food system!
Funding will be provided for innovative implementation projects in the following main areas:
Technologies for hybrid products of different protein sources
Precision biotechnology / biotransformation
Digital transformation of the food system
Precision agriculture

ETH Joint Initiatives: Call for preliminary ideas


EPFL wishes to consider a broad range of proposals and is launching an internal call for ideas. The suggestions collected will be evaluated by the EPFL Academic Strategic Committee in the following areas:

Human Health
Responsible Digital Transformation
Advanced Materials and Key Technologies

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Future Food Initiative – Call 2022/23 Winners

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In 2019, EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative, together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. The goal of the initiative is to expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences to develop solutions that address grand challenges of the current food systems. The program is co-managed by the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center at EPFL and the World Food System Center at ETH Zurich.

Funding for PhD students carrying out Flavor research

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GIRACT is the leading transnational business research and consultancy organization specializing in food ingredients, additives and related fine chemicals and technologies.
The consortium of industry sponsors aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in order to increase the flavor research talent pool in Europe.



The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential.
By connecting scientists from top ins­titutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intel­lectual capitals in applied research.