4th Agro Food Innovation Forum 2022

At the Agro Food Innovation Forum, start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs meet the leading Swiss research institutes and companies from the agro-food ecosystem.

Let's line up for the next generation! How can we drive transformation without creating symbiosis amongst all actors and interconnecting with the next generations at all levels? We are calling upon the “Next Generations” Agro Food Innovation Forum. Its’ 4th edition will feature next-gen consumer insights, next developments of ecosystems, next food tech with disruption potential. Come and shape the “Next Generations” Agro-Food System!


  • 09:00 Start-Up Exhibition
  • 09:45 Welcome

Morning session keynotes:

  • Welcome; Dr. Ute Seeling, Director HAFL and Dr. Fabian Wahl, President Swiss Food Research
  • Next Generation Agro Food System, Dr. Lucas Grob, Innovation Manager, Swiss Food Research
  • Connecting to the next generation: Demands and Needs to be addressed, Dr. Prof. Johanna Gollnhofer, HSG, Managing Director Institute for Marketing and Customer Insight (IMC-HSG)
  • Which skills & competencies are needed for tomorrow’s agro-food business?, Prof. Stefan Bürki, BFH, Food Science Study Program Director
  • Presentation BFH HAFL Lab, Prof. Dr. Christoph Denkel, Professor of Food Technology
  • Luya's Impact Story, Tobias Kistler & Mike Whyte, co-founders Luya
  • Visit Pilotplant at BFH/HAFL

12:00 Tasting Lunch & Start-Up Exhibition

  • 13:00 Start-Up Pitchings

Afternoon session keynotes:

  • Integrated Ecosystems: How data can help transform the Agro-Food System, Aleksandrs Sidorecs, cognizant
  • How the right food system innovation could move Earth Overshoot Day, Mathis Wackernagel, Food Print Network
  • Podium: How can Innovation be brought to the next level? Innosuisse, to be announced Jean-Philippe Devaux, Bern Economic Development Laurence Jeangros, Member of Bites of Transfoodmation
  • Wrap-Up: Dr. Elisabeth Eugster, BFH, Dr. Peter Braun, CEO, Swiss Food Research

17:00 Start-Up Exhibition & Networking Apero


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