Future Food Initiative, a joint research program between Swiss universities and industrial partners, will support Nestlé developing nutritious and more sustainable food and beverage products to keep up with the current trends. The first research projects plan to focus on plant-based nutrition and ancient plant varieties.
The partners for the initiative have been named as ETH Zurich, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Nestlé, Bühler and Givaudan.
Stefan Palzer, CTO of Nestlé S.A. said, “We accelerate innovation in collaboration with a variety of external partners, including world-class academia, globally leading suppliers and creative start-ups across the world. To address open scientific questions and challenges related to food trends and sustainable nutrition is key for us as we create tasty and nutritious food for all age groups. As one of the initiators of this important Swiss research initiative, we reaffirm our commitment to further strengthen the unique Swiss research ecosystem for food and nutrition research.”