Rethinking the future of food through front-end innovation

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  • Shaping the future of food
  • What are we looking for
  • What we offer
  • We operate in a world of connectivity and connectors
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In our quest to shape the future of food and create happier, healthier lives, Givaudan actively works with, and sometimes invests in, start-ups active in the food and beverage space.

Run by leaders with the entrepreneurial drive to find cutting-edge solutions to a wide range of challenges, these organisations offer market leaders like ourselves proximity to disruptive innovation. On the flipside, we have a lot to offer as well.

Recognising that great ideas combined with a deep technical ‘bench’ leads to a win-win formula, Givaudan seeks partnerships with start-ups on the edge of food and beverage development. We partner with the best and brightest minds in the industry, finding that our collaborations spark new, creative approaches, and create faster, more agile, innovation pipelines.

If this sounds like you, we should talk!

If you are a start-up looking for an innovation partner that leads the world in knowledge of taste, naturals, nutrition, and food and beverage technology, you’ve come to the right place.

What are we looking for
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What we are looking for

Start-ups which have synergies with our offerings: flavours, taste solutions, natural food ingredients and food ingredients that deliver health benefits.

What we offer
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What we offer

  • Acceleration and scale-up 
    Expertise, science and capabilities to jointly speed up development know-how and scale up capabilities to accelerate go-to-market strategies.
  • Market access
    Unparalleled market access via numerous proven business models.
  • Investment
    Investment in start-ups playing within our core expertise and capabilities.
We operate in a world of connectivity and connectors
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We operate in a world of connectivity and connectors

Our front-end innovation platform has led to exceptional partnerships with many accelerators, including MassChallenge (Switzerland), MISTA (San Francisco), The Kitchen (Israel), StartLife (Netherlands), EIT Food (Europe), Bits x Bites (China), FoodTech HUB Latam (Brazil) and top VCs leading the way in foodtech.

MISTA, for example, is a product development facility in San Francisco and member-based online innovation platform. Set up to help start-ups and well-known corporations collaboratively optimise ideas, products and people, it develops new ways of thinking in the ever-changing food and beverage industries.

Read more about Givaudan launches MISTA

So if you’re a start-up and interested in talking, please contact one of these accelerators to begin the conversation.

If you are an established food or beverage company and want to know how you can benefit from this unique platform, please contact us here to see how we might collaborate to create the future of food.

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EIT Food