Initiative Food 4.0

Food production in Switzerland is facing increasing international competitive pressure, which has been leading mainly to the displacement of national small- and medium-sized enterprises for more than 10 years. A Europe-wide trend towards cheap food is extremely difficult to contend with in view of the existing level of salary/production costs in Switzerland.

With the Food 4.0 initiative, the Swiss Academies of Sciences and Arts are seeking to play a role in ensuring a successful future for the Swiss food system in the long term. This is to be achieved through innovative developments across the entire value chain – from primary production to the health system. Read more about the Food 4.0 initiative and its activities here (pdf).

Project report as part of the "Food 4.0" initiative of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Study «Emerging Technology Domains»

Erich Windhab
An initiative of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Funding programme Food 4.0: Call for projects

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, SATW

Approved projects