The New FoodHUB Wädenswil Promotes the Industry in the Canton of Zurich

Wädenswil ZH/Zurich – The new FoodHUB Wädenswil has opened. The Office of Economic Affairs of the Canton of Zurich, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the City of Wädenswil want to promote innovation and synergies between science, the food industry and start-ups.

The new FoodHUB Wädenswil was officially opened on the 1st of February. It is intended to be a place for networking, exchange, and collaboration, driving innovations forward. To this end, the Office of Economy of the Canton of Zurich with its Economic and Business Development Division, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the city of Wädenswil have jointly established an association.

According to a press release from the canton, the FoodHUB Wädenswil works closely with the Foodward Foundation. Last year, it launched the Pioneer support program, a new offer for food start-ups. In the coming months, additional partners and members are expected to be recruited to broaden the FoodHUB Wädenswil's presence.

The background is the fact that the food industry in the Canton of Zurich has experienced significant growth in recent years. According to a cantonal study on the Agro-Food ecosystem in the Canton of Zurich, in 2022, there were nearly 11,000 companies classified within the food sector.

"Through the FoodHUB Wädenswil, we are creating a space to further connect universities and businesses, advance innovations and technological progress in the food ecosystem, thereby strengthening the economic location," quoted Volkswirtschaftsdirektorin (Director of Economic Affairs) Carmen Walker Späh. "The FoodHUB Wädenswil is set to become a beacon for food innovation beyond the canton's borders thanks to the combined expertise." ce/mm

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