Meet your partners

Connect and partner up with four of the world’s leaders in the food system value chain — Bühler, Cargill, Puris & Givaudan

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Your partners, Bühler, Cargill, Givaudan and Puris, all leaders within the food system value chain will support you on your journey with our expertise, mentorship, and access to our network and first class facilities.

Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. For this, we develop the best process solutions along complete value chains. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment. Having this global relevance, we are in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable and good business.

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Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. Partnering with Cargill gives you a competitive edge to anticipate what’s next and
bring winning solutions to market more quickly.

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Powered by innovation and creativity, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing aims to shape the future of food by becoming the co-creation partner of choice to its customers. Built on its global leadership position in flavours and taste, the Company goes beyond to create food experiences that do good and feel good, for body, mind and planet. With an expanded portfolio of products across flavours, taste, functional and nutritional solutions and a deep knowledge of the food ecosystem, Givaudan’s passion is to collaborate with customers and partners to develop game changing innovations in food and beverage. Let’s imagine together the future of food.

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The PURIS end-to-end food system has grown over 30 years to benefit every link in the chain of food production. Our model is a foundation for health and happiness of Americans today, scalable to the needs of a growing planet tomorrow. PURIS guides partners to create original, market-ready finished foods at hyper-speed. With a proven process, we take products through the “last mile” with brand design, go-to-market strategy, and retail support.

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The DIL German Institute of Food Technologies taps new potentials every day and paves the way for innovations. With more than 180 member companies and 200 employees, the DIL works as a research institute in the areas of food structure and processing, food safety and authenticity as well as sustainability and food data. The institute’s competencies and technical capabilities cover the entire range of food technologies. This expertise is put into practice via the institute’s organizational structure, which is divided into interconnected research departments and business divisions. Forming a bridge between science and practice, the DIL supports its partners in the innovation process

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Our outreach partner

ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. We work with international decision-making bodies, governments, food producers, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet. ProVeg has permanent-observer status with UNFCCC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

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MassChallenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration and development. We have more than a decade of experience accelerating startups, industry, and innovation ecosystems. We work across sectors to drive a stronger future through collaborative innovation. Through our partners and experts, we bring together some of the leading teams in corporate innovation, industry knowledge, and government leadership to our promising, high-impact startups.

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