We make our shared vision a reality

Do you want a brighter future for food? If so, you share our vision and the acknowledgement that turning that vision into tangible results is not easy.

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However, with a comprehensive process that runs from ideation to validated proof of concept, we ensure that we not only set the bar high, but actually deliver. Food & Beyond helps you with everything from networking and funding to a pilot project.

We bring together all players interested in the future of food solutions. You will have fruitful discussions with partners, customers and competitors leading to the development of new products, processes and services.

Our collective is transparent. We plan, define and communicate everything we do together, so every participant is fully aware of the goals and demands of the project. Less talk, more action.

How we make the vision a reality

  • We offer professional ecosystem facilitation
  • We build domestic and international networks
  • We help get funding for projects using VTT’s years of expertise
  • We support launching jointly funded research and development initiatives

Potential areas of exploration

Food & Beyond promotes transparency and there are no strict boundaries. As new needs arise for innovative food products, technologies, processes and services, we are ready to support their research and development. Examples of future project and collaboration areas

How to start

These five steps take you on a journey towards a better food future.

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Contact Mirva Lampinen

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Set up a Food & Beyond meeting for your company

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a challenge, an idea or a vision

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Let our Food for Thought blog inspire your global innovations

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Network via regular meetups

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Participate in the FAN startup community

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a team of partners with a shared vision

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Participate in brainstorming sessions with other thinkers and doers

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Connect with versatile collaborators that share your interests

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your project and find investment

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Use the Food & Beyond planning tools

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Consult Food & Beyond for public funding, joint funding or crowdfunding opportunities

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a pilot to experiment

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Utilize an innovation toolkit and workshop models

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Get advice and acquire knowledge from various business sectors

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Conduct small-scale experiments in physical test beds