The Greater Geneva Bern area is home to a large number of international companies in the food and beverage and fast-moving consumer goods industries, such as Nestlé, General Mills, Chiquita, Philip Morris and Procter & Gamble. These companies benefit from a dynamic network of research centers and technology parks. The Integrative Food Science and Nutrition Center (CNU
) at EPFL, for example, serves as an interface between researchers and industry in order to foster the development of
interdisciplinary projects at every stage of the food value chain. PhytoArk
, a unique center of excellence in its field, assisting companies in the industrialization of their products made from natural ingredients. Nestlé’s Center of excellence for chocolate
brings together all of the company’s expertise related to chocolate, most notably master chocolatiers, tasters, and packaging designers to create the finest and most innovative chocolates.