Nestlé has an appetite for Danish food entrepreneurs
06 October 2017
Danish food startups are top class, the Global Innovation Director at Nestlé thinks. He is looking for partnerships with Danish entrepreneurs and startup companies.
The world’s largest food company, Nestlé, has its eyes set on Danish food entrepreneurs and is looking for partnerships in Denmark.
“Danish entrepreneurs within foods are top class, and Denmark is an outstanding food nation, so we are very interested in partnerships with Danish startups, who are very welcome to contact Nestlé,” Gerardo Mazzeo, Nestlé’s Global Innovation Director said after visiting Denmark and the tech festival TechBBQ in Copenhagen.
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Sustainable disruption in production and e-commerce
Mazzeo joined Tech BBQ as a debate panellist, but more importantly he met with 15 Danish entrepreneurs over the two days of the tech festival.
Especially startups with a sustainable profile catch his interest.
“We would very much like to get in contact with people who want to change the world in a sustainable and positive way. The world’s population is growing rapidly and the need for food will increase by at least 60 per cent by 2050. We have to act and it must be in a sustainable, resource-saving way,” he said.
Startups with ideas in e-commerce, green transition and sustainable production would also be interesting partners, Mazzeo emphasizes.
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Nestlé is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, where it was founded more than 150 years ago. The company sets aside DKK 11 billion annually for food research and development. Nestlé is present in 189 countries worldwide and has 328,000 employees, of which 5,000 are involved in research and development.