Viikki Food Design Factory is the home of a new type of food innovation activity on the Viikki Campus. It brings together food and innovation experts and facilitates the creation of new sustainable solutions related to primary production, processing, distribution, consumption, recycling and all related research and teaching.
We need food innovations that change the system so that it becomes better at producing:
(Source: EU FOOD2030 Agenda)
Innovative solutions should be developed considering the food system as a whole: from primary production to processing, distribution, consumption and recycling.
Viikki Campus brings together the research and education in biosciences and food system related economics and enables the production of new innovative solutions for sustainability challenges.
The campus has 6,000 students, 3,000 researchers / staff members and state-of-the-art research labs and testing infrastructures.
Viikki Food Design Factory is the first innovation ecosystem in the Viikki Innovation Platform.
Viikki Innovation Platform, launched at the beginning of 2021, develops the innovation activities of the entire Viikki Campus. It’s responsible for identifying new thematic innovation ecosystem concepts and coordinates the innovation development and strategy of the campus area. Through the Platform, it’s possible to create joint projects that form a business basis, and develop innovation ecosystems and business cooperation operating models that promote the product development and R&D&I activities of companies. The Platform creates a structure and processes for Viikki's ecosystems, identifies company demands and proactively brings new companies into the activities.
The Platform is an internal, national and international contact point for the entire innovation activity of Viikki.