GEA Steps up its Approach to Innovation as a Founding Partner of MassChallenge Switzerland


GEA joined as a founding partner of MassChallenge Switzerland. MassChallenge is a non-governmental organization (NGO) enabling startups to gain access to a global network of mentors and venture capital investors without actually acquiring stakes in these startup companies.

By offering mentoring schemes and access to other resources, the organization supports select young entrepreneurs that harbor a potential for the future.

"The MassChallenge initiative is fully in line with GEA s approach aimed at providing innovative solutions for the food processing industry", said Jürg Oleas, GEA s CEO. "Within the framework of our strategic realignment, we commenced by restructuring and further strengthening our internal innovation management. Our partnership with MassChallenge and the exchange with other companies will allow us to benefit from further ideas we can harness for the benefit of our customers in Switzerland and all around the globe."

Along with GEA, the MassChallenge Switzerland founding partners include Bühler Group, Givaudan, Nestlé, Inartis Foundation as well as the Swiss Economic Forum.

More articles on this topic

Efficient Food Processing with Long-Life PTFE-Lined Hose

20.11.2020 -

Food and beverage plants can now maximise production line profitability with FaBLine, a new food-grade flexible hose from Aflex, part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). Developed to meet the latest hygiene standards, the patented PTFE-lined hose with standard 316 stainless steel braid ensures efficient product transfer and handling while simultaneously offering longer life than rubber hose alternatives.

Read more

Leybold offers a dry claw pump, CLAWVAC, for robust rough vacuum applications

22.10.2020 -

Especially for rough industrial processes Leybold introduces the uncomplicated, dry rough vacuum CLAWVAC pump. Besides food processing, packaging and environmental technology applications, it is suitable for drying and sterilization processes. The pump, which is offered in three pumping speed classes, is specially designed for continuous operation at every working pressures.

Read more
Directly to the product selection in



  • Advertisement