Symrise joins KitchenTown Berlin to support food start-ups

Symrise has struck up a partnership with KitchenTown Berlin, a food and foodtech innovation network to develop, commercialise, and launch transformational food products.

KitchenTown will use its active global community of food entrepreneurs and innovators across EMEA while Symrise contributes expert guidance, to jointly deploy the right tools at the right time.

Kitchen Town uses innovation sprints to help drive new market ideas from ideation to market testing at fast pace. Interested parties can join KitchenTown through memberships and use its facilities and know-how. Additionally, KitchenTown offers an accelerator program where startups can apply for funding and venture development.

Symrise will use its state of the art food facility, its taste experts, foodies, entrepreneurs and their customers, the manufacturers of food and beverage products, to fast-track foods for review with consumers.

“As the world around is changing quickly, we’re here to help feed it,” said Lukas Neuß, co-founder of KitchenTown Berlin. “Providing new perspectives for the food and beverage retail landscape through often impact driven brands is KitchenTown’s mandate.

“We have entered the innovation network to ideate, create, and grow new food and beverage ideas in the smartest way possible. We are one of the founders of the flavour industry and a leading provider of taste with innovative food ingredients expertise with strong product development capabilities, and we look forward to partnering with KitchenTown Berlin and its startup ecosystem”, said Heinrich Schaper, president Flavor at Symrise.

Founders gain access to 1,000m2 of innovation space, tailored to the needs of food and foodtech thought leaders, including a development lab, small batch production facilities, as well as a co-working and event space located in the heart of Berlin, amidst the capital’s startup scene.


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