Blue Horizon, a pure-play impact investor in the future of food, partners up with Swiss Education Group (SEG) to integrate the latest food technology trends into the programs offered at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS).
This partnership aims to integrate Blue Horizon’s expertise into food trends, entrepreneurship, and alternative protein components offered within CAAS programs, including the Master of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship, the Bachelor of Arts in Vegetarian Culinary Arts, and the Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management. Blue Horizon will also open the door to exciting internships to our students within their portfolio of start-ups. This will be an opportunity for these start-ups and fast-growing companies to exchange knowledge and ideas with future culinary leaders.
Blue Horizon can offer privileged access to the most innovative companies in the market and allow our students unique insights into the latest developments and trends in this space.
Regarding this new partnership, CEO of Swiss Education Group, Yong Shen, stated that, “We are very excited to partner with Blue Horizon, a leading investor in the alternative proteins space. They can offer privileged access to the most innovative companies in the market and allow our students unique insights into the latest developments and trends in this space.”
One of the most significant shifts in the modern food industry is the vegan movement. Alternative proteins have morphed from a rare product to a mainstream phenomenon. Blue Horizon invests in companies leading these transformations: plant-based alternatives to meat grown from animal cells. An awareness of the latest developments and innovations in this space are crucial to the future leaders in the culinary industry.
We believe our partnership with SEG is highly valuable as it will expose the future leaders of the hospitality industry to megatrends that are just about to take off.
Björn Witte, Managing Partner and CEO of Blue Horizon, predicts that “By 2035, every tenth portion of meat, eggs, and dairy is eaten around the globe is very likely to be alternative, i.e. not animal-based. That is a lot. Aside from the health benefits for us as consumers, this protein transformation can also make an enormous contribution to combat climate change. We believe our partnership with SEG is highly-valuable as it will expose the future leaders of the hospitality industry to megatrends that are just about to take off.”
As a pure-play global pioneer with privileged access in the Food 4.0 ecosystem, Blue Horizon has shaped the growth of the alternative proteins market. The company aims to transform the global food industry through impact capital and value creation, and invests across the lifecycles of companies that are mission aligned to replace animal proteins with healthy and sustainable alternative sources of protein. Based in Zurich, Blue Horizon was founded by Roger Lienhard in 2016. To date, the company has raised over USD 650 million and invested in more than 50 companies in the alternative protein sector. Its business model offers an attractive opportunity to invest in the evolution of the global food ecosystem while contributing to a healthy and sustainable world.