BFH-HAFL Innovation Factory

Innovation and creativity are our passion. Whether it's through a guided creative session or a systematic innovation process, we support you in a purposeful and practice-based way with our methodological expertise. So you can continue to inspire your customers and stakeholders.

In the digital society, customer needs and product trends change rapidly. Expectations of interaction with companies via social media are ever increasing. And markets are influenced by global phenomena such as climate change. Only those who pursue a clear innovation strategy can stand out from the competition. 
External stimuli foster innovative and creative thinking. So the BFH-HAFL Innovation Factory offers services covering the entire innovation process:

  • Do you want to gain an overview of relevant trends in your industry? 

  • Do you need an impulse from the outside to stimulate your creative thinking? 

  • Would you like suggestions on how to make your innovation process even more effective to increase your chances of success on the market? 

  • Do you have questions about innovation strategies, innovation culture or building a powerful innovation organisation?

We would be happy to meet with you to find a customised solution.


  • Identifying current development trends in the agro-food industry 

  • Conception and moderation of workshops / sprints lasting one or more days 

  • Methodological competences around creativity (creativity techniques, design thinking, etc.) 

  • Consulting along the innovation process 

  • Visualisation on site (product sketches, making workshop results visible)


Conception and moderation of the two-day innovation workshop – run for the fourth time in 2021.

The Food Science & Management Symposium “Passion for Innovation” at BFH-HAFL gave the 90 or so participants from the food industry the tools they need to be innovative.

“This workshop clearly showed how important it is to bring the external perspective into the creative phase of the innovation process. Thanks to the external participants and the structured, goal-oriented moderation of the BFH-HAFL Innovation Factory team, we gained insights and ideas that we would not have managed on our own as a team.” (a workshop participant)

“With a systematic and inspiring approach, we were guided in teams to new, exciting product and promotion ideas. We thank BFH-HAFL for the professional moderation of our innovation workshop and can recommend the Innovation Factory team at any time.” (Cornelia Brechbühl, Head of Marketing Pastry, Kambly SA)

BFH-HAFL Innovation Factory team


Are you interested in working with the BFH-HAFL Innovation Factory? Do you have any questions about our work on innovation and creativity? Get in touch with us!