Bringing delicious insects onto the plates of Europe

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: Not founded yet

Location: Switzerland

Essento provides the Swiss mass market with a locally produced, delicious and sustainable source of animal protein in the form of insects.

In order to be able to use the full potential of insects, they are working with various partners to:

  • support the legalisation of insects for human nutrition in Switzerland
  • build up knowledge about insect breeding with local resources
  • develop recipes with innovative chefs with this new ingredient
  • change the cultural barriers towards insects by promoting them as delicacies

Essento thereby brings a much more resource- and environmental-friendly way to consume animal proteins to the market.


Matthias Grawehr

Team Members: Christian Bärtsch (Economics, B.A. HSG); Matthias Grawehr (International Affairs, B.A. HSG); Stefan Schultze (Environmental Engineer, BSc ETH)