VIFFFFs- Food4Health


Regional, sustainable food production systems for people with special health needs

Project Facts


Project Volume
500.000-1 Mio. EUR

Applied Financing Solutions
Grants, Concessional Loans, Blended Finance, Guarantees

Project Dates
Start: 2019

The Story

VIFFFF, a functional food company, established to design new type of healthy, vegan, convenient, food for people with special health needs. Developed in two years of research work, VIFFFFs are high in easily, digestible, protein, low in short-chain carbohydrates, have low glycemic index, low in fat, gluten free and constitutes bacteria which support the growth of healthy flora & fauna in the intestine. It is therefore suitable for patients with gastrointestinal problems, for diabetics, for old age people and people suffering from allergies. To reduce Co2 emission, make it affordable for the masses, to cover regional taste and to use local agricultural products, a disruptive ‘Factory in Factory’ model was conceived, which is being tested in gastronomy kitchens in Austria. This will enable flexible, responsive production and would serve as ‘game changer’ in the industry.

Success Factor | Hero Moment

One of the most decisive moment was the result of the pre-clinical study with Diabetic Type 1 patients. Most of the patients could reduce their daily insulin doses and some did not even have to inject insulin after a VIFFFF meal.

VIFFFF, Austria, Austria

Other Involved Stakeholders
Medical University of Graz, TU Graz, SFG, Wirtschaftagentur Vienna

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Start-up, Food

Terminated Emissions
2.218 tons CO2e per year

Comparable to the annual CO2 absorption of
17.744 trees

Hard Facts
20.000.000 people are benefitting directly
1.000 MWh annual energy savings per year
€ 1.200.000 Annual cost savings per year