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About

Myia's employee hold a black soldier fly on his finger

Myia was founded in 2018 with the desire to improve the Swiss feed system. 

 

The name means fly in ancient Greek and represents our ability to take timeless solutions from nature to solve some of the problems plaguing the Earth. 

 

Myia is a fast-growing company, ready to take its business ideas to every place where people want to start he transition to a circular economy.

 

Today, we are the only farmers of the Black Soldier Fly in Switzerland and we have the know-how and expertise to operate in the Switzerland as well as the European market.  

The plant

A 3,500 square metre plant located in Biasca, in the heart
of Ticino region and in a strategic area from a logistic point of view.

This plant will be fully automated and operational
from 2024,
a demonstration for our future development
in Switzerland.

Furthermore, it will guarantee us to process 30 t/ day
of food waste and it will be characterized by a innovative
R&D area and a full-equipped lab for the quality control
department.

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Team

An experienced team with vertical and transversal competences working on the company organic growth.

Michele Orsi ceo
riccardo zaghi production and technologist manager
laura nalin qhse

MICHELE ORSI

CEO

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RICCARDO ZAGHI

Production & technology manager

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LAURA NALIN

Quality, health, safety & environment manager

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Maurizio Mancina engineering advisor

MAURIZIO MANCINA

Senior engineer

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Silvia Dal Molin
riccardo paoli production specialist

SILVIA DAL MOLIN

Mktg & Communication
manager

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RICCARDO PAOLI

Production
specialist

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domenico manini

DOMENICO MANINI

Administration &
accounting

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Board

Our board is formed by courageous partners who have decided to look to the future with foresight and responsibility.

Andrea Galli chairman

ANDREA GALLI

Chairman

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Luca bolzani board member

LUCA BOLZANI

Board member

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Advisors

Gabriel haering scientific advisor

GABRIEL HAERING

Senior scientific advisor, Ph.D

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Diego Fiorentini ceo

DIEGO FIORENTINI

CFO

 

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Our journey through the years

2023

Myia startup in Biasca

Ticinsect becomes MYIA!
A new brand to better the company
positioning in the global insect market!

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MYIA hosts State Councillor Christian Vitta, representatives from the Ticino parliament and Biasca municipality to show how MYIA will become in the next months!

2022

eurostars project
Myia's production plant, facade

Selected by Eurostars as one of the winner projects.

New 3.500 sqm plant in Ticino and Ticinsect becomes an SA company

2021

Fossil free certificate by WWF Switzerland
Andrea Galli
Luca Bolzani

We have been awarded as Fossil FREE company by WWF Switzerland.

Ticinsect becomes stronger: Andrea Galli and Luca Bolzani join forces and become board members!

2020

Swiss flag on a swiss panorama
Myia's first employee

Appointed by Innosuisse as Swiss innovative start-up

Ticinsect becomes bigger:
first person hired!

2019

Eawag's facade
USI startup center facade

Starts the partnership with EAWAG, part of ETH

Incubated at USI Start-up center
in Lugano

2018

Boldbrain Ticino challenge
Ticinsect logo

Reached third place
in Bold Brain competition

Founded Ticinsect Sagl

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