Integrative Food and Nutrition Center

Integrative Food and Nutrition Center | IFNC

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Our mission is to tackle the major challenges associated to food and nutrition, and maximise the positive environmental and societal impact of the science and technologies developed in the school. To this effect, we act as an interface between EPFL and the outside business actors.

From challenges to solutions

Facing today’s societal and environmental challenges related to food and nutrition means urgently changing our habits and behaviors. While scientific institutions like EPFL have the education and research expertise, as well as the will to foster innovation, it still exists a gap between science and industry. The IFNC aims to bring together these two worlds, in compliance with EPFL’s three main missions: education, research and innovation.


A new initiative to enhance innovation in food and nutrition

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The Swiss Canton of Vaud, EPFL, the Swiss Hospitality Management School in Lausanne (EHL Group) and Nestlé have joined forces to develop and promote a global innovation ecosystem on food and nutrition. The initiative will be launched in 2020 as the “Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley”, with the aim to further attract talent, start-ups and investment to the region.

World Food Day 2019

World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated each year on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. It was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in November 1979. Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #zerohunger world.

World Food Day News

Encouraging healthy diets for a zero hunger world

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are now more people in the world who are obese than are malnourished.

Webinar: Cultivating Resilience

On October 16th, join Quantis + WWF + Mars Incorporated as they zero in on the most relevant sustainability topics for the food sector and essential steps along the journey to cultivating food system and business resilience.

The Swiss Data Science Center, a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich, is partnering with Bühler Group on optimizing industrial processes and reduce waste and energy consumption using the power of data.

Tackle the challenges linked to an optimal and complete utilisation of slaughtered livestock for a sustainable nutrition.

According to Coca-Cola, the sample is the first plastic bottle made using marine plastic that has been successfully recycled for food and drink packaging.

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