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Our planet’s resources are under enormous pressure. A swelling global population coupled with geopolitical and social tensions is fueling climate change, whittling away biodiversity and challenging modern lifestyles […] We must act now to redesign the world’s food systems – how we produce, process, ship and buy the food we eat – to make them more ecologically responsible.
Call for proposals Food 4.0
Become part of this forward-looking initiative and submit your project by 23.10.2023 to contribute to a successful future for Switzerland’s food system! Funding will be provided for innovative implementation projects in the following main areas: Technologies for hybrid products of different protein sources Precision biotechnology / biotransformation Digital transformation of the food system Precision agriculture
ETH Joint Initiatives: Call for preliminary ideas
EPFL wishes to consider a broad range of proposals and is launching an internal call for ideas. The suggestions collected will be evaluated by the EPFL Academic Strategic Committee in the following areas: Human Health Responsible Digital Transformation Advanced Materials and Key Technologies Read more…
Future Food Initiative – Call 2022/23 Winners
In 2019, EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative, together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. The goal of the initiative is to expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences to develop solutions that address grand challenges of the current food (…)
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Christian Nils Schwab
IFNC is an interdisciplinary center attached to the EPFL Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs (VPA), Centers and Platforms
Associate Vice President – Anna Fontcuberta i Morral
Executive Director – Christian Schwab