IFNC – Integrative Food and Nutrition Center
The EPFL Integrative Food and Nutrition Center’s mission is to maximise the positive environmental and societal impact of the science and technologies developed in the school in relation to the food systems. To this end, we act as an interface between EPFL, industry players and other research organisations.
Our food systems have to change
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.
From challenges to opportunities …
By partnering with the IFNC, you benefit from a unique ecosystem of world-class experts and access to over 370 laboratories and research groups on the campus. The IFNC can offer a broad set of capabilities, with a special emphasis in the following fields:
Engineering & Processing
Metabolism & nutrition
Sensing & monitoring data
Machine learning & AI
Complex systems simulation
Robotics & photonics
Sensors & tracking
We take a modular and flexible project-based approach, leveraging cross-industry expertise to help our partners solve complex transdisciplinary innovation challenges.
Build bridges between complementary partners in Switzerland
IFNC is a gateway to the swiss food ecosystem. As a founding member of the Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley, EPFL has privileged links with the major innovation actors of the country.
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