The IFNC offers to its members, partners and collaborators many opportunities to learn, discover, exchange ideas, foster innovation or gain visibility.

Feeding your innovation pipeline

We are committed to create a mutual understanding between the industry needs, whether it implies a multinational, a startup or a SME, and EPFL's skills and expertise.
Here is how...

At EPFL, 350 world class Professors are working on technologies with a strong applicability to food. Thanks to an ongoing dialogue with the IFNC members, and subsequent in-depth understanding of their science requirements, we can identify and bring them the relevant knowledge that will allow our partners to address your business, societal and environmental requirements.

Being a IFNC member offers the possibility to interect with senior decision makers of leading research driven organisations.
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Events | Activities | Calls

Find below some interesting opportunities.

13 June, Lausanne.

The digitalization of food systems has the potential to deliver significant positive impacts across food value chains.

In this context, Business In is organizing a Digitalization Hackathon specifically dedicated to SMEs, key players in the food value chain.

For more information, click here.

27 June at UNIL | 10 July at EPFL (10:00-17:00)
Euresearch, EPFL and UNIL are organizing an applicant training dedicated to the writing of Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships proposals.
These workshops are dedicated to postdoctoral researchers who are applying with a host institution located in Switzerland, preferably in Lausanne. They will tackle the main challenges of such a proposal - such as corresponding to the evaluation criteria and reading between the lines - with interactive exercises. Please note that a draft proposal should already be outlined.

June 27:
Call for Expression of Interest: MSCA-COFUND


Together with EIT Food, the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center is looking for ambitious and innovative projects related to the food sector.

The aim is to build a consortium of excellence in order to apply for the MSCA-COFUND.

This MSCA-COFUND proposal aims to integrate international, cross-sectoral, and interdisciplinary dimensions with a fourth dimension: the entrepreneurial mind-set including skills such as social innovation and responsible research and innovation, in order to develop knowledge that benefits business and the broader society, for the ultimate purpose of transforming the Food sector. This COFUND proposal will guide top class post-doctoral fellows able to push forward and/or to translate research into innovation within the food sector, encompassing the complete food value chains and collaborating to the transformation of the food system in Europe and beyond.

If you are interested in this call and for more information, please contact Christian Schwab (IFNC Executive Director).

Deadline: 15 July 2019

EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation with its Tech4Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2019 Playgrant Call for Proposals. The Playgrant program aims to support the lab-to-market process for sustainable, innovative tech solutions by means of one-year programs consisting of workshops, mentoring, as well as a financial grant of CHF 50,000.

The Integrative Food and Nutrition Center encourages you to submit any project related to Food & Nutrition.

For more detailed information please visit the Playgrant webpage.