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 interact with senior decision makers of leading research driven organisations.

Events | Activities | Calls

INNOFOOD – Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations

Novel Management Perspectives on New Product Development – From Simulation to Reality

The one-week intensive INNOFOOD course for master and doctoral students, young researchers and professionals provides novel managerial perspectives and tools for successfully managing product development projects in food value chains.

Find out more here and apply before June 30, 2020.

Switzerland Innovation | Tech4Impact
First Call for Proposals

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. The third SDG, “Good Health and Well-Being”, is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. And nutrition has a key role to play here.

A new initiative between Switzerland Innovation and EPFL Tech4Impact that aims to foster the development of collaborative and groundbreaking projects that can help tackle society’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges. 5 to 7 selected projects will receive a one-year project grant ranging from CHF 70.000 – CHF 100.000 each. The Call launches on May 11. Curious to learn more? Please contact [email protected].


The Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme of EIT Food is currently recruiting PhD students from across Europe for its 3rd cohort. This entrepreneurship mobility programme is meant to boost business creation skills and help participants to bring their research from the bench to the market.

Apply now!

*EPFL’s Integrative Food and Nutrition Center is a partner of EIT Food.

Webinar | From Cell Culture to Food: Making it a European Reality

Learn more about the rising phenomenon of cellular agriculture with this series of webinars organised by From Cell Culture to Food in collaboration with Effective Altruism Lausanne. Join world experts from academia, industry and non-profit organizations to discover how to contribute more effectively to the cellular agriculture movement in Europe and implement strategies in your work to make this change happen, whether you are a student, working in academia or in industry.

6 May 2020 – European actors
13 May 2020 – Funding in cellular agriculture
20 May 2020, – Academia and cellular agriculture
27 May 2020 – Planning a career in cellular agriculture

Find out more information here and register here.