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

Call for proposals – Tech Transfert Agrifood

Tech Transfer Agrifood finances the execution of proofs of concept and startups that provide solutions to challenges in the food sector.

Their second call for proposals aims to identify solutions for 38 new challenges going from functional food to new packaging.

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

Call for proposals: Prix SUD

The “Prix SUD” offers visibility to three start-ups based in Switzerland that are particularly dynamic and active in sustainable development (energy, environment, resources).

These three start-ups will be selected by a jury of experts. In November, video clips of the finalists will be produced and broadcast in order to allow the jury and the public to vote for their favourite finalist.

The winning start-up will benefit from extensive media coverage as well as communication, public relations and marketing support.

If your start-up is less than 5 years old and if you develop an original, responsible and marketable product or service, apply now!

Organized by Le Temps, with the support of Romande Energie and in partnership with CleantechAlps and the Fondation Suisse pour le Climat.

First Call for Proposals

Switzerland Innovation | Tech4Impact

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.