Activities and events

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.

We closely work with our partners and spread the word about the many opportunities they offer (more information below).

Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative

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EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched the Future Food Initiative together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. Future Food provides opportunities to educate and train new talent around the food value chain by leveraging the complementary strengths of the Swiss academic and industrial research communities.

July, 15th: EIT Food | Inspire Summer Schools webinar

Do you want to learn more about our global food challenges and the latest innovations in Food & Agriculture? The programme will offer 5 different individual summer schools with an entrepreneurial focus: Digitalization for Circular Food Systems – Digit4Circularity, Protein for Future, Sustainable Aquaculture, Sustainable Food Packaging – REPAK, and Targeted Nutrition. Join our Webinar to learn more about Inspire Summer Schools 2021 of EIT Food!

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CALL: NTN Innovation Booster – Swiss Food Ecosystems

NTN Innovation Boosters foster a culture of open innovation. They promote the transfer of knowledge between research, business and society.

CALL: Horizon Europe – Cluster 6

Horizon Europe, the new European research and innovation programme of the EU, will be launched in 2021 with more than 80 billion EUR of funding available over the next 7 years. Find out more about the cluster 6, “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment”.

CALL: Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme of EIT Food is now recruiting highly innovative PhD students from across Europe to turn their research ideas into market value. The programme will help you upscale your skills & competences in the area entrepreneurship and business creation and develop viable business propositions in the food space!