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.

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!

Online Event on April 15 – Global Food Venture Programme

Are you a PhD student aspiring to become a successful entrepreneur in Food & Agriculture space? Then join our live webinar and learn more about our EIT Food labelled – Global Food Venture programme for PhDs across Europe.

CALL: NTN InnoBooster Swiss Food Ecosystems

NTN Innovation Boosters powered by Innosuisse are initiatives that aim to spur innovation activities through concrete ideas development and testing. NTN Innovation Boosters foster a culture of open innovation. Their activities are open to all Swiss actors who are interested. Submission closes 16 April 2021

CALL: The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is the plan to make the EU’s economy sustainable through different funding programmes.

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”.