For Research & Academia
Collaborate with us
Fostering and mobilising EPFL science towards food applications
Network with leading R&D industry partners
Build bridges between complementary partners in Switzerland
Where we contribute
Engineering & Processing
Metabolism & nutrition
Sensing & monitoring data
Machine learning & AI
Complex systems simulation
Robotics & photonics
Sensors & tracking
We take a modular and flexible project-based approach, leveraging cross-industry expertise to help our partners solve complex transdisciplinary innovation challenges.
By connecting EPFL’s research expertise with the industry know-how, we aim to generate research and innovation around food and nutrition and translate it into real collaboration opportunities.
Check out the list below to find out what we have in store for you.
With a privileged access to the IFNC Industrial Board, our members can truly influence EPFL research programs related to food and nutrition. They also have access to events and conferences and can closely collaborate with EPFL’s scientists and start-ups. IFNC membership is reserved for companies active in the food and nutrition industry.
Want to work on a specific project that meets your needs? Take part in the IFNC Joint Research Program, which consists of a close collaboration between science and industry. Through a well-defined projet and statement of work, all parties are working together to achieve concrete outcomes.
Through diverse discovery and research programmes, non-competing members of the center work together on common issues.
Call for proposals Food 4.0
Become part of this forward-looking initiative and submit your project by 23.10.2023 to contribute to a successful future for Switzerland’s food system! Funding will be provided for innovative implementation projects in the following main areas: Technologies for hybrid products of different protein sources Precision biotechnology / biotransformation Digital transformation of the food system Precision agriculture
ETH Joint Initiatives: Call for preliminary ideas
EPFL wishes to consider a broad range of proposals and is launching an internal call for ideas. The suggestions collected will be evaluated by the EPFL Academic Strategic Committee in the following areas: Human Health Responsible Digital Transformation Advanced Materials and Key Technologies Read more…
Future Food Initiative – Call 2022/23 Winners
In 2019, EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative, together with Swiss food industry leaders Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. The goal of the initiative is to expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences to develop solutions that address grand challenges of the current food (…)
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