For Research & Academia

Work with our team to benefit from tailored support to develop your innovation projects related to agri-food applications and nutrition.

Research & Academia

Collaborate with us

Fostering and mobilising EPFL science towards food applications
One of our responsibilities is to scout and map the science and technologies developed in EPFL that could be relevant to agriculture, food industry applications and nutrition.


Network with leading R&D industry partners
We will put you in touch with the right expert, help you have access to state of the art research and be part of a vibrant ecosystem.


Build bridges between complementary partners in Switzerland
As a founding member of the Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley, EPFL has privileged links with the major innovation actors of the country.


Research funding
At EPFL we have a large department dedicated to the match-making between research projects and relevant funding programs.

Where we contribute

Sustainable packaging

Bio-based materials
Smart packaging
Engineering & Processing
Sustainability assessment
Consumer behaviours

Precision nutrition – Healthy ageing

Metabolism & nutrition
Sensing & monitoring data
Computational biology
Protein engineering
Digital epidemiology

Food system digitalization

Machine learning & AI
Complex systems simulation
Hyperspectral imaging
Robotics & photonics
Sensors & tracking

Our approach

We take a modular and flexible project-based approach, leveraging cross-industry expertise to help our partners solve complex transdisciplinary innovation challenges.

Our approach

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.

Latest activities

Contact us

Natacha Nagornova


Natacha Nagornova
Food and Nutrition strategy coordinator

[email protected]
+ 41 21 693 83 15

Clara Lerond


Clara Lerond
Project Manager

[email protected]