For SMEs and Corporate Partners

One of the key responsibilities of the IFNC is to scout and map the science and technologies developed in EPFL that could add value to our partners.

SMEs & Corporate Partners

Collaborate with us

Through a close relationship, allow IFNC to become your informed business partner.

Tap into wide pool of science and technologies.


Facilitate access to funding opportunities and foundation grants.


Engage with our talents and have visibility on promising spin-offs.


Access to select community events with our network.

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

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]