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CSIC is the largest research institution in Spain with a 75-year experience. Its activity falls in the field of basic and applied research, and has a focus in technology transfer and generation of start-up companies. It has key research topics in the fields of food science, technology and nutrition,
agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, environment, microelectronics and nanoscience that are relevant for the production of healthy and safe food products in a sustainable manner.

Competences & Capabilities

CSIC has research institutes in eight Research Areas.

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Biology and Biomedicine
  • Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

It has experimental fields and pilot plants for the production and transformation of foods, the development of sensors and microdevices, new materials and facilities for nutritional studies. CSIC has also pilot plants aimed to test innovative processes for preserving, processing and designing foods and ingredients in a sustainable and consumer driven manner.

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