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
- 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.
Partner in the following EIT Food projectsView all EIT Food projects
projectWe work with leading higher education institutions and food companies to develop and offer exciting programmes to help individuals with their career in the food system.
projectDiscover what the microbiome is, how it changes throughout your life, and the role it plays in good human health.
projectDiscover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices.
2021 > 2023projectFood Solutions brings together multi-disciplinary teams to tackle real-life industry challenges and develop innovative new solutions for the food system
News involving CSICView all EIT Food news
regional newsAn EIT Food funded project transformed organic waste streams into, a valuable, next generation sustainable aquaculture feed ingredient called METAFEED Alpha.