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Profile

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.

CSIC

c/Serrano 113, E-28006 Madrid, Spain

http://www.csic.es

Contact

Elena Dominguez, Vice presidency for International Affairs vri@csic.es
+34 915 681 448

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

CSIC
Innovation

Increasing nutritional value (bio-stimulated) of selected performant tomato varieties to be cultivated in areas with temperate climate

The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries.

CSIC
Education

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Students can make use of scientific and educational toolbox to create solutions for the practice along the food chain and possibilities for sustainable waste management.

CSIC
Innovation

DACWEED: Detection and ACtuation system for WEED management

Enabling more effective and efficient weed control

CSIC
Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

The #AnnualFoodAgenda encourages consumers to think about the food they eat, increasing their knowledge of the entire value chain, and linking healthy diets to an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as to a healthier planet.

CSIC
COVID-19

COVID19 BEAMitup

COVID-19 BEAMitup will develop a diagnostic tool to improve on-site testing capacities of surfaces for the food industries to detect contamination or absence thereof, contributing to the security and resilience of the European agrifood system.

CSIC
Innovation

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture

Metamorphosis focuses on turning organic waste streams into a valuable, next generation aquaculture feed ingredient.

CSIC
Education

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology

CSIC
Education

FOODMIO

The objective of FOODMIO is to generate a multidisciplinary, challenge-based learning program for bachelor, master and doctoral students, young researchers, and professionals.

CSIC
Regional Innovation Scheme

PHENOILS. New technologies implementation in RIS regions’ olive oil mills for healthier olive oil extraction

This programme incorporates new physical technologies in the extraction of the virgin olive oil process in order to produce oils with a higher amount of minor components with higher preventive effects such as polyphenols and tocopherols.

CSIC
Education

Foodio - Food Solutions Master Class

FOODIO was a challenge-based learning programme. It has been a novel way of creation of new food solutions for future innovation and highlights the modern way of teaching by creating together.

CSIC
Innovation

PHENOLIVA: Treatment and valorisation of olive mill wastes - Application of olive polyphenols to food

Creating an innovative food antioxidant from Olive oil by-products

CSIC
Education

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware

Discover the importance of kitchenware and packaging that is safe for people and the environment alike.

CSIC
Public Engagement

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

This project tests the acceptability of novel healthy processed meat products incorporating plant-based ingredients among European consumers.

CSIC
Education

The Human Microbiome

A massive on line open course will be designed and deliver in year 2020 focusing on the human microbiome and its impact on human health.

CSIC
Education

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically

EcoPack is a competition challenging 24 Master and PhD students of 3 Universities to develop new and innovative solutions.

CSIC
Public Engagement

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

Co-creating initiatives to increase consumer trust in food

CSIC
Education

Innovator Fellowship 2021

The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further, and foster innovators ready to respond to global food challenges.

CSIC
Education

Nutrition: Health and Sustainability

Explore the relationship between nutrition, health and sustainability and understand how healthy eating can prevent disease.

CSIC
Education

Curating citizen engagement: Food solutions for future generations

The Curating Citizen Engagement project will revolutionise our way of solving grand societal challenges by creating a platform for massive public involvement and knowledge generation, specifically targeting food-related issues.

CSIC
Education

An Introduction to Food Science

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices.

CSIC
Public Engagement

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

The demand for vegan and vegetarian food products including alternatives to meat, milk, or eggs, has expanded considerably during recent years in Europe.

CSIC
Public Engagement

How the corona crisis affects consumer behaviour and consumer demand for food products and services

The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour.