ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is a technical university with focus on engineering and natural sciences. By integrating as well the humanities and social sciences, ETH devises innovative concepts of education and research which shall allow us to tackle the enormous challenges facing mankind, and help lay a path for a meaningful and sustainable development of present and future civilisations.
Competences & Capabilities
In order to cope with humanity’s major challenges, ETH Zurich concentrates on several main focus areas in addition to departmental activities at a local, national or global level to make a valuable contribution to politics, economy and society.
ETH’s main focus areas are:
- Medicine & Nutrition
- Manufacturing technologies
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
PHENOLIVA: Treatment and valorisation of olive mill wastes - Application of olive polyphenols to food
Creating an innovative food antioxidant from Olive oil by-products
Innovative solutions are required to tackle the global food challenges of today and identify opportunities along the entire food value chain.
Global Food Venture, EIT Food’s flagship Doctoral Programme for entrepreneurial PhD students across Europe.
Tasty Texture: Tailored fibre/protein-rich vegetarian Health Power food & novel extrusion technology platform
Plant-based foods are growing beyond vegan and vegetarians due to the emerging segment of the flexitarians, who seek to reduce animal protein consumption in their daily diet. Most product developments focus on meat or milk analogues.
To create smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe we need to develop both infrastructure and capacity which stimulate and supports
innovation and entrepreneurship.
EIT Food’s Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.
Partnering with the world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space
Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.