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KU LEUVEN
KU LEUVEN

Profile

KU   Leuven,   with   14   campuses   in   Flanders,   is   dedicated  to  education  and  research  in  nearly  all  fields. Its 15 faculties offer education, while research activities are organised by departments and research groups  from  Humanities  &  Social  Sciences,  Science,  Engineering  &  Technology,  and  Biomedical  Sciences.  Its   activities   cover   all   corners   of   the   knowledge   triangle:  innovation,  education  &  business  creation.  Its  TTO  spun  off  more  than  128  companies  across  a  range of industries.

Competences & Capabilities

The  Leuven  Food  Science  and  Nutrition  Research  Centre   groups   the   university’s   expertise   in   the   food-nutrition  area  covering  e.g.  plant-  &  animal-based  food  systems,  processing,  safety  &  storage,  ICT,  nutrition  &  health  and  consumer  science.  The  university fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. Combined with its education programmes it offers opportunities for  attracting/educating  top  talent  and  leveraging  innovation by interdisciplinary partnerships.

KU LEUVEN

KU Leuven - Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre (LFoRCe), Kasteelpark Arenberg 20 box 2463, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee), Belgium

http://www.kuleuven.be/english

Contact

Dr. Kurt Gebruers Innovation Manager kurt.gebruers@kuleuven.be
+32 16 32 19 19

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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Education

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The course will focus on: An Introduction to Food Systems ; Fundamentals of System Sciences ; Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side Streams, Food Integrity Who should join the course Professionals in the food and agriculture sector (i

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Sustained Energy Release Starchy Food Products

The advantage of slowly digestible starch (SDS) is that it is a source of sustained glucose release and stabilizes blood glucose levels

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Public Engagement

EIT Food TrustTracker®

EIT Food TrustTracker® The EIT Food TrustTracker® is an evidenced-based questionnaire which has been developed to measuring consumer trust in the food industry and is an important first step towards understanding this gap

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Global Food Venture Programme 2020

We´re excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of  EIT Food will support once again highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe to transform their research into viable business in the Food & AgTech space

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Public Engagement

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product, enabling novel service concepts and interactivity between consumers and the food industry

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Innovation

Better for the environment, better for my health

The objective of the ‘Better for the environment, better for your health’ solution is to raise the consumer’s understanding of the impact of food production and consumption on the environment and link this with their dietary patterns

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Innovation

SmartFoodLogging (SFL)

SFL will develop a platform where health coaches and consumers come together to motivate user reaching their goal

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Innovation

PERSONALIZED and connected FOOD service providers (PERSFO)

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has tripled between 1975-2016 (WHO)

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Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires innovations on all levels of society and the economy

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Public Engagement

EATrends & food fashion week

Events will take place in Spain and Belgium during 2019, engaging members of the public in food trends and innovations, enabling them to have a leading role and become real influencers

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Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector