QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Profile

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is part of Queen’s University of Belfast, specialising in the key areas of the integrity of global food supply, farms of the future and nutritional challenges for the 21st Century. IGFS plays a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s growing population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research and education.

Competences & Capabilities

We drive research, educate tomorrow’s leaders and create a culture of entrepreneurship, through:

  • International research and collaborations in food safety and food integrity
  • Expertise in animal nutrition, behaviour, welfare and precision farming
  • Facilities for Genomics, Imaging, Mass Spectrometry and Bioinformatics research
  • Big data management centre with unique big data access to explore links between diet, behaviour and health
  • Access to dietary research, especially in targeted and precision nutrition
  • Number 1 in the UK in research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queen’s University of Belfast, Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN, United Kingdom

http://www.qub.ac.uk/igfs

Contact

Stephane Durand s.durand@qub.ac.uk
+44 289 097 5657

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable food production in a changing environment

This online course focuses on threats to global food security & consider key challenges which need to be overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer wellbeing in both the developing and developed world

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Entrepreneurship

Seedbed Incubator

This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
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

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society

Funded in collaboration with EIT Food, the Summer School is the outcome of the partnership between both academic and industrial partners: Universität Hohenheim, Queens' University Belfast and Cambridge University, together with Energy Pulse Systems and Puratos

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

WE Lead

The WE Lead food programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams

Suitable materials for meat, fish & poultry have constraints such as the need for an oxygen barrier & stability at higher temperatures, so wide-scale use of alternatives has so far been low

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Public Engagement

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage

The approaches being developed are different for each age-group, focusing on the interventions most appropriate and useful at each developmental stage

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish

This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

WeValueFood

Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university

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Entrepreneurship

MAKE-IT!

We will achieve this by:  Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for hackathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of hackathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains; Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe