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Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich

Profile

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. It is committed to finding solutions to major challenges facing society as we move forward:

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment & Climate
  • Information & Communications
  • Mobility & Infrastructure

TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim: to create lasting value for society. 

Competences & Capabilities

In line with its institutional strategy, TUM, the Entrepreneurial University, is committed to address the innovation triangle: education, innovation & business creation. TUM’s mission is to spearhead the education of top-talents, the development & marketing of new technologies & innovative solutions and services. The aim is to support people in their right to a healthy diet and their duty to improve nutrition, achieve food security and promote sustainable bioeconomy.

Technical University of Munich

Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

https://www.tum.de

Contact

Dr. Amaryllis Vidali, European and International Research Support ERC vidali@zv.tum.de

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Technical University of Munich
COVID-19

MeDiCo-Health

This project will conduct research at hospitals in Italy and Germany into whether deficiencies in micronutrients such as zinc, selenium and vitamin D have a correlation with the severity of disease in COVID-19 patients

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims

Improving communication of food health claims

Technical University of Munich
Education

Inspire Programme

Promoting entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

Technical University of Munich
Education

Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines

Rebuild your trust in nutrition science and look beyond the media headlines

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

Don’t be a food waster

The social awareness campaign ‘Don’t be a food waster’ wants to make all audiences proud to say ‘I am not a food waster’ with the ultimate goal of reducing food waste at all levels in the food system.

Technical University of Munich
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.

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

TriboTec: Protein enrichment and fractionation of side streams by dry tribo-electrostatic separation technology

Triboelectric separation is a technology which is so far used in mineral processing. The water-free separation is based on the induced electrical contact charge of particle surfaces.

Technical University of Munich
Education

Sustainable Food Systems - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019

The ‘Transitions to Sustainable Food Systems’ Summer School aims to address current and future sustainability challenges of the food system.

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

Quality Information Services and Dietary Advice for Personalized Nutrition in Europe

To further develop and test a digital platform as a supporting basis for creating and delivering personalised nutrition (PN) services in Europe via a non-profit organisation with payable services/memberships to cover operational costs. Services are scientifically validated and designed for use by companies, healthcare services, researchers, and professionals wanting to provide consumers with improved personalised nutrition advice and services.

Technical University of Munich
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

EIT Food’s flagship Global Food Venture programme is a dedicated offering to Doctoral Students across Europe working on food system challenges.

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

Digital Twin Management

Food safety is one of the major concerns in food production. Improving tracking & tracing especially for the management of food safety events can lead to a faster reaction time and elimination of potentially hazardous products, thus prevention of food borne illnesses and loss of lives.

Technical University of Munich
Education

Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?

A new class of plant-based ingredients based on smart combinations of plant proteins and polysaccharides has been developed by the participating industrial and academic partners.

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security, producing sufficient nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably, is one of the greatest challenges faced today.

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

VALOCAKE, Valorization of rapeseed press cake as multi-functional food ingredients and tasty food

It is a global challenge to ensure sufficient food to feed future generations while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

Cultivating Engagement: a citizen participation forum on vertical farming

This project puts citizens at the centre of shaping high-tech innovations in food production to become healthier and more sustainable.

Technical University of Munich
Education

EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains

Are you ready to bring your ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life? Following the success of last year’s Winter School, Queen’s University Belfast, Technical University of Munich and University of Cambridge will come together to host an EIT Food Entrepreneurship Summer School this September in Belfast.

Technical University of Munich
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Partnering with the world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space