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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

Micronutrient deficiencies are a frequent condition in the general population of the EU and worldwide

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

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

Consumers often neither understand nor trust health claims on food packages, and so are not able to use them to make informed personal nutrition choices

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

Advanced technologies for beef & lamb composition, imaging & sorting

The project will expand, adapt & implement 3-D CT scanning technologies to digitise the beef & lamb food chain into a new Connected Food System

Technical University of Munich
Education

Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines

Learn how to find reliable, scientific information about food and nutrition and identify the truth behind food headlines

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

Don’t be a food waster

We will target all actors in the supply chain, however particular attention will be focused on consumers, concerning the volume of food which is needlessly wasted

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

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

It is an environmentally friendly process that consumes low energy and no water and is available at a high capacity

Technical University of Munich
Education

Sustainable Food Systems - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019

Participants will take on a production, consumption, and socio-economic angle to tackle issues such as environmental footprint, biodiversity, and food waste

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

Quality Information Services and Dietary Advice for Personalized Nutrition in Europe

The work includes: Programming the platform functionality with additional services (apps, diagnostics) with external business partners; Proof of principle trial in two countries using an innovative App (eNutri) to deliver personalized food recommendations to consumers; Implementing the full organisational and operational structure of Quisper including Scientific Advisory Board; Active engagement of partners, suppliers and end-users

Technical University of Munich
Education

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

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

Digital Twin Management

An additional advantage is the possible reduction of unnecessary waste

Technical University of Munich
Education

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

These ingredients can be physically (coacervates), chemically (conjugates) or enzymatically formed

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

In 2012, FAO estimated that food production needs to increase with 60-70% to feed ±9

Technical University of Munich
Innovation

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

Protein is perhaps the most challenging macronutrient when it comes to sustainable production

Technical University of Munich
Public Engagement

Cultivating Engagement: a citizen participation forum on vertical farming

The project will develop a Citizen Participation Forum (CPF) assessing the potential of (indoor) vertical farming (VF) technologies to address some of the major challenges our food systems face

Technical University of Munich
Education

EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains

Programme description During the EIT Food Summer School, 40 students from many different study backgrounds and countries will come together to bring their ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life

Technical University of Munich
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries