UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a Life Sciences specialised academic institution, ranked 11th worldwide and 4th in Europe.
UAM hosts 2 complementary Food&Nutrition Institutes:
- CIAL (UAM-CSIC): focused on innovation in food design for nutrition and health.
- IMDEA Food: targeting precision nutrition for human chronic disease prevention.
Competences & Capabilities
Working for the increment of competitiveness and innovation of food industry through knowledge transfer from bench-to-fork. An integrated ecosystem is located in our Campus to comply with the 3 pillars of knowledge: R&D, entrepreneurship and education.
- Food and Nutritional Genomics Platform
- Service platform for food industrial sector
- Metabolomics platform
- Bioanalytical techniques unit
- Gastrointestinal simulator
- Laboratory of cooperative activity in R&D
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
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
These events will cover some of the food topics aligned with EIT Food Strategic objectives, to make sure that food is valued throughout society
Through a university course developed by partners representing different aspects of the food ecosystem (from sensory perception to nutrition to food policy), we will educate the next generation of students to be able to engage and involve the public in tackling food-related societal challenges
Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary to tertiary education
The WE Lead Food Programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results
The aim of this blended programme is to provide nutrition professionals with innovative techniques that are able to deliver effective and measurable changes in their clients’ behavior
An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks
The course is focusing 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
The FutureKitchen Series, launched on FoodUnfolded in 2019, sets out in 2020 to further encourage and inspire a food system connection, increased consumer trust, and greater interest in food careers
Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e
Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change
The course will focus on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science;
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
FOODMIO will serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and tangible solutions to real-life product development challenges by eclectic and creative food professionals
This project aims to develop these through: Using existing information and industrial challenges to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains
We will achieve this by: Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of MAKEathons 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
This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create and implement selected measures undertaken by food companies, food industry and others to engender both greater consumer trust in food and greater support for food companies and other food chain actors