UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a Life Sciences specialized academic institution, ranked 11th worldwide and 4th in Europe in QS < 50.
UAM campus hosts two 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.
- Technological platforms:
- 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;
- Genotyped cohort with more than 1200 volunteers. Active collaboration with the major Hospitals;
- 20 research clusters and > 100 researchers allowing the development of added value food through genomic nutrition;
- Scientific Park with capacity to hold > 400 startup companies.
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
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
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
Representation in the sciences and technology is even more dismal with as little as 7%-9% women tech entrepreneurs in countries in Europe
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The course will focus on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science;
The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions
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
It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe
Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very own RisingFoodStars, the Future Kitchen series provides an immersive experience keeping you up-to-date on everything you need to know about food, including sustainability, the journey from ‘farm-to-fork’, eating healthy and cooking, and innovation in the food sector
Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university
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