UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Profile

A world-leading University whose mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Competences & Capabilities

  • World-class research expertise across the whole food value chain from farm to fork;
  • Collaboration with colleagues worldwide; including large-scale partnerships with Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
  • Engagement with peer institutions, governments, NGOs and policy-makers to translate research into global benefit;
  • Promotes the interface between academia and business, with a global reputation for innovation;
  • At the heart of one of the world’s largest technology clusters - the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ has created 1,500 hi-tech companies.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK
North-West
Country: United Kingdom

http://www.cam.ac.uk

Contact

Queralt Gonzalez kicfood@admin.cam.ac.uk
+441223(3) 35535

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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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

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Education

Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy

The workshop in 2019 will run for two days at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) followed by courses at Iceland, Germany and Southern Europe

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Innovation

Favuleux: Developing Fava bean as a sustainable source of high quality protein for food, through optimized genetics, farming & processing

Fava bean is a grain legume which is welladapted to Northern Europe, and is relatively cheap to grow

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Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as the opportunity to find others to launch a startup with

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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

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Education

Food Innovation Lab - EIT Summer School 2019

The “Food Innovation Lab” aims at guiding interdisciplinary teams of students and young professionals through an innovation process – from identifying challenges, developing consumer-centric solutions to prototyping in the laboratory and business model development

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Innovation

GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs

The objective of the GLAD activity (Green last mile delivery) is to develop both a strategy and a platform that helps making the last mile in food e-commerce at the same time sustainable and adapted to consumer needs while taking into account the economic reality

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Innovation

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture

However, bivalve industry growth is falling behind fish aquaculture due to critical defects in the production process

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Education

WE Lead

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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Innovation

Pollination deficit: Catalysing company action to ensure food and nutrition supply chain resilience by securing wild pollinators

Over three years this programme will enhance global food and nutrition security by catalysing industry action to safeguard pollinators critical to food supply chains

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Education

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

The course will focus on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science;

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Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe

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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

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Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series

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

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Education

IValueFood

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

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Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will propose a framework, consult with partners, and run five pilot programmes to provide examples of development for different constituents: graduates, established employees (technical and managerial), top talent, and entrepreneurs

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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