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University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw

Profile

The University of Warsaw, the largest and top-ranked university in Poland, Polish leader in implementing R&D projects, has scientific expertise in multiple fields: social and economic sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, chemistry and biology as well as research strengthening the sustainability of the food system. 

Competences & Capabilities

Main areas of research and development expertise in the field of food are:

  • Research on consumer behaviour combined analysis in psychology, sociology, social anthropology, marketing and economics;
  • Regulatory frameworks for the food industry;
  • Operations and strategic management in FMCG sector;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in the food sector;
  • Big data analytics;
  • Assessment of biological and chemical hazards and food spoilage;
  • Research on food ingredients and nutrient biofortification of food crops.
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw, Office of University Advancement, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

http://www.en.uw.edu.pl

Contact

Katarzyna Kotowska, Specialist katarzyna.kotowska@adm.uw.edu.pl

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

University of Warsaw
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector

University of Warsaw
Education

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020

Overview of EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development brings together 40 participants from different backgrounds and countries, who will come together to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry

University of Warsaw
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU! MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph

University of Warsaw
Entrepreneurship

Seedbed Incubator

SEEDBED APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY - SUNDAY 22ND MARCH This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas

University of Warsaw
Innovation

ONCOFOOD: New food solutions for cancer patients

One of the main challenges for cancer patients undergoing treatment is to prevent or mitigate malnutrition

University of Warsaw
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

University of Warsaw
Innovation

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product, enabling novel service concepts and interactivity between consumers and the food industry

University of Warsaw
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

Unlike typical sensory panels and consumer surveys, they will not involve testing of sample products but creation of innovative, non-yet-existing combinations of product features and benefits

University of Warsaw
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to promote their international exposure

University of Warsaw
Innovation

Increasing nutritional value (bio-stimulated) of selected performant tomato varieties to be cultivated in areas with temperate climate

In temperate climate, the average yield/ha of tomato is significantly lower than international standards

University of Warsaw
Innovation

SmartFoodLogging (SFL)

SFL will develop a platform where health coaches and consumers come together to motivate user reaching their goal

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

EIT Food TrustTracker®

EIT Food TrustTracker® The EIT Food TrustTracker® is an evidenced-based questionnaire which has been developed to measuring consumer trust in the food industry and is an important first step towards understanding this gap

University of Warsaw
Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector

University of Warsaw
Innovation

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

This project aims to develop these through: Using existing information and industrial challenges to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains

University of Warsaw
Education

Intellectual Property Management in the Food Sector: Safeguarding Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace

The course will focus on: Introduction to intellectual property management; Ways to protect intellectual property in relation to food products; Patents, Trademarks & Taste and smell marks; Design protection; Effective intellectual property protection on local and international markets Who should join the course Stakeholders from the food and drink industry - particularly those working in (or with) start-ups and SMEs

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network is a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry, academia and key stakeholders in school food

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

Games of Food

Escape games provide an opportunity to share educational messages in an enjoyable way

University of Warsaw
Innovation

Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies

Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, and research shows that visually familiarizing children with foods before they taste them (e

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

How the corona crisis affects consumer behaviour and consumer demand for food products and services

The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour, on the extent to which these changes are expected to be enduring beyond the corona crisis, and how the implications this has for the food industry and for public authorities

University of Warsaw
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

University of Warsaw
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

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

University of Warsaw

Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires innovations on all levels of society and the economy

University of Warsaw
Public Engagement

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

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