QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is part of Queen’s University of Belfast, specialising in the key areas of the integrity of global food supply, farms of the future and nutritional challenges for the 21st Century. IGFS plays a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s growing population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research and education.

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queen’s University of Belfast, Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN, United Kingdom

CLC: North-West

Country: United Kingdom

http://www.qub.ac.uk/igfs

Contact

Stephane Durand s.durand@qub.ac.uk
+44 289 097 5657

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Entrepreneurship

Seedbed Incubator

This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period

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Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable food production in a changing environment

Global food supply chains are increasingly encountering considerable problems impacting on safety and sustainability affecting the food industry and reducing consumer trust

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agri-food, technology, and society

The Food Tech Transition Summer School 2019 is the outcome of an academic partnership between Universität Hohenheim as main partner, and Queen's University Belfast and University of Cambridge, together with industrial partner Energy Pulse

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The food sector is undergoing dramatic changes fostered by global challenges such as growing competition for resources, a rise of the global population, and changes in demographics and consumer behavior

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Animal Feed Quality and Safety

The quality and safety of animal feed  are of primary importance to ensuring healthy meat production systems

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

WE Lead

Women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions within academia, big business and start-up ventures

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Students can make use of scientific and educational toolbox to create solutions for the practice along the food chain and possibilities for sustainable waste management

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams

We aim to design innovation led packaging for red meat, fish & poultry made from material derived from agrifood waste

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Optimizing rice processing & cooking to remove arsenic & starch from its life-cycle

Rice is a primary carbohydrate staple, but is high in carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) & soluble starch, the former is a chronic carcinogen & the latter is a causative agent for obesity & diabetes in high rice consumers

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Public Engagement

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

This EIT Food Schools Network is linking EIT Food to existing national school programmes across Europe and developing a portfolio of approaches within educational settings which could be used to improve children’s relationships with food

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

The aim of the SME workshops is to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry dedicated to feed manufacturers, advisors, farmers and employees in poultry factories, as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of fodder and poultry production, all from RIS-eligible regions

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Separating MycOtoxin-contaminated Wheat grains using Precision Farming technologies

Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The main objectives of the SME workshops are an innovation process around “sustainable food production” to identify challenges and solutions in an accelerated innovation process building on the experiences of a previous project

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency

This project aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Public Engagement

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

This activity aims to develop a network that links EIT food with existing national schools programs in Europe and related stakeholders, ultimately to promote the exchange of ideas and information, ensuring effective translation of findings

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities 2018

The main objective of the SME workshop was a trend-driven innovation process around “sustainable food production”, to identify challenges and create solutions in an accelerate innovation process

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Understand how food goes from farm to fork: explore food security, supply chains, food production and agriculture

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Global Food Venture program 2018

In 2018 a cohort of 24 PhD students experienced a Journey of 6 months to develop their product idea into a feasible business opportunity

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Innovation

Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency of the supply chain

This projects aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as block chain, predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests

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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

Food System Master of Science Programme

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

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains

Are you ready to bring your ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life? Following the success of last year’s Winter School, Queen’s University Belfast, Technical University of Munich and University of Cambridge will come together to host an EIT Food Entrepreneurship Summer School this September in Belfast

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Entrepreneurship

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

Creating a smarter and simpler food value chain across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship that needs to be developed

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme 2018

In 2018, EIT Food will begin the initial phase of the development of EIT Food's flagship Food System Master Program, an integrated graduate degree program organized by 10 academic institutions and industrial partners from across EIT Foods pan-European partner network to prepare students to drive a future transformation of the food system and increase the competitiveness of their future employing companies

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Education

IValueFood

IValueFood (3 year project) will enhance consumer health and support the European Agri-food economy by improving future generations’ knowledge of, and engagement with, food

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