TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. It is committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward:
• Health & Nutrition
• Energy & Natural Resources
• Environment & Climate
• Information & Communications
• Mobility & Infrastructure.
TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim: to create lasting value for society. All this combines to make TUM one of Europe’s leading universities.
Competences & Capabilities
In line with its institutional strategy TUM. The Entrepreneurial University, is committed to address all aspects of the innovation triangle: education, innovation and business creation.
TUM’s mission is to spearhead the education of top-talent and the development and marketing of new technologies, innovative solutions and services that support people in their right to a healthy diet and in their duty to improve nutrition, achieve food security and promote a sustainable bioeconomy.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
In 2018 a cohort of 24 PhD students experienced a Journey of 6 months to develop their product idea into a feasible business opportunity
Consumers often neither understand nor trust health claims on food packages, and so are not able to use them to make informed personal nutrition choices
The Activity aims to deliver a digital platform as a supporting basis for creating and delivering personalised nutrition services in Europe based on a non-profit organisation with membership fees and payable query services to cover its operational costs
It will enable accurate backward feedback to producers to rear more economic & nutritious meat & forward feedback will enable new specifications to be produced that meet consumer preferences & minimize resource wastage
The project will expand & adapt three dimensional medical scanning technologies to digitise the beef & lamb food chain into a NEW Connected Food System
The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions
The social awareness campaign ‘Don’t be a food waster’ wants to make all audiences proud to say ‘I am not a food waster’ with the ultimate goal of reducing food waste at all levels in the food system
Participants will take on a production, consumption, and socio-economic angle to tackle issues such as environmental footprint, biodiversity, and food waste
The work includes: Programming the platform functionality with additional services (apps, diagnostics) with external business partners; Proof of principle trial in two countries using an innovative App (eNutri) to deliver personalized food recommendations to consumers; Implementing the full organisational and operational structure of Quisper including Scientific Advisory Board; Active engagement of partners, suppliers and end-users
MyFoodPortal is an upcoming online platform designed to familiarise the public with food technology, building understanding through relevant topics like health, safety and sustainability
An additional advantage is the possible reduction of unnecessary waste
Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?
A new class of plant-based ingredients based on smart combinations of plant proteins and polysaccharides has been developed by the participating industrial and academic partners
A software solution for the management of digital twins for food products shall be developed
In 2012, FAO estimated that food production needs to increase with 60-70% to feed ±9
Consumers appreciate yogurt as healthy product
This project puts citizens at the centre of shaping high-tech innovations in food production to become healthier and more sustainable
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
The following intermediate steps are required
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