Ground-breaking research in food and nutrition
TiFN is a unique platform where industry and academia converge and collaborate to create breakthrough innovations in food and nutrition. TiFN enables the food industry to tackle major societal issues and generate competitive advantage.
With the global population set to reach nine billion by the middle of this century, the industry is being challenged to develop sustainable solutions that safeguard food supply, food safety, human health and well-being. New directions, new approaches, new thinking are essential if we are to meet these challenges.
Such fundamental issues can only be solved via precompetitive, long-term, strategic research. TiFN chooses for an integrated approach with multiple disciplines investigating issue from different, perhaps unorthodox, angles. Research which can only succeed when industry, academia and government share expertise, knowledge and resources.
TiFN – originally established in 1997 – has earned recognition as a model earned recognition as a model of this approach. Through the years TiFN has accumulated a track record of high-impact publications and food innovations.
TiFN’s research programme focusses on themes within four different areas:
- Food Chain Sustainability and Dynamics
- Microbes and Function
- Nutrition and Health
- Sensory and Structure
Industrial relevance, scientific excellence and operational excellence – the collaboration’s key strengths – are TiFN’s top priorities.
- TiFN Symposium 29 November: Sensory and liking – Inspiration for application
29 September 2016 - On November 29 TiFN will organise a symposium in Groningen titled 'Sensory and Liking – Inspiration for application'. The symposium speakers present and discuss the scientific highlights..... Read more
- PhD research provides new leads against obesity and type 2 diabetes
26 September 2016 - Infusion of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) into the colon increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure in overweight people. This is the key message from research by Dr..... Read more
- Energy extraction of obese microbiota: PhD research sheds new light
21 September 2016 - One theory concerning the onset of obesity is that the microbiota of obese people are capable of extracting extra energy from the diet compared to the microbiota..... Read more