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:
Industrial relevance, scientific excellence and operational excellence – the collaboration’s key strengths – are TiFN’s top priorities.
- “Dealing with challenges makes you grow as a scientist”
17 April 2018 - It took quite some time and energy before TiFN PhD fellow Marcela Fernández had her advanced high-throughput microscopy scratch assay up and running. But she succeeded...... Read more
- TiFN and ZonMw present Delta Plan Nutrition Research to Dutch ministries
5 April 2018 - Today, the Delta Plan Nutrition Research has been presented to the directors of the ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate..... Read more
- Delegation of Fromageries Bel impressed by TiFN projects
4 April 2018 - We were happy to receive a delegation of our valued partner Fromageries Bel last week. Fromageries Bel is a TiFN-partner since years and currently participates in two..... Read more