The IFNH has sponsored a group of University PhD students and Early Career Researchers whose grant proposals were selected by a review committee, to attend conferences and explore placement opportunities that will enhance their careers.
Colleagues from across the University contributed to the EIT Food Call for Proposals for projects to be delivered in 2020. We are very pleased to confirm that a high number of proposals have been submitted across the area of Education, Communication and Innovation themes.
The five academics, one from each research theme, were honoured with a Research Output Prize for Early Career Researchers at University Court, the showcase annual event for the University community, on 18 March. Continue Reading
The University of Reading organised a number of outreach sessions for secondary schools to mark the British Science week, a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
A team from the University of Reading have won two prizes in the final of the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2018.
Team MooFree won both the People’s Award and the overall Environment YES Prize at the YES18 final on the 11th December.
A student competition has seen food waste – bread, bananas, and potatoes – turned into business opportunities. Continue Reading
The University of Reading stand at Food Matters Live 2018 at the ExCeL Centre in London highlighted our strong research connections between food, farming, environment and health and how these are making a difference to food consumers and businesses.
The IFNH staff team supported this event, speaking to many companies and members of the public and media. Professor Ian Givens, Director of the Institute added his expertise to the event’s series of talks about the future of food.
EIT Food recently announced that Dr Andy Zynga had been appointed in the role of CEO as of the 19th November 2018. Mr Filip Fontaine would be completing his role as interim CEO of EIT Food and will be taking up a role as advisor to the Supervisory Board until January 31 of next year to ensure a smooth handover process.
An EIT Food event in London examined ‘food systems of the future’, which was attended by key ‘food and health influencers’. Some of the questions the participants at the forum considered included the following – what are the major challenges in the food system, how can we address them and what gaps exist between issues such as personalised nutrition, food innovation and sustainability and potential solutions?
The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health recently celebrated its first anniversary with a 1 day conference themed around ‘Translational nutrition: From research to real life’.