Fraunhofer Agriculture and Food Industry Alliance

Welcome to the Food Industry Alliance

Innovative solutions for the food industry

 

Climate change, dwindling resources, insecure supply chains and rising food prices pose major challenges for the global food industry. The potential on the way to a sustainable food supply is huge.

 

The Fraunhofer Food Industry Alliance builds on decades of cooperation. The expertise of currently 14 Fraunhofer Institutes, which are part of the Fraunhofer network of around 76 institutes, is pooled under the umbrella of the Alliance.

 

Customers from the food industry benefit from this unique scientific infrastructure and the interdisciplinary know-how along the entire value chain: from innovative approaches, e.g. in the areas of agriculture, product protection and analytics, food and logistics to new processing technologies and developments in terms of sustainability and the circular economy.

Highlights

 

Progress for a More Sustainable Food Economy

With the combined competencies of five Fraunhofer Institutes, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plans to reorganize the entire value chain in the food sector in terms of sustainability with the "Center for Biogenic Value Creation and Smart Farming"...

 

»Cognitive Agriculture«

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Cognitive Agriculture«, which brings productivity and sustainability of agricultural processes into harmony. Digitization as an opportunity for agriculture.

 

  • COGNAC (iese.fraunhofer.de)
 

From Feed To Egg

Better estimation of overall burdens of humans, animals and the environmment by perfluoroalkyland polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Due to their unique properties perfluoroalkyl- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are widely utilised in specialty chemistry as well as in consumer products of any kind. The extreme stability of PFAS leads to their accumulation in the environment and organisms.

 

A Food Lab on Your Phone

“Food scanner” is becoming a topic of common interest. The European Commission has recognized its relevance and provides funding for the development of the technologies required.

Fraunhofer IPMS filed a patent for a novel device that enables not only food analysis but as well access to quantity and nutrition facts.

Contact

Andrea Büttner

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat Andrea Büttner

Spokeswoman

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
85354 Freising, Germany

Phone +49 8161 491-100

Jörg Dörr

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Dörr

Deputy Spokesman

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE
Fraunhofer-Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Phone +49 631 6800-1601

Jens-Peter Majschak

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Peter Majschak

Deputy Spokesman

Fraunhofer IVV, Division Processing Technology
Heidelberger Str. 20
01189 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 43614-42

Stefan Schillberg

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Schillberg

Deputy Spokesman

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME
Forckenbeckstr. 6
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 6085-11050

Mark Bücking

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Prof. Dr. Mark Bücking

Head of Office

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME
Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg, Germany

Phone +49 2972 302-304

Andreas Hengse

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Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hengse

Coordination

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME
Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg, Germany

Phone +49 30 5306-2177

Astrid Mokesch-Michalovic

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Astrid Mokesch-Michalovic

Assistant

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
85354 Freising, Germany

Phone +49 8161 491-150

Buket Sahin

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Dr. Buket Sahin

Corporate Business Development

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Giggenhauser Straße 35
85354 Freising, Germany

Phone +49 8161 491-150