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Cross-disciplinary Consulting

As part of CIFS, the Industry Partnership Program is uniquely positioned to provide members access to a synergistic team of handpicked faculty and staff to consult and strategize about current industry challenges. Whether for open innovation brainstorming or in support of an emergency situation (e.g., product recalls, food borne disease outbreaks, manufacturing emergencies, etc.), we are prepared to work with our members to find solutions to specific industry challenges. 

One of CIFS’ core strengths is its multidisciplinary membership of Faculty Fellows who tackle diverse issues in the food industry from multiple perspectives. On the research side, more than a dozen Cornell Departments and groups participate in CIFS-IPP, including over 30 faculty in Food Science alone:

Member Benefits

Both Silver and Gold partners have access to CIFS-IPP’s multidisciplinary, world-renowned consulting services.


Silver Partner

Gold Partner

Consult with CIFS Faculty Fellows and facilitator to discuss innovation topic, current company challenge, or other issue. Receive summary report. Available for a fee* Up to 3 hours with up to 3 CIFS Faculty Fellows** and facilitator

*$250/hr for CIFS faculty; $150/hr for CIFS facilitator
​**Selected by the Industry Liaison Officer