Today’s global society, specifically the food industry, is faced with the challenge of feeding seven billion people – nine billion by 2050. Cornell faculty and staff have a long and successful history of partnering with industry to address multidisciplinary issues using science, technology, and innovation. CIFS-IPP members have unparalleled access to Cornell University’s expert researchers who are trained in a range of disciplines from theoretical chemistry and neurobiology to process engineering and spectrometry.
More than a dozen Cornell Departments and other groups participate in CIFS-IPP, including over 30 faculty in Food Science alone:
- Animal Science
- Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
- Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
- Biological and Environmental Engineering
- Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Crop and Soil Sciences
- Environmental Toxicology
- Food Science
- Nutritional Sciences
- Plant Breeding and Genetics
- Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
- Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
- School of Hotel Administration
- USDA Holley Center for Agriculture and Health
CIFS-IPP is equipped to handle short term, focused inquiries as well as lengthy, discovery-oriented investigations of food science and technology questions. Members may request research as a small group consortium that is focused on a general issue or as an individual member with a proprietary project.
CIFS-IPP surveys members quarterly to monitor critical issues of interest to the membership. Members may also contact the Industry Liaison Officer at any time with questions or requests.
CIFS-IPP members have many exciting opportunities to advance scientific research and food technology together with Cornell’s world-class scientists:
|Personalized attention for efficient processing of NDA, CIFS Faculty Fellows identification, proposal/protocol and related documents||X||X|
|Quick implementation of small, defined applications research projects (<$20K)||X||X|
CIFS-IPP members have unrestricted access to the Industry Liaison Officer, who is familiar with CIFS-based research and will support member companies by identifying Cornell faculty to conduct specific projects, assisting with rapid contract approvals by Cornell University, and aiding with budget planning.