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Targeted Research


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:

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.

Member Benefits

CIFS-IPP members have many exciting opportunities to advance scientific research and food technology together with Cornell’s world-class scientists:


Silver Partner

Gold Partner

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.