Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance

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The High Price of Food

Businesses within the food industry are facing significant difficulties. In an age of global trade, ensuring food security is a great challenge. continue reading...

At Fraunhofer, we develop innovative approaches in food security, microelectronics and logistics that can be easily integrated into the whole food supply chain, ensuring the highest possible added value at low cost. continue reading...

The Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance is your professional business partner in collecting recent scientific research and using it to develop products and solutions. continue reading…


10 Years Fraunhofer Alliance Food Chain Management

With the Symposium “FOOD SYSTEMS – FIT FOR THE FUTURE?” the Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary.  

We presented innovative approaches and solutions along the entire food value chain and gave the opportunity to engage in interesting discussions with our experts and guests from industry, authoritative organisations and academia. The goal of the symposium was to offer inspiration and stimuli around the key topics

  • Consumer Focus: reliably deliver safe quality foods customized to consumer needs
  • Resource Efficiency: fight losses and waste in the food chain
  • Transparency and Trust: enable informed, better decisions

to encourage the dialogue about global trends, opportunities and challenges and show existing solutions. There was also the possibility to network with potential partners for future collaborations.

The event took place on the 13th of November 2017 at the Fraunhofer-Headquarter.  

Agenda Symposium





Campus of the Senses

Our interdisciplinary research field at IVV invites companies from all sectors to cooperate. In the future, digital systems will be used to simulate human sensory perception in all its complexity.

Campus of the Senses "is an initiative of Prof. Andrea Büttner, Head of Department of Fraunhofer IVV and Prof. Albert Heuberger, executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS.


Food lab inside your mobile 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.

Read more..

A new leading partnership towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of a pan-European competition on the Food4Future call: EIT Food.  

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Edible Innovations Food innovation and conflicting priorities between technological progress and consumer rejection

A summary of the most important research findings.

Read the White Paper in english.

The survey is only availabel in german.


Mark Bücking

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Prof Dr Mark Bücking

Managing Director

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

Phone +49 (0) 2972/302 304

Fax +49 (0) 2972/302 319

Andreas Hengse

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Dr. Andreas Hengse

Deputy Managing Director & Coordination

Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance;
Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg, Germany

Phone +49 (0) 30/5306 2177

Mobile 0162/744 02 96