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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…


Event Information

OCM-Conference March 17-18, 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany

5th Conference on Optical Charakterization of Materials

The International Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM-2021) is organized by the Karlsruhe Center for Spectral Signatures of Materials (KCM) in cooperation with the German Chapter of the Instrumentation & Measurement Society of IEEE. KCM is an association of institutes of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and the business unit Automated Visual Inspection of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB.

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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.



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.


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.

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EIT Food: transformation towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of its members. This KIC is a unique alliance of 50 leading companies, universities, and scientific partners developing new healthy and sustainable food products in Europe and beyond.

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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 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 +49 (0) 162 744 02 96