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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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EIT Food Partners

EIT Food is a consortium of 55 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. It aims to generate long-term relationships between industry, educators and researchers.


A Pan-European Partnership

Partners were selected strategically from across Europe, to unite leading stakeholders within the food system across primary production, processing, packaging, logistics/ distribution, retail, food service, consumer research, nutrition/ health and the public sector.

The University of Cambridge is a founding member of the consortium, contributing world-class research expertise across the whole food value chain from farm to fork including in plant and crop science, modelling and epidemiology in plant and animal production systems, supply chains, and nutrition and health. In addition our entrepreneurial learning, and executive and professional education programme expertise play an important role.

Cambridge is part of the North-West Co-Location Centre, which is led by the University of Reading. Our local Network Partners include NIAB, AgriTech East, and Feedback Global.


CLICK HERE for a map showing the EIT Food Partners. See more information about the partners here.


Rising Food Stars

'Rising Food Stars' been established as a legal entity, and acts as an umbrella organisation for 50 high-potential start-ups, with complementary competencies across the food supply chain. It is a core partner of EIT Food, and offers outstanding start-ups access to the network and the opportunity to actively engage in EIT Food activities.

Our Local Rising Stars include Entomics Biosystems Ltd. The University of Cambridge's short film below highlights their work to develop a sustainable food of the future based on maggots and food waste.


CLICK HERE for a map showing the Rising Food Stars.



EIT Food Funding

EIT Food: main project website


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Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

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Upcoming events

UCCRI Conference 2019

Sep 24, 2019

Large Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ

23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Sep 26, 2019

Moller Centre, Cambridge

Behaviour Change by Design Annual Lecture 2019

Sep 26, 2019

Howard Theatre, Downing College, University of Cambridge, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ

Meat and potatoes: changing diets for changing times?

Oct 15, 2019

Sainsbury Laboratory Auditorium, 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR

The (Virtual) Reality of our Food

Oct 19, 2019

Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Room S2

Upcoming events