Finnish researchers will work as part of a research group tasked with solving problems in food production. The group has been granted funding for 400 million euros.
Achieving a safe and sustainable level of food production will be a significant challenge in coming years. The United Nations has estimated the demand for food to increase by 70% by the year 2050.
EIT Food, which has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, will seek to find ways to accomplish this momentous task. From Finland, Valio and VTT will take part in this research, as well as researchers from the University of Helsinki.
Preparations for the reseearch has been conducted at the Department of Food and Environmental Sciences. The vice-rector in charge of research and innovation, Keijo Hämäläinen, is excited to list the opportunities afforded by this cooperation.
“EIT funding and its cooperation networks offer us new contacts and channels which will help us put research into practice. As a multidisciplinary university, we have a great deal to offer the consortium, particularly in the field of food science, innovations and education.”
Read more from the University of Helsinki press release.