This EIT Food solution project named “Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?” is about the development of innovative food products by student teams. In total four student teams from the University of Hohenheim and the Technical University of Munich work on the development of innovative food products in a competitive manner. Students of various disciplines including food science and engineering, food chemistry, and bioeconomy have been recruited at both universities that work on new food structures made of tasty macronutrients. The student teams are supported by experts from industry partners that are PepsiCo, DSM, Döhler, Valio, and Glucanova. The student teams exercise will provide students to collaborate with scientific and industrial partners focusing on new taste and texture properties of innovative food products.
Highly motivated students of different disciplines applied to the project via a motivational letter and curriculum vitae. Mixed teams from the University of Hohenheim and Technical University of Munich were formed with students having different backgrounds and expertise.
All partners, mentors and students met in Munich to get to know each other and plan the next steps of the project.
The student teams and their academic and industrial mentors work on the product concept including the technology and processing.
The students characterize different raw materials to evaluate suitable ones for their product development.
A complete business concept shall be developed for the innovative food product including price target, marketing, and packaging.
The student teams present their final prototype and compete with the other teams. The two best teams will be awarded.
The oldest University in Stuttgart: the University of Hohenheim is unique in its strong specialization.
Founded in 1818 after devastating famines, the University of Hohenheim is not only engaged in intensive basic research but has traditionally also been committed to developing innovative solutions for some of society's pressing problems. To do so, the University of Hohenheim engages in a combination of scientific disciplines that is unique among German universities.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. It is committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward: Health & Nutrition, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Climate, Information & Communications, Mobility & Infrastructure. TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim: to create lasting value for society. All this combines to make TUM one of Europe’s leading universities.
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands.
Valio is the biggest food exporter, and dairy co-operative in Finland that is owned by Finnish family farms. Valio’s mission is to create well-being and taste sensations in a responsible way.
Glucanova is in the forefront of functional food innovation. Glucanova's vision is to address global health and sustainability concerns with documented healthy liquid oat fiber products.
Döhler is a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. Döhler develops intelligent solutions and creates real added value throughout the entire supply chain – from raw materials to the latest technologies, B2B products and B2C applications.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.