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Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute

The Food and Nutrition Innovation Institute at the Friedman School aims to foster a robust, science-driven ecosystem of food, agricultural, and wellness innovation and entrepreneurship for a healthier, equitable, and sustainable food system.
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Discover

Understand trends and breakthroughs in science, health, sustainability, supply chains, public policy, and technology fields related to food and nutrition.

Network

Link to key stakeholders in industry, non-profits, and new ventures at events like the Annual Innovation Summit, held in the fall.

Engage

Access and interact with Friedman students and alums through Career Fairs, summits, and internship programs.

Build

Collaborate to establish a cross technology innovation hub for food and nutrition science in Boston, Massachusetts.

Discover

Access the latest data and trends in science, health, sustainability, supply chains, public policy, and technology fields related to food and nutrition to create effective go-to-market strategies.

Network

Link to our Entrepreneurship Advisors, investors, industry leaders, non-profits, and new ventures at events like the $50K Entrepreneurship Competition.

Engage

Access and interact with Friedman student entrepreneurs and alums through Career Fairs and internship programs.

Build

Foster a new hub for food and nutrition entrepreneurship in Boston, Massachusetts by supporting evidence-informed, mission-oriented discoveries and ventures benefitting the nation and the world.

``Innovation leaders at the Friedman School are spearheading a number of national efforts to transform nutrition into a science-based frontier, by organizing academia, government, and industry.``
Dr. William Li, Innovation Council Member President & Medical Director The Angiogenesis Foundation and NYT Best selling author, EAT TO BEAT DISEASE

Supporting Entrepreneurship

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awarded in prizes for the annual entrepreneurship competition

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advisors to mentor emerging entrepreneurs

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It takes a community of people working together to move nutrition forward. Before COVID-19, we hosted in-person events for competitions, meetings, career fairs, and summits. While all of our events are virtual for now, that doesn't mean they're any less impactful and important.