Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute

What is the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute?

The mission of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is to generate trusted science, educate future leaders, and produce real world impact in nutrition science and policy. Multi-sector collaboration is one core strategy to achieve this mission. We engage expertise, perspectives, and resources from diverse sectors in order to create and apply dynamic, interdisciplinary solutions to the most pressing challenges in nutrition science and policy.
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. Activities conceived or supported through the Food and Innovation Institute are driven by the Innovation Council, faculty, students, policy makers, and other external stakeholders.

Interested in joining or participating? Contact us for more information!

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

Interact with Friedman students, faculty, 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.

Events & Activities

All of our events and activities are virtual until it's safe to gather again, but the past few years show the incredible growth of the FNII community over the past few years.