Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute

What is the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute?

The mission of the Food and Nutrition Innovation Institute at the Friedman School is 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.
The Institute is hosted by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, focused on generating trusted science, educating future leaders, and producing real world impact in nutrition science and policy. The Friedman School engages 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.

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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.


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


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


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.