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Co-ordination Team

MASTER CONTACT:

Mr Stephane Durand

Head of Innovation, Institute for Global Food Security

Queen's University Belfast

13 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AF

www.qub.ac.uk/igfs 

E: s.durand@qub.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 7799471254

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Senator Ian Marshall

Business Development Manager, Institute for Global Food Security

Queen's University Belfast

13 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AF

www.qub.ac.uk/igfs

E: I.Marshall@qub.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 2890975615

 

Dr Julie-Anne Hanna

EIT Food Programme Manager, Institute for Global Food Security

Queen's University Belfast

13 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AF

www.qub.ac.uk/igfs

E: j.a.hanna@qub.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 2890975615

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INNOVATION

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  • We provide solutions to some of the world's biggest food safety problems, from the contamination of crops, animal feeds, ingredients and food products, and fighting fraud across the food supply system.
  • With a proven track record we provide a crucial interface between industry and regulators to bring about solutions globally in the area of nutrition, food fraud and integrity and precision agriculture.
  • We apply methodologies developed for the Medical and Pharma industries to the agri-food space.

Contact: Mr Stephane Durand

s.durand@qub.ac.uk

EDUCATION

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 We foster an open, entrepreneurial approach to food security education.

  • Nine high quality degree programmes and three online courses focussed on food and nutrition, educating hundreds of students each year.
  • Expertise in the running of MOOCs.
  • Exchange programmes in Vietnam, France, Brazil, China and other regions.
  • 150 students working globally in the agri-food, environmental and life sciences areas as professional development.
  • Upcoming summer schools to develop outstanding PhD students in connection with the QUB Graduate School.

Contact: Dr Katrina Campbell

katrina.campbell@qub.ac.uk

BUSINESS CREATION

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  • Through QUBIS Ltd, we commercialise university research and development opportunities by forming spin-out companies.
  • Since 1984, QUBIS has created 80 companies, with an active portfolio of 34 companies, employing over 1800 staff.
  • These companies have raised £83.4m in outside investment.
  • Our lean start-up approach saves time in building businesses in the food sector.
  • QUBIS spin-outs benefit from seed-funding, office space, access to our business network and ongoing support.

Contact: Mr Brian McCaul

b.mccaul@qub.ac.uk

COMMUNICATION

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  • We're connected to schools, colleges, health agencies and government departments.
  • We develop tools to help those at risk of chronic illness to monitor their diet and its effect on conditions such as obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, via a citizen participation forum.
  • We piloted an incentive programme to encourage schoolchildren to make healthier food choices.
  • We developed a smartphone app to support the self-management of type 2 diabetes.
  • We publish research in world leading peer review journals.

Contact: Mrs Isabel Jennings

i.jennings@qub.ac.uk

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