Czech Republic

National Platform CZ AgriFoodTech

Scientific Lead / Contact

Doc.Ing. Miroslav Jůzl, Ph.D.

Ing. Petr Sláma, Ph.D.

Czech National Platform AgriFoodTech is composed of scientific institutions in the academic and research space of agri and food sector linked to the association of professionals and workers in the field of human nutrition.

It is coordinated by Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU).

Mendel University in Brno is a public institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of J. G. Mendel, the founder of modern genetics. This agricultural university provides education and research in the field of agriculture, food science, agribusiness, and related studies. The University comprises one University Institute and five faculties. MENDELU has built several new facilities to create even better teaching environment. According to their specialization, students have hands-on experience in the food technology pavilion with its start-to-finish meat or dairy production and complete bakery, experimental breweries and other.

Food Research Institute Prague is mostly focused in its activities on improving the level of our population and food for healthier foods offered in market. It is aimed at improving the procedures for processing food from the beginning of production to their final preparation, the development of special foods for groups of people with extraordinary health, by food entities in the search and development of related supervisory and evaluative techniques, analytics including the implementation of specific analyses, as well as the development and the production of special measuring equipment and techniques. The main activity of research institute is to do research projects and the activities of commercial, implementation services, consulting and advisory activities.

The Czech Society for Nutrition (CSN) was established in 1945 as an association of professionals and workers in the field of human nutrition. CSN is a member of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) and the International Union of Nutrition Societies (IUNS) and its members take part in professional events organized by these societies. CSN co-operates constantly with professional medical associations, research institutions and universities, health insurance companies, the Federation of the Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic (FFDI), food companies, as well as with key organs of the state administration (The Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic; The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; The Ministry of Health).