The purpose of the FOODNUTRI research infrastructure is to broadly serve the entire national food system and beyond. A shared infrastructure in terms of research equipment, databases, and software tools is not only resource-efficient but productive with regard to our shared goals of sustainable development.

The 3,5 milj € (2022-2024) funding granted by Academy of Finland is based on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of the European Union and the governmental Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland. Through their activities, RRF-funded projects promote digitalisation and the achievement of the goals associated with the green transition.

The aim is to diversely utilise Finnish raw materials as well as novel technical solutions for processing and packaging of food, producing information on the composition, structure and safety of food products and their ingredients, physiological responses to food, consumer attitudes, food consumption, nutrient intake and the sustainability of food choices.

FOODNUTRI will serve researchers, business operators, authorities, healthcare professionals, farmers, and other stakeholders.

FOODNUTRI encompasses seven research platforms each offering various tools available at different locations:

  • Food processing
  • Food characterisation
  • Food safety
  • Physiological responses to food
  • Sensory and consumer research
  • Food consumption and nutrient intake
  • Environmental sustainability and footprint


  • University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
  • University of Turku, Department of Life Technologies
  • University of Eastern Finland, School of Medicine
  • Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Finnish Food Authority
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Finnish Environment Institute
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences