International student competition on “Food, Energy and Water Losses”

Edition 2019 of the FoodFactory-4-Us competition

The improvement of practical knowledge and abilities in solving real processing- and food industry-related problems is essential for students in Food Science and Technology and Food-related studies in order to meet the current requirements of professional skills by the job market.

The ISEKI-Food Association opens the 2019 edition of the international Student competition, FoodFactory-4-Us. Teams from universities worldwide compete to find the best solutions for one specific process – and/or food-industry- related problem.

This edition challenges student teams to focus their projects on “Fighting food, energy and water losses”. We welcome projects dealing with solutions, strategies, process and product innovations able to actively reduce waste throughout the food supply chain and life cycle of the product, from agricultural and breeding productions, food industrial processing, packaging, storage, distribution and service steps.


  • Each team of students will work on a real, food industry-based problem and therefore improve specific knowledge and competences.
  • All students will improve group cooperation skills and awareness of the importance and benefits of teamwork in a competitive environment.
  • Project evaluation will be ‘real’, that is carried out by food industry and/or food associations who, in collaboration with academics, will evaluate the projects based on the best professional abilities in problem-solving and team working.
  • All students will participate in a learning experience in which they will share knowledge and improve skills in a virtual environment.

WHO The project is for teams (3-5 members) of HE students (mix of undergrads, master and max 1 PhD) in food-related study programmes.