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CIFS-IPP Partners

Companies from across the food value chain, from Agriculture to Food Processing and Packaging to Retail, are joining CIFS-IPP to gain access to a series of benefits, research opportunities and services to give themselves an edge in the otherwise very competitive food industry. By engaging with Cornell University faculty, staff, and students, as well as your peers throughout the food industry, you have the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary network whose focus is to solve industry challenges by tackling them from a variety of perspectives.  Follow this link to view 2019 Member and Affiliate Benefits at a Glance

Membership Composition

  • Member: $25,000/year
  • Affiliate: $10,000/year

Through CIFS-IPP Members and Affiliates will be able to :

  • Attend the Annual Technical Symposium to learn about cutting-edge research and emerging technologies currently being pursued by faculty and their graduate students
  • Receive Priority Access to Department processing facilities and services
  • Receive quarterly communication of government/foundation/non-profit Current Research Projects and early notification for auxiliary research opportunities (e.g., companies may propose an add-on to an existing research project to gain research knowledge specific to your company’s needs)
  • Fully engage with 200+ students and build a Talent Pipeline
  • Receive Company Recognition with your logo added to the CIFS-IPP website and printed materials as well as displayed in Stocking Hall
  • Network with world-renowned food science scholars and other industry leaders to Form Linkages with representatives from many of the world’s premiere food and beverage companies

Exclusive to CIFS-IPP Members, you will also be able to:

  • Schedule a total of eight faculty hours, based on faculty availability, of Consultation Time (e.g. 8 faculty for 1 hour each; 4 faculty for 2 hours each) with Cornell faculty in Ithaca or Geneva, NY or via Zoom, to address technical needs
  • Invite a Cornell Faculty member to Visit and/or Give a Talk at Your Facility (based on faculty availability)
  • A chance to submit a short-term literature or research-based Project Proposal to be completed by a Cornell Food Science student (research-based projects may require supplies fees)