Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA) 

A Severo Ochoa center since 2022

Over the last 50 years the Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) in Valencia (Spain) has offered excellence in multidisciplinary research, providing practical and efficient knowledge-based solutions with the aim of contributing to the sustainable production of safe and healthy foods. This expertise makes the IATA leading to innovation and transfer to the productive sector as well as training and education in the field of food science and technology.

The multiple food system challenges ahead can only be tackled from a collaborative and multidisciplinary perspective that involves all actors in the food chain, and it is our aim to translate the scientific outcomes into positive social and economic impacts. The incorporation of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and biotechnological tools will be key to future advances in the field, positioning IATA as a reference centre in Food Science research.

Research priorities at IATA are completely aligned with the food global challenges, combining basic research to advance knowledge with innovative applied science, resulting in remarkably successful industrial uptake through transfer agreements and spin-off creation. Our multidisciplinary research is organized in 4 “Research Programmes, RP”, RP1-Food for Health, RP2-Ensuring food safety against emerging risks, RP3-Sustainable foods – from production to preservation, and a new transversal research programme, RP4: Food Data Science, which, combined with the inherent multidisciplinary of the centre, will undoubtedly position the institute as a global leader in food research. Food quality and consumer preferences are also an integral part of our research agenda.

“The Severo Ochoa funding will enable the leadership and consolidation of the IATA at the national and international levels, driving the change in food technology and customer needs”
Amparo Querol