Research and Innovation for Sustainable Food and Nutrition

We are a partnership for the Sustainable Development of Food and Nutrition, funded under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Taking Action On Food Systems, Focused On Sustainability, Working On Safety, Security And Health.

OnFoods is a partnership extended to university, research centres and companies that brings together, coordinates and amplifies the work of 26 public and private organisations, leaders in scientific research and sustainable innovation of food systems.

Our project falls within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), which the Italian Government has prepared as part of the Next Generation EU program. We are one of the 14 partnerships selected under the Education and Research mission, for the theme Models for Sustainable Nutrition.

OnFoods works as a coordinating hub for seven thematic Spokes, each focused on a specific and crucial aspect of the food system, yet working together to achieve common goals regarding food safety and quality, nutrition, and malnutrition prevention.

People involved
Among which 129 newly recruited and 200 new PhD students and post-docs
Among universities, research centers and leading companies
Research Projects
Spread over OnFoods' 7 working areas, off which 23 are flagship projects
Work Packages
Groups of related activities with specific and clear objectives and a timeline
Overall actions to contribute to the achievement of the work package objectives
The tangible or intangible outputs expected during the OnFoods project timeline

Cascade funding calls: a roadmap to impact

OnFoods promotes a scheme based on cascade funding to support research projects initiated by external businesses and public and private research organizations that are not part of the Partnership but are interested in the topics addressed by the HUB and the Spokes, through the provision of appropriate funding.


Headline News

Explore the highlighted news from the OnFoods partnership: conferences, cascade funding calls, meetings, and events where we are featured.

Blog postMar 1 2024
Newsletter from Spoke 7 “Politics, behaviour and education” - March 2024
Events, publications, and other opportunities from Spoke 7
Blog postFeb 2 2024
Two days of multidisciplinary discussion and networking at the University of Milan. OnFoods marks the pace of its first year of activity

Blog postJan 11 2024
€1.55 million for sustainable food solutions: University of Bologna's (Spoke 7) cascade funding call is open
The financial allocation for this call, provided by the University of Bologna, amounts to € 1,550,000.
Blog postDec 18 2023
University of Naples launches a funding call for innovative research partnerships on Lifelong Nutrition
The call is open until February 1, 2024, and the funding is €5,270,000.00.

On Food Perspective

A Comprehensive View of the Eco-Agro-Food System


The Spoke’s Ecosystem

Seven research areas for seven major working groups


Research Projects

More than 300 research projects spread over OnFoods' 7 working areas.

Organizations and people

Players on Food

Twenty-six organizations involved with over 600 people.