Upcoming Events/Agenda


The FOODLAB project will be participating at each national competititon of ECOTROPHELIA, the European Food Innovation Students Awards. Ecotrophelia is a competition that brings the worlds of higher education, research and the food industry together around the creation of an innovative food project.

Since 2011 ECOTROPHELIA Europe has prompted the organization of 75 national competitions, mobilized more than 550 universities and almost 3,000 students resulting in the development of more than 350 products. Today 20 European countries are involved in ECOTROPHELIA Europe


The project will be presented in ‘The Alimentaria Hub’ of ALIMENTARIA 2016, on 25th April under the Spanish Ecotrophelia Awards.

Alimentaria will once again become an international business centre for all food, drinks and culinary industry professionals. This is a date with innovation, the latest trends and international expansion no one in the industry will want to miss.



The ECOTROPHELIA EUROPE 2016 will take place from 16th to 20th of October 2015 in “SIAL” Paris. The Orginizing Committee of the ECOTROPHELIA EUROPE 2016 will book and pay for participating students’ accommodation at the competition up to maximum of 3 (three) students per team.

Registration for the 2016 edition of ECOTROPHELIA Europe closes on May 31st 2016. The deadline for submission of applications is 15th July and the awards ceremony will be held on 17th October at the international Food Fair SIAL in Paris, France.

The organizers of national competitions are invited to register to the 2016 ECOTROPHELIA Europe competition before the 31st May 2016.

A maximum of 20 countries can participate: registrations will be accepted on a first-come first serve basis.

For more details: Ecotrophelia


  • SIAL International Food Exhibition

The International Food Exhibition in Paris is the largest professional meeting of the world’s food sector, with in 2014, over 6500 exhibitors from 104 countries and a record attendance of 155,766 professionals from 194 countries .

SIAL, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is also a showcase for its ability to reveal the trends and innovations of tomorrow.

It is therefore natural for the SIAL to join ECOTROPHELIA to support the creativity of international students and highlight the products of tomorrow they themselves imagined.

SIAL Paris will take place from 16th –  20th October 2016 at Paris Nord – http://www.sialparis.fr/

To learn more about SIAL network tradeshows in the world –http://www.sial-group.com/