Research Foundation

The Finnish Food Research Foundation

The objective of the Finnish Food Research Foundation established by the Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation in the year 1960 is to promote research and training to serve the Finnish food and drink industry. The foundation supports postgraduate studies of young university students and internationalization as well as the directing of research to targets that are interesting for the industry. Furthermore, the foundation funds projects the objective of which is to find new knowledge or area of utilisation.

The Finnish Food Congress

The Finnish Food Research Foundation arranges annually the largest training event, the Finnish Food Congress, in the field of foodstuffs in Finland. Every year more than 800 persons take part in the event. For example, they come from the food industry, trade and wholesale companies, as well as from universities, ministries and media.

The Congress consists of the opening session and six parallel symposia. It offers several actual lessons and presentations and a great forum for networking which is also highly valued by the participants. The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation participates closely in the arrangements of the Congress.

For further information please contact director Marleena Tanhuanpää, see contact information here.


The Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL) represents the interests of the food and drink industry in Finland. Read more