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NUS Food Science and Technology Society

The Food Science and Technology Programme at NUS aims to produce highly motivated, numerate and responsible food scientists and technologists who are able to demonstrate effective leadership, excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills to improve food products and processes and exploit new business opportunities for the food industry of the 21st century.

NUS Enterprise

NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach.

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The NUS FoodTech Challenge 2022 would not have been possible without the strong support of our sponsors

Main Sponsors


Nestlé R&D Singapore

Nestlé has a global R&D footprint of over 5,000 employees in 40 R&D Centres. The Eastern Research Company (Eastreco) was Nestlé’s first R&D centre in Asia. It was opened in Singapore in 1984 and later changed its name to Nestlé R&D Center (Pte) Ltd. R&D Singapore was opened in response to the fast economic growth in the region and chosen for its well-connected infrastructure, political and economic stability and multi-cultural society. Our strategic location in the heart of Asia enables us to contribute to value creation through innovation and actively develop the talent pool in this region. Today, R&D Singapore is responsible for global and regional product development for NESCAFÉ, MILO and MAGGI. Our multi-disciplinary competencies in consumer understanding and a science-based approach enable us to translate consumer needs into relevant products and services. R&D Singapore employs over 140 people with more than 20 nationalities, from food scientists and engineers to packaging experts and technical specialists.


IFF boldly brings together science and creativity to create what the world needs. An industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we create essential solutions – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. Equal parts outspoken and analytical, our international collective of thinkers working with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products people crave. With more than 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers across the world, we are poised to make a difference on an unprecedented scale. Without our boundary-pushing passion and end-to-end expertise, the future wouldn’t be the same.


Other Sponsors


Confetti Snacks

Confetti Snacks are award-winning marvellous vegetable chips dressed in exotic, adventurous flavours inspired by Singapore's rich culinary heritage. The Michelin featured scrumptious plant based gourmet snacks are upcycled from ugly produce, and deliver a punch of veggie goodness. A portion of proceeds go to alleviate global hunger and environmental causes, with partners such as 1 for a Better Planet, Upcycled Food Association, Business for Good, and the Centre for Responsible Future. Confetti makes delicious upcycled snacks from ugly or imperfect veggies to reduce food waste, and uses colourful plants to feed the hungriest people in the world using a Robin Hood approach. They donate a portion of nutrient dense snacks to end hunger and malnutrition by working with global humanitarian missions to distribute in the poorest regions of the world. Confetti has been awarded ‘Best Gourmet Snack of 2021’ by APAC Insiders, 5th Annual Singapore Business Awards, and ‘Tasty Singapore Brand Ambassador’ in 2019 and 2020.

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