Is a research subunit of KTU established in 1958 as a research institution and reorganized into the Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU FI) in 2003. Its activity is to conduct an internationally recognized research in food science as well as to solve the main problems of Lithuanian food industry and provide scientific, practical and methodical services. Learn more

Research areas

Food system research and validation within food safety, quality and authenticity:

  • The influence of biological and physical chemical factors on microorganisms
  • Research on the improvement in the quality of food products, and food safety assurance
  • Reduction in the formation of carcinogenic substances in food using technological means and materials

Technologies and research of healthy food:

  • Development of food systems with functional features. Research on the influence of physical, chemical and biochemical agents on the formation and features of protein food structures of dispersion systems
  • Effect of bioactive materials on the sensory quality of food


Projects (ongoing)
  • Application of biological methods for the manufacture of meat products on farms and small enterprises ensuring the safety and quality of meat products
  • Implementation of measures to promote the consumption of fishery and aquaculture products
  • „Market driven authentic Non-Timber Forest Products from the Baltic region – focus on wild and semi cultivated species with business potential“ (NovelBaltic)
  •  Fit4food2030. Learn more


EIT Food (European Institute of Innovation and Technology)

KTU is also a coordinator of EIT Food activities, such as EIT Food Hub, in Lithuania. EIT Food Hub targets talents and stakeholders from the three different knowledge triangle pillars – research, education and business. EIT Food is seeking to engage consumers in the change process, improve nutrition and make food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent ant trusted.



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