The Research Association of the German Food Industry (FEI) is a non-profit, registered association supporting research projects in all fields of food science, food technology and nutritional science.
Up today the FEI is the sole research association spanning almost all branches and disciplines of the food and drink industry in Germany.
The FEI connects economy and science: It coordinates yearly about 100 cooperative research projects, organises scientific conferences and publishes different media for experts. 60 enterprises, 55 industrial branch associations and 120 research institutes are organised within the Research Association of the German Food Industry (FEI).
The financing is provided by private funding (enterprises and industrial associations) and public funding (Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology).