enable-Cluster for Food Research

Client: TU München im Rahmen des BMBF-Projekts (2015-2018) | Area: Health Research

Target of the Contracting Authority |

The enable food Cluster is one out of four German Clusters for nutrition and food research, funded
by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Within enable: „A healthy food choice in
all stages of life“ the sine-Institut was subcontracted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in
order to do the project management together with the Cluster speaker , Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner,
Institute for Nutritions Research at the TUM by. This task is performed by Dr. Kerstin Dressel,
Managing Director at the sine-Institut gGmbH.

The highly interdisciplinary enable Cluster aims at new strategies to develop healthier and tasty
convenience foods with higher consumer acceptance for all stages of life, particular for groups at
increased risk for diet-related diseases. In work package (WP) 1 consumers will be characterized in
their food preferences, behaviours and metabolic conditions. The goal of WP 2 is to develop
healthier foods with convenience food as a show-case. WP 3 will utilize novel Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) to provide and promote healthy eating options in a targeted
manner by applying various nudging concepts. The enable Cluster thus provides the sustainable
framework for science collaboration across a network of 39 partners from academia and industry in
23 projects. The cluster builds on unique research capacities and forms unusual alliances on the
‘cross-roads of sciences’ to explore the innovation potential of these alliances for consumers’ dietary
needs along the specific stages of life. There is strong commitment within the enable Cluster to
become a leading centre of nutrition research within Europe and beyond.

sine-mandate |

Tasks of sine within enable include:

  • To support of all coordination and organsation functions:
  • To provide for the central contact point for all Cluster members
  • To plan and to organise Cluster meetings,
  • To support any kind of cooperation agreements within the Cluster
  • To report to the funding organisation,
  • To control time and cost plans within the Cluster
  • To implement young career development within the Cluster,
  • To perform conflict management, if necessary
  • To perform internal and external Cluster communication

Results |

You will find findings of the enable-Cluster displayed on the project website: www.enable-cluster.de
For further information please contact: Dr. Kerstin Dressel: kerstin.dressel@sine-institut.de

Responsible | Dr. Kerstin Dressel, enable manager