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The Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CFIE promotes educational, research, and outreach programs with the goal of contributing to a food system that is innovative, just, transparent, efficient, and sustainable.


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Find out about our Food Entrepreneurship Concentration and other graduate programs

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View our NEW Minor, Immersive Study, and additional undergraduate programs

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News and Research

Learn about our On-Farm Food Loss study and other food and agriculture research

Student videocast series featuring interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators in the food and beverages industry

Careers in food videocast series featuring a panelist from food and beverage companies

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Immersive Study Trips

The Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship is home to a wide variety of opportunities to learn and study cultures abroad. From trips to places such as Rwanda, Myanmar and Cuba, Santa Clara students have enjoyed incomparable experiences that have influenced their college experiences, vocations and avocations.  Each year, CFIE takes a group of twelve students and two or three faculty leaders to a developing country. Learn more about our immersions.

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