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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.


Graduate Student Business of Wine


Find out about our Food Entrepreneurship Concentration and other graduate programs

Emily and Brandon


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

Shannon Consentino-Roush

News and Alumni Updates

View current news and our new Alumni News page to see SCU graduates making their mark in the Bay Area and beyond.

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

on farm food loss research

Ecuador Immersion Program
Ecuador Spring Break 2024 Immersive Study Program

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 Spring Break Immersion Program to Ecuador. Explore Ecuador and engage with a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs pioneering sustainable regeneration in agriculture, business, and education.

QRC to scan      Click here or scan QRC for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2023. For additional information contact



CFIE Sponsored Research

Over the course of the past fifty years and counting CFIE has sponsored and supported research into food and the food industry. This research has explored unique avenues of the food industry ranging from food security and food case studies to climate change impacts on smallholder farmers and food waste. Furthermore this research and the faculty CFIE supports comes from across the school including the Leavey School of Business, the department of Environment Studies and Environmental Science, and the School of Engineering.

Chris Bacon
Chris Bacon

Examining Food Security and Soveriegnty among Bronco students.

Ram Bala and Drew Starbird
bala and starbird

Creating a dashboard that represents current and immediate need for food assistance at the zip code level in Silicon Valley.

Long Le

Coffee, Cooperatives, and Covid-19: A Case Study of Indigenous Farmers Leveraging Coffee Roasted-at-Origin to Capture Greater Value.

Iris Stewart-Frey and Ed Maurer
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Analyzing on average and future climate changes in northern Nicaragua to develop a new app.

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