Specialty – Innovation in Foodstuffs and Agro-Resources (GB-IAA)


The GB-IAA programme proposes and covers specifically analysis of biological and food products, quality assessment, biological risks and food safety issues in the agro-food industries, metabolic sciences and engineering, bio-reactor vessels, product formulation, innovation, nutrition, agro-industrial processes, and innovating marketing is these fields.


GB-IAA trains students for research and development in the agro-resource domains, notably via long agro-food product projects. A large proportion of the students here obtain jobs in R&D activities.

Placements and industrial relations

The choice of the GB specialty follows suit to 6 months placements an assistant engineer (in an industrial context) and engineering training ends with successful completion of an end-of-studies project, also with a partner enterprise. Examples of partnerships with Nestlé, Mondelz International or Carrefour. The end-of-study projects are very varied, from development of industrial products to execute missions as QA managers, or with production line assignments.

International openings

Undergraduates in GB-IAA can request a full semester abroad or register for a double degree with an institution partner to UTC; there is a wide range of venues for such semesters outside France.

Professional Openings

Professional openings 50 % of the job openings stem from project work, often in major groups (Danone, Nestlé, Unilever, ...) ; they can join major groups or SMEs in the following areas:

  • Foodstuff development/ additives;
  • Foodstuff safety assessments;
  • Production and process management, in the foodstuff and agro-resource sectors;
  • Transformation of agricultural produce, including non-food valorisation;
  • Industrial biotechnologies.

Secteurs d'activité

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UTC also offers GB-CIB students the possibly to study for:

  • a Master " Transformation and Industrial Valorization of Agro-resources"

  • PhD in Biotechnologies

› The above courses and other, shorter modules, in the same thematic areas, whether leading to a diploma award or not, can be obtained in the UTC Continuous Education scheme, via the Professional experience validation scheme (VAE).


Responsable de la filière
Claire Rossi
Phone : 03 44 23 45 85 | Contact by email

Responsable pédagogique
Murielle Dufresne
Phone : 03 44 23 73 19 | Contact by email

Coordinatrice des stages
Martine Yvinec
Phone : 03 44 23 43 28 | Contact by email

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