QS Science Funds
Scientific research projects on the topics of food safety, sustainability, animal health and animal welfare are promoted via the QS Science Funds. The science funds for meat and meat products as well as for fruit, vegetables and potatoes pursue exclusively charitable purposes. The funded projects include research projects, scientific events and further education, theses (doctoral, diploma and master theses) as well as the promotion of young researchers. Among other things, the high relevance of the research project for the economic operators in the agri-food industry is crucial for funding through the Science Funds.
The funding may take the form of full funding or co-financing. The decision on the allocation of funds is made by specially appointed directors. The Science Funds are funded by the sanction penalties that scheme participants have to pay for violations against the QS requirements.