At any given time several Ph.D. students and M.Sc students are doing their research at Matís and working on their theses in cooperation with the industry in Iceland and abroad.
This is important to Matís as the company focuses on bridging the gap between the academic environment and the industry. Of special concern to Matís is food science. In the last decade or so, enrollment into food science programs at university level has dropped drastically. Many of the top industrial leaders have expressed their concern for this development. One of them, CEO for Long Term Research at Pepsico Inc., visited Matís a while back and expressed his concerns for the matter during his speech.
Together, with the industry and universities, Matís can lend a helping hand in bridging the gap that sometimes exists between academia and industry.