The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) is the pre-eminent international association in the field of cereal science and technology, committed to international cooperation through the dissemination of knowledge, conducting research, and developing standard methods that contribute to advance innovation, improve food quality, food safety and food security for the health and well-being of all people. The association was founded in 1955 and is a non-political, non-profit organisation, having its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Thus, ICC has its 60-years anniversary in the year 2015, which has been celebrated on the occasion of the 3rd Latin American Cereal Conference in Curitiba, Brazil.
ICC serves as forum for all cereal scientists and technologists worldwide, and is linking them on a global, national and regional level. ICC is publisher of international standard methods and the scientific journal Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods (QAS), in cooperation with the MoniQA Association.
ICC is also acting as organiser of national and international events covering the topic of cereal science and technology (such as the 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015 in Paris or the Grains for Feeding the World conference on the occasion of the World Expo Milan in July 2015), and is an important partner in international research projects.
Furthermore, ICC emphasises the cooperation with developing countries and international organisations, and the support of young scientists.
Membership in ICC is open to all interested countries, corporations and institutions that support the aims and activities of ICC. Currently, 27 countries from all five continents are represented in ICC, as well as more than 30 companies or organisations, respectively.