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Study of functionality, nutritional and safety aspects of liquid foods, liquid food preparations and cosmetics processed by ultra-high pressure homogenisation

Objective

FUNENTECH intends to reinforce technology transfer of Ultra High Pressure Homogenising (UHPH) processing to SME of liquid-food and cosmetic sectors. The Consortium is constituted by five SME and four RTD partners: Stansted Fluid Power Ltd (UHPH equipment); Nectina S.A. (vegetable milks); NAHO Cosmetics (innovative cosmetics); ABbiotics (biotechnology); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Université Montpellier II (UMII) and Federal Centre for Nutrition and Food (FRCNF), and commits to exploit and disseminate the knowledge generated taking into account intellectual property rights agreed. The RTD institutions gather proved experience in the application of non-thermal technologies, food safety, chemistry, technology, nutrition and toxicology. The main objectives are: to study the (techno-) and biological functionality of UHPH-processed foods and cosmetics to design functional foods of high safety and nutritional values, and to target specific industrial adaptation of the prototypes for food and cosmetic production in two years time. It is also aimed at providing valid information to policy regulatory bodies and consumers. It is expected to obtain novel products with improved functional characteristics (better stability during storage; longer shelf-life; reduced immunoreactivity; containing nano and micro transport-delivery systems of bioactive-compounds; excellent organoleptic characteristics) that build up national and trans-regional new markets niches for the SMEs involved.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 69 600
Administrative Contact
Martín Nicolás Buffa Dunat (Dr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 34 200
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geneviève Rougier (Dr.)
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 600
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolf Geisen (Prof.)
STANSTED FLUID POWER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 946,56
Address
Barrows Road - New Horizon Business Centre Unit 5
CM19 5FN Harlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Freeman (Mr.)
NECTINA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 466,56
Address
Ctra. Riudoms A Cambrils Km 0,2
43330 Riudoms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Martínez Parra (Mr.)
NAHO COSMETICS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 261 026,56
Address
Rue Thomas Edison - Espace Lunel Littoral 270
34400 Lunel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadège Hodor (Ms.)
AB BIOTICS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 776,56
Address
Calle Parc De Recerca Uab Campus Aub Edificio Despacho P2m1 Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergi Audivert (Mr.)