Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CHAMPIPACK (Active packaging for extending lifespan of champignon)
Reporting period: 2016-02-01 to 2016-05-31
The spoilage problem is due to current packaging alternatives that maintain fresh mushrooms shelf life between five and six days. Based on our more than 10 years experience in food packaging we will launch to market a new active packaging that extends the champignon shelf-life to minimum of 10 days and up to 15 days. Our solution confers total protection of mushroom from impact and actively controls the detrimental humidity inside packaging.
In Phase 1 we set financial and technical objectives to make a detailed plan to bring CHAMPIPACK to TRL9. As a second objective we wanted to obtain a business plan to understand all the gains and costs to commercialize CHAMPIPACK successfully.
For the pre-commercialization of CHAMPIPACK objectives: 1) we have carried out a FTO analysis, indicating that we have freedom to operate in our targeted market; 2) we have established the guidelines to obtain the approval of European and American regulation agencies for CHAMPIAPCK commercialization; 3) we have set a producer and manufacturing strategy plan for the exploitation of CHAMPIPACK after P2; and 4) we set a promotion plan for CHAMPIPACK.
We estimate funding requirements of €1.307.445,84 to bring CHAMPIPACK the market and to gain a cumulative turnover of € 27,5 million and to create 18 new jobs by 2023.