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Enginomics in food quality design: the case of shelf-stable fruit-, vegetable- and legume-based foods

Objective

The overarching objective of FOODENGINE is to provide, for the first time, a research-based training programme to a new generation of young food scientists and technologists by introducing an enginomics approach in food quality design. It connects an omics approach to instrumentally quantify food quality with an advanced engineering approach using multi-response kinetics to model food quality changes during processing and storage. At the same time, FOODENGINE will develop models linking the enginomics-based instrumental food quality design with sensory properties, consumer acceptability and consumer preferences to create new products appealing to consumers. FOODENGINE provides unique interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral training opportunities to 13 ESRs, each for 36 months. This extensive international (5 countries), intersectoral (2 universities, 1 research institute and 6 food (ingredient) companies) and interdisciplinary (food engineering, food chemistry, food nutrition and sensory/consumer research) training should lead for all ESRs to a PhD degree. FOODENGINE will boost the career perspectives of the FOODENGINE fellows to the top level. In addition, it has the ambition to become a best-practise example for structuring PhD research training in food science and technology at the European level. Although FOODENGINE specifically focusses on sustainable commodities which are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle (fruit-, vegetable-, legume-based food ingredients and foods), the skills and new ways of thinking the fellows will acquire are generic and can be extrapolated beyond the specific application area (diverse range of food systems or food processes) in their future careers.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
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€ 1 002 240,00
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Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

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KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 1 160 327,52
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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
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€ 525 751,20
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147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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DOHLER GMBH
Germany
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€ 498 432,96
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Reidstrasse 7-9
64295 Darmstadt

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Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
CARGILL R&D CENTRE EUROPE
Belgium
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€ 250 560,00
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Havenstraat 84
1800 Vilvoorde

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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GREENYARD PREPARED BELGIUM
Belgium
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Industrieterrein Kanaal-noord 2002
3960 Bree

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Limburg (BE) Arr. Maaseik
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GNT Europa GmbH
Germany
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Kackertstr. 22
52072 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
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Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Haystack NV
Belgium
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Romeinse Straat, 4
3001 Heverlee

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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