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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 002 240

Participants (4)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 160 327,52
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
DOHLER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Reidstrasse 7-9
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARGILL R&D CENTRE EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Havenstraat 84
1800 Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

GREENYARD PREPARED BELGIUM
Belgium
Address
Industrieterrein Kanaal-noord 2002
3960 Bree
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GNT Europa GmbH
Germany
Address
Kackertstr. 22
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Haystack NV
Belgium
Address
Romeinse Straat, 4
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)