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Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality.

Objective

The BIOSMART project proposal has the ambition to develop active and smart bio-based and compostable packages addressing the needs of fresh and pretreated food applications. Moreover, the novel packaging system will form the basis for tailoring performance and functionality to specific flexible and rigid food packages in diverse market segments. A holistic ecosystem approach is pursued by offering solutions that bring enhanced performance and acceptable economics to the value chain and facilitate implementation and large-scale commercialization. Critical issues that differentiate the present packages from the future all-bio-based and compostable ones are enhanced active and smart functionalities that make possible: light weighting, reduced food residues, shelf life monitoring and longer shelf life, easier consumer waste handling, and all this at a competitive cost to the incumbent. The BIOSMART project proposal develops thus encompasses an approach for selectively integrating superhydrophobic surfaces, microencapsulated phase change materials, barrier coatings, sensoring devices, and new bio-active antimicrobial and antioxidants, into all-bio-based multilayer flexible plastic packages. Three generic packaging systems are selected with specific performance needs as defined by current multi-material (eg. pouches, terrines and cardboard/thin film tray). The associate life cycle assessments for the different possible scenarios include the economic feasibility. Ultimately, this consolidated knowledge is captured in a material selection and packaging performance simulation App. through optimization of all possible variables to meet selected key performance indicators (KPI).

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Net EU contribution
€ 952 750,00
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 277 966,25
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LIPOFABRIK
France
Net EU contribution
€ 200 227,50
Address
Universite Lille 1 Polytech Lille Avenue Paul Langevin
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 647 073,75
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Jura
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 868 741,25
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 387 375,00
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 218 305,00
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 80 875,00
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PROPAGROUP SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 546 301,25
Address
Via Genova 5/b
10098 Rivoli To

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECSENSE GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 299 992,50
Address
Teslastrasse 4
8074 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WIPAK WALSRODE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 13
29699 Bomlitz

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Region
Niedersachsen Lüneburg Heidekreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 267 812,50
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Warendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 203 140,00