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European Network for integrating novel technologies for food processing

European Network for integrating novel technologies for food processing

Objective

The Network of Excellence HighTech Europe facilitates the implementation of high-tech processing at industrial scale via strongly connected regional knowledge transfer chains consisting of basic-applied science centres (12 in total), industry federations (4), Innovation Relay Centre (1) and SMEs (5). Its main aim is to identify, develop and demonstrate potential, cost-efficient, innovations to be used by SMEs via a Science Cube approach and availability of high-tech pilot facilities. This approach links innovation sources (bio-, nano- and information and communication technologies), scientific principles and food engineering operations. In addition, industrial needs are mapped and linked with the results from the Science Cube approach, using a novel Lighthouse Watcher concept. New routes for implementation are developed such as a Knowledge Auction and an Implementation Award honouring full chain innovations. Next, knowledge transfer schemes elucidate feasibility studies and business cases based on unique patent portfolios convincing entrepreneurs and early adopters to acquire ‘lead market’ positions. Here, ethical, legal, social aspects and consumer perception regarding high-tech food processing are taken into account in order to set up a first, well-balanced Agenda of the White Book on high-tech food processing for policy and regulatory bodies. Dissemination of European findings and training & career development, especially for young scientists sharing spirit and enthusiasm with their senior colleagues in the Network of Excellence, allow attracting new stakeholders and next generations for a durable network finally merging into the future European Institute for Food Processing. Herein, critical mass and joint initiatives at the interface of the Food Manufacturers and Technology Providers substantially increase the innovation rate and competitiveness of the European Agro-Food sector.
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK

Address

Prof Von Klitzing Strasse 7
49610 Quakenbrueck

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 501 009,90

Administrative Contact

Volker Heinz (Dr.)

Participants (22)

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KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 608 771

NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 103 360

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 64 419

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 314 831,10

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 461 738

ZENIT ZENTRUM FUR INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 48 626

CENTIV GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 341 572

NUTRITION SCIENCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 63 900

TRITECC SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 75 881

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 650

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

EU Contribution

€ 122 250

SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 475 911,96

VYZKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY PRAHA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 172 926

Q@LI-MEDITERRANEE - SYSTEMES ALIMENTAIRES ET QUALITE DE VIE EN MEDITERRANEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 56 775

AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 800

Asociatia Romana a Carnii

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 59 112

Technologie a Inovace

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 84 837

Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 46 025,04

PERVATECH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 64 640

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 190 135

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 757 184

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 222824

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 805 600,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 865 354

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK

Germany

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