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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

DIL DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK EV
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)

KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Herman Otto Ut 15
H-1022 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
András Székács (Prof.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 608 771
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Werner Mlodzianowski (Dr.)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 103 360
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Farkas (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 64 419
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vlaicu Aurel (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 831,10
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Badia I Prat (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 461 738
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
ZENIT ZENTRUM FUR INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 626
Address
Bismarckstrasse 28
45470 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Wolfmeyer (Mr.)
CENTIV GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 572
Address
Villinger Weg 10
28816 Stuhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malte Bethke (Mr.)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 900
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Bruggeman (Dr.)
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 75 881
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurel Pop (Mr.)
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 650
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Kück (Mr.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 122 250
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Debbie Ash (Ms.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 475 911,96
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilia Ahrné (Dr.)
VYZKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY PRAHA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 172 926
Address
Radiova 7/1285
102 31 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vaclav Divis (Mr.)
Q@LI-MEDITERRANEE - SYSTEMES ALIMENTAIRES ET QUALITE DE VIE EN MEDITERRANEE
France
EU contribution
€ 56 775
Address
Agropilis International, Avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ghislain Grevy (Mr.)
AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 169 800
Address
Avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Luu (Dr.)
Asociatia Romana a Carnii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 59 112
Address
Bd. Bucurestii Noi 118
012358 Bucharest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mihai Visan (Mr.)
Technologie a Inovace
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 84 837
Address
Davidkova 123/987
18200 Praha
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Josef Drahorád (Mr.)
Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 025,04
Address
Eschborner Landstraße 122
60489 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Herbert J. Buckenhueskes (Prof.)
PERVATECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 640
Address
Heliumstraat 11
7463 PL Rijssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frans Velterop (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 190 135
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Ottomani (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 757 184
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Teuben (Mr.)