Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

May .2013 - Food Tech Innovation Portal goes online - Platform for open innovation and networking improves competitiveness of SMEs

After 4 years of hard development work and compilation of a wide range of data, the Food Tech Innovation Portal will be launched to the public on 1 May 2013. The portal offers descriptions of food processing related technologies, including their working principle, processing parameters, and applications. Moreover, the status of the technologies, which can vary from new research results to machineries already available on the market, will be indicated.

The Food Tech Innovation Portal intends to provide a central address with bundled information for people interested in ‘open innovation’. This way, the implementation of new technologies in the food sector shall be fostered to enhance the competitiveness especially of small and medium-sized companies without R&D departments.

The portal is created in Wikipedia style, allowing a continuous update and extension of entries. Thereby, the content quality is guaranteed by a review process organized by the portal developers. The portal is accessible free of charge.

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