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Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

This area addresses innovation in the European food industry through the integration of advanced technologies into traditional food production.

It includes fermented food and tailored process technologies to enhance the functionality, quality and nutritional value of food, including organoleptic aspects in food production.

Research also revolves around the development and demonstration of high-tech, eco-efficient processing and packaging systems, smart control applications and more efficient use and management of by-products, waste, water and energy. New research will also develop sustainable and novel technologies for animal feed, including safe feed processing formulations and feed quality control.

Future trends:

  • Development of convenient, tailored personalised food products
  • Novel technologies to improve process design and process control
  • Nanofoods