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The Electro Optics Magazine , a leading resource for engineers involved in photonics business, technology and applications, has published an article about the FoodPackLab initiative on how the use of photonics to reduce food waste and increase its safety . Click here to read more .
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:39 | FoodPackLab
Two partners of the FoodPackLab Consortium, the Packaging Cluster and secpho , participated in the event of the European Photonics Roadshow Series , that has been held in Amsterdam on the 14th and 15th of February. The event was entitled “ Photonics for agrofood ”, dealing with new applications of photonics in the field of agriculture and food processing in order to answer the following question: How to feed 9 billion people in 2050? This roadshow, organised by the EPRISE project , aimed to provide SMEs with solutions on how to overcome the market barriers and to boost collaboration in Europe via pre-arranged B2B meetings...
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:38 | FoodPackLab
2019 – Overview international food & photonics events Find out more about international events related to the food & photonics sector overview international events 2019
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:37 | FoodPackLab
Food & Photonic technologies – In order to ensure a high level of international competitiveness, a steady growth in production, an increase in EU exports as well as a rising number of direct jobs, the food sector is facing major technological challenges by safeguarding the following three aspects: quality, safety and productivity . In this context, photonic technologies offer a wide range of innovative solutions – light control enables us to monitor the composition and the quality of food. Moreover it allows us to control the whole production process, rise crop yields, optimize packaging and bottling etc. Learn more...
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:33 | FoodPackLab
On 18 December 2018, the FoodPackLab coordinator secpho collaborated with the Cluster Foodservice , organizing an innovation workshop about how to apply photonics technologies in the food industry . The event was hosted by the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) . The objective of the event was the identification of technological solutions to challenges in the field of food that can be addressed through collaborative innovation projects. More than fifty key agents in the innovation of the food industry and experts in photonic technologies gathered on this day, including: AINIA, ALBA SYNCHROTRON, AUDENS FOOD, BCB...
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:31 | FoodPackLab
FoodPackLab Event in Hannover On 29 January 2019, the first FoodPackLab Innovation Workshop took place in Hannover. The Event was hosted by the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and adressed challenges in the field of food processing, foodsafty & packaging. Along with the consortium members of FoodPackLab, additional companies operating in the photonics-, research- and packaging-industry from Spain, France and Germany attended the workshop. After the registration, the participants were welcomed by one of the consortium members, Norbert Reichl, Managing Director of Food-Processing Initiative e.V.. Afterwards the...
Date: 08/04/2019 - 09:00 | FoodPackLab

Four strand 2 ESCP-4is joined forces to boot internationalisation opportunities for European SMEs interested in China! European Cleantech Internationalization Initiative - EC2i ; Mobility Goes International-in Action – MobiGoIn - Action ; European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Advanced Smart Packaging - AdPack² and New Frontiers in Food-Fast Forward - NF4 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share resources, good practices and lessons learned for boosting the internationalisation and support of innovation uptakes primarily to the Chinese and the US markets...
Date: 05/04/2019 - 13:02 | MobiGoIn-Action


Six European technical textiles’ clusters have directly participated at the mission : AEI Tèxtils (Catalonia), ATEVAL (Valencia), Techtera (Auvergne -Rhône-Alpes), coordinator of the mission, Up-tex/Clubtex (Hauts-de-France), Clutex (Czech Republic) and PoInTex (Piedmont). Along with the cluster’s representatives, 10 companies and research centres have participated at the mission.
Date: 04/04/2019 - 11:13 | EU-TEXTILE2030

March 18 – 22 2019, a group of 13 SMEs participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Mission to the USA. During this visit, the participants gained insights in the US food business, met with interesting contacts and created new business opportunities. Interested in their experience? Watch the video with quotes and experiences of the NF4 Innovation Tour in the USA!
Date: 02/04/2019 - 08:32 | NF4

Second regional outreach workshop of KETs4Dual-Use project, hosted by Minalogic , took place on 20 March 2019 in Grenoble. The event was organised in collaboration with the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) within the framework of information day on European defence fund. Ms Laure Quintin, European project manager with Minalogic , presented an overview of project activities, while the project partners presented their respective ecosystems ( CenSec - Center for Defence, Space & Security , Estonian Defense Industry Association , Pôle OPTITEC ). 50 participants representening different entities (SMEs, mid-...
Date: 01/04/2019 - 12:43 | EU KETs4Dual-Use