Innovation and R&D

Innovation and R&D

Clusaga drives the improvement of competitiviness and the creation of value from innovation.

The Promotion of R + D + i and reinforcement of innovative capacity has been established as axis of the Strategic Plan for the Food Cluster of Galicia, associated with two objectives:

  1. Develop the culture of innovation and promote the dissemination and application of knowledge in the Galician food sector, through cooperation between companies and technological and research centers.
  2. Promote the creation of value in the food chain in Galicia, through the development of new products and / or processes and the commitment to food safety and quality.

The action measures, in addition to the development of support services for innovation and the promotion of a culture of cooperation between companies and technological and research centers, define three areas of action:

  • Innovative, safe and healthy foods, adapted to consumption trends.
  • New processes and technologies in the food sector integrated into the bioeconomy.
  • Intelligent management systems and new, more flexible marketing models.

The promotion and revitalization of cooperative projects in these areas is carried out within the framework of four working groups:

  1. Innovation in innovative, safe and healthy food and ingredients adapted to consumer trends.
  2. New production and marketing models. Innovation in processes and technologies. Digitization.
  3. Sustainability, circular economy and bioeconomy.
  4. Logistics and distribution. Innovative, sustainable packaging and adapted to consumer trends.

Projects

  • AHFES

    Atlantic Area Healthy Food Eco-System.
  • Nutriage

    Promotion of healthy aging through nutrition and the Atlantic diet.
  • INCluSilver

    Innovation in Personalized Nutrition through Cooperation in the Silver Economy.
  • C-VoUCHER

    Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies.
  • HSI-FOOD

    Investigación sobre la aplicabilidad industrial de tecnología fotónica hiperespectral.
  • Smartlabels

    Utilisation of new printing technologies for the manufacturing of smart labels.