Innovation and R&D

Innovation and R&D

the development of new processes and more sustainable, healthy and safe foods

The promotion of R + D + i and incorporation of companies to the innovation strategy is an axis of the Strategic Plan of the Food Cluster of Galicia, associated with two outstanding objectives:

  • To incorporate the cluster companies into the innovation and digitization strategy
  • To promote articulation, mutual knowledge and collaboration between the agents of the Galician innovation ecosystem in the food sector

The most outstanding measures of action, in addition to the development of information services, prospecting and dissemination of knowledge, are the promotion of cooperation and creation of synergies between companies and research and technology centers, and the dynamization of collaborative and unique projects.

The promotion and dynamization of cooperative projects is developed within the framework of four working groups:

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

Projects

  • Photonics4Bakery

    Research on the applicability of photonic technologies to improve the processes of companies in the bakery sector
  • ML4MILK

    Development of a massive data monitoring and analysis platform for the dairy sector.
  • FoodTechINK

    Use of colourimetric indicators for quality and cold chain control in fresh packaged food.
  • AHFES

    Atlantic Area Healthy Food Eco-System.
  • HSI-FOOD

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

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

    Utilisation of new printing technologies for the manufacturing of smart labels.
  • C-VoUCHER

    Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies.