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



    Promoting the green and digital transition of the food industry through innovation
  • Smart4Cheese

    Promoting comprehensive digitization in the dairy sector of cheese factories

    Certification platform in the mussel value chain
  • AgrifoodX5.0

    Strengthening collaboration and the exchange of good practices and knowledge between clusters
  • ENOTECH 4.0

    Development and validation of sensor, artificial vision and big data solutions for the wine sector.

    Development of a monitoring platform and massive data analysis in the manufacture of canned shellfish and fish.
  • Photonics4Bakery

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

    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.