The general objective of the Photnics4Bakery project is to advance the digital transformation of companies in the bakery sector by investigating the applicability of photonic technologies in improving processes from raw material to final product.
This project aims to obtain a critical study on the usefulness of two photonic technologies: NIR (Near InfraRed spectroscopy) and HSI (HyperSpectral Imaging) in the non-invasive determination of different food quality and safety parameters that condition the production process of the sector.
Photnics4Bakery has been funded by the Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo in the 2021B call for the support program for Innovative Business Groups (AEI). It will be carried out by a consortium coordinated by the Clúster Alimentario de Galicia, which includes the AEI Vitartis and the companies AOTECH, ATRIA Innovation, Sanbrandán, Lamastelle and DaVeiga.
Objectives of Photonics4Bakery
- Evaluate the fit of NIR and HSI technologies within the production process of companies, seeking improvements in quality control of raw materials, intermediate processes and final product.
- Advance in the implementation of machine learning techniques and intensive computational processing systems that allow the development of new non-invasive tools for the qualitative and quantitative characterization of raw materials, intermediate or final products throughout the production process.
- Analyze the mechanisms that enable its effective implementation in the industrial processes studied, promoting the digital transformation of companies and reducing their current costs.