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Precision monitoring of high-speed production Machine vision is a useful tool for detecting defects and controlling the dimensions of agri-food products on a conveyor. Today, hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is emerging to analyse the composition. However, the HSI instruments currently available are not equipped for high-speed food production or new practices in precision agriculture. The objective of the HS2I project is to combine HSI with high-speed imaging to answer these unmet needs. This involves developing a new type of camera. In the food industry, HS2I will enable the use of HSI technology for fast, reliable and fully...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 08:24 | S3FOOD
Keeping flour safe in big bag storage Long-term storage of flour products requires constant monitoring to safeguard quality and prevent infestation by insects, mould development and microbiological spoilage. With the MASSNOX project, the objective is to develop a conditioning and monitoring system for reliable flour storage in a new generation of reusable, modified atmosphere big bags. The idea is to enable real-time monitoring of the concentration of gas inside the big bags during storage. This is key to safe storage as gas concentrations may vary, even inside hermetically sealed bags. NOX has developed the big bags that...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 08:21 | S3FOOD
Smart graders go simple and sustainable The daily challenge for meat, poultry and seafood grading plants is to ensure timely order deliveries with minimum loss. That involves scheduling multiple orders, handling incoming lots and manual adjustment of grader settings. This exploration project is developing a software solution to reduce the complexity of order processing and production and integrate production planning with decision making. By adding this intelligent software to its range, Marelec will be able to offer its customers new opportunities to minimise food loss, optimise production and improve on-time deliveries...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 08:11 | S3FOOD
The upstream connection to safe, high-yield tuna Canned tuna is, by volume, the most consumed fish in Europe. For all involved from fishing to canning, there is a mutual interest in maximising yield while ensuring food safety. Larpro Engineering and Triple Alpha have recognised an unmet need for an upstream monitoring platform that can monitor and verify critical parameters throughout the supply chain. In this S3FOOD project, the partners will demonstrate and validate a platform that integrates data from a wide range of smart sensors. The objective is to link post-harvest parameters – such as freezing gradients, storage...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 08:07 | S3FOOD
Transversal changes such as digital transformation needs close collaboration of all actors in the innovation system, providers and users, public and private entities, researchers and businesses across sectors and disciplines. Clusters, usually involving all those actors as members and partners, can play a crucial role in fostering digital transformation for the benefit of the region they are located in. Cluster managers can act as change agents. They help finding business and research partners to develop solutions in cooperation. They are not the only, but at least important “translators” between companies and policy...
Date: 01/10/2020 - 07:09 | INNO Industry
Mango and raspberry powder, dried with supercritical CO2 Duration: 6 March 2020 / 28 February 2021 Summary: In the market there is a need and desire from SME’s to implement sustainable CO2 drying technology for specialty products, which allow for smaller scale operations to be possible and profitable. SME’s reply in this way to the client’s demand for tailor made small scale units. In this manner SME’s confirm their technological capabilities and serve the client’s expectations. CO2 drying is capable of drying and encapsulating products that cannot be processed by means of hot air spray or freeze drying. Hot air degrades...
Date: 29/09/2020 - 14:51 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Duration: 1 April 2020 / 1 February 2021 Summary: This project focuses on circular bioecology between the generated organic waste in cities and the demand for biofertilizer in green house food production and farmland. Today, green house food production requires between 60-120kg nutrients per hectare per year. These are nutrients transferred to cities as food. Residues or by products are disposed off unsustainably in landfills or incinerated, thus causing loss of valuable nutrients and environmental pollution. The aim of this project is to demonstrate how Transform af 1994 ApS’ s Biotechnology can recirculate agriculture...
Date: 25/09/2020 - 17:05 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Peppers at 4EverGreen Duration: 10 April 2020 / 10 December 2020 Summary: Oxygen is essential for the healthy growth of plants: it guarantees optimal uptake of nutrients and leads to healthier roots, thus improving the plant resistance to pathogens. This is a fundamental aspect to guarantee healthy crops and high hygienical conditions in greenhouses, where, to limit the insurgence of rotting, moulds and diseases large amounts chemicals have to be dissolved in the irrigation water and soil. A sufficiently high level of dissolved oxygen in the water can reduce the amounts of chemicals employed in greenhouse farming,...
Date: 25/09/2020 - 17:01 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
MediaMotorEurope (MME), a mentoring programme supported by Startup Europe , is looking for 20 high-potential European deep-tech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges. Applications are open to the second MME open call: European startups and scaleups are invited to apply on F6S until 30 October 2020 at 17:00 CET ! MME is powered by strong media and innovation hubs, as well as key players in the tech and investment scene: VRT Sandbox , Media City Bergen , Thermi Group , Athens Technology Center , Cluster Sofia Knowledge City , FastTrack , and F6S . The 6-month programme will foster the...
Date: 28/09/2020 - 07:22 | MediaMotor Europe
On September 23 rd , DESTEX partners held its second official meeting virtually to monitor the project progress and discuss about the next steps on the project implementation. The project main objective is to promote the uptake of creativity culture as a catalyst to unlock the innovation potential in the advanced textiles’ materials sector. DESTEX is developing a set of tools to bridge industrial and creative design to the manufacturing companies in the advanced textile materials’ sector. In particular, the project is developing a virtual training program led by LCI , an intensive learning program for a summer course led...
Date: 28/09/2020 - 06:30 | DESTEX

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