AZTI, a technology centre with experience stretching back over 30 years, works in applied research and technology development with 400 companies per year, including 36 European projects running at present.
AZTI offers innovative solutions to the food industry to develop new or improved products solutions where prime quality, food safety and identity, respecting the environment and the consumer as its centerpiece.
Competences & Capabilities
Research and innovation focused on offering solutions to the food industry. Managing public and private funded R&D projects: from idea generation to market. Main areas of specialization and technological expertise are:
- Food quality, safety and identity
- New food products
- Efficient and sustainable processes
- Food and health
- Sensory and consumer sciences
The innovation we generate guarantees shortterm competitiveness and long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of the food sector.
AZTI is part of Tecnalia Corporation a strategic R&D alliance with more than 1.800 staff working in multi-disciplinary projects covering 11 highly specialized business areas, among them food.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish
This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products
The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe
C-SNIPER: Campylobacter-Specific Nullification via Innovative Phage-mediated Enteropathogen Reduction
Consumption of poultry, especially chicken meat, is considered the most common route for human infection
Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university
However, bivalve industry growth is falling behind fish aquaculture due to critical defects in the production process
The objective of the ‘Better for the environment, better for your health’ solution is to raise the consumer’s understanding of the impact of food production and consumption on the environment and link this with their dietary patterns
Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries
This activity will propose a framework, consult with partners, and run five pilot programmes to provide examples of development for different constituents: graduates, established employees (technical and managerial), top talent, and entrepreneurs
The approaches being developed are different for each age-group, focusing on the interventions most appropriate and useful at each developmental stage
Events will take place in Spain and Belgium during 2019, engaging members of the public in food trends and innovations, enabling them to have a leading role and become real influencers
underPRESSURE project will scale-up a technological solution for producing “high” viscosity fat-based products addressing these consumer demands
We will achieve this by: Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of MAKEathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains; Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe
The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer
On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis
This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period
Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency
This project aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests