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Profile

AZTI  transforms  science  into  solutions  that  respond  to the great challenges of the food value chain. To do this, it develops sustainable products, services and business initiatives aimed at activating the industrial fabric    while    recovering    and    preserving    natural    resources. AZTI    has    developed    an    important    network    of    collaborating  centres.  It  contributes  to  innovation,  creating  value  and  increasing  competitiveness  in  the  public and private sectors. 

Competences & Capabilities

AZTI is organised around 10 research areas:

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Food and health
  • Food integrity and safety
  • Efficient and sustainable food chain
  • Biotechnology-based products
  • Marine ecosystems functioning
  • Marine and coastal environmental management
  • Operational oceanography services
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable fisheries management
AZTI

Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Astondo bidea. Edif. 609, 48160 – Derio (Bizkaia), Spain

https://www.azti.es

Contact

Amaia Barrena abarrena@azti.es
+34 607 377 694

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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Innovation

Pressure for healthier and more natural fat-based foods (underPRESSURE) 2020

Consumers are increasingly demanding healthier products to fulfil their personalised nutrition needs and more natural foods (clean label) in which they can put their trust

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The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network is a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry, academia and key stakeholders in school food

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Innovation

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

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ONCOFOOD: New food solutions for cancer patients

One of the main challenges for cancer patients undergoing treatment is to prevent or mitigate malnutrition

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Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe

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Innovation

Better for the environment, better for my health

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

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Education

Professional Development Advanced

EIT Food's Professional Development Framework - Advanced aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce

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Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

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

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The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

This project will bring together key stakeholders in Europe (from academia, industry, safety authorities, policy makers and consumers) to debate about the protein challenge from a technological, nutritional, economic, environmental, legislative and social point of view

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Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires innovations on all levels of society and the economy

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Innovation

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

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Public Engagement

Towards a smarter shopping list

The platform will also give users the ability to interact with the online-content, receive expert-based recommendations and access educational resources about food and nutrition in order it enhance their food literacy

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EIT Food RIS Fellowships

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU! MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph

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Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer 2020

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust

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Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

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

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Public Engagement

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create and implement selected measures undertaken by food companies, food industry and others to engender both greater consumer trust in food and greater support for food companies and other food chain actors

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Entrepreneurship

SeedBed: The pre-accelerator program to drive the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

This programme aims at attracting teams of  would-be aspiring entrepreneurs for creation of new startups by providing the tools necessary to develop a successful value proposition

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Public Engagement

EATrends & food fashion week

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

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Innovation

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture 2020

This feed promises to increase bivalve hatchery production rates through uplift in the quality of broodstock and higher survival and growth of juveniles

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Seedbed Incubator

SEEDBED APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY - SUNDAY 22ND MARCH This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas

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Innovation

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

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Innovation

FOOD4SENIOR High nutritional and sensory quality Food innovations for the promotion of Senior Health

It is also important to highlight the impact of the demographic change on public health and its costs

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Public Engagement

Citizen Science to build consumer trust in the food system

Food integrity related problems are impacting society and business: companies are losing credibility and money, and consumers are losing trust food

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Innovation

PERFECT - Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies

To this day, there are no ingredients that can replace the physicochemical properties of sugar in food, such as bulking and browning, at a cost competitive with sugar

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Entrepreneurship

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

This project aims to develop these through: Using existing information and industrial challenges to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains

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Public Engagement

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product, enabling novel service concepts and interactivity between consumers and the food industry

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Innovation

Application of fungi protein in the development of sustainable and healthy food products. FUNGITIME

Besides, consumer demand for products that fulfill their nutrition needs is also key for the food industry

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Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network FAN 2020

The number of startups accelerated will be increased from 50 to 60 in 2020

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Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector