The INL is an IGO founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain aiming the deployment of Nanotechnology addressing society’s challenges. The research programme comprises 4 strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food, Environment monitoring, ICT, Renewable Energy and Health. The full-fledged nanotechnology laboratory enables leading research of the highest international standard.
Competences & Capabilities
The Research Domains of INL are:
- To develop innovative encapsulation technologies and solutions for bioactive, phage, drugs and gene delivery in food
- To develop biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic-based devices for food and water analysis
- To develop, characterise and understand the properties and structure/function relationship of nanostructures. The main topics are: packaging, functionality and personalisation, safety, quality and authenticity
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Manipulation of contaminated food surfaces of fresh food such as fruit and some vegetables might represent a serious risk of spreading coronavirus during postharvest handling and at the retail level