Matis is an independent, governmentally owned, food and biotech R&D company headquartered in Iceland. We are active participants in many national and international R&D and innovation projects, including FP7 and Horizon2020 programmes, and have an ongoing fruitful global cooperation with many of the world largest food and ingredient companies, a large number of SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as universities and institutes
Competences & Capabilities
- Food processing, quality and safety
- Biotechnology and genetics
- Innovative processes and ingredients
- Product and process development
- Food and environmental analysis
- Consumer and sensory science
- Sustainability/full resource utilisation
- Traceability and logistics
- Aquaculture and feed
- Market analysis and trends
- New business development
- Training and education programmes
- Consumer communications
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Seaweed biomass is a promising, abundant but underutilized resource for industrial bioconversions.
Converting waste from oat processing into a valuable product
30 students from many study backgrounds and many countries will come together to use their scientific expertise to come up with new concepts and products that will lead to sustainable utilisation of marine resources.
Creative infotaining is the future of knowledge transfer and co-creation among young generations.
Developing a natural blue food colouring
Marine and/or terrestrial transportation and storage of live seafood is an inevitable step in the food producer-consumer chain.
E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂.
Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.
Monitoring complex food products to increase trust in food
Metamorphosis focuses on turning organic waste streams into a valuable, next generation aquaculture feed ingredient.
Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.
Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.
CovidX aspires to investigate whether a food supplement based on a novel Spirulina-extract can strengthen the immune system and help reduce infection risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The supplement will not be a replacement for SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations.
Application of fungi protein in the development of sustainable and healthy food products.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the seafood industry worldwide as well as food security on a global scale. Many food producing companies have been forced to explore possibilities to fully utilise all raw materials available, reduce waste and create value from surplus food stocks to compensate for the loss in revenues caused by the pandemic.
SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality.
TRACOD – Model-based Tracking of Cod and Other Fish Value Chain for Consumer Confidence Boosting and Food Engineers Education
TRACOD – short for TRAck the COD fish, is an EIT Food project aimed at improving the ability of producers and consumers to track freshness and nutritional values of fresh fish, including cod, salmon, and other white fish species. TRACOD uses models implemented in an app for interacting with stakeholders and includes an education component for endowing food engineers with a systems approach. TRACOD also engages future food engineers in conceptual modeling as part of model-based systems engineering of food production and supply systems.
REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products
Improving traceability of fish and olive oil
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The aim of this online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities.
The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.
The workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) UK, Fraunhofer IGB, Germany and Matís, Iceland
The aim of this project is to test the effects of innovative ingredients (insect larvae) in poultry feeding to allow sustainable production, to improve animal welfare and to potentially meet the consumer demand for healthier, more natural and bettertasting products.
Matis, University of Cambridge, IARFR PAS and VTT will run a venture creation workshop connected to a scientific event or fair Finland in 2020.
Development of highly sustainable less/zero competing-food aquafeeds for European aquaculture using low carbon and zero waste ingredients
Increasing the sustainability of European aquaculture
WeValueFood (2-year project) has educated, engaged and advanced the young Europeans’ knowledge of and appreciation of food, thereby empowering the next generations to make the best choices about the food that they eat.
Proofs of concepts help to determine whether an idea, a specific concept or approach when turned into reality would bring societal impact as envisioned.
Building talent able to tackle the challenges faced by the agrifood sector
To create smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe we need to develop both infrastructure and capacity which stimulate and supports
innovation and entrepreneurship.
TriboTec: Protein enrichment and fractionation of side streams by dry tribo-electrostatic separation technology
Triboelectric separation is a technology which is so far used in mineral processing. The water-free separation is based on the induced electrical contact charge of particle surfaces.
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.
The Action Line is divided into 2 complementary programmes – RIS Fellowships dedicated to Master of Science students and graduates and RIS Talents dedicated to Ph.D. students and postdocs from 28 EIT RIS countries which both aim to promote brain circulation, contributing to enhancing the innovativeness of personnel and development of scientific impact by supporting the creation and diffusion of high-quality new knowledge, skills, competences and solutions to food system challenges.
Promoting entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector