Profile

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 programs (33 projects since 2010), and have an ongoing fruitful global cooperation with many of the largest food and ingredient companies, a large number of SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as universities and institutes.

Competences & Capabilities

Matis, though its staff of over 100 experts and its seven locations, has the following expertise:

  • 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 utilization
  • Traceability and logistics
  • Aquaculture
  • Market analysis and trends
  • New business development
  • Training and education programs

Matís has especially strong competence in the blue bioeconomy sector (marine and freshwater resources and products), placing great emphasis on the circular economy and interdisciplinary activities across food and biotech sectors, with the consumer at the center.

MATIS

MATIS

Vinlandsleid 12, 113 Reykjavik, Iceland
North-West
Country: Iceland

http://www.matis.is/english

Contact

Dr. Hordur G. Kristinsson hordur@matis.is
+35 44 225 063

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

MATIS
Innovation

Development and implementation of new technology for transportation and storage of live seafood

Current technologies are not sufficiently sustainable as they suffer from high mortality, low stocking densities and quality losses of the food upon prolonged transportation and storage periods, that makes live seafood inaccessible for many potential customers and markets

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Innovation

Fermented seaweed based novel feed additives - SEAFEED

The aim of the project is to develop microbes and anaerobic microbial processes applying marine microalgae feedstock for production of health promoting bioactive ingredients in feed

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Innovation

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture

Metamorphosis will build on foundational work performed in Year 1 in regards to conversion of organic waste streams into valuable, next generation functional aquaculture feeds, utilising insect biomass conversion and proprietary bioprocessing

MATIS
Education

Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy

The workshop in 2019 will run for two days at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) followed by courses at Iceland, Germany and Southern Europe

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Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as the opportunity to find others to launch a startup with

MATIS
Innovation

Seaweed supplementation to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions by cattle (SeaCH4NGE)

There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases

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Innovation

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture

However, bivalve industry growth is falling behind fish aquaculture due to critical defects in the production process

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Innovation

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry

Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used as environmental enrichments in laying hens and broilers

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Entrepreneurship

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

This project aims to achieve this through: Using existing information and diagnostic tools to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains; Designing and delivering a series of hackathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains; Convening a network of maker spaces that offer sustained space for hackathons and further prototyping resources; Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe

MATIS
Education

IValueFood

Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university

MATIS
Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series

Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very own RisingFoodStars, the Future Kitchen series provides an immersive experience keeping you up-to-date on everything you need to know about food, including sustainability, the journey from ‘farm-to-fork’, eating healthy and cooking, and innovation in the food sector

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Entrepreneurship

MAKE-IT!

We will achieve this by:  Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for hackathons and further prototyping resources; Designing and delivering a series of hackathons 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