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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  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
Matís

Vinlandsleid 12, 113 Reykjavik, Iceland

https://matisiceland.org/

Contact

Gudmundur Stefansson, Director Research Groups gst@matis.is

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

Matís
Innovation

Fermented seaweed based novel feed additives - SEAFEED

Seaweed biomass is a promising, abundant but underutilized resource for industrial bioconversions.

Matís
Education

EIT Food Venturing School

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.

Matís
Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series 2020

Creative infotaining is the future of knowledge transfer and co-creation among young generations.

Matís
Innovation

ThermoBlue

Developing a natural blue food colouring

Matís
Innovation

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

Marine and/or terrestrial transportation and storage of live seafood is an inevitable step in the food producer-consumer chain.

Matís
Innovation

Energy-to-Feed (E2F)

E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂.

Matís
Innovation

BLINK: BeefLink - Traceability within the beef value chain using rapid DNA fingerprinting

Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.

Matís
Innovation

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture

Metamorphosis focuses on turning organic waste streams into a valuable, next generation aquaculture feed ingredient.

Matís
Innovation

HarnessINg Seaweed to Produce Iodine-forRtifiEd organic milk (INSPIRE organic milk)

Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.

Matís
Innovation

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

Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.

Matís
COVID-19

CovidX

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.

Matís
Innovation

FUNGITIME

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

Matís

EcoD: Bringing new life to cod waste by turning it into food

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.

Matís
Innovation

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

SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality.

Matís
Education

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

REGISTRATION CLOSED! we are now full

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

Matís
Innovation

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

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.

Matís
Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events

Matis, University of Cambridge, IARFR PAS and VTT will run a venture creation workshop connected to a scientific event or fair Finland in 2020.

Matís
Education

WeValueFood 2020

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.

Matís
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

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.

Matís
Innovation

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.

Matís
Innovation

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.

Matís
Education

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

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.

Matís
Education

Inspire Programme

Promoting entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector