DTU Skylab FoodLab has engaged in a two-year project with universities and innovation-supporting actors from Cyprus, Spain, and Sweden with the goal of increasing knowledge about food-based testbeds, and how testbeds can best be used for food product and process development.
Having identified the need for business developers, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprise), and startups to learn about testbeds and to understand how to utilize testbeds to leap frog product and process development, the project partners will create an online training program.
The training program will showcase testbeds, new technologies, and other innovation infrastructures for business developers in order to better guide companies, in particular SMEs and startups. The cooperation will also open up access pathways to the available international infrastructures of testbeds.
Testbeds and similar infrastructures are becoming increasingly important within the food and beverage sector as competition demands a rapid pace of development and increased innovation capacity.
Testbeds facilitate product development and innovation and are key in achieving better productivity, competitiveness, sustainability, protection of natural resources, and nutritional attributes.
The project partners - Aula Dei Scientific and Technological Park Foundation, Spain, DTU Skylab FoodLab of the Technical University of Denmark, Marketmentoro Cyprus, Lund University and Krinova Incubator & Science Park from Sweden - have an extensive experience working with companies, entrepreneurs, students and researchers within the food sector. With their innovation and business enabling roles, they are key agents in the dynamization and support of innovation processes.
The project Amplifying the Knowledge and Usage of Testbeds is co-founded by the Erasmus Programme of the European Union.
Krinova stimulates novel thinking and creates jobs and growth. We do this by transforming societal challenges into innovation projects, bringing companies, the public sector and academia together in collaborations that result in long-term and sustainable development.
We are a meeting place for people and ideas and offer innovation and development support to companies –ranging from idea stage to established ones. Within the profile area food –environment – health, we create partnerships and projects at a, regional, national and international level. For more than ten years, we have spearheaded various food-related initiatives and are Sweden’s first and largest incubator and science park with focus on food. Krinova is one of 65 members of the national association for Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP).
Aula Dei Science and Technology Park (PCTAD) Foundation is a private foundation of public initiative created in October 2006 as a joint initiative of the Government of Aragon and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), with the goal of leading the development of a Science and Technological Park in the Aula Dei Campus (Zaragoza).
PCTAD is a community of innovation and a meeting point for institutions, and companies collaborating in R&D&I and knowledge transfer.
MARKETMENTORO LTD (MM) through a dynamic team of young scientists provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of modern European enterprises, start-ups and scientists especially on matters like innovation, management and technology.
Marketmentoro specializes in services concerning innovation and technology transfer, elaboration and implementation of European projects concerning the economy, agri-industrial or technological development sectors. The company's team possesses expertise in various fields, such as energy production, agri-food sector, waste management, characterization of advanced materials and they participate in various technological projects (private and funded) in collaboration with local academic institutions.
Lund University (LU) was founded in 1666 and is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40,000 students and 7,400 staff based in southern Sweden. ULUND are united in efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. LU offers a broad range of programmes and courses based on cross-disciplinarity and cutting-edge research.