MobFood

Project Title
Mobilizing scientific and technological knowledge in response to the challenges of the agri-food market
Project Type
Nacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
POCI Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (SI I&DT) - Programas Mobilizadores
Reference
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024524
Funding
  • CEB: 130 592,00
  • Total: 7 021 739,00
Start
01-12-2017
End
30-11-2020
Partnership
UMinho; Primor; A Poveira, S.A.; Fábrica de Conservas "A Poveira", S.A.; Fromageries Bel Portugal S.A.; Centauro Internacional; Matadouro Central de Entre Douro e Minho S.A.; Cerealis Produtos Alimentares S.A.; Decorgel - Produtos Alimentares S.A.; Foodintech Lda.; Frulact - Indústria Agro Alimentar S.A.; ICM – Indústrias de Carnes do Minho, S.A.; INOVA+ - Innovation Services, S.A.; I.T.S. – Indústria Transformadora de Subprodutos S.A.; Mendes Gonçalves, S.A.; Olano Logistica de Frio, Lda.; Sebol - Comércio e Indústria de Sebo S.A.; Sense Test - Sociedade de Estudos de Análise Sensorial a Produtos Alimentares, Lda.; Sonae Center Serviços II, S.A.; Sugal S.A.; Univeg Logistics Portugal - Logística e Transportes S.A.; Vitacress Portugal, S.A.; Vizelpas - Comércio de Artigos Plásticos, Lda.; BLC3 Evolution, Lda; CATAA - Associação Centro de Apoio Tecnológico Agroalimentar; CIIMAR – Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental; UCP - Universidade Católica Portuguesa; FCUP - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto; FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto; IBET - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica; INL - Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia; Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, I.P.; IPB - Instituto Politécnico de Bragança; IPC - Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra; IPCB - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco; IPL - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria; IPS - Instituto Politécnico de Santarém; IPV - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu; IPVC - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo; UC - Universidade de Coimbra; UL; PIEP; Associação Integralar; UA - Universidade de Aveiro; UBI; UNL - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa; UTAD - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro; NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros; Instituto Superior de Agronomia; Instituto Superior Técnico;

Principal Investigator

Fellowship Members - CEB

Abstract

MobFood project is the result of an open debate carried out by several agents from the agribusiness that aims to find the right path to promote the competitiveness of the national food industry in an organized and integrated manner. It will be strategically undertaken with a close collaboration between scientific institutions and private companies grounded on economic growth measures based on R&D, innovation and technologies for new products, services and processes achievement with direct effects in all value chain. The principal aim is to make the sector totally sustainable, resilient, open, safer and with an effective utilization of resources being consumer-driven. The main goals will be attained through the implementation of the solution in three fundamental principles: “Food Safety and Sustainability”,” Food for Health and Well-being” and “Safe Food and Quality”, embodied in the research and development for several processes, products or services. The join-venture is composed by 47 entities that represent all Portuguese agribusiness, with participant companies from different agroindustry subsectors. R&D entities participants will bring the ability for a complete approach of the different areas of key knowledge for an acute development of the Portuguese food industry. The MobFood project is organized in 9 PPS: Emerging Technologies, Resources Valorization, Sustainable Packaging, Nutrition, Health and Well-being, Quality and Food Safety, Authenticity and Traceability of products, Logistics, Consumer and “Coordination, implementation, dissemination and exploitation of results”