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SURGENIA, Andalusian Technology Center of Design

Address
Avenida América, nº 13
ZIP Code
14008
City
Córdoba
Country
Spain


Company Profile:
Surgenia is the Andalusian Technology Center of Design. A private foundation, part of the Network of Technological Spaces in Andalusia, whose aim is to promote the conception of products with identity, function and emotion.

It is specialized in the integration of design systems in companies. It develops a R & D + i, based on design, for production companies. Besides, it offers technology to the creative industry, technical knowledge and R & D + i to contribute to its excellence.

Surgenia counts on experience in agrifood products trends research and product development which could be put in value for presenting a proposal to FP7 in a consumer focused topic. We count on a trends observatory that monitors changes in technologies applied to agrifood packaging and labels, new materials, formal design features (use of colours, textures, typographies, and illustrations), information systems or novel ingredients. One of its results can be checked in the publication: Gastrotendencias 2010-2012: Consumer and Design Trends of Agrifood Products Report ISBN: 978-84-614-6712-9. Surgenia has cooperated with the Spanish Agriculture Ministry of Spain presenting in their programme “Anticipa2” for Spanish companies belonging to the full food chain. As well as for the International Excellence Agrifood Campus; composed of the main Universities in Andalusia; and lead by University of Cordoba. Additionally it has worked in packaging innovation for aquaculture and confectionary industries.
Profiltitel

Labelling design and use of technology for assuring quality and authenticity in the food chain

What we offer:
We offer expertise in the fields of agrifood products packaging and labelling design, new tools and technology trends research and its applications to make information on labels more understandable.
We offer research capacity along with a good network and access to SMEs in order to facilitate the transference of results to the industry in an effective way.
It is worth to mention our experience in:
• Industry Strategic Planning and cluster boost policies proposals for creative industries and consumer-goods / design-based products industries.
• Clusters programs development and implementation for competitiveness improvement through design management systems.
• Co-creation methodologies development for social innovation and product/interior/service design.
• Ecodesign: development and implementation of strategies for optimizing the use of resources and minimizing environmental impact.
• Training programs in consumer and design trends, trends research methodologies, ecodesign and co-creation.

What we are looking for:
We are searching partners to set consortium and present a proposal to the upcoming 2013 KBBE Programme, who want to take the lead in a project to add value to European Agrifood Industry’s companies by proposing novel methods of quality and authenticity control conceived to answer the consumer concerns, attitudes and worries.
We are looking for partners that can provide technical experience regarding tools and methods for the study of food quality and authenticity. Among others we are looking for partners that work on quality control of ingredients, systems to check the veracity of the contents claims of labels, control tools to study product characteristics, detect substitution of ingredients or adulteration in food.
The focus of the tentative project would be in researching for enabling the consumer do informed purchase choices and give them tools to check the quality and authenticity with the aim of restoring their confidence in the agrifood industry.
The partner should be in disposition to lead an FP-7 proposal and preferably have experience in the management of consortium and writing of proposals for European funding. And provide the capacity to bring to the consortium other countries’ partners that may add value to a tentative research project on food quality and authenticity.

Keywords:
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Agents involved in the sale of food and beverages
  • Functional Food (nutraceuticals)/ Enriches (vitamins, minerals)
  • Food Packaging/Handling
  • Tracability of food
  • Nutrition and Health
  • environmental impacts and total food chain


Collaboration sought:
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Research Co-operation/ FP7 Project


Responsible

Ms Rosa María Muñoz

R&D / International projects

Profiltitel

Optimization of resources used in the life cycle of agrofood products, from the supply of raw ingredients o processing, to packaging, distribution, retail, consumption and waste management.

What we offer:
We offer expertise in the fields of agrifood products packaging design, new tools and technology trends research and its applications to make agrofood product life cycle more sustainable. We can provide expertise on Life Cycle Assessment and optimization of resources used for the production, use and discard of the agrofood product in order to maximize the companies’ competitiveness and minimize the environmental impact. Through eco-design it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions, water and energy use related to the fabrication of the product, its transportation and the management of the waste after it is consumed.
It is worth to mention our experience in:
• Industry Strategic Planning and cluster boost policies proposals for creative industries and consumer-goods / design-based products industries.
• Clusters programs development and implementation for competitiveness improvement through design management systems.
• Co-creation methodologies development for social innovation and product/interior/service design.
• Ecodesign: development and implementation of strategies for optimizing the use of resources and minimizing environmental impact.
• Training programs in consumer and design trends, trends research methodologies, ecodesign and co-creation.

What we are looking for:
We are searching partners to set consortium and present a proposal to the upcoming 2013 KBBE Programme, who want to take the lead in a project to increase competitiveness of food producers and food equipment manufacturers while meeting sustainability requirements.
We are looking for partners that can provide technical experience regarding optimization of water and energy use in the food processing process in the different stages: supply of raw ingredients (transformation and cleaning), packaging, warehousing, distribution-transportation, retail (management in the point of purchase) and household handling, consumption and waste management of food products.
The focus of the tentative project would be in researching for reducing the water and energy consumption associated to the agrofood industry, while at the same time assuring sustainable economic growth and meeting the desirable safety and hygiene levels asked to the products by consumers.
The partner should be in disposition to lead an FP-7 proposal and preferably have experience in the management of consortium and writing of proposals for European funding. And provide the capacity to bring to the consortium other countries’ partners that may add value to a tentative research project on food quality and authenticity.

Keywords:
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Agents involved in the sale of food and beverages
  • Functional Food (nutraceuticals)/ Enriches (vitamins, minerals)
  • Tracability of food
  • Nutrition and Health
  • environmental impacts and total food chain


Collaboration sought:
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Research Co-operation/ FP7 Project


Responsible

Ms Rosa María Muñoz

R&D / International projects

Profiltitel

Innovation through product design in the Agrofood Industry

What we offer:
Surgenia, Technological Centre of Design in Andalusia can provide expertise in agrofood packaging design trends and design techniques. Its Trends Observatory can detect emergent packaging and labelling applications and innovative solutions to integrate relevant information and products attributes from the point of view of design. Thanks to the continuous monitoring of design and consumption trends Surgenia is able to predict short and medium term market trends and provide clues about the products that will be prone to have more acceptance in the market. Some of its results can be checked at the publication “Gastrotendencias” (ISBN: 978-84-614-6712-9). The Research and Design Team can provide expertise in analysing data, which will be available thanks to the previous research and experiments on recognition and understanding, and conducting co-design process. Its platform of interactive design (which physical support is located in Surgenia’s facilities: Interactive Lab Room) and a multidisciplinary team composed of designers, agrofood value chain individuals and consumers; can optimize the information collected and analysed previously in order to best interpret and make it more appealing, recognisable and understandable.
Surgenia has important experience of trends research and design for agrofood industry products, and market research. The team has published a complete study on new families typology related to diet and consumption patterns; along with food & beverage packaging design addressed to emergent consumers. Surgenia has also developed several packaging and labelling design for different agrofood segments, for private companies’ assignments along with projects focused on adapting to current consumer needs through design in a particular industry (for example traditional confectionary).

What we are looking for:
We are searching partners to set consortium and present a proposal to the upcoming 2013 KBBE Programme, who want to take the lead in a project where Surgenia expertise may be of added value to the proposal.
We are looking for partners interested in developing projects to innovate in agrofood products, using design and innovation in packaging as the main tool, adding an eco-design view to the project, which will certainly assure sustainability, resource-efficiency and added value to environmentally concerned consumers as well as compliance with the demands imposed by the different regulations.
The partner sought should be in disposition to lead a FP-7 proposal and preferably have experience in the management of consortium and writing of proposal for European funding. And provide the capacity to bring to the consortium other countries’ partners that may add value to a tentative research project.

Keywords:
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Agents involved in the sale of food and beverages
  • Functional Food (nutraceuticals)/ Enriches (vitamins, minerals)
  • Tracability of food
  • Nutrition and Health
  • environmental impacts and total food chain


Collaboration sought:
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Research Co-operation/ FP7 Project


Responsible

Ms Rosa María Muñoz

R&D / International projects

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