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Fundación Tecnova

Address
Sede Científica del Parque Científico Tecnológico de Almería. Campus de la Universidad de Almer
ZIP Code
04120
City
Almería
Country
Spain


Company Profile:
TECNOVA is an Andalusian Technological Centre of Agricultural Industry. It is constituted as a private non profit Foundation and integrates 120 companies, organizations and institutions belonging to the industry and many other services for agriculture. Tecnova carries out R&D and implementation in Agrofood and Agricultural Industry, which focus on using products based on respect environment.

TECNOVA has as a goal the technological development, promotion and marketing of the industry and auxiliary services for agriculture, promoting the formation, competitiveness and innovation, being able to carry out as many primary and complementary activities as required.

The Technology Center TECNOVA includes many sectors of agriculture such as: Agricultural chemicals, Construction and installation of greenhouses, consultancies, climate control, packaging, engineering, agriculture and post harvest machinery, plastics and nets, biological production, irrigation and fertigation, seeds, seedlings, substrates, waste treatment and the Environment.
Profiltitel

Agrifood

What we offer:
Research area

The research area works to develop projects around the industry auxiliary of agriculture. One o f the main areas of working are:


Agri-Food:

 Analitics
 New Products Development
 Packaging Optimization
 Non-Destructives Analysis Techniques. Nirs Technologies
 Pre And Postharvest Assistant
 Emerging Technologies Application





TECNOVA is located in Almería (Spain). This area represents the highest concentration in European acreage on greenhouse crops, with approximately 27,000 ha. Greenhouse structures are of great importance in supporting industry of agriculture due to increases in profitability that enables the incorporation of technology in farming techniques. Our clients include all the companies around the Auxiliary Industry of Agriculture, with local, regional, national and international partners.


Experience

TECNOVA has been actively involved in many Spanish and international projects funded by european, national or local government. Our experience in 7 Framework Programa has been gained trough the Collaborative Project , Call: FP7-KBBE-2011-5
Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.


The reserch team of Tecnova has a large experience in Agrofood field. The staff and facilities of Tecnova carry out the optimization of packaging by:

 Determination of shelf-life of packaging product
 Determination of Atmosphere Packaging (modified atmosphere)
 Microbiological quality
 New technologies to preserve quality

We also dispose the technology of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR). This technology can be applied over any ready to eat product. Thanks to this technique this kind of products could be analyzed in real time and non-destructive manner, resulting in:

 Traceability improving of agro-food products.
 Characterization of food attributes.
 Real-time quality control in the production.

Another particular characteristic of NIR, it is environmentally by not requiring chemical agents for control quality.

On the other hand this technology can improve the subsequent process of packaging as well as the marketing. Using NIR to control quality is possible to ensure for consumers high and uniform quality of fruit and vegetables.

Therefore, it increases the added value of horticultural products by using new postharvest treatments and improved packaging.

What we are looking for:
We are looking for partner to cooperate in different international projects.

Keywords:
  • Food processing and preserving
  • Agriculture Machinery/Technology
  • Food Packaging/Handling
  • Food Technology
  • Detection and Analysis methods
  • Food Microbiology/Toxicology/Quality Control
  • Safe production methods
  • Tracability of food


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


Responsible

Ms Alejandra Ferrer

International projects manager
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