Tecnoalimenti is a no-profit knowledge integrator that designs and develops specific co-operations between scientific research and business in the food industry. As major leader in Europe in Research & Innovation for the market, Tecnoalimenti operates as a holding having set-up a corporate research network in which 31 member companies cooperating with public research centres and universities to perform innovation and research in the fields of agrifood, nutrition, environment, food safety and security by developing new technologies, new products and new visions.
The strong focus on the market and on the research within the EU together with its industry approach, qualify TCA as a benchmark for development and innovation in the food & beverage sector.
Role in the project
Tecnoalimenti’s activities within the FUSILLI project will be focused on WP2 (Food policies and practices, knowledge community), WP4 (Investment infrastructure package for early deployment and replicability) and WP6 (Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation of Results). The expertise of TCA regarding food industry is unique within the consortium, and therefore gives the opportunity to investigate the possible role for food processing companies within sustainable urban food systems. Urban food policies often lack focus on the processing step and food safety aspects, TCA aims to provide this point of view also in the development of the different living labs. By participating in Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation activities, TCA will also act as interface between food industries/food processing companies and other actors in the urban food system, in order to develop and promote services suitable for urban food business operators.