Are you a profesional involved in the quality control of food products or someone with experience and good knowledge in food safety control? If you answered yes, this training in Rapid Methods for the Detection of Chemical Contamination in Food is for you! Apply now to learn about rapid methods for monitoring chemicals contaminants in […]
Learn how to use innovative rapid and portable DNA analysis tools that can be easily implemented in routine analysis to verify products’ authenticity. This training in portable DNA analysis will introduce participants to innovative rapid and portable DNA analysis tools for species and ingredients verification. The programme will include: Insights into food fraud and possible […]
This new centre at Zamudio (Bizkaia) is one of five created by the organisation across Europe. A total of 50 innovative companies have been selected from among 321 applications submitted. This week, the managers of the ten start-ups selected for Bilbao were installed in the accelerator. The entrepreneurs arriving in the Basque Country are from […]
The spread of antibiotic resistance and diseases caused by the presence of pathogens in food represent a global threat that affects human health, as well as animal health, agriculture, food safety and the environment. Globalization and climate change increase the risk of bacterial contamination, and the improper and excessive use of antibiotics, among other factors, […]
F4F – Expo Foodtech 2023 holds its first advisory board to shape the new edition designed by and for the food and beverage industry. From 16 to 18 May, the Bilbao Exhibition Center will showcase the latest innovations and solutions in robotics, automation and 4.0 technologies that will help the sector to improve its competitiveness. […]
Questions about what we will eat in the future, whether our plate will be full of insects or whether we will have to borrow money to be able to eat a T-bone steak are questions that arise when we talk about the future of food. Some films show us a catastrophic future, but… What do […]
The application of artificial intelligence, personalised nutrition and how to gain consumer confidence will be some of the key issues to be discussed by experts from the technology centre. The Food 4 Future-Expo FoodTech international fair, organised by AZTI and Nebext, will be held from 17 to 19 May at the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC!) […]
FOOD4SENIOR is an EIT Food co-funded project that aimed to develop innovative value-added fish, meat and plant-based products for European senior consumers. Below we explain the main highlights of the project. Senior citizens have special food needs Over 65 years citizens represent the single fastest growing demographic group in Europe (30% of people will be […]
The AZTI technology centre and the University of Leuven have developed ENVIROSCORE, an environmental labelling system that enables easy recognition of the degree of environmental sustainability of food and beverages at point of sale. The label is based on the Product Environmental Footprint approved by the European Commission and underwent a rigorous validation process before […]
Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech will hold its second edition in Bilbao, Spain, from May 17 to 19 with the Netherlands as guest country to redefine the business model of the agri-food industry and produce food in a sustainable and healthy way F4F2022 has presented for the first time a new space dedicated to […]
From 17 to 19 May, Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech will hold its new edition in Bilbao to define the future of the agri-food industry, which have to feed more than 7.9 billion people with limited resources FooFood 4 Future consolidates its position as the global summit for the agri-food industry to generate business […]
AZTI leads EthiChain, an EIT Food funded project focused on the development and validation of an innovative rapid DNA analysis systems to allow verification of presence of unwanted species in food with ethical concerns (vegan, Halal and Kosher) Obtained results will be digitized and directly integrated into company´s traceability system The EthiChain turning point solution will […]
Feeding the world’s population is a growing challenge, so research into alternative protein sources will play a key role for the food industry. CLARA TALENS and MÓNICA IBARGÜEN , New Food Researchers It is often said, but it is a reality for which we have to find how to adapt: feeding the nearly 10 billion […]
Bilbao will host Food 4 Future – ExpoFoodTech, between June 15 and 17, which will bring together the most innovative business experiences, the latest scientific advances and development of food and beverage products trends that will transform the sector in the coming years This event has Basque Government and Bilbao City Council support, additionally to […]
The AZTI technology centre has worked on the development of a technological solution for preserving high-viscosity liquid food products in healthier and more natural conditions. The first pilot prototype, created within the framework of the European underPRESSURE project, is located at AZTI’s facilities, available to companies that wish to test the technology. Funded by EIT […]
AZTI and the University of Leuven have developed ENVIRO-SCORE ®, a label that makes it easy to recognise the degree of environmental sustainability of food and beverages at the salepoint The label is based on the Environmental Product Footprint methodology, approved by the European Commission, and has undergone a rigorous validation process before being launched […]
Farmers also saw boost in consumer trust as one in four European consumers had greater faith in the food industry The AZTI technology centre, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid have been the Spanish partners in research Bilbao, December 18, 2020. Consumers are more trusting in the food industry […]
A new EIT food project called Smart Tags has recently started. The aim of the project is to increase consumer trust towards food products and systems by sharing information about the value chains, during the whole life-cycle of the products. The project will provide consumers and suppliers with an interactive connection, by using so called […]
What will the food of the future be like? What role do citizens play in food innovation? How can science make food safer, more sustainable and healthier? In order to answer these questions starts the #FoodFashionFestival, an event that seeks to bring all the flavors of food innovation to the public through an interesting proposal […]
Our distinctive role Contributing to the sustainability of life on the planet To improve people’s health To invigorate the business fabric and society To maintain and generate new quality employment Generate ideas to learn, transform and progress Promote strategic transformation projects with companies and institutions willing to take on challenges. Purpose, Mission, vision and values […]
Mikel Basterretxea, Arkaitz Pedrajas, Esteban Puente and Estanis Mugerza. AZTI experts in fisheries technology There is a close relationship between the European Community Fisheries Policy (CFP), which aims to achieve sustainable fisheries in environmental, economic and social terms, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which aims to protect and conserve the marine environment. The […]
The future of food lies in a new wave of innovation that is already underway and is here to stay. It has spawned thousands of foodtech startups that are causing a revolution in the food and beverage industry, a key pillar of the global economy. According to the annual study by accelerator Eatable Adventures entitled […]
Top companies in the food industry are leading the sustainable transition through the development of projects to calculate the environmental impact of products, such as ENVIROSCORE. The system developed by the AZTI technology centre and KU LEUVEN improves knowledge and transparency about the degree of sustainability of products. The ENVIROSCORE label, supported by science, has […]
To innovate is to improve what already exists, providing new options that respond to the needs of people and companies. This is the focus of the innovation we carry out at AZTI, what drives us and what a great team of professionals work on. There are occasions when this work is recognised, motivating us even […]
ELSA CUENDE, expert on fishing technologies at AZTI. ‘Phantom nets’ are fishing nets that are lost or left behind during fishing. How do they affect the ecosystem and species, and what can be done to reduce their occurrence? We tell you. 1. How and why do fishing nets go to sea? How long does it […]
Four AZTI women researchers are among the top 5,000 women working in Spanish institutions. This is according to the study carried out by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in its first ranking of the 5,000 Spanish and foreign women scientists doing research in Spanish organisations. This ranking has been carried out according to the […]
The high scientific quality combined with the application of the research results is the basis on which our research team is an international reference. The number of scientific publications remains at around 127 indexed publications per year (2021 data), of which 71% are in the 1 quartile, with a h-index of 90. In terms of […]
Technology platforms PLATAFORM PARTICIPATION FIELD EATIP. European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform Participation in Working Groups FOODTECH EFARO. European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organizations AZTI is a member of this platform, which brings together the research institutes responsible for fisheries management in European countries. SUSTAINABILITY EUROGOOS. European Global Ocean Observing System AZTI is a member […]
An international survey reveals that innovations in the catering and restaurants sector in the wake of the pandemic have boosted consumer confidence in the sector. Within the agri-food sector as a whole, agriculture continues to lead the way in terms of trust. Transparency technology based on blockchain tops the list of top-rated suggested solutions to […]
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health problems of our century, with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. At nation level, 35% of children between ages 8 and 16 are over the recommended weight, of whom 20.7% are overweight and 14.2% obese, with those living in lower socio-economic families most affected. This, […]
ROGELIO POZO, CEO of AZTI and GUILLEM CHUST, head of the Climate Change area in Oceans and Coasts at AZTI. After a Climate Summit in Glasgow with more expectations than relevant agreements, many unknowns remain as to how the international response will be to the climate challenges facing the planet. Rogelio Pozo and Guillem Chust […]
New study published in Nature Sustainability provides the first complete diagnosis of the origin and nature of the litter dumped into the ocean. The collaboration between research institutions and NGOs from 10 countries has allowed the identification of the most polluting products for the main aquatic ecosystems on a global scale, a much-needed information for […]
Phages or bacteriophages are organisms that infect and destroy target bacteria. The consumption of poultry food products has been commonly linked to Campylobacter infections, which generates a strong demand for novel strategies to control this pathogen from farm to table. The C-SNIPER project is devoted to the development of an innovative, natural, and efficient bacteriophage-based […]
Cancer treatments can have adverse effects on eating. Many people with cancer experience symptoms such as dysphagia, loss of taste, bad taste in the mouth, metallic taste, mouth sores, vomiting, or loss of appetite at some point. These symptoms affect between 30-85% of patients undergoing cancer treatments, particularly those suffering from gastrointestinal tract cancers (oesophagus, […]
Why is it important to promote and alternative proteins and make them known? What is the common ground between legislative experts, researchers, and representatives of the food industry? The development of alternative proteins has emerged as one of the main fields of food innovation in Europe. But are consumers ready to introduce new or unfamiliar […]
One in four people in Spain are not willing to cut back on consumption of red meat and most are absolutely sure that insects are not a protein source they want to consume, indicates a study conducted by AZTI The survey of the eating preferences of 1,500 European consumers is part of the European Future […]
Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported food-borne illness in Europe, and the increase of antibiotic resistance makes it critical to develop novel non-antibiotic based strategies to reduce Campylobacter risk within the EU poultry sector. C‑SNIPER has developed an innovative and natural solution, based on the use of bacteriophages, for the biocontrol of Campylobacter in the […]
The technology centre has coordinated this research that enables the development of a pioneering tool to discover the origin of the specimens of this species for an improved management and sustainability. The results of the study, led by AZTI researchers, Naiara Rodríguez Ezpeleta and Haritz Arrizabalaga, have been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Frontiers […]
Climate change will affect the distribution and abundance of marine life, but the full extent of these changes under future warming has been difficult to predict due to the limitations of individual ecosystem models used for such forecasts. However, by combining such models, a more complete picture can emerge. Reporting in the Proceedings of the […]
Campylobacteriosis, the most frequently reported food-borne illness in Europe, with an associated average cost of 2,400 M€/year. The increase of antibiotic resistance makes it critical to develop novel non-antibiotic based strategies to reduce Campylobacter risk within the EU poultry sector. The C-SNIPER project is focused on the development and validation of an innovative, efficient and […]
An interdisciplinary team of 13 partners from five European countries are working together in a four-year project to optimize the utilization of seafood side-streams by developing new methods to produce nutritional ingredients. In the EU the fish processing industry is a significant industry that generates an overall turnover of nearly €28 billion and employs more […]
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