EIT Food SmartTags

Smart labels to increase consumer confidence and transparency in the food chain.

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EIT Food FOOD4SENIOR

High nutritional and sensory quality food innovations for the promotion of senior health.

EIT Food CITIZEN SCIENCE

Increasing consumer trust in the food system inspiring citizens to become change agents as amateur scientists.

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EIT Food4Health

Tackling muscle loss in cancer patients through nutrition solutions and lifestyle interventions

EIT Food TRUSTCHAIN

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

EIT Food FUNGITIME

Application of fungi protein in the development of sustainable and healthy food products.

EIT Food PERFECT

Plant Extract for Reduced-sugar Foods, including Extruded Cereals, bars & biscuits, using innovative processing Technologies.

EIT Food RISOLUTIONS

A new program for ambitious teams of students who want to be engage in solving industrial problems

EIT Food MYFOODPORTAL

A global, digital platform that creates and shares its content on the latest food and agricultural innovations.

EIT Food C-SNIPER

Campylobacter-Specific Nullification via Innovative Phage-mediated Enteropathogen Reduction

EIT Food ORGANIC

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

EIT Food FORTRESS

Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency of the supply chain

EIT Food Accelerator Network FAN

A multi-location accelerator programme delivered across Europe, to support high impact agrifood startups to maximise their success.

EIT Food SCHOOL NETWORK

Integrate solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage in preschool and schoolchildren

EIT Food FISH

Improving trust on fishchain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish

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FOOD4SENIOR: What have we learnt about senior food needs?

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 […]

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Is food labelled as vegan really vegan? What about Halal or Kosher food?

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 […]

Soluciones para deteccion de fraude alimentario

EIT iFishCan

Intelligent waste & loss monitoring test bed for the Fish Can industry

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High pressure to produce healthier food with cleaner label

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 […]

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Food retailers winning trust through COVID-19 pandemic

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 […]

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Food Fashion Festival Bilbao

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 […]

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Technology platforms, forums and networks

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 […]

Consumer trust in catering and restaurant services grows post-pandemic

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 […]

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COACHILD: what lessons can we learn from the app to reduce childhood obesity?

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, […]

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Consumers and producers in favour of using phages as an alternative to antibiotics in the fight against Campylobacter in poultry

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 […]

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Cancer and nutrition: what you eat can save your life

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, […]

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The proteins of the future: keys to making them known

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 […]

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AZTI leads the development of an advanced biocontrol tool against Campylobacter in poultry.

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 […]

About AZTI

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 […]

Phantom networks. 4 keys to understand the problem and the potential solution

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 […]

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Four AZTI women researchers are among the top 5,000 in Spain

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 […]

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Training Session DNA Analysis – Fast and Portable Methods

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 […]

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We don’t have to save the Planet, we have a responsibility to make the world a better, more sustainable and healthier place – Analysis of the Glasgow Climate Summit

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 […]

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A Full Picture of the Origine and Nature of Ocean Litter

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 […]

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SEA2LAND

Producing advanced bio-based fertilizers from fisheries wastes.

Eating insects is not for me

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 […]

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Forefront technology fighting Campylobacter in poultry

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 […]

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AZTI has developed a genetic method to identify the origin of bluefin tuna specimens, to improve the management and promoting the conservation of the species

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 […]

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Comprehensive global analysis shows a warmer ocean will hold lower animal abundance

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 […]

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LIFE VERTALIM

Prevention and Integral management of high polluted effluents from Food SMES to urban sanitation systems

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AQUAPEF

Promote the effective implementation of the Product Environmental Footprint in the Mediterranean aquaculture sector

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