European Strategic Clusters Partnership launched by 5 European clusters from photonics, packaging and food industry to foster intersectoral cooperation to bring innovative solutions for food waste in packaging industry.
It uses one of the most disruptive new technologies (photonics) to combat challenges in one of the most strategic sectors (food industry). It is not only about the new-tech for European economic development. It is about securing the future with sustainable and responsible industries.
Light for food
FoodPackLab project, funded by the European Commission COSME programme, arises from strategic partnership of 5 clusters linking different value chain activities, industries and countries. It focuses on cooperation for internationalization, providing time and space for different stakeholders to work on cutting-edge solutions for one of the most important challenges faced by contemporary society, which is food safety.
Photonics is recognized by the European Commission as one of the six Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). Together with micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, and advanced manufacturing technologies it creates basis for innovation, leading to sustainable economy. Photonics provides solutions applicable in many different industries, including food, enhancing safety and quality of processes and products.