OPTOSCANA / CNR-IFAC
Technology: Sensors, Lasers, Advanced Lighting, 3D Printing
Domain: Photonics, Food Processing
CNR-IFAC / Optoscana is one of the official collaborating partners for the FoodPackLab Project. The Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” (IFAC) is part of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), which is the main public organisation pursuing research and innovation in Italy. IFAC is also the legal entity which acts as the coordinator of the Regional Photonics Cluster of Tuscany “OPTOSCANA”, including about 120 enterprises, research centres and other organisations, many of them active in the Photonics field.
Recently, CNR-IFAC became part of the National Competence Center Artes 4.0 (Advanced Robotics and enabling digital Technologies and Service) providing services to Italian companies in the field of Industry 4.0. In this framework, and being photonics a cross-sectoral technology, the collaborations and services to the regional SME carried out in the last years are mainly application oriented. CNR-IFAC also holds a collaboration with the S3 Platform on High Tech Farming, where Tuscany Region is leader, being therefore familiar with the agri-food sector. CNR-IFAC / Optoscana also participated to several European projects, providing support to the SMEs towards internationalization and European collaboration. Thus, they are the ideal collaborating partner for the FoodPackLab Project.
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