Innovative approach to perform challenge tests for shelf-life and microbial stability determination in the food industry and allied sectors (I-Challenge)

15 July 2022 → 14 January 2024
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food microbiology
specific spoilage organisms test-kit challenge tests microbial stability spoilage food
Project description

This project continues on the knowledge obtained from the previouw Advanced IOF project (finished in September 2021). The major objective of this new project is to deliver a ‘proof of concept’ to convince investors to participate in a spinoff or the licensing towards an international service provider that will market products which will greatly facilitate microbial shelf-life and stability tests in the food industry and allied sectors. The spin-off will stimulate product and process innovation by enabling companies in the food and allied sectors to perform challenge tests at greatly reduced costs, ca. 5 times less than current costs and reduced logistical challenges.