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

01 January 2022 → 31 December 2023
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food microbiology
challenge tests spoilage food microbial stability specific spoilage organisms test-kit
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 spin-off 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.