European project TrafooN
Traditional Food Network to Improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation
The EU project TrafooN "Traditional Food Network to Improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation" focused on the preservation and protection of small and medium sized producers of traditional foods (cereals, fish, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms) in Europe. These are facing the challenge of having to meet many existing European regulations on their products. At the same time, however, they have the opportunity to become more competitive by marketing the health and nutritional aspects of their products.
In order to remain globally competitive in the future, these traditional small and medium enterprises (SME) have been especifically supported. A European knowledge transfer networkhas been established with the focus on the mentioned food sectors, linking researchers, SME and associations. The project partners offered targeted, needs-based services to strengthen the SME’s innovative capability, such as training on intellectual property rights and quality management. Ultimately, a European research agenda for traditional foods was created from the detected needs of the traditional SMEs.
Steinbeis -Europa-Zentrum was a partner in the project with a focus on the work package on "traditional cereal products", using his experience made within the “Bioactive plant foods”.
Project Duration: 11 /2013 - 10/2016
Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland