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CTAEX

 

CTAEX is a private not-for-profit R&D centre located in the south-west of Spain, backed by an association of SMEs, large companies and co-operatives from the agro-food sector.

 

The activities of CTAEX began in 2001, but the Centre previously operated as a R&D unit of the multinational company Nestlé. In 2004, the Ministry of Education and Science recognised CTAEX as Technological Centre (nr 80) and as Research Results Transfer Centre (nr 189). In December 2011, CTAEX was declared of public Utility by the Spanish Ministerio del Interior. And today, CTAEX´s more than 40 employees keep on working for the SME aiming at improving their competitiveness via transformation of academic knowledge into innovative technologies in a market-oriented approach.

 

Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 R&D projects and technical assistances. Relevant experience related to this project can be found in:

 

  • Exploration of undervalued crops. Most productive cultivar techniques focused in a further essay of non-conventional alternative uses like cosmetic, energetic, food and feed applications.
  • Project results dissemination via organization of public events, communication with the media and use of internet resources. Involvement in workshops, press releases, media appearances, scientific publications, websites, and newsletters as means of dissemination that mostly reach SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector.
  • Incorporation of agro-food residues to animal feed products and advanced materials. The main specializing research activities are related to management, assessment and exploitation of agro-food residues and by-products, as well as medicinal plant uses to achieve new products and materials development.
  • CTAEX´s relevant experience related to this project can be found in the exploration of wild crops, consequent domestication and study of most productive cultivar techniques focused in a further essay of non-conventional alternative uses like cosmetic, energetic, food and feed applications. In the same manner, CTAEX has previously participated in R&D project results dissemination via organization of public events, communication with the media and use of internet resources, as means of dissemination mainly reaching SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector.

 

CTAEX international experience up to November 2014

 

Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 regional and national projects. The national expansion undergone by the Centre has led to its internationalization.

 

Currently, CTAEX is participating in the following European Projects:

 

 

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Contacto   Política de calidad  
Centro Tecnológico Registrado nº 80. Oficina de Transferencia de Resultados de
Investigación nº 189. Declarado de Utilidad Pública el 21 de Diciembre de 2011
Plataforma Tecnológica Food for Life-Spain Fedit Punto de Información sobre I+D+i Premio a la Excelencia Empresarial 2011 en la Categoría de Asociación/Agrupación Empresarial
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