Looking for innovative solutions for the food industry
Imec's Sensors For Food Project (SFF) has been running for more than 2 years now and is halfway. In a meeting with all members of the user group, an update was given of the possibilities of 3 technologies that were evaluated two years in terms of utility for the food industry : fiber optic biosensors (KU Leuven) , hyperspectral cameras (imec) and millimeter wave sensors (ETRO - VUB) .
Heidi Ottevaere of B-PHOT summarizes it as follows : "The 'photonics brainstorm session' has clearly shown that photonics can provide and added value in the production process of various companies but certainly also during the quality assurance (detection of foreign objects or defects, fight against fraud, etc) . Personally, I thought the brainstorming session was very instructive and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that so many companies could fit in
"light" into their chain of production. The
sensors for food (SFF) project provides the ideal link between
companies from the food industry and knowledge institutions. Through
the platform and the various workshops, businesses get to learn about the latest
developments, while the universities have a clear view of the needs of the
I can state that each participation in a SFF initiative has always led to a new
people still rely on costly and time-consuming laboratory analyzes. Photonics
can offer cheaper solutions for measurements of food quality, or on the
right time to reap the fruit, to monitor water quality and detect foreign objects in
Are you interested in the technologies mentioned above and you want to know what they can do for the food industry, and more specifically for your problem ?
Please contact kris.vandevoorde @imec.be or 016-281535 .