Food Traceability & Safety Technology Center
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences research and development unit Electria completed the Food Traceability & Safety Technology project. The project established a new food safety technology cluster with showroom operation, piloting, and testing. The 2,5-year EAKR-funded project started in August 2011.
Finland has very strong food traceability & safety know-how. Market globalization and food scandals increase interest in Finnish food safety technology. The challenge is the fragmented industry: companies offer individual solutions to a certain part of the food safety chain. The objectives of forming the new cluster and development platform are:
Connect different players in food safety technology industry, enabling new innovations and business
Build and run a showroom of the sector’s products, showcasing the food safety chain from primary production to consumer. If interested in presenting your product in the showroom and gaining domestic and international visibility, please contact project manager!
Start technology testing and piloting; premises available for high hygienic packaging
Provide a neutral platform for technology providers and clients to communicate
Promote export, internalization, establishing new companies and jobs
Bring international interest and guests to Southern Finland
Continue as a Vantaa Business Labs cluster after the project
This project was a part of the larger ‘Elintarviketurvallisuusosaaminen vientituotteeksi’ (Food Safety know-how as an export) project, with Helsinki Business & Science Park, Vantaa Innovation Institute, University of Helsinki/Palmenia and University of Turku.
For more information about the Food Traceability and Safety Technology Center, contact:
Project Manager Joakim Horsma
tel. +358 40 670 9033