The 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the INNOFOOD project was held     

The second Steering Committee Meeting of the “Technical Assistance for Development of Research and Innovation Facilities for Improving the Regional Competitiveness of Food Industry” (INNOFOOD Project), which technical assistance is provided by the Consortium of Eurecna S.p.A, EDUSER, GIZ and Crescendo, held on 23 February 2021 and chaired by Özden Karadağ the Contract Manager (Ministry of Industry and Trade).

The project, which started on 15 June 2020 and will be implemented for 36 months, aims to increase the R&D capacity and new product development capabilities of SMEs in the food and beverage sectors. In this context, it is aimed to establish the “Food Technology Platform” and “Food Innovation Center” and to improve the institutional capacity of food safety laboratories.

In the meeting attended by the End Recipient TÜBİTAK-MRC, stakeholders Gaziantep Commodity Exchange, Giresun Commodity Exchange and Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and representatives of the EU Delegation, Operational Coordination Unit, Technical Assistance Team and Consortium, the project activities carried out in the second quarter of the project, on-going activities and the planning activities for the third quarter were discussed. Also information about the supply component of the project and accreditation process of the food laboratories was given.