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Dutch SME is looking for Belgian and German partners in the fruit/vegetable industry to validate their new device to assess the shelf life quality and contaminants in fruits and vegetables

Country of origin:
Country: 
NETHERLANDS
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRNL20200527001
Published
18/06/2020
Last update
29/06/2020
Expiration date
30/06/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Food Packaging / Handling
Detection and Analysis methods
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Safe production methods
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
Other information service activities n.e.c.
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
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Summary

Summary: 
The SME is located in the Netherlands and develops a portable mass spectrometer that allows food companies, government authorities and regulatory bodies to screen produce such as fruits and vegetables for shelf life and contaminants (like pesticides, antibiotics, pathogens ) real time, independent of location and time. The Dutch SME is looking for Belgian and German Partners to validate their apparatus. The cooperation type proposed is a technical agreement.

Description

Description: 

A Dutch start-up company is working on a portable highly sensitive (parts-per billion), user-friendly and real time food screening instrument based on mass spectrometry which is integrated with block chain. The aim of the start-up SME is to validate the portable device in the fruit/vegetable industry for post-harvest and shelf life quality monitoring. The Dutch SME is looking for Belgian and German Partners to validate the apparatus.

The main features of the device consist of a quadrupole mass spectrometer coupled with block chain technology. It weighs less than 10 kilograms, sensitivity of the device is in parts-per billion and it is connected to the block chain network for traceability and security of the collected data. The measure time for the detection is less than two minutes, therefore it is quicker than the other systems available at this moment.

Cooperation is foreseen within a technical cooperation agreement.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The SME is looking for Belgian and German validation partners in the fruit or vegetable industry. Further, to test the device to assess the shelf life quality and contaminants in fruits and vegetables. The company could use the insights to tune the system.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The SME is looking for validation partners in the fruit or vegetable industry, government authorities and regulatory bodies. Further, to assess the shelf quality and contaminants in fruits and vegetables and will use the insights to tune the system. The partners can range from a worldwide importer of wide-ranging assortment of fruit and vegetables to other importers of overseas fruit and fresh products in Belgium or Germany. The partner should be able to use the device in their manafacturing processing plants or logistics facilities to validate the device and share the insights and feedback.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Belgium, Germany