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17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
Murcia (Virtual), Spain


Next May, 2021,  the National Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry CTC will host the 10th International Symposium on Food Technology in Murcia (Spain), making the Region of Murcia the center of attention of the food technology world once again.

The new edition of this event, which is held every two years to give  agrofood companies time to carry out their R&D projects, will focus on three highly relevant topics selected by the Technical Committee of the Symposium.

The aim of the Symposium is to favor state-of-the-art technology transfer for sectoral firms; to do that, important national and international technologists have been invited to participate and share their knowledge and experience with other participants and attendees.






HourTitle Speaker/ Company/ Organism
Monday, 17th May 2021
Sustainability of Food Industry
Chairs : Nastasia Belc and Presentacion Garcia
10.00 / 10.05Welcome / Introduction
10.05 / 10.20Mediterranean Citrus: innovative soft processing solutions for S.M.A.R.T (Sustainable, Mediterranean, Agronomically evolved, nutRitionally enriched, Traditional) products. MEDISMART Project.Elsayed Elhabasha. NRC, Egypt
10.20 / 10.35LIFE CITRUSPACK “Revalorization strategies within the circular economy for the use of citrus waste in green packaging and cosmetics”.Carolina Peñalva Lapuente, AITIIP Centro Tecnológico, Spain
10.35 / 10.50Opportunities of Antioxidant Dietary Fibers from Plant By-Products as Functional Ingredients.Manuela Pintado. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
10.50 / 11.05Application of natural ingredients for the bromatological improvement of clean label food products.Gema Nieto Martínez. University of Murcia, Spain
11.05 /11.20Sustainability in the olive oil production. Troil as an example of pomace treatment plant and the research Operational Group INNOEXTRACT.José Calama. Troil Vegas Altas S.C.  Spain
11.20 / 11.45Break
11.45 / 12.00How the food industry could meet the sustainability requirements.Nastasia Belc, Denisa Duță, Claudia Moșoiu. IBA, Romania
12.00 / 12.15Consumer driven development of new tomato products added with functional ingredients extracted from industrial wastes.Sebastiano Porretta. Experimental Station for the Food Preserving Industry SSICA, Parma, Italy.
12.15 / 12.30Development of functional ingredients rich in dietary fibre and phenolic compounds from agri-food industrial by-products.Nieves Baenas Navarro. University of Murcia, Spain.
12.30 / 12.45Erasmus+ EU FIELDS project: bioeconomy, digitalisation and sustainability skill needs designed with a multidisciplinary approach.Remigio Berruto. University of Turin, Italy
12.45 / 13.00Questions
Tuesday, 18th May 2021
Water Technologies: iWatermap project 
Chairs: Pieter de Jong and Ana Belen Morales
10.00 / 10.10Welcome / Introduction
10.10 / 10.25LIFE ENRICH. Enhanced Nitrogen and phosphorus Recovery from wastewater and Integration in the value Chain.Mª Mar Castro García. EMUASA, Spain
10.25 / 10.40Inorganic, selective and low-cost removal of anionic compounds (NO3-) in polluted water and subsequent recovery.Ricardo Martínez Vives. Useful Wastes S.L., Spain
10.40 / 10.55Process filtration; from waste to value.Jos van Dalfsen. Wafilin Systems, Netherlands
10.55 / 11.10Regenerated membranes: an opportunity for table olives production wastewater treatment. Life SOLIEVA Project.Sandra Meca Fàbrega. EURECAT, Spain
11.10 / 11.30Break
11.30 / 11.45Safe wastewater reuse: REWATER project and agreement CTNC-ESAMUR.Sofía Martínez López. CTNC, Spain
11.45 / 12.00Turning food and agricultural waste into a resource for removing Emerging Pollutants from wastewater. Life Clean Up Project.Paola Fini. National Research Council CNR-IPCF, UOS Bari, Italy
12.00 / 12.15Contaminants of emerging concern in reclaimed water used for agricultural purposes.Laura Ponce Robles. CEBAS-CSIC, Spain
12.15 / 12.30NEOWork, an IT platform to quantify the Water Footprint in the integrated water cycle for food, applying Blockchain and Internet of Things technologies.José Ángel Noguera Arnaldos. Proasistech Smart Solutions, Spain
12.30 / 12.45Circular water management in the agri-food industry through innovation.Andrés Pascual Vidal. Food for Life Spain platform PTF4LS, Spain
12.45  / 13.00Questions
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
New trends, experiences and opportunities 
Chairs: Eduardo Cotillas and Pedro Abellán
10.00 / 10.05Welcome / Introduction
10.05 / 10.20Real Time Global Traceability System for Food Contact Plastic Packaging.Fuensanta Monzó Sánchez. CETEC, Spain
BlockChain and Active Digital Identification. Simple. Fast. Sure.
10.20 / 10.35My international project experiences.Yıldıray İstanbullu. Central Research Institute of Food and Feed Control CRIFFC, Turkey
10.35 / 10.50A platform-based collaborative service model to foster a more sustainable food production system.Henrik Stamm Kristensen. Blendhub, Spain
10.50 / 11.05Food fraud detection.Beatriz Carrasco. Chemometric Brain, Spain
11.05 / 11.20Virus and food safety.Gaspar Ros. University of Murcia, Spain
11.20 / 11.30Break
11.30 / 11.45Food Print Revolution.José Alfonso García Escribano and Patxi Larumbe Beramendi. COCUUS, Spain
11.45 / 12.00Mintel Food & Drink Trends 2021.Agustina Dapena. MINTEL, United Kingdom
12.00 / 12.15Climate-smart Practices in Agriculture: The smartROOT Project.Panagiotis Sarigiannidis. University of Western Macedonia, Greece
12.15 /12.30Improved Support to Entrepreneurial Development in Rural Areas of Azerbaijan.John Toner. CTNC Senior Expert, Azerbaijan
12.30 / 12.45Collaboration opportunities between Turkish and Spanish agrofood companies and Research centres.Fetullah Bingül. TARIMAS, Turkey
12.45 / 12.55Possibilities of collaboration of Romanian and Spanish companies and research centres within the frame of Horizon Europe.Ileana Iorga and Sorin Iorga. IBA, Romania
12.55 / 13.00Questions


Closed since 21 May 2021


Murcia (Virtual), Spain

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Participants 433
Meetings 667


Argentina 3
Belgium 4
Bolivia 1
Brazil 1
Chile 5
Colombia 1
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 5
East Timor 1
Egypt 3
Estonia 1
Finland 1
France 4
Germany 7
Greece 8
Honduras 1
Ireland 4
Italy 15
Jordan 1
Kazakhstan 1
Latvia 1
Mexico 2
Netherlands 6
Nigeria 1
Poland 16
Portugal 37
Romania 27
Russia 1
Slovakia 3
Spain 384
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 2
Switzerland 4
Tunisia 4
Turkey 8
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 8
United States 1
Viet Nam 1
Total 580


Company 288
Start-up 38
University 107
Research 80
Consultant 30
Other 37
Total 580

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