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“FOOD Quality in Digital Age” – 2nd study visit and invitation to the networking event!
We are happy to announce that the 2nd study visit within the project “FOOD Quality in Digital Age” will take place at the Buda Campus of the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, on 7th – 10th June, 2023.
TRAINING ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE ANALYTICAL METHODS
As a part of this project, PhD students and researchers from Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, and Slovakia will travel to Budapest, Hungary for a study visit that will include the 2nd station of the 5-modules training for researchers on digital food quality evaluation methods. The Department of Food Measurement and Process Control in the Institute of Food Science and Technology will provide a module on non-destructive analytical methods for food quality evaluation. The programme of the visit will also include communication & dissemination activities, networking with stakeholders and international researchers and a project meeting (project management). Besides others the professors of the Department of Food Measurement and Process Control have expertise in non-destructive analytical methods for food quality evaluation including near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), ultrasonic measurement, acoustic measurement and electronic tongue and electronic nose and applied their knowledge not only in education but in real applications, too. The Department has several ongoing research grants in consortia with industrial partners where these techniques are also applied, using their advantages to provide more accurate and objective characterization of food samples. In addition to, this rapid and non-destructive analytical methods are more sensitive than the human evaluation, therefore, they can provide information about minor changes of quality (e.g. technological defects, adulteration, shelf life problems).
NETWORKING EVENT - INVITATION
As a part of the study visit a networking event will be organized, where the participants will have the opportunity to meet with local/regional academic community and project stakeholders (incl. food producing companies, business associations, etc.). This event will be the side-event of the 5th International Conference on Biosystems and Food Engineering. The conference gathers ca. 70 participants from the field of food engineering, food science and technology. The networking meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about the newest research results, modern food technology and measurement technologies in the food industry, exchange knowledge and establish valuable interpersonal links. Time and place: June 9th, 2023, 15:45 – 17:00 (CET), at Lurdy Conference and Event Center (Könyves Kálmán krt. 12-14, H-1097 Budapest, Hungary). All interested Parties please confirm your participation by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The participants will visit a couple of industrial partners of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in the frame of stakeholder visits. The profiles of these companies are meat processing and retailing, and the production of various fresh and processed egg products. During the study visit, the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences will coordinate the project-related meetings. Our institution will be represented by:
- Dr. Zoltan Kovacs - Project Coordinator,
- Dr. Zoltán Gillay,
- Ms. Flóra Vitális (PhD candidate),
- Mr. Mátyás Krisztián Lukács (PhD candidate).
Visegrad Fund - “FOOD Quality in Digital Age”
“FOOD Quality in Digital Age” – this is the title of an international project prepared by Partners from Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary which received funding from the International Visegrad Fund. The project starts on February 1st, 2023 and will be implemented for 18 months. The amount of funding granted to this initiative is €61,150.00.
The aim of the project is to facilitate the digital transformation in agriculture in general, and food production in particular, in the V4+ region (Visegrad countries and Serbia), by integrating expertise and experience of five regional Universities – each adept at a certain digital food quality evaluation method – and opening this network to cooperation with local & regional stakeholders. The Project Consortium consists of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin (Poland) – the Consortium Leader, Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), University of Belgrade (Serbia), Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Hungary).
The project ensures support for agricultural and food production sectors. This goal will be achieved through accumulation, sharing and showcasing the newest methods of food quality control which, in turn, will help in maintaining precise production, matching the needs of consumers and minimizing food waste.
As a part of this project, a group of PhD students and researchers from Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Serbia will travel to the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Budapest (Hungary) for a study visit (07 June – 10 June 2023) that will include a training on non-destructive analytical methods for food quality evaluation and a networking event. The person responsible for Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ participation in the project is Dr. Zoltán Kovács from the Department of Food Measurement and Process Control.
Project activities will include joint scientific research, study visits, exchange of knowledge and practical skills and popularization of various digital methods for food quality control. The project foresees participation of researchers, young researchers and PhD students.
Anyone interested in taking part in the project activities is invited to contact Dr. Zoltán Kovács (email@example.com).
Training opportunity for PhD students: international 5-module training on digital food quality evaluation methods!
Recruitment of PhD students - announcement (PDF)