The Incarlopsa Group, through the R+D+i Department, participates in the APPLIED PHOTONICS IN THE AGRO-FOOD CHAIN ​​(PHOTONFOOD) project financed by the CDTI MISIONES Call and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

PHOTONFOOD was born integrating needs from companies in the meat, fruit and vegetable sector, and tries to answer those needs through photonic technology and robotics. The consortium’s companies have a long history in their sectors and have carried out numerous innovation actions and technological development projects that have led them to the place they occupy in their markets. On the other hand, the consortium has established an alliance with AINIA (Agrifood Industry Technological Center), and with the UPV that will provide their experience and research capacity to complete the necessary capacities to carry out the Project successfully.

The GENERAL objective of the PHOTONFOOD project is to investigate the application of photonic technologies in the agri-food chain to address the great challenges that society faces, such as supplying food to a growing population with an efficient use of resources, reducing losses and waste, improve food quality and safety as well as transparency in the chain and promote the development of technology in this sector to improve its positioning and competitiveness for exports.

The PHOTONFOOD project (MIG-20221073) has been financed by the CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION E.P.E. (CDTI) through the call “Science and Innovation Missions of the year 2022” that is part of the State Program to Catalyze Innovation and Business Leadership of the State Plan for Scientific Research and Innovation 2021-2023, within the framework of the Plan of Recovery, Transformation and Resilience. The project started in November 2022 and it will end in June 2025, with a budget of €4,450,016.00 and a grant of €3,033,809.37.