Duration: Jun 30, 2009 - Jun 29, 2015
Aim of the project: Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (TFTAK) offered the R&D support to Estonian food industry by carrying out fundamental and applied research in the relevant fields, as well as through the availability of modern methods, laboratory infrastructure and highly competent R&D team during the period 2009-2015. As a result, new healthy, nutritious and natural food products with stable and high quality were brought to themarket. The involvement of international food and biotechnological companies (DuPont, Lallemand Inc. and Valio Ltd.) in the activities of TFTAK promoted international cooperation of Estonian food industry. Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies also develops new high throughput, advanced cultivation technology as well as modeling methods for quantitative analysis of cell physiology, process simulations, ab initio cell and process design, which are required for physiological characterization of microbial cultures in process and product development in both bio- and food technology. The results of the work are internationally available through the partners of TFTAK. The partnership with TFTAK encourages industrial partners to make long term investments into the R&D infrastructure with the aim to have new innovative solutions in a longer perspective.