The ZIM network "IoT4Food" drives the development of new automated testing approaches and the digitalization of existing methods with companies from different application areas along the entire value chain. The aim of the network is to initiate, develop concepts and apply for funding for research and development projects of the network partners that make an economically relevant contribution to sustainable and individual food processing through newly developed innovative applications and end products. Be a part of it and achieve market-effective competitive advantages over competitors.

1. Discount on EurA's network management services

EurA's IoT4Food innovation network is a ZIM network funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). As a partner in our network, we can offer you our services from the initial consultation, accompaniment of your innovation process, support with the funding application to the application and project accounting at discounted conditions.

2. Always up to date

If you have become a partner in our network, you will benefit from many other services we offer in network management: We inform you about current funding programs of interest to you, news from politics, science and business. You will also be kept up to date with regard to thematically suitable trade fairs, events and activities.

3. Facilitated partner search

As a network member, our more than 4,000 EurA contacts at companies, institutes and public institutions are open to you. This means: Are you looking for suitable partners for your development project? Are you looking for research institutes that have the right equipment to develop your innovation further? Or do you need users to bring your innovation to market? Your network managers Dr. Sarah Müncheberg and Mareike Deggelmann will support you: They will arrange contacts for you and organize the first exchange so that your search is quick and uncomplicated.

4. Network

Take advantage of another benefit and expand your personal network by the way. At regular network meetings, you have access to a wide range of expert contributions on the topic of IOT4Food, can discuss with other network members, connect and develop new ideas.

5. All-round best advice

Gain an edge over your competition by getting all-round advice from EurA. Be it energy efficient business, your sustainability strategy, marketing your innovation or filing patents. As a network member, you benefit from all of EurA's professional services and 20 years of experience.

Curious now? Here are a few more facts & figures:

Start phase 1: 01.08.2019
Start phase 2: 01.03.2021, End phase 2: 28.02.2024
Current subsidy: 40%
Approved projects: 10

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International partners:

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Text: Mareike Deggelmann

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As a nutrition and food scientist, I contribute my knowledge and skills as an innovation and project manager. I have in-depth knowledge of food technology, nutrition and health, and quality management. I have worked in various areas of the food industry, gaining valuable experience. I work proactively and use my skills and knowledge to find innovative solutions and help my clients achieve their goals. I am a valuable resource for companies looking to improve their products and services and adapt to the ever-changing demands of the marketplace.

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