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Coffee with Research: "Nano in Food" with the SensoRaïm project

On November 5, 2020, at 12:30 pm, discover how nanotechnology is revolutionizing the agri-food sector with the help of the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI), the Servei d’Innovació Agroalimentària del Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació (DARP), the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute of the UB (IN2UB), in collaboration with the University of Lleida (UdL) and the ICMAB-CSIC. 

Anna May
29 October 2020

Nano in Food Café amb la Rercerca

From the ICMAB, researcher Mariano Campoy-Quiles, from the Nanopto Group, will participate in the event, with the talk on about his project on thermoelectric generator sensors to monitor vineyards (at 12:55 pm). Check this CSIC interview to know more about this specific project. 

 The “Cafés amb la Recerca” of the FCRI are a set of meetings -both face-to-face and online- between companies and academy. The Cafés aim to connect the Catalan research system with the business fabric, to encourage research collaborative as an engine of innovation, and bring public and private actors closer together within the Knowledge Society. This Coffee is promoted by the DARP, co-organized with the IN2UB, and has the collaboration of the UdL and the ICMAB-CSIC. 

Recent years have seen the exponential growth of a set of technologies capable of controlling and manipulating the atomic world: nanotechnologies. This atomic control has impacted virtually every industrial sector, and has triggered the 21st century industrial revolution.

Nanomaterials are tiny structures that move between 1 and 100 nanometers, being a nanometer a million times smaller than an ant. This allows to endow the products with new and surprising properties. They can modify the taste, the color, and the texture of the food, and allow to obtain new ingredients, new more effective agricultural systems or new packaging.

An example of the impact of nanotechnology is that it is the only sector, along with cosmetics, for which the European Union Commission has called for specific labeling and regulation. In this day we will explore how nanotechnology is revolutionizing the agri-food world, we will see two cases illustrative and we will evaluate the most outstanding aspects of its implementation.


  • 12.30 h Welcome by Sr. Jaume Sió, DARP. Sr. Jordi Portabella, FCRI
  • 12.35 h La nanotecnologia en el sector de l’alimentació: breu estat de l’art, Dr. Jordi Díaz, IN2UB/CCiTUB
  • 12.55 h El cas del sensoraïm, o ús de generadors termoelèctrics per monitoritzar vinyes, Dr. Mariano Campoy, ICMAB-CSIC
  • 13.15 h Nanopartícules lipídiques com a sistemes d’alliberament de compostos antimicrobians i vitamines en aliments, Dra. Laura Salvia, UdL
  • 13.35 h Instruments de connexió acadèmia-empresa, Sra. Susaina Figuera, FCRI.
  • 13.45 h Questions and closing

Download here the programme (Catalan). 


The Nano in Food "Café amb la Recerca" will take place on Thursday, 5 November 2020, at 12:30 pm, in an Online Session. 

You can register through RuralCat, here, or from the FCRI, here.  You will receive the link to attend the day before. 

You can also contact FCRI for any doubts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take a look at the recorded event here: 

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