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'''About the Network of Excellence'''<br>
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'''HighTech Europe'''
HighTech Europe is an initiative of European research organizations, industrial federations and enterprises with the final goal of setting up a European Institute for Food Processing. The network is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EU. Partners of the network are universities, research institutions, technology transfer centers, associations and companies.<br>
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[[List of all HTE-Partner]]<br><br>
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'''Activities of HighTech Europe'''<br>
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The Food Tech Innovation Portal has been developed within the EU-funded Network of Excellence HighTech Europe, an initiative of 21 companies, research institutes, and associations from across Europe, as well as one research institute from Australia. The project started in May 2009 and will last until December 2013. However, a part of the consortium has agreed to continue activities beyond the project lifetime to ensure the continuity of the portal.
All activities in the network are more or less dedicated to provide a basis for the European Institute for Food Processing (EU-IFP). Tasks within HighTech Europe are therefore considered as ‘building blocks’ of the EU-IFP. The most important building block is a knowledge database for the food processing sector, the [[About Food TIP|'''Food Tech Innovation Portal (Food TIP)''']], which uses a Semantic MediaWiki as basis and provides various possibilities to organise and exchange knowledge on a virtual level. The Food TIP should become the backbone of the future EU-IFP. Many activities are now directed to the internet portal. The figure below shows at a glance how the different tasks contribute to building the EU-IFP. There are activities (tasks), which are rather considered as single building blocks of the Food TIP and those which are directly contributing to the build-up of the Food TIP as well as horizontal and preliminary activities to pave the way to the EU-IFP. <br>
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[[File:HTE building blocks small.png|center]]
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'''Associated Membership Platform'''<br>
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The “Associated Membership Platform” (AMP) was launched in July 2010. 35 companies and institutions have signed up for a membership (Feb 2012). The network considered it quite important to open the network to other parties (in particular SMEs) interested in food processing and to broaden HighTech Europe’s expertise. AMP members are asked to give feedback to the Food TIP, to reflect on ideas of conceptualizing the EU-IFP and they are invited to HTE workshops and case studies.<br>
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[[List of all AMP-Member]]<br><br>
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The AMP (Associated Membership Platform) is still growing and new members are welcome. Benefits for AMP members:
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The main aim of the project is to improve knowledge transfer between science and industry in order to increase the implementation of innovations in food industry and support companies‘ competitiveness on the world market. Special target of this initiative are small and medium-sized companies without own R&D departments that are dependent on open innovation.
*Access to valuable knowledge on innovation in the area of food processing
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[http://www.hightecheurope.eu www.hightecheurope.eu]
*Possibility to participate in the open events of HighTech Europe
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*A large network of European contacts within your field of business or knowledge <br>
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[[List of all HTE-Partner]]<br><br>
For information on becoming an AMP member, please send an email to AMP@hightecheurope.com
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Revision as of 16:23, 13 May 2013

HighTech Europe

The Food Tech Innovation Portal has been developed within the EU-funded Network of Excellence HighTech Europe, an initiative of 21 companies, research institutes, and associations from across Europe, as well as one research institute from Australia. The project started in May 2009 and will last until December 2013. However, a part of the consortium has agreed to continue activities beyond the project lifetime to ensure the continuity of the portal.

The main aim of the project is to improve knowledge transfer between science and industry in order to increase the implementation of innovations in food industry and support companies‘ competitiveness on the world market. Special target of this initiative are small and medium-sized companies without own R&D departments that are dependent on open innovation. www.hightecheurope.eu

List of all HTE-Partner


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