European Regional Development Fund
|TAPE title||Cooperation of food industry, scientific and professional institutes to increase rural employment|
|CCP-LB||Rába-Duna-Vág Európai Területi Társulás|
|Total budget of TAPE||986 881,44 €|
The food industry has suffered a considerable decline in the past 27 years. In addition, the agrarian sector has lost its market power. Currently, the governments of both countries are aiming at a breakthrough in the food industry. Slovakia aims to increase the number of domestic products, Hungary would want to reach higher export performance. To achieve these goals, we need to find a way to increase food production.
THE DEPENDENCE between the processing industry and production IS MUTUAL: IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FOOD PROCESSORS, IT IS NECESSARY FOR AGRICULTURE TO PROVIDE RAW MATERIALS IN
THE RIGHT QUANTITY AND QUALITY AS A RELIABLE PARTNER. As a result of global competition in the food market, the value of RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT + INNOVATION methods used in the food industry INCREASES WHILE STRENGTHENING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING LOSSES. The demand for products made from natural raw materials is constantly increasing. There is an increasing DEMAND FOR HIGH-QUALITY, SAFER, HEALTHIER PRODUCTS WITH A HIGHER ADDED VALUE, PRODUCTS BASED ON INNOVATIONS while offering different benefits. In the field of food innovation, product innovation in Europe is much more common than technological innovation. Due to the food industry’s reduction, workforce has decreased as well as the knowledge base needed for innovations. Most businesses do not have their own development capacities. Technology and knowledge transfer forms are lacking as well as the organizational framework, businesses are not acquainted with research results and researchers do not recognize the needs of enterprises.
Entrepreneurs involved (KKV-Union, AORA, Agrolab, Funkció, Transmissió) in the project will create new 7 jobs by providing innovative manufacturing technologies and they will provide help with the production of new healthy regional products by processing locally produced raw materials on the basis of scientific results acquired by institutions involved in the project. The results of the research will be used during the production processes. Five different themed processors from five regions agree to be available as innovatory demonstrational plants for the interested population of the Danube Plain.
In the research sphere (NCCP-VÚP, SZE), a tool park and staff providing new technological recommendations will be established, furthermore a nutrition, quality and methods control center will be set up.
The Agrarian Chambers (AKS, MAGOSZ) are committed to maintaining possible production lines in the regions, and will continue to expand the built-in during professional training. They can lay the foundations for the establishment of a cross-border brand od the Danube region.
DURING THE PROJECT, WE WOULD LIKE TO ESTABLISH TRIPLE COOPERATION BETWEEN RESEARCH FACILITIES, ENTREPRENEURS AND ADVOCACY CHAMBERS, WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE VALUE ALGORITHM THAT CAN BE USED BY OTHER BUSINESSES AS WELL.
SKHU/1802/3.1/022 - CCP
SKHU/1802/3.1/023 - Co-innovation
SKHU/1802/3.1/003 - Local Product processing
SKHU/1802/3.1/055 - Pilot Employment Actions