Fish plays an important role in healthy eating of the European consumers. Several European fish species are traditional foods and are essential of the cultural heritage of the European society. To strengthen the traditional freshwater aquaculture in Europe and to assure the diversity of traditional food in European markets, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are producing and processing traditional food fish must extend their skills in business development and production techniques.

The sub-network “Traditional Products of Fish” of TRAFOON aims at supporting SMEs that are producing traditional foods made of freshwater fish in Central-Eastern Europe. In order to do so, TRAFOON interlinks researchers, knowledge transfer agents, and SME associations from the Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, and Germany to foster sustainable innovation transfer and entrepreneurship in the sector of traditional foods for the benefit of Europe.
Based on an inventory of needs in the first year, a range of training activities for SMEs and food researchers are developed:

  • 4 training workshops in 2 European countries (Czech Republic, Poland) will be performed including innovations in raw material production, food processing, food safety, certification, labelling, packaging, marketing and entrepreneurship
  • An open access web-based Information-Shop will be established with all transferred innovations

These activities will increase the interaction of research and food SMEs to identify gaps of innovations, to develop future research projects and to collectively form a future strategic and innovation agenda for the European traditional food sector.

TRAFOON Flyer - Fish
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TRAFOON Training Workshops on Fish

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Work Package Leader

Jihoceska Univerzita v Ceskych Budejovicich

Work Package Participants

University College Cork - National university of Ireland, Cork
Zaklad Ichtiobiologii i Gospodarki-rybackiej Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Fédération Européenne des Producteurs Aquacoles

Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912