Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil

The Technological Centre for Olive farming and olive Oil (CITOLIVA) is a non-profit foundation established to implement methodologies and systems dealing with technological requirements in the olive sector.
CITOLIVA acts at the forefront of innovation by belonging to and cooperating with networks and promoting the transfer of technology and knowledge, so that it can continue to be a benchmark in the future, contribute to the increase of competitiveness among companies and provide value to society.
CITOLIVA expertise is based on the following issues:

  1. Agrifood; new products based on olive oil, quality control, characterization of olive oil and food security, health and olive oil, processing technology to improve quality, preservation of characteristics and components of interest, new products and high added value compounds and their applications, sensory analysis, automation and information technologies in mills.
  2. Sustainability; olive oil carbon footprint, efficiency in water use, olive crop mechanization, soil management and maintenance, improvement of olive vegetal material, erosion, organic farming and integrated production, farming systems, environment and biodiversity, recycling waste and by-products of olive oil chain
  3. Marketing; technology transfer, branding, business organization, olive oil consumer behaviour, by-products and new products demand.

In addition, CITOLIVA holds the Secretariat of the Spanish Olive Technology Platform (ALENTA) and the Innovative Business Association of Good&Services Providers of Olive Sector (INOLEO).

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