Polish Academy of Sciences (IAR &FR)

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research

IAR&FR’s mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in the area of food, biology of reproduction and health. The activities that complement this objective include training scientists, making research findings available to society and bridging the gap between science and industry to foster the socio-economic development of Eastern Poland. Institute’s multidisciplinary research staff of around 140 along with 30 PhD students, operate in 12 research departments to solve issues of fundamental importance to the regional and global challenges of: Food Quality and Safety, Biology of Reproduction, Health. One of the IAR&FR’s main focuses is to communicate its science for the benefit of society and industry. With this aim on the stand the Institute is engaging in a dialogue with both - knowledge users, i.e. manufacturers, entrepreneurs and consumers, and knowledge generation funders such as organisations and governmental bodies providing subsidies for the research by fostering interchange with agri-food industry and providing a direct link for the IAR&FR science programmes to the commercial sector.

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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Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
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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