I&D+I Projects

BIOMA – Bioeconomy integrated solutions for the mobilization of the agrifood chain


Bioeconomy integrated solutions for the mobilization of the agrifood chain, repositioning companies to more competitive and sustainable levels.


The mobilizing R&TD project “BIOeconomy integrated solutions for the Mobilization of the Agrifood chain” brings together a broad consortium of 24 national entities in the agri-food sector, with the aim of repositioning companies in the agri-food value chain (AFVC) at higher competitive and sustainable levels, promoting an innovative ecosystem that enhance, in a concerted way, the adoption of integrated Bioeconomy solutions. To pursue this objective, the BIOMA project bases a set of research and development activities on the
following strategic vectors:

1. Sustainability: to develop a unique sustainability assessment methodology for the agrifood value chain - Sustainability Index for Bioeconomy -, based on the preparation of an automatic index supported by the digitization of critical points of action in the agri-food value chain;

2. Food waste: responding to the problem associated with food waste, through research and development of solutions for monitoring food waste in the HoReCa channel (hotels, restaurants and catering) and for combating food waste by increasing shelf life of the products;

3. Valorization of agro-food by-products and residues: to develop and implement different methods of extracting active substances at an industrial level, with the potential to give rise to new functional ingredients;

4. Traceability: investigate and develop a modular, AFVC-wide traceability solution (primary production, transport/logistics, transformation, retail/restoration and consumer) supported by an integrative, interoperable and inviolable digital platform;

5. Digital ecosystem: to develop an integrative digital platform supported by open field methodologies to demonstrate solutions in a real environment - Test Before Invest -, with the objective of enhancing the adoption of Bioeconomy solutions, as well as the digital transformation of the AFVC.


Bioeconomy, Agrifood Value Chain (AFVC), Food Waste, Traceability, R&TD, Innovation, Competitiveness, Sustainability


CAMPOTEC IN - CONSERVAÇÃO E TRANSFORMAÇÃO DE HORTOFRUTÍCOLAS S.A. (Lead Promoter); | Anselmo Mendes Vinhos Lda | SGS Portugal – Sociedade Geral de Superintendência S.A.| DEIFIL Technology Lda | SORTEGEL – Produtos Congelados, S.A. | FOODINTECH Lda | SILVEX – Indústria de Plásticos e Papéis, S.A | ITAU – Instituto técnico de alimentação Humana, S.A.| BRIDGEPOINT – Engenharia de Sistemas, Lda | INOVA+ - Innovation Services, S.A. | ACUSHLA, S.A. | SONAE MC – Serviços partilhados, S.A. | TJA – Transportes J. Amaral S.A. | LIPOR – Serviço intermunicipalizado de gestão de resíduos do grande Porto | Faculdade de Engª da Universidade do Porto | Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto | Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto | Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade | MORE – Laboratório Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação | Instituto Politécnico de Santarém | Instituto Politécnico de Bragança | Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo | Universidade de Évora | Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Co-promote

Financing ProgramExecution DateGlobal Budget
Start Date: 01.07.2020
End Date: 30.06.2023
Total Eligible: 6.397.556,25 €
FEDER: 4.319.243,93 €
Mª Manuela Estevez Pintado; João Paulo Ferreira; Freni Tavariampintado@ucp.pt; jpferreira@ucp.pt; ftavaria@ucp.pt+351 22 558 00 01