Research e innovation
Innovation is one of the most important driving forces for the Cereal Docks Group growth strategies. This commitment is developed around and through the Group Lab, and beyond, as part of a system of open innovation logic, thanks to a network of collaborations and partnerships that involve the realm of universities, prestigious research institutions, the ecosystem of start-up businesses, and networks of innovative companies.
The strong point of the Cereal Docks Group Lab is the possibility to apply research and innovation to products and processes in close cooperation with the other corporate departments, in particular with the production department. This model allows effectively assessing the real impact of research in terms of applicability, consolidation and expansion of business.
The Cereal Docks Group Lab includes a multidisciplinary team with expert researchers in several scientific disciplines. This favors cross-contamination of knowledge, where each member can transfer their know-how and skills, activating networks of collaboration inside and outside of the Group.
The team of researchers is involved in the search for innovative solutions to respond to the evolution of the market, with the goal of diversifying the offering in the ingredients sector, according to eco-sustainable and circular economy principles, with special attention to food safety.
Fields of research
- Development of methodologies designed for obtaining functional foods, bioactive molecules and innovative protein sources
- Identification of bioprocesses and bio-transformations to obtain eco-sustainable materials and bio-based building blocks
- Bio-technological solutions for controlling chemical/biological contaminants