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Traditional Food: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer


TRADEIT, a collaborative project supporting a network of Traditional Food SMEs and Food Researchers in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, training, and technology transfer to help increase competitiveness and sustainability of SME companies producing traditional foods in Europe.
Source of funds:
Scopes: Food & Beverages
Lines research: Sustainability;Systems and Innovation


This initiative is presented as a tool to support small and medium enterprises from traditional food, especially dairy, meat, bakery. Over the three years of the project, companies may have advice, training courses and business meetings free of charge in order to support and offer solutions to their problems and concerns.

Personal advising:

• Experts will analyze and identify the company problems and needs in order to provide solutions and identify technologies.

• Advice on finding partners and suppliers for drafting all types of contracts that can help SMEs.

• Search for European projects that provide funding.

• Assistance in managing patents and licenses.

 Training Courses:

The TRADEIT project organizes courses and free workshops tailored to business needs. The courses planned for this year 2015 are:

"How to label the products according with the new Food Labeling Regulation No 1169/2011" - February 19th (Valencia, Spain).

• Sustainability and environment – 2nd semester 2015

• Innovation, Intellectual Property and Legal Issues - 2nd semester 2015

Companies Meetings:

The companies that are part of TRADEIT project may assist Brokerage events for networking between SMEs in the traditional food and suppliers of technologies. Next Brokerage Events:

Sustainability Brokerage - March, 26th-27th (Anuga Food Tec. Fair in Cologne, Germany)

Packaging Brokerage – April, 23th -24th (Hispack & Bta Fair in Barcelona, Spain)

• Meat Sector – May, 5th-6th (La Rioja, Spain)

• Dairy Sector – June, 18th-19th (Poznan, Poland).

• Food Safety – September, 29th – 30th (Dublin, Ireland).

Market Place:

To take part of TRADEIT network you have to complete the registration on the Place Market platform. In this space, supply and demand can contact for the search of new partners, technological innovation, internationalization and cooperation.





TheTRADEIT project aligns with, and contributes to, the goals and objective of a number of EU Initiatives, Strategiesand Policies including Europe 2020 the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, Horizon 2020, Cohesion Policy inparticular Smart Specialisation Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bio-economy for Europe and Food LawRegulation.

The project is focused on supporting companies in the dairy, meat and bakery sectors. The project has 19 partnersbased in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Italy and will run for 3 years.

This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 613776

Contribution: 168.541,00 €
Project ID: 613776