ValuSect will improve the techniques of producing and processing sustainable insect-based products and help in the knowledge transfer to agrifood businesses in North-West Europe.
The consortium will enhance the innovation performance of enterprises by strengthening the transnational cooperation and exploitation of research on insects as a resource for the development of new food products. Research will be done on the emission of greenhouse gasses, on the impact of the substrate, on food safety and on the shelf life of the food product.
The development of a sustainable Transnational Accelerator program, including all partners with expertise on insects, food production, innovation and commercialisation, will be key to supporting and cooperating with enterprises.
To transfer the knowledge gained during the project, companies interested in developing their insect-based food activity can receive a voucher worth up to EUR40,000 in services delivered by the project partners for developing products, conducting consumer taste panels, optimising the breeding conditions and improving the insect food processing.