Competence center food and packaging technology – KLEVERTEC

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Competence center for applied research in food and packaging technology

Starting in September 2015, the Fraunhofer IVV and Kempten University of Applied Sciences began setting up a Competence Center for Food and Packaging Technology in Kempten.

The focus of the so-called KLEVERTEC Competence Center is the shelf-life, quality stability and safety of food products. The applied R&D work involves economically viable, eco-compatible product innovation in the area of food production, filling, and packaging. The emphasis is on milk and dairy products as well as beverages, namely established products of the Allgäu region of southern Germany.

KLEVERTEC collaborates with IHK Schwaben (Chamber of Commerce Swabia), Milchwirtschaftlicher Verein Allgäu-Schwaben e. V., and ZLV – Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e. V. , so forming a strong network which particularly benefits medium-sized companies. The Competence Center offers students the opportunity to participate in ongoing projects, so contributing to their practical training.

Project work in collaboration with industry started in the premises of KLEVERTEC in June 2016. The KLEVERTEC project is being funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts.

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