Project Partners


1957 Bizkarra SL


Bizkarra is a family bakery company placed in the north of Spain. It was established in 1955 and has been active ever since in the production of unique, handcrafted pastries. As it is attaching a great importance in being innovative but also wanting to maintain the traditional character, it is conducting several workshops on improving its products. Moreover it is convinced that promoting research and development will enhance the quality and diversity in the bakery sector. Therefore the company with its 20 employees is highly interested in participating in the Food-Watch project.


Die Havenbäcker GmbH


Die Havenbaecker GmbH is located in the Bremerhaven area and active since 2013. The company was funded through the takeover of a traditional handcraft bakery funded in 1893. The company employs approx. 130 people. It bakes, distributes and sells various baking products. Die Havenbaecker sells its products in 20 company owned shops that are all located in and around the city of Bremerhaven. The company is privately held. Since 2014 Havenbaecker is participating in a European collaborated research project for the baking industry. (Hillmer, Woidt, Bachmann GbR)


Nano-Kassel is dealing with nanotechnology and works for the economical utilization of applications out of this field. Due to the experience provided by the members of Nano-Kassel, sensor technologies based on nano-technological processes are well known and a main target of the business activities. The company was founded in 2012 and now employs 5 persons.
Nano-Kassel is highly interested in Food-Watch project as it aims to acquire potential customers and promoters for these innovative technologies. Bearing in mind that a prototype of the expected innovative sensor system leads to a miniaturization of optical monitoring, Nano-Kassel is convinced that this will be a great chance to develop a low cost mass market product.


Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (University of Kassel)


The Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA) at the University of Kassel was founded in 1997 in Kassel, Germany. The INA includes the departments of Technological Electronics and Technological Physics working in synergy on a number of topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

The research focused in INA is on the development of nanostructured materials, novel nanostructuring technologies and their potential applications in different fields like communication and information technologies, biotechnologies, security, etc.

The Institute is equipped with modern cleanroom facilities including a class 1 cleanroom section. Technologies used include semiconductor technologies such as Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), several deposition techniques, wet- and dry-chemical etching technologies, focused ion beam (FIB) technologies and optical lithography, electron beam lithography and nanoimprint lithography. Further important parts of the institute are different laboratory facilities for the analytics section.

With the Optical MEMS projects INA has been able to achieve international records.


Odei S.A.


Odei S.A. is a well-consolidated company in the ICT sector located in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) since 1987. Its 70 employees provide consultancy services and execute projects in information systems and information technologies, focusing on two main areas:

- Information Systems Development and Engineering
- Information and Documentation Systems Engineering

ODEI provides comprehensive, specialized and customer-focused services, responding to any needs during the whole life cycle of information systems, document management systems and digital archiving, web solutions and e-government. ODEI proposes innovative solutions to customers through its highly qualified expertise in specialized technologies and methodologies and extensive experience gained in previous projects, offering their commitment and involvement.

Its customer base, mainly from the Basque Country, covers several public and private sectors among which are the Basque Government, Provincial Councils, Town Councils, industry services, healthcare, technology centres, professional associations, business associations and industrial enterprises.


Schenk Engineering GmbH


Schenk Engineering was established in 1995 and has been active ever since in the production of special machines for industrial bakeries, especially ovens and proofers. The company employs 9 persons.

This job they do in a very innovative way. Their most important invention is a hybrid conveyor-oven, which is the only oven in the world that can combine all heating systems (contact, convection, infrared, and radio-frequency) within the same section. Therefore this oven has exceptional features (performance, quality, consumption).

With their outstanding experience in the field of oven technology, Schenk Engineering is expected to bring in the know-how of designing special ovens into the Food-Watch project. Also by taking part in the project, Schenk Engineering can consolidate their image of being a company with most innovative products (ovens and proofers) relating to productivity, baking-quality and energy consumption. This subsequently enhances their competitiveness in the market.




Tecnalia is the biggest center for applied research in Spain, committed to the scientific and technological development of collaborating companies and the society. TEC was founded by the union of 7 internationally reputed technological centers, resulting in the largest private R+D+I entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe, with a staff of over 1.400 employees and a turnover of nearly 125 Mio €. TEC has 13 Business Units organized and targeted on a sector basis, made up of multi-disciplinary teams. The area of bioprocesses and preservation will conduct the research in the Food-Watch project.

The Bioprocess and Preservation group is especially dedicated to the research and development of new food products and is specialized in Clean Technologies Development. The group is closely working together with the regional industry, e.g. the bakery industry, to develop new products or to optimize existing product chains. They participate actively in the Spanish Food Safety Network REDSICURA They also participated in several European projects like SO2SAY, INOYEAST, BUGWORKERS and others.


ttz Bremerhaven


The Technology Transfer Zentrum (TTZ) was founded in 1987 in Bremerhaven, Germany as an independent non-profit organisation to serve as practical oriented link between the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven and the regional economy. TTZ employs more than 90 highly skilled people, distributed in 7 institutes for applied research, covering several fields of expertise: biotechnology, environmental technology, agricultural and water issues, energy and process engineering, bioprocess engineering, food technology and sensory laboratory.

The internal TTZ bakery institute, the European Institute of Baking Technology (EIBT) will be mainly in charge of this project from TTZ’s side, making use of their expertise in the food technology field in general and more concretely, the baking technology sector. With 25 employees, this institute unites international and national activities in the field of baking and cereals technology. On the basis of their knowledge on raw materials, product and process development as well as knowledge transfer, innovative product ideas evolve which are put into practice in collaboration with companies and research centres in the field. EIBT has more than 700 square meters of technical area with fully automated, state-of-the-art equipment, programmable and suitable for standard baking applications as well as for other special processes, analyses and measurements.