About the Author: Ana Díaz

Innovation Consultant - Ana holds a Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ES) and a MSc specialized in Industrial Biotechnology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (ES). In October 2022, Ana will continue its education in circular economy with a Master’s Degree in Circular Economy and Innovation at Valencian International University (VIU University). Before joining Innovarum, she has worked in different companies as an Innovation Consultant in the United Kingdom and Barcelona. Thanks to her education and international experience, she has developed great passion for innovation as a way to address current environmental challenges.

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Can Alternative Proteins Bring Sustainable And Healthy Diets?

Alternative proteins are defined as plant-based and food technology alternatives to animal protein, thus including food products made from plants, fungus (mushrooms), ocean, insects and even cultured (lab-grown) meat. In this article we will discuss if Alternative Proteins can bring sustainable and healthy diets. The need to shift our diet Animal based products (e.g., meat, fish, dairy products) are present and important in our current diet, as they are an important source of proteins and vitamins. However, according to future predictions, as human population is growing and expect to reach 9.1 billion people by 2050[1], global meat production is expected [...]

By |June 13th, 2024|Categories: News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector|Tags: , |

Innovarum attends the General Assembly of Like-A-Pro in Wuppertal, Germany

Our colleagues from Innovarum Adrián Escribano and Ana Díaz attended the General Assembly of LIKE-A-PRO, held at Codeks Factory in Wuppertal on April 9th and 10th, 2024. As pioneers in innovative solutions, we were eager to contribute to the dynamic gathering of industry leaders and experts. What is LIKE-A-PRO project about? The LIKE-A-PRO initiative aims to mainstream alternative proteins across Europe, catering to diverse demographics and geographical areas. Key stakeholders in the alternative protein value chain will collaborate to achieve this goal, implementing practical solutions co-designed with citizens. This innovative approach will be implemented in 11 living laboratories and [...]

By |April 16th, 2024|Categories: Innovarum in action|Tags: |

Crops diversification: A solution for climate change adaptation

Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change effects due its high dependence to climatic conditions. For this reason, agricultural systems are facing increasing pressure to shift production towards more resilient systems, able to adapt to damaging climate change effects, while continuing to ensure sufficient supplies of food products for a growing global population, which is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, according to FAO. For these reasons, agricultural resilience is among the top priorities in research. Climate change effects on food supply are still uncertain. However, some expected damaging effects include the following: high [...]

By |December 29th, 2023|Categories: News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector|Tags: , |

Lump Sum Funding In Horizon Europe: How Does It Work?

Lump sum funding aims to reduce administrative and financial errors, simplifying the funding programme and thus the financial reporting process by eliminating the need to report actual costs and eliminating ex-post financial audits. This programme is primarily targeted at small and start-up companies, as they often have no prior knowledge of EU fund management. Compared to other Horizon Europe grants, the lump sum grant agreement and evaluation systems follow the same standard approach in the following aspects: evaluation criteria, payment scheme, pre-financing and reporting periods. However, there is one notable difference to note: lump sum funding focuses on the [...]

By |February 21st, 2023|Categories: EU Funding Oportunites, News: Horizon Europe|
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