The INNOÀPAT community was approved in 2016 in the first call for RIS3CAT communities and was created with the aim of increasing the level of investment in R&D of Catalan agri-food companies, in order to improve their competitiveness in the market, placing the consumer in the center of this process of innovation. The consumer demands products that contribute to a healthier standard of living, as well as safer and more environmentally friendly products.

IRTA is the coordinator of the RIS3CAT food community INNOÀPAT and the coordination project has been co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with a grant of € 168,675.33 approved by ACCIÓ.



The coordination project is divided into three work packages consisting in: (a) the management of the community and monitoring of the action plan, (b) communication and external relations and promotion of externalities and (c) technology transfer.

The coordination team acts as the administrative manager of the community, being the contact between ACCIÓ and the participants and supporting companies to keep up-to-date on new trends in the sector. Is for this reason that the coordination team disseminates information about the agri-food sector in social networks or through e-mail and has elaborated a newsletter of financing opportunities that is published every two weeks, among other externalization activities such as organization of conferences, seminars or inspiring forums.


Josep M. Monfort presents INNOÀPAT (July 2016)

1st INNOÀPAT general assembly (january 2017) 2nd INNOÀPAT general assembly (february 2018)

INNOÀPAT projects





Alternatives to improve the quality of pork and pork products

  • BOADAS 1880, SA
  • Ramon Ventulà, SA
  • Lenz Instruments, SL
  • Timpolot, SL
  • Enginyeria Informàtica d’Olot, SLU
  • Joaquim Albertí, SA
  • Espuña R&D, SL
  • Noel Alimentaria, SAU
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Mecàniques Pujolàs, SL
  • Artigas Alimentaria, SAU
  • Corporación Alimentaria Guissona, SA
  • Cárnica Batallé, SA
  • Grupo Alimentario Argal, SA


Biotechnology as a KET key on the production of new ingredients with high added value in the agri-food sector

  • BOADAS 1880, SA
  • Desmarca Tecnologies, SL
  • Indulleida, SA
  • Manresana de Micobacteriologia, SL
  • Laboratorios Ordesa, SL
  • Preparados aditivos y materias primas, SA
  • Embotits Salgot, SA
  • Unió Corporació Alimentària, SCCL
  • Corporación Alimentaria Guissona, SA


Identification of new modulating ingredients of human and animal microbiota using industrial biotechnology, omic technologies and big data technologies

  • Creaciones Aromáticas Industriales, SA
  • AB-Biotics, SA
  • Anaxomix Biotech, SL
  • Andrés Pintaluba, SA
  • Blanca From the Pyrenees, SL
  • Cuétara, SLU
  • Ibermática, SA
  • La Piara, SAU
  • Unió Corporació Alimentària, SCCL


Foods with improved nutritional profiles aimed at population with specific nutritional requirements

  • Alimentación y Farmacia, SA
  • Casa Mas Alimentación, SL
  • Laboratories Grand Fontaine, SL
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Sosteca Euroservices, SL
  • DR Healthcare España, SL


New products for prevention, new vaccine strategies and health tools to guarantee the supply of quality animal protein, increasing profitability, competitiveness and food safety

  • Inbroll Industries, SL
  • Liderou, SL
  • Miquel Avícola, SA
  • Corporación Alimentaria Guissona, SA
  • Laboratorios Hipra, SA
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Elaboration of a new productive line of calves with greater vitality, less mortality during the lactating phase

  • Murucuc, SL
  • Carla Albareda Corbella


Authentication, traceability and food safety of Catalan agri-food products for a better detection of food fraud

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Fundació Bosch i Gimpera
  • Embotits Salgot, SA
  • Mahou, SA
  • Preparados Alimentacios Simat, SL


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