Center for Innovation, Research and Transfer in Food Technology (CIRTTA)

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    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

We are a group of researchers (CERTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), which since 1993 specializes in innovation and knowledge transfer in the area of agri-food, and more specifically in Food Technology.

In CERTA-UAB we have the support of the Generalitat of Catalonia through ACCIÓ, as a TECNIO technology developer. This seal identifies us as a leading group in Catalonia for the generation of new technologies and their transfer to the company, either through the realization of R&D&i projects, or through the direct application of the developed technologies.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Food safety: Control of cleaning and disinfection of surfaces. Emerging technologies to ensure food security. Pathogenic and deteriorating microorganisms relevant to the food industry.
  • Food Processing and Control: Combined process design. Development of optical sensors for the control of the food process. Processing of liquid / fluid foods by ultraviolet radiation. Food processing by high hydrostatic pressure. Liquid/fluid food processing by ultra-high pressure homogenization.
  • Food Quality and Innovation: Development of nutritionally improved food products. Food for population groups with special needs. Bioactive compound delivery systems. Recovery of food by-products.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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