The objective of this study was to identify potential opportunities for the client in the area of food preservatives, particularly anti-microbial and anti-oxidant products. The study consists of 60 direct contacts that were initiated for the purpose; twenty-four academic and government or institutional research centres active in food science research and thirty-six commercial companies mainly in biotechnology. Opportunities were analysed using a ‘non-parametric’ method, making a preliminary ranking of the suggested opportunities from which recommendations were made.

The contents of the study included:

Academic & Government Institutions

Biotechnology Organisations

Proposed project analysis format to be used after further investigation

Project opportunities – summary

Project opportunities – descriptions

Other contacts

Other EU and internationally-funded projects

Other patents

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