The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim. CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centers and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions. One of these CSIC centers is the IATA.
With over 50 years of experience, the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, also known by its acronym IATA is an international reference in the field of food research and innovation. Located in Valencia, the IATA maintains scientific collaborations with research groups in more than a hundred countries to improve food production processes in environmentally sustainable ways focusing on food safety and quality as well as health benefit for consumers. The research that the IATA conducts covers 4 main areas: food and process innovation, food safety and preservation, diet microbiota and health, food biotechnology. The IATA is committed not only to research but also to society, improving and creating foods for the future. More info: www.iata.csic.es/en