Together we can make progress

Partners

Gastronology stands for innovation in 3D food technology. A technology that offers solutions to people with problems relating to chewing, swallowing, taste and eating. Innovation requires cooperation because we cannot change things on our own. It is only by exchanging knowledge, broadening our view and combining our research and development strengths that we can achieve our goal. That is why we are cooperating closely with, among others:

Together we can make progress

Our partners in
3D food technology

  • Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

    'To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life' (WUR). 'Refining what's good. Making lives better.' (Gastronology). Two missions, a single goal. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, together with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the Eindhoven University of Technology, is going to start researching 3D food printing applications in the first quarter of 2021. They are to be joined by partners from the business community in the form of Lamb Weston/Meijer, Ruitenberg Ingredients and Gastronology. On our behalf they are going to investigate how the texture of 3D food recipes can be optimised for each type of consumer. The research is set to continue until 2024.

  • The HAS University of Applied Sciences

    The agricultural and food programmes offered by the HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch have a reputation for being closely linked to the field of work. Fourth year students and specialists in the field performed excellent research and practical work on our behalf in 2020. This included an assessment of the healthcare sector, practical research into 3D food for dysphagia patients a study of the scaling up of 3D food production and various contributions to the development of an industrial 3D production line and 3D food concept for children. In the first quarter of 2021 the university is going to start a follow-up study involving dysphagia patients.

  • Care institutions

    tanteLouise, Zorgwaard and Groenhuysen provide excellent care and are open to innovation. The healthcare institutions realise that 3D food could signify a huge step forward for, among others, dysphagia patients, informal carers and care providers. Their occupational therapists have provided us with valuable insights which they impose on 3D food. Informal carers and care providers assessed the image of 3D food. In the second quarter of 2021 it was the turn of dysphagia patients to contribute by taking part in practical tests during which they assessed the flavour, shape and experience of eating 3D food products.

Budelfood as a licensee

Budelfood is going to be the first producer to manufacture 3D food on an industrial scale under a Gastronology licence from the end of 2021 onwards. 3D food recipes are going to be prepared, 3D printed and packed in primary packaging at the food-safe, SKAL, BRC Food and IFS Food certified production and packaging location in Poortvliet (NL). Under the provisional working names of Smoothcare and Kidzz, Budelfood is going to produce 3D food lines for the healthcare sector and food sector respectively. In addition to 3D end products, Budelfood is also going to supply semi-finished products and premixes. Budelfood is a member of the Budelpack Group, which specialises in co-packing.

Would you be interested in becoming a partner in the field of 3D food technology?

If so, please telephone us on
+31 (0)164 – 74 57 99 or send us an email.

Would you like to find out more about Gastronology?

Would you be interested in becoming a partner in the field of 3D food technology?
If so, please telephone us on +31 (0)164 – 74 57 99 or send us an email.


 

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