More than 50% of the research of the MeBioS POSTHARVEST GROUP is in collaboration with horticultural co-operatives and industrial companies. We have a firm relationship with the Flemish horticultural industry through the Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology, a public-private partnership between the KU Leuven and the Belgian fruit and vegetable auctions, but also collaborate with other horticultural companies worldwide and their suppliers. We also assist in searching for public funding and IP protection if required.
The quality of fruit and vegetables is essential to the Belgian horticultural sector. It is therefore important to produce, store and commercialise these products in ideal conditions. The non-profit organisation Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology (VCBT) has been established in 1997 as a collaborative project between the Association of Belgian Fruit and Vegetable Auctions and the Catholic University of Leuven. Its mission is to provide technological advise and extension related to storage technology and quality of fruit and vegetables to producers and co-operatives. Since 2004 the VCBT is officially recognised as experimental station.
Contact: Ann Schenk, Extension Expert
Through the platform CADcracker, we provide solutions for design and optimization of agrofood applications.