Closing event CheckPack

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Students, Employees, Press, Business
24-10-2017 from 13:00 to 18:00
Technopolis, Mechelen
Isabelle Sioen
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Is it possible to measure how fresh food is, even if it’s still packed? That’s what the research consortium CheckPack will answer on October 24th when presenting the results of their 4-year research project on the development of a food package sensor.

CheckPack wants to develop an optical sensor in a food package that can tell whether a product is still consumable, without needing to open the package. By using this sensor, food waste can be prevented. This project has been established with the support of the Flemish agency VLAIO and was coordinated by Ghent University, together with expertise centre Food2Know.

The research partners will present the CheckPack results on October 24th, 2017 in Technopolis, Mechelen. Researchers, journalists and business contacts are welcome to participate.


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.30: CheckPack food sensor – context - Prof. dr. ir. F. Devlieghere (UGent)

14.30 – 15.00: CheckPack food sensor – results - Dr. ir. M. Vanderroost (UGent)

15.00 – 15.30: Sensors & food quality monitoring systems - Dr. ir. J. Heising (WUR)

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30: Towards fully-equipped (food) packaging monitoring systems: state of the art,  challenges and perspectives - Ricardo Chedrauy (COO Hanhaa, UK)

16.30 – 17.30: Smart packaging – challenges for the future

17.30:               Reception