Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry: Tools for Implementation is an indispensable resource for the food industry to introduce innovations in the market, stand out from the competition and satisfy consumer demands. This reference reports the most trend advances of the food science, while providing insights and ideas to overcome limitations for their actual implementation in the industry. Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry: Tools for Implementation fills the gap between strategy developers and technical R&D associates by interpreting the technological adequacy of innovative techniques with the reaction of related consumers. It deals with the interaction of academia and industry, describing innovation and long term R&D strategies to overcome bottlenecks during know-how transfer between these two sectors.
- Reports the development of cooperative networks for the commercialization of new food products
- Includes the concept of open innovation, denoting the particular issues that SMEs are facing during their innovation efforts and suggest respective innovation policies in the agrifood sector
- Discusses the challenges of introducing innovations in traditional food products
- Describes the sustainability problems and restrictions (safety and energy issues) of innovations in food processing and emerging technologies
- Exploits the cutting-edge innovation cases of food science and their applications in the food industry
- Addresses the observed problems and provides solutions to meet market and consumers' needs
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Part A. Innovation Strategies and Long Term R & D for the Food Industry 1. Food Innovation Dynamics and Network Support 2. Open Innovation and Incorporation Between Academia and Food Industry 3. Open Innovation Opportunities Focusing on Food SMEs 4. Transition to a Sustainable Agro-Food System: The Role of Innovation Policies
Part B. Development of Innovations in the Food Industry 5. Innovation in Traditional Food Products: Does It Make Sense? 6. Consumer Driven and Consumer Perceptible Food Innovation 7. Implementation of Emerging Technologies 8. Sustainable Innovation in Food Science and Engineering
Part C. Cutting Edge Innovation Areas in the Food Science 9. Innovative Biobased Materials for Packaging Sustainability 10. Development of Functional Foods 11. Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Food Waste Recovery Strategies 12. Adoption of ICT Innovations in the Agri-Food Sector: An Analysis of French and Spanish Industries 13. Implementation of Foodomics in the Food Industry
Part D. Conclusions and Perspectives 14. Consumer Acceptance of Novel Foods 15. Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Galanakis is an interdisciplinary scientist. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) and the coordinator of the Food Waste Recovery Group of the ISEKI-Food Association (Vienna, Austria). He serves as an expert evaluator and monitor of international and regional funded programs and proposals, whereas he is an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International. He has edited nine books and published ~100 articles