Equipment

Pilot Plants and Equipment

The Food Innovation Network has a wide range of pilot plants and technological and experimental equipment available to carry out research projects in the field of food innovation. These facilities are distributed throughout Catalonia in the different research centres at the institutions that are part of the network: UB, UAB, UPC, UdG, UdL, URV, UVIC, ALICIA Foundation, Miquel Agustí Foundation and IRTA.

16 PILOT PLANTS
9 EXPERIMENTAL FARMS
5 GREENHOUSES
3 EXPERIMENTAL FARMS
3 OMICS PLATFORMS
4 HOSPITALS
6 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
2 EXPERIMENTAL WINERIES
6 TEST KITCHENS
6 TASTING ROOMS
2 GERMPLASM BANKS

XIA’s facilities also include different types of specialized laboratories and other more specific equipment, such as a feed manufacturing plant, an experimental cheese factory and an insect farm.

All of these facilities, together with the knowledge and experience of the more than 400 researchers that make up the 43 research groups at XIA, form a unique research system in Catalonia that is available to the different stakeholders in the agri-food system.