Global Food InstituteCenter of Excellence for Food Technology Research
The Global Food Institute was set up in Whirlpool’s Cassinetta plant in Varese (Italy) in 2012. It’s a center of excellence in the field of food technology research applied to the development of innovative, high performance household appliances. The 300 m2 facility has laboratories and kitchens where a team of food technologists translate their “food-centric” vision into innovation and development in the fields of food preservation, treatment and preparation.
The Global Food Institute develops new food treatment systems to improve the performance of Whirlpool Corporation’s home appliances and to meet consumers’ needs. By improving products’ preservability and safeguarding their wholesomeness and sensory properties, Whirlpool also intends to help reduce food wastage.
1 - MONITORINGIdentification of the most innovative technologies in the food industry and assessment of their applicability in the field of household appliances.
2 - RESEARCHStructured scientific study of the interaction between food and technology and assessment of practicability and the degree of satisfaction of consumers’ needs.
3 - PROOFDevelopment of objective metric measurement of food quality attributes for the purpose of improving cooking and preservation performance.
Know-how | Network | Analysis procedures
EUROPEAN FOOD VALLEYS IN BRIEF
Nearly 4 billion euros invested in food safety and sustainable agriculture under the EU Horizon 2020 Program
9 European R&D facilities serving 25 leading Food & Beverage companies worldwide
A CUTTING-EDGE HUB
2012 to 2016
10 million euros
5 million euros
- Food technology
- Food biochemistry
- Development of analysis, methods and procedures
- Statistical processing of data
- Chemical and microbiological laboratory
- Sensory analysis laboratory
- Experimental kitchen
- Prototype testing area
ONE TEAM, A RANGE OF SKILLS
A MULTISENSORIAL APPROACH
WHY GLOBAL FOOD INSTITUTE MATTERS
Entities that benefit from the research and expertise of the Global Food Institute within the framework of strategic partnerships include leading Italian and foreign companies, research centers, technology partners and top universities.
The Global Food Institute’s role of enabler is borne out in fact by this “ecosystem” of fruitful, ongoing relationships.