Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CCFFT) was founded on June 15th 2004 by Tallinn University of Technology and six partner companies.
CCFFT offers extensive knowledge both in food and fermentation science. The technological base of CCFFT is regarded contemporary and sufficient for carrying out research in the food and fermentation technology field.
The computer controlled systems of the
CCFFT allow to carry out even the most complex cultivation procedures,
gastrointestinal simulations etc. as well as physical and chemical
analysis of food- and bioproducts.
CCFFT research projects are co-funded by Enterprise Estonia and by our customer companies. This gives our clients a unique opportunity to do exhaustive R&D studies with distributed costs.
CCFFT solutions are custom-made for each of our client:
Our mission is to carry out the fundamental research in food and fermentation technology.
Competence Center of Fermentation and Food Technologies (CCFFT/Estonia) is applying and developing modern methods based on physics, chemistry and post-genomic process design to improve food quality, functionality and storage properties of several food products, taking into account detailed molecular/physiological properties of raw materials, additives, starters etc.
Understanding, describing cell physiology and reproducing metabolism is
the major challenge in fermentation disciplines. CCFFT is using advanced cultivation methods in conjunction with developing dynamic cell models to build biotechnologically useful cells. We hope to achieve the highest competence in this area.
Concurrently with the latter, our aim is to create a modern laboratory infrastructure and educating a highly competent R&D team by exploiting efficiently the know-how accumulating in Tallinn University of Technology, partner enterprises and CCFFT.
Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CCFFT) is aiming for building a strong combination between fermentation and food technologies with modeling at molecular level.
A goal for CCFFT is to routinely carry out high-throughput cell physiological studies, using advanced cultivation methods incorporated together with up-to-date analytical base.
Future development is ensured by the strong framework provided by European Union's support programs. The financial aspects should be reinforced by a number of success factors, including the motivated personnel and young researchers, consensus within the management, a good external network, strong internal and external communication, a clear research focus and the symbiosis of food- and biotechnologies, allied to the development of its own competences and resources.