SPAROS believes that a strong own R&D effort is a key for success.
This effort is directed at developing innovative products and processes for fish feeding and nutrition using state-of-the-art technologies.
SPAROS is/was committed in the following R&D projects:
» ANYFISH - Development of new technologies for the production of fish feeds (QREN I&DT)
» GREENDIETS – Formulation and testing of new microalgae-based diets for aquaculture (QREN I&DT)
» NUTRICOR – Pilot-project for developing feeds for meagre farming (PROMAR)
» MICALA - Development of a microencapsulated feed for fish larvae (QREN I&DT)
» ZEBRAFEEDS - Development of standard diets for zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism in biomedical research (QREN I&DT)
» INUTR - Development of a diet that minimizes the detrimental effects of the winter disease in seabream based on molecular biomarkers of metabolic status (QREN I&DT)
» MARAQUAFEED - Preserved zooplankton as a diet for marine aquaculture species (EUROSTARS)
» ARRAINA - Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture (FP7)
» WEANTUNA - A new weaning-diet for bluefin tuna larvae (Eurostars, QREN I&DT)
» ODIN - Food-based solutions for eradication of vitamin D deficiency and health promotion throughout the life cycle (FP7)
» MIRACLES - The CO2 algae biorefinery novel bioinspired materials and processes (FP7)
» SOLEAWIN - Pilot project for optimization of feeding tables during transition from live diets to inert diets in Senegalese sole (PROMAR)
» FEEDNETIX - Development of an informatic application to improve cost-benefit of feeding in farmed fish
» NUTRITAI - Pilot project on development of nutritional basis for grey mullet biological farming
We have structural collaborations with several Universities and R&D centres, aiming at developing cutting-edge products.
We continuously look for strategic partnerships in projects with other companies and research institutions in the areas of fish nutrition and aquaculture.
The WiseFeed project is an integrated network of research groups from the academia and industrial partners, where the overall aim is to improve performance and sustainability of aquafeeds for fish production.