He talked about his company and the project WHEYCOM
ADER, the Agencia de Desarrollo Económico de la Rioja (Economic Development Agency from La Rioja, Spain) carried out and interview to Carlos García Ladrón, the Agrofield director, for ADER website.
Carlos answered to ADER that they want to exploit the results of project WHEYSAN. The idea is used a natural substitute for chlorine in Food Industry for disinfection of fresh fruit and vegetables. He explained that the product is being developed using whey derived from the cheese industry. In fact, it is a good new for chesses companies because the whey is an industrial waste.
Agrofield director insisted in the opportunity offered by H2020 for the SMEs. He commented that it is an interesting tool to develop innovation projects because it has advantages as pre-financing to start the project or contact with research centers and interesting companies. However, the project idea has been supported by a previous development.
After the end of project WHEYSAN, Agrofield and other project partners detected that the work should continue to the following step. For this reason, they started WHEYCOM with the support of Contactica S.L. and ADER. Furthermore, Carlos and his team were convinced of the huge potential and success of this project.
He explained to ADER that project has already started, they are preparing the first tests and acquiring the necessary equipment to carry out the programmed activities in the project.
Carlos gave his opinion about the coaching service of ADER, which is an external service of specialists advisors to help the SMEs in the project results commercialisation.
ADER is an agency that energizes and promotes business development in La Rioja (Spain) to increase competitiveness and foster innovation and entrepreneurship and internationalization of companies with the objective of create jobs. They offer services, financial aids and support to finance companies. The main purpose for this agency is to achieve the strategies defined by the Strategic Plan La Rioja 2020 (El Plan Estratégico La Rioja 2020). In general, it is very important the ADER support for La Rioja because it means and important economic and innovation boost to this Spanish area.