Echipă dinamică

înfiinţată în 2011

Specialisti cu experienţă

peste 20 ani în domeniu
  • Str. Tabacari 10/1, Fagaras, Romania

Echipă dinamică

înfiinţată în 2011

Specialisti cu experienţă

peste 20 ani în domeniu
Project Financed by UEFISCDI – Programme 3 – European and International Cooperation – Sub- programme 3.5 Other initiatives and European and international programmes, EUREKA traditional projects (network), EUREKA cluster, EUROSTARS

Financing contract no. 99/2016

Link to project page on Eureka website:

UEFISCDI – Romanian Contracting Authority, link:

eureka-logoΣ! 9936 SOYZYME

Developing innovative, enzyme-based technologies for structuring and processing soy protein

Period: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2020

Budget: 900.000 euro (Serbia 400.000 euro + Romania 500.000 euro)

Romania Budget:

2.251.000 lei

Natural Ingredients R&D SRL

1.242.000 lei

Expergo Business Network SRL

511.000 lei

INCDBA – IBA Bucuresti

498.000 lei


Stage 1: 01.02.2017 – 30.09.2017 Stage 1 – Complex market study on the use of protein hydrolysates in food products and the determination of consumption habits

Stage 2: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2018 Stage 2 – Evaluation of nutritional value and functional properties of protein hydrolyzate for industrial processing. Integration of food matrix and consumer preferences into food supplement

Stage 3: 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2019 Stage 3 – Developing manufacturing processes for the pilot plant at the pilot station level. Production of production technologies and pilot bakery batch making. SWOT analysis of food matrices.

Stage 4: 01.10.2019 – 31.01.2020 Stage 4 – Developing manufacturing processes for the meat processing industry at the pilot station level. Elaboration of production technologies and production of pilot batches of processed meat products. SWOT analysis of food matrices. Dissemination results and project promotion.



Etapa 5: 01.02.2020 – 31.01.2021

Etapa 6: 01.02.2021 – 31.01.2022

Etapa 7: 01.02.2022 – 31.01.2023

Project director:  Dr. ZORICA KNEZEVIC-JUGOVIC,

Responsible for the project Sojaprotein: BSc. MILAN SEVO,

Responsible for the project Natural Ingredients R&D: ing. PETRU BARZAN,

Responsible for the project Expergo Business Network: ing. CATALIN BILBIE,

Responsible for the project INCDBA-IBA: Dr. ALINA CULETU,


Project Summary:

A protein hydrolyzate with special characteristics will be obtained. In addition, a pilot plant for producing this hydrolyzate will be carried out in Serbia. Hydrolyzate (both solid and liquid variants) will be sent to Romania for characterization, analysis and additional research to be transformed into a food supplement.

The Serbian industrial partner is a soybean producer and processor, who also has a health program called SojaVita. Unit Research from Serbia – University of Belgrade, Faculty of Metallurgical technologies, has excellent expertise on enzymatic treatments and will generate an innovative enzymatic technology (by non-thermal treatment).

The Romanian Coordinator (Natural Ingredients R & D SRL) is an innovative technology company that produces ingredients for cosmetic and food industries and wants to introduce soybean suppliments into its product portfolio. The food supplement, improved with the help of Romanian research specialists (INCDBA – Institute of Food Bioresources) will be tested in food (bakery and meat), obtained at the pilot stations of the institute. The Institute seeks to extend food standards, which it capitalizes on its pilot plant. The third Romanian partner – Expergo Business Network SRL – is an innovative company specializing in sensorial analysis, which will perform both the hydrolysates sensorial profile study and descriptive sensory analysis tests as well as quantitative product testing, functional product testing on consumers and the degree of acceptance and preference of consumers.

The Romanian-Serbian partnership in the project has a durable character and, after the end of the project, the Serbian side ensures the raw material (pilot plant) and the Romanian part the market opportunity of the food supplement and of the new food products, standardized on the pilot stations of IFB.

Project activities and dissemination results

Participation in conferences, congresses, symposiums:

Participare la conferinta Food Tech 2018 Novi Sad, Serbia, link:

Postere cu rezultate din proiect, prezentate la conferinta Food Tech 2018, 23-25 Octombrie 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia:

Poster CEFood

Poster Soyzyme Foodtech Serbia

Prezentari postere

Poster cu rezultate din proiect, prezentat la conferinta Food Quality & Safety, Health & Nutrition (NUTRICON), 12 – 14 June 2019, Ohrid, Macedonia:

Poster Ohrid Macedonia

Poster Imekofoods


Activities carried out in the project:

Stage 1 / 2017

Stage 2 / 2018

Stage 3 / 2019

Stage 4 / 2020


Intalnire de proiect:

Romania, Bucuresti, 8 iunie 2017, la sediul IBA București

Serbia, 23-25 octombrie 2018

Romania, Bucuresti, 4 iunie 2019


Vizite tehnologice:




Universitatea din Belgrad
Fac. Tehnologii Metalurgice

Sojaprotein Becej

Natural Ingredients R&D SRL Fagaras

Expergo Business Network SRL Bucuresti

INCDBA – IBA Bucuresti