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Bringing to the market the new generation of yogurts with encapsulated ingredients

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "Impearl" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Rua de São victor, n 54, 2º
city: Braga
postcode: 4710 - 439
website: n.a.

contact info
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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-01-01   to  2019-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IMPROVEAT LDA PT (Braga) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Improveat aims at disrupting the market of food ingredients by providing a novel product with unseen features in food industry. In a first stage, impearl will revolutionize the yogurt market (our primary target market), but we intend to apply impearl in other food products such as cheese and ice cream.

Until now, flavoured yogurts tended to lose their original ingredient’s flavour and get diluted. To avoid this, new ranges of yogurts were invented, with multiple layers, or with packages that have multiple compartments, more expensive to produce. Impearl is the new paradigm of flavoured yogurts – a very thin, edible, impermeable, pasteurized and tasteless capsule that contains a pure flavour, which is mixed in the yogurt and releases its content when consumed.

Impearl contributes to reducing plastic waste (direct insertion of encapsulated ingredients removes the need for multicompartment packaging) in the yogurt industry, and simplifies production lines, for greater operational efficiency. It also allows for pasteurization of ingredients, increasing food safety.

Our business model is B2B, selling impearl to yogurt producers. Yogurts are one of the main products of the dairy industry, and represent around € 75 000 million worldwide, of which 39% in Europe – we consider France and Germany our initial markets (16% of EU market). Impearl can be integrated into a range of yoghurts with a higher market value, and we have received interest from Müller (german-based international company) and Frulact (Portugal) in testing our product in their yogurts.

Improveat was born in 2013 out of a group of four biological with training and PhD in the field of food technology who work daily to solve existing needs in the food industry.

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