International activity

AINIA in the world

AINIA has a global purpose which in connection with its mission accompanies its associates and clients with its international development initiatives.

Our active international presence during more than two decades allow us to identify markets and technologies; initiate relationships with governments, companies and international organizations that are necessary for the development of research collaboration lines, development, and innovation, and the generation of alliances and international projects with companies associated to our business lines.

This international purpose also enables AINIA to show the value of its technology through international development projects.

ainia in the world

We develop international projects in more than 20 countries

Innovation for global development

AINIA has a global purpose which in connection with its mission accompanies its associates and clients with its international development initiatives.

Our active international presence during more than two decades allow us to identify markets and technologies; initiate relationship with governments, companies and international organizations necessary for the development of research collaboration lines, development, and innovation, and the generation of alliances and international projects with companies associated to all our business lines.

This international purpose also enables AINIA to show the value of its technology through international development projects.

  • Food safety
  • Analytical control
  • Industry 4.0
  • Technology Watch
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Extraction and purification of active ingredients of natural substances

We provide integral solutions that include the following:

• Search for international/domestic partners
• Search for framework financing programs Spain/Europe/other countries.
• Advanced technology solutions plan:
• Execution of Research and Development projects under contract
• Support to innovation:
• Technical supports
• Training
• Analytical Services
• Food Law Advisory Services
• Consumer and market research studies
• Industrial Services
• Development of direct/inverse technological missions
• Surveillance of emerging risks and others

We have a broad network of alliances and framework cooperation agreements that allow us to cover any need in any part of the world, especially in LATAM, Asia, and Pacific, North Africa, Arab Countries, U.S.A., Canada and Israel.

International Projects

Know about some success cases of our international activity

AINIA – BTSF: INTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING ACTIVITY IN FOOD SAFETY

AINIA is entering into several agreements with the European Union, more specifically with the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) within Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF), the main training program of the European Union directed to all Member States, to the personnel of candidate countries, and third countries involved in the official controls in these areas. AINIA has been collaborating with the program from the beginning a decade ago.
In the last four years, AINIA has trained more than 1,400 professionals of 30 countries in legislation and food safety topics, and through BTSF seminars.

AINIA TRAINS PROFESSIONALS OF THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN ARGENTINA IN RELATION TO HYGIENIC DESIGN

The Association of Metallurgy Industries of the Republic of Argentina, and the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) has relied on AINIA’s Technology Centre as a member and regional office of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) in Spain to implement a training and technical assistance plan related to hygienic design for the dairy sector.

Professionals related with the design, construction or acquisition of equipment for the food industry have received this specialized training. The training activity has been completed with the customised technical assistance in certain companies of the sector of the region.

TECHNICAL SUPPORTS IN INDIA, INDONESIA AND MONGOLIA

We have assisted the official control laboratories of Balai Besar Industri Agro (BBIA) belonging to the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia with chemical analysis techniques developed in different laboratories of the country.
Furthermore, in the framework of the interventions the European Union carried out to ensure food quality and security, we have performed technical support activities with the official food control authorities of Mongolia.
In the same way, we support the improvement of the control laboratories of India, especially for the detection of mycotoxins and pesticide waste with the aim to reduce the risk involved with the import of raw materials from that country, which are indeed necessary for our processing industry. It has also received technical assistance from the border control posts and aquaculture industry.

ANALYTICAL CONTROLS IN COLOMBIA

AINIA Laboratories count on the important international recognition since it is authorised to make use of the ENAC-ILAC MRA brand. This distinctive sign may be used by those laboratories that comply with the conditions established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), a network with
accreditation entities from 70 countries including the members of the European Union of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), U.S.A., Canada, Japan, China, Australia, Brazil and India, among others.

The inclusion of ENAC-ILAC MRA brand in the accredited analytical reports from AINIA by ENAC assumes the clients and users who receive them identify the internationally guaranteed technology centre laboratory.

As a result, we work for the official control of foods of Colombia and for the provision of chemical analysis services with accredited analyticial methodologies.

BIOTECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR AGRICULTURE IN INDIA

We participate in a research and development international project with companies from Spain and India for the development of biotechnological solutions that enable the improvement of the sustainability of agriculture in India.
This project is developed in the framework of the bilateral programs the Industrial Technological Development Center [ITDC] maintains with this country, and it is an example of how we are supporting our companies with their internationalization processes through innovation initiatives.

FOOD LAW ADVISORY SERVICES FOR COMPANIES OF LATAM SECTOR

We are providing assistance to different multinationals and medium-sized agro-industry companies of LATAM sector in relation to Food Law of the EU, both in issues related to labelling of their products as well as other issues related to international legislation and legal advisory services.

The customised training activity of experts in Food Law from AINIA is also growing at the international level, in connection to all those issues related to food legislation in the EU. Its regular clients are companies from third countries or delegations of Spanish companies in different areas of the world; corporate associations, governments and other international organizations.

SUPPORT TO OUTREACH ACTIVITY PROGRAMS IN PERU, AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES ORGANIZATION ADVISORY SERVICES

Ainia participates in two out of three outreach activity projects directed to develop good practices in diverse topics such as environmental sustainability, technology watch, company needs assessment or evaluation techniques with Peruvian institutions that reinforce the future possibilities of collaborative innovation projects.

In this same line, AINIA led in 2015 an important consultancy sponsored by the International Development Bank (IDB) to determine the governance formula of Peru’s technology centres network, and its emblematic centre, the Peruvian Production Institute (PPI). The consortium in which other members from the Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT in Spanish) participated presented conclusions that have been adopted during last year

Jorge Saludes

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Jorge Saludes

More than 25 years of experience coordinating international and cooperation projects, and also acting as business consultant.

Director of International