02 Feb 2023

Our Faculty Member’s Project was Granted Support under TÜBİTAK PRIMA Program

ITU Department of Food Engineering faculty member Prof. Dr. Esra Çapanoğlu Güven’s project Oil4food was granted support within the scope of PRIMA Program’s 2022 Section 2 call.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

In its 250th year, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) continues to gain recognition in the international arena with projects that prioritize sustainability. The Oil4food project, coordinated by ITU Faculty of Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Food Engineering faculty member Prof. Dr. Esra Çapanoğlu Güven, was found eligible for support under the TÜBİTAK PRIMA Program 2022 Section 2 call.

Project focusing on olive oil and Mediterranean food from a sustainability perspective

The project, with acronym Oil4food, is titled “Microbial Resources for a Sustainable Olive Oil System and a Healthier Mediterranean Food: From By-Products to Functional Food”. According to the results of the call, Oil4food is among the 25 projects eligible for support and one of the 13 projects to be supported from Türkiye. In the project in which ITU acts as “coordinating” institution, there are consortium partners from Germany, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Egypt.

About the PRIMA Program

PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) Program funds projects contributing to sustainable use of natural resources, economic growth and stability in the Mediterranean basin. PRIMA Program is supported by EU Horizon 2020. The PRIMA Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Barcelona, operating under this program.

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