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FoodQA-Fostering Academia-Industry Collaboration in Food Safety and Quality

Erasmus + Capacity Building     
Leader: Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 
Budget: 990,000 €
Duration: 15/10/2016-14/10/2019

Project No.: 574010-EPP-1-2016-1-JO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP


The FoodQA project aims at reinforcing and structuring a Jordanian network for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the food area, while improving the flow of knowledge and cooperation between HEI and industry. To achieve this ambitious goal, the consortium identified a set of activities to be carried out through the creation of the FoodQA centers. These activities will lead to key changes in teaching and learning approaches and will build strong & durable bridges between academia and industry. ​

Main outputs:

  • Development of training materials

  • Development of training courses:

  • Installation of FoodQA centers and Training of academia and industry

  • Pilots of implementation of food safety and quality management systems

  • Web-portal development

  • Establishment of the Academia-Industry Council


The main targeted groups:
Staff/Researchers. - Students/Trainees - Universities - Food companies (especially SMEs) and entrepreneurs - Food Governmental bodies



Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)  -  Jordan 
The University of Jordan (UJ)  -  Jordan 
Mutah University (MU)  -  Jordan 
Al Balqa’ Applied university (BAU)  -  Jordan 
MONOJO  -  Jordan 
Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) -   Jordan 
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig HTWK Leipzig (HTWK)  - Germany 
University of Teramo (UNiTE)  -  Italy 
University of Split (UNIST)  -  Croatia 
Jerash University (JU)  -  Jordan 
Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)  -  Greece 
Paulo & Beatriz – Consultores Associados, Lda (P&B)  -  Portugal 
Creative Thinking Development (CRE.THI.DEV) -  Greece 


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