LVA - Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
WP 1, 3, 6, 7
LVA is a private non profit centre of excellence for the food industry in Austria and was founded as independent association with the aim to fulfil a broad range of tasks. Services comprise coaching and consultancy, comprehensive training in the food sector, authoritative partnerships in technology transfer, European research programs and mediating co-operations of industry and academia. The high quality of provided services and the competences and expertise built in LVA make it a strong player in the Austrian food producing sector and an expert partner on EU-level. Members of LVA act as evaluators in food analysis and technology e.g. in the Science and Research Expert Group of Food Drink Europe FDE, and provide consultancy as experts in food legislation and standard requirements. The LVA guided national Food TechNet is the contact point and exchange platform joining research and industry for applied research projects in process and product development. LVA offers a comprehensive program for professional training in the food sector on a regular basis. As a participant in several research consortia in different European projects LVA gathered considerable experience.