Iris

IRIS was established in 2007 and currently employs 48 staff with a turnover of a 3.8 M. IRIS is an advanced engineering company that specializes in process monitoring, control and optimization. Our commercial division offers advanced solutions based on: NIR chemical monitoring, hyperspectral imaging solutions for foreign body detection and chemical composition analysis; data management solutions for data processing, decision support, automation and data analysis (big production data).

Our research division has three core research lines:

Optical and spectroscopy technologies (e.g. MEMs spectrophotometers, fluorescence and Raman) for process monitoring for on-line and PAT applications in food, pharmaceuticals and the process industries

  1. Novel processing technologies (ultrasound, plasma, microwave) for process intensification and non-thermal decontamination
  2. Sustainable processing technologies: waste valorisation strategies, biocompounds and bio-packaging for the circular economy

IRIS is ISO 9001:2008 certified and also is certified under UNE-EN-ISO 166002: Management Systems R&D&I. IRIS is an industry member if the following sectoral networks: SPIRE, SPIE and SECPHO.

Main Tasks

IRIS will act as WP leader of WP 9. IRIS will have a strong role in WP1 in terms of leading processes specification through a QFD approach. IRIS is participating in process development and upscaling in WP 3 and WP 6, validation of coatings and/or active packaging in WP 7 and is playing a key role in WP8. IRIS will be deeply involved in the development of new traceability systems in WP 5. They will contribute in terms of IPR, innovation and knowledge transfer and training activities in WP9 and 10.

Active in work packages: all WPs