Training in Innovation through the Consumer and Sensory Sciences/Lifelong Learning Programme



IBA Bucuresti

Project "Training in Innovation through the Consumer and Sensory Sciences"


Lifelong Learning Programm 

Contract number: 539506-LLP-1-2013-1-ES-LEONARDO-LMP

Contracting authority: European Commission

Duration:  01/11/2013 – 31/10/2015

Total budget: 372.621 € (EU contribution: 75 %)

Buget for IBA : 35.976 Euro

Partners :

  • Asociacion de Investigacion de la Industria Agroalimentaria AINIA Spain (coordinator)
  • National institute of Research&Development for Food Bioresources IBA Bucharest
  • The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology 
  • Experimental Station for the Food Preserving Industry SSICA Italy
  • University of Copenhagen UCPH Denmark


INNSENS is a project that consists of the creation of an innovative and efficient learning training program for the Food & Drink SMEs sector related with Sensory Analysis and Consumer Sciences. 

Sensory and Consumer Research Sciences have been recognized as key discipline for consumer goods companies, encompassing different tools for guiding and validating the innovation process of product development and making communication and understanding between different areas of the companies easy (production, marketing, R&D).

The Project involves three main steps: exploration of the needs in the Food & Drink SMEs, creation of an on-line course (design, structure, contents, interrelationship between participants and e-platform) and piloting of the e-learning course by means of 50 European SMEs in the Food & Drink sector.

INNSENS, a European Commission funded project, executed in collaboration with 5 European partners, will provide European SMEs with abilities and competencies that will help them in the innovation process by means of vocational and educational training.

Project responsible from IBA: Denisa Duta