The Acorn4MED project was supported by ”la Caixa” Foundation through the third contest of the Promove Program, aimed at boosting the border regions of the interior of Portugal. The competition for innovative and strategic projects is promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation in partnership with the Foundation for Science and Technology.
Led by Tech4MED, together with CIMO from the IPB, and LandraTech, the consortium will evaluate the bioactive compounds present in acorns. Acorn from most of the oak species is rich in bioactive compounds, which can be extracted and isolated, having a large market potential. The project results will contribute to the production of high-added-value solutions for the biotech and cosmetic industries, of global interest, with an impact on the forest sustainability and economic dynamics of Trás-os-Montes.
Funding: Fundação la Caixa
Type of project: PROMOVE piloto-inovador
Duration: 36 months
Start: 1st April 2021
Coordination Tech4MED: Dr. Raphael Canadas
Consortium: Tech4MED, LandraTech, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança.