Supporting Association

Matís ltd. - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D

Matís is a science and knowhow community based on strong infrastructure and collaboration, with the aim to maximize impact of investment in research and innovation.

Matís is a government owned, non-profit, independent research company, founded in 2007 following the merger of three former public research institutes. We pursue research and development aligned to the food and biotechnology industries as well as providing Iceland’s leading analytical testing service for public and private authorities.

For years, Matís has been considered a valuable partner in multiple, miscellaneous projects and taken part in successful cooperation with our partners around the world. Our success would not be possible without our firm belief in integrity. We have played a leading role in large international projects such as EcoFishMan (FP7), Whitefishmall (Nordic Innovation), Amylomics (FP7), MareFrame (FP7), SAF21 (Horizon2020), Arctic Bioeconomy (NMR) and PrimeFish (Horizon2020) and we have an ongoing fruitful cooperation with many of the largest food and ingredient companies in the world such as Pepsi Co., Nestlé and Roquette.

Value creation within the bioeconomy and the development of policy and infrastructure in areas in need of understanding and training in the food production is one of our expertise. We have participated in numerous developmental programs with governments and developmental aid funds alike. Such projects include working with Tanzanian government improving fisheries in Lake Tanganyika, courses and consultation for the Kenyan government on quality issues for fish, the treatment of the catch, fish processing methods and packaging. And, last but not least, Matís’ participation in the United Nation University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) where Matís has handled the specialist training in Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing part of the program.

Matís‘ vision is to increase the value of food processing and food production, through research, development, dissemination of knowledge and consultancy, as well as to ensure the safety and quality of food and feed products.