VereinZurForderung des Technologietrasfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven EV (Germany)
TTZ is an innovative provider of applied research and development, customer-oriented training and technology transfer services for private companies, mainly SMEs, employing a multicultural and multidisciplinary staff of approx. 50 employees (scientist, engineers, and technicians) with a female employee ratio of 40%, working in the field of food technology, biomass production and recovery, aquaculture and water treatment, consumer science and process technology.
TTZ has coordinated and participated in more than 400 European and international projects, ranging from small and medium scale (6-10 partners) to large-scale projects (> 20 partners). In the field of aquaculture TTZ has experience in sustainable water and wastewater management (water supply, appropriate water treatment, disinfection, filtration, etc.), development of animal feed recipes, recycling of deployed feed, sensory tests of aquaculture products, process- and facility optimisation (including planning/execution of pilots, designing/constructing of prototypes), feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis, etc. TTZ has more than 1000 m2 dedicated to chemical, physical, and microbiological laboratories for analytics as well as pilot plant dedicated to food technology and another 400m² experimental work in pilot scale in waste management or water treatment.
The sensory laboratory is equipped with 10 test cabins, a modern kitchen, and a meeting room. The staff is well experienced in the performance of consumer tests, expert panel evaluations for various product categories according to DIN/ISO standards, and sensory related research.