“FOOD Quality in Digital Age” project consortium consists of five Universities from the V4+ region – each adept at a certain digital food quality evaluation method. This dynamic, professional network of researchers working with diverse methods of innovative food quality evaluation includes both, experienced and young researchers allowing: knowledge exchange, development of joint scientific and R&D projects, transnational technology transfer. It leverages our individual potentials for the benefit of V4+ businesses and communities. It is open for new members.

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The University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland is a remarkable place with over 65 years of teaching tradition, which integrates agricultural, biological, veterinary, technical, economic and social sciences. The excellent, newly established research and teaching centers create favorable conditions for the development of innovative solutions in all areas of the University’s activity. We have considerable achievements in the fields of agri-food, environment, waste management, pro-ecological agriculture and climate change research, ex. implementation of recultivation projects and the management of mining fields devastated in the process of mining, research on renewable energy sources and pro-ecological agriculture, improvements in manufacturing technology of biodegradable, ecological foil – a packaging material harmless to the environment, research on new, effective veterinary medicine and methods of using whey proteins as thickeners and gelling agents, models of food produced using natural methods – the kombucha drink and spelt bread, etc. The University employs qualified scientists and researchers with a long history of research cooperation with the local and regional industry and SMEs sectors.


Faculty of AgriSciences (former Faculty of Agronomy) celebrated 100th anniversary of its foundation in 2019. We’ve always tried to deliver the best education and teach the most useful skills for practical use in agricultural and food industries. Agriculture is essential for future of mankind and we have to adapt to the changing environmental conditions. To achieve this we need good specialists in research and practical skills who can navigate through competitive demands of the present age. We strive for innovative approach to sustainable farming and environmental care and it is our mission to pass this vision to our students. Currently, Faculty of AgriSciences offers study programs at all levels of study (16 Bachelor’s, 18 Master’s and 13 Doctoral Programmes and Specializations) taught in Czech. Besides traditional agricultural fields these programs cover Biotech., Foods, Agribusiness, Ecology and Machinery.


The University of Belgrade, the biggest and the oldest public university in Serbia, is ranked among the 600 best higher education institutions by the so-called “Shanghai Ranking”. It maintains a variety of relations with cultural, scientific and educational institutions around the globe, promoting academic and student mobility, joint projects and study programs. The University takes active part in European programs (TEMPUS, FP7, CIP, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, EUREKA, COST, IPA etc.), what makes it a valuable partner for cooperation. The Faculty of Agriculture covers all aspects of agricultural production and food technology. It consists of 29 departments with over 30 different laboratories. Its extensive educational experience and expertise in the development and successful application of the computer vision systems for food quality evaluation have found recognition in multiple peer reviewed publications.


The Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA) in Nitra is the centre of agricultural education, science and research in Slovakia with an emphasis on the production of healthy and safe food, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. The University has a wide experience in implementing international projects within educational (Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Jean Monnet, CEEPUS) and research programmes (6th and 7th Framework Programmes, COST, EU Tenders, Horizon 2020). SUA is also a member of Visegrad University Association. SUA has long been dedicated to the use of innovative technologies in the production process as well as food analysis. Its proficiency in the methodology of electronic eye in the quality food evaluation has been confirmed by numerous, widely-acclaimed publications and complements the expertise of this project consortium.


The Institute of Food Science and Technology of MATE was established in Feb.2021. It employs over 130 researchers and educates over 100 PhD students – experts in food and nutrition sectors. The Institute focuses on the quality control of raw materials and foods, post-harvest technology, food technologies as well as special nutrition programmes. The knowledge transfer to adapt best practices of the above-mentioned fields for the improvement of food production, nutrition and reduction of food waste with the application of the modern post-harvest technologies and food processing technologies a potential strategical point of common interest. The Institute has successfully carried out many local, national and international projects in these fields, as well as has cooperation network with more than 500 enterprises in agriculture, food and nutrition sectors in Hungary.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.