The 1st study visit within the “FOOD Quality in Digital Age” project, coordinated by the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, will be held from 27th February to 2nd March, 2023 at the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic). As part of it, we invite those interested, in particular companies working within the food industry, to a networking meeting with the local/regional academic community and project stakeholders.


During the study visit, 10 PhD students and 12 researchers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia will take part in the first module of the 5-modules training on digital food quality evaluation methods. According to their expertise, the researchers from the Mendel University in Brno will provide a training on 3D food printing. One of the key focuses of the Host University is the sustainability by re-using food waste (e.g. whey) as starting ingredients/materials to make new food/edible coating products by innovative technologies. The training will be led by Soňa Hermanová, Ph.D., Mgr., Assoc., who is experienced in 3D printing for biosensing application. Her team has been researching and developing the concept of the novel products preparation from food waste stream by 3D food printer. She starts collaboration with companies utilizing 3D food printers for commercial use in the Czechia and the Slovak Republic by means of practical demonstrations.


As a part of the study visit a networking meeting with local/regional academic community and project stakeholders (incl. food producing companies, farmers, business associations, etc.) will be organized. This event is organized as a side-event of the annual Conference Food Quality and Safety. Every year this conference gathers ca. 100 participants from the field of food science and technology. The networking meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about the innovative food quality evaluation methods, exchange knowledge and establish valuable interpersonal links!

Time and place: February 28th, 2023 (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Rep.), 13:00 -18:00 p.m., building M, 2nd floor, M2.12. All interested Parties please confirm your participation by e-mail: .


The participants of the study visit will have a chance to visit a University Enterprise and the Faculty of Horticulture at Mendel University based in Lednice-Valtice complex (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is an institution with longest tradition of horticultural research and education in the Czech Republic.

During the study visit, the University of Life Sciences in Lublin will coordinate the project-related meetings. Our institution will be represented by:

  • prof. Bartosz Sołowiej – Project Coordinator,
  • dr Maciej Nastaj,
  • dr Jagoda Szafrańska,
  • Anna Krajewska (PhD candidate),
  • Robert Waraczewski (PhD candidate).


The project “FOOD Quality in Digital Age” 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.