In June 2020, the DYNAMIC project was glad to welcome RED FORK j.d.o.o. as new Croatian enterprise partner in the final year of the project.
Founded in 2016, RED FORK is a unique blend of expertise, passion and teamwork in the field of food science, certification, development of new food products, nutrition consulting and development of new IT applications in the field of nutrition and nutritional science. It is involved in scientific research related to nutrition, biotechnology and informatics.
RED FORK is a young and innovative enterprise that will offer students practical engineering training in the area of food science as part of the pilot dual engineering programme run by UNIPU. By creating long-lasting ties with higher education institutions in Croatia it will take an active part in the transfer of skills for student labour market participation and thereby strengthening university-business cooperation with cooperating partner UNIPU. REDFORK will provide a range of uses for the student skills in subjects connected to additive manufacturing technology (i.e. 3D printing – a computer controlled process that creates three dimensional objects by depositing materials, usually in layers, using computer aided design (CAD) or 3D object scanners). 3D food printing is a disruptive food manufacturing technology which fits into the country’s smart specialisation strategy (https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/regions/HR/tags/HR).
REDFORK will train a small batch of students as part of the dual programme. They will learn to apply what they have learned in the area of food additives by applying CAD/CAM modelling and use of CAD/CAM software for design and manufacturing of complex parts as industrial designers (Computer aided design (CAD), Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) applications). Because additive manufacturing and smart manufacturing technologies are forecast to redefine manufacturing, demand for such skills is expected to increase.