G.A. 863681

Demonstration of an IoT 4.0 mussel processing system for an advanced seafood canning industry.




Title of the project:

Demonstration of an IoT 4.0 mussel processing system for an advanced seafood canning industry.


FEMP - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund - Blue Economy 2018.

Theme 3:

Grants for the blue economy: Investing in innovation.

Grant Agreement:

Number 863681.


TEINCO (Coordinator) + JEALSA (Beneficiary).


April 30, 2023.


3 years.


€ 1,538,781.33 (65% EC Contribution= €993,707.87)

LinkedIn 3 Carrusel C


with the contribution of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union

This is a call for EU grants in the area of Blue Economy under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

This call for proposals is launched in accordance with the 2018 Work Programme for the implementation of the EMFF (section of the Work Programme).

Grant agreements will be entered into in relation to the following three specific themes:

  • EMFF-01-2018 (Theme 1) – Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges
  • EMFF-02-2018 (Theme 2) – Blue Careers in Europe
  • FEMP-03-2018 (Theme 3) – Support for Blue Economy: investing in innovation.

You are invited to carefully read the call documentation, namely this call and the applicant guide. These documents provide clarifications and answers to questions you may have when preparing your application.

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  • Objectives, themes, and priorities, types of activities that can be financed, and the expected results of the call.
  • Calendar and available budget.
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  • Evaluation procedure.

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    We also encourage you to visit the EASME website to consult the list of projects previously funded by the EMFF.


Relevance: EU fish and seafood processing industry is the main economic activity and driving force for the development of coastal communities in the EU.

  • EU processing sector: 124,000 jobs (45% of employees are women)
  • 3,600 companies
  • €30.3 billion annually.

Growing European and international markets.

  • Increasing demand for protein.
  • Growing demand for processed/packaged foods.
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

The main producers of mussels in the European Union

Participation percentage.

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MUSSELPRO system: an innovative technology-based solution that optimizes and controls the cooking and sterilization conditions of mussels, adjusting processing times and temperature levels to the characteristics of each batch of mussels to be processed.

Profitability and increase in product quality

Reduced processing times


Less power consumption/cycles


Less water consumption


Less GHG emissions


Greater production:



Results and Impacts

Transition of the EU seafood canning sector > introduction of advanced technology: improvement of competitiveness.

Supporting the coastal economies of the EU (job creation due to 20% increase in production).

Reducing environmental impact (reducing energy and water consumption, fewer GHG emissions).

  • 15% less energy consumption per cycle.
  • 30-45% less water consumption.
  • 15% less greenhouse gas emissions per cycle.


● Scaling up of the MUSSELPRO system and large-scale demonstration at JEALSA’s canning factory.

●  Scope: Total market readiness to target the EU and North American markets.

Target users: Seafood companies.