Updated: Oct 4
A digital standard for measuring taste and smell
We're incredibly honored and thrilled to announce that Ajinomatrix has been spotlighted in a recent article by S3 Food, an esteemed platform at the forefront of FoodTech innovations. The feature titled, "A digital Standard for measuring taste and smell," dives deep into the challenges faced by food manufacturers due to the absence of a global standard for sensory evaluation.
Historically, sensory evaluations have been heavily localized, reflecting the taste preferences of specific regions. The data, often logged in simplistic Excel sheets, fails to encapsulate the intricate nuances of taste and smell. However, the groundbreaking work by our team at Ajinomatrix, in close collaboration with Eklo, aims to resolve this long-standing issue. Our proposed solution, an open-source B2B software, harnesses the power of machine learning and deep neural networks. This digital transformation of sensory science promises to make evaluations faster, more efficient, and universally relevant.
The support and recognition from platforms like S3 Food are not just commendations but affirmations of our dedication and vision. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to S3 Food for their Exploration Voucher grant of 15k€, which significantly bolstered our initial endeavors. This grant was instrumental in seeking expert insights, conducting an in-depth market study, and subsequently proving the feasibility of our innovative approach. With a successful pretotype already in place, we are now fervently marching towards the next steps: securing financing for a comprehensive Proof of Concept (PoC) and transitioning towards a serialized generic Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
In conclusion, we view this feature as both an accolade and a responsibility. While it underscores our contributions to the FoodTech realm, it also reminds us of the immense potential that still lies ahead. As we chart our course forward, we remain steadfast in our mission: to revolutionize sensory evaluations, making them more accurate, efficient, and globally applicable. Our journey has only just begun, and with the continuous support of our partners, collaborators, and well-wishers, we are poised to make an indelible mark on the FoodTech landscape.
Thank you for being an integral part of our story. We invite you to read the full article here and join us on this transformative journey.