For one more year the innovative ideas and the creativity of the young Greek students were demonstrated through the ECOTROPHELIA 2021 National Competition of eco-innovative food products, that is organized in Greece by SEVT, since 2011. All participant teams showed great enthusiasm and passion and impressed the National Committee with their innovative spirit, the quality, as well as the special nutritional and ecological characteristics of their products.
Due to the pandemic, a hybrid event was organized successfully, with live participation of only the National Judging Committee and limited members of the teams. Through a platform that was developed, the participating teams also had the chance to promote their proposals via digital booths.
This year, 10 groups of students from 4 Universities reached the final phase. The winners of this year’s competition were:
1st award, the product Nutri Salad Bars, a savory bar inspired by the Mediterranean diet, offering a new taste experience! - National Technological University of Athens, Chemical Engineering School.
2nd award, the product OLIVENA, a non-dairy cheese substitute made from oats, pea protein, preserved in virgin olive oil - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Chemical Engineering Department.
3rd place, the product MυροβλήΤeas, innovative cube of organic herbs and honey, easily soluble in water for beverage production - University of the Aegean, Food Science and Nutrition Department.
An honorary award for the “Best Presentation” was also given to the product Softies Homestyle Snack, savory stuffed, gluten-free “pillows” produced in two different versions, vegan and vegetarian, both inspired by Mediterranean culture - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Food Science & Technology.
An honorary award for the “Best Commercial & Marketing Plan” was also given to the product Feel Your Oats, a unique organic bakery product based on oat sourdough, with legume flour, rich in protein and fibre - University of Thessaly, Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
The winners will represent our country at the ECOTROPHELIA 2021 European Competition.
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