Public and private sectors drive Nextcoa Project in Colombia

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS DRIVE NEXTCOA PROJECT IN COLOMBIA

The Nextcoa Project, which commits the alliance of the public and private sectors and links the Industrial University of Santander (UIS) to the economic development of Colombia, was initiated at the end of 2017 to modernize, through the use of science and technology, the processes of transformation of cocoa.

The purpose is to create new cocoa flavors (characteristic of the region) and produce biomaterials for the specialized industry and advanced materials for the food industry, as well as liquor, cocoa, cocoa butter and toppings. 

The execution of the project is carried out in the Biotechnology Laboratory of the Guatiguará Technology Park, in the municipality of Piedecuesta (Department of Santander), where the intense scientific activity compromises the intervention of professionals in different disciplines.