The TACTICS project, budgeted at 1.6 million euros and funded by the CDTI, will develop an innovative chemical analysis technique applicable to the agri-food, cosmetic, textile or plastics industry

New Control Techniques for the Industrial Transition towards a Safe Circular Economy (TACTICS) is the project that seeks to demonstrate the viability and suitability of new chemical analysis techniques to facilitate the incorporation of recycled or valued materials into the value chain of Industry 4.0 circular. This initiative, of almost 1.6 million euros financed by the CDTI, is promoted by three Galician companies: AMSlab, based in Lugo; Sigillum Knowledge Solutions, based in Santiago; and Torus Software Solutions, located in A Coruña.

AMSlab, Sigillum Knowledge Solutions and Torus Software Solutions address the challenge of the circular economy. The initiative will use the research of analytical techniques to guarantee the composition and quality of raw materials and products through simple, fast, inexpensive and integrated methodologies throughout the industrial chain. They will be easy to interpret and reliable in order to move towards circularity and sustainability of strategic sectors, following the EU guidelines. Galicia would become a benchmark for the circular economy.

TACTICS will be developed by a consortium led by AMSlab. The Lugo laboratory is a benchmark in the field of quality control in strategic sectors and in the development of innovative analytical methods that allow the selective detection and quantification of multiple compounds. Also present is Sigillum Knowledge Solutions, a company that offers specialized consulting services in sustainability, health and safety to fashion, cosmetic and other consumer goods companies. The initiative is completed by Torusware, which develops efficient and scalable solutions in the field of massive analysis data processing (big data).

The consortium has the scientific collaboration of Mestrelab Research, a leader in the development of research software; and from the University of Santiago de Compostela, with experience in innovation and technological development in the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for the valorization of products.

The Ministry of Science and Innovation will support this initiative, which will have a subsidy from the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) through the SME Missions category, co-financed with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in its Multi-regional Operational Program of Spain 2014-2020. The budget for the project, which will run for 29 months, amounts to 1,598,342 euros. The goal for the next two and a half years is clear: to develop a new chemical analysis technique that could be applied in the food industry, cosmetics, textiles or plastics.