March 2023


With funding from the Axencia Galega de Innovación through the InnovaPeme 2023 – Line 2 programme, i-Grape Laboratory will implement a redesign to improve and increase the efficiency of its production processes. The objectives of the plan include an 80% reduction in liquid waste, a 70% automation rate and a 90% reduction in total waste, as well as its reintroduction into the value chain.

March 2023


In this first call of the Innowwide programme, 50 projects have been funded, of which up to 25 are from partners in Africa and the other 25 from North and South America, the Middle East or Asia-Pacific. I-Grape’s competitive proposal for expansion in the Mexican market managed to be among the 25 selected.

March 2023

University-Business Challenge Contest

The call is part of the University-Business Knowledge Transfer Plan 2021-2023 developed by the Ministry of Education of the Regional Government of Castilla y León and the nine universities of Castilla y León in the framework of the Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation of Castilla y León (RIS3) 2021-2027.

In the 2022 edition, the response of the Food, Technology and Health research group (ALTESA) of the University of Burgos to the technological demand presented by i-Grape titled “Validation of active metabolites derived from grapes in the treatment of acute myocardial infarct”, won 3rd prize in the competition.3rd prize in the competition

March 2023


R&D&I Project in Public-Private Partnership, of the State Programme to Promote Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer, of the State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research 2021-2023, through the State Innovation Agency (Ministry of Science and Innovation).

The GREENVITISV project has a duration of three years and is carried out in collaboration with two public entities: the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences, belonging to the State Agency of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Galician Agency for Food Quality, belonging to the Regional Ministry of Rural Affairs (Xunta de Galicia).

With the aim of contributing to the circular economy and the sustainability of the agri-food sector, phytosanitary-pesticide products based on bioactive extracts from by-products of the wine industry will be developed. These products will be formulated for use against the most common vineyard diseases, thus reducing the use of synthetic pesticides. The use of grape marc extract as an antioxidant and preservative will also be explored for use in wineries as a substitute for sulphur dioxide, the most commonly used additive in the wine industry.


December 2022


‘I Investigate Programme’ enables the recruitment of young researchers seeking employment to carry out research and innovation initiatives, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. Funded by the European Union-NextGenerationEU and managed through the Department of Employment Promotion and Equality of the Xunta de Galicia.

i-Grape has added a new researcher to its team thanks to funding from this programme.

September 2022


Service of the Galician Institute for Economic Promotion (IGAPE) that allows the identification and assessment of the factors that define a company’s ability to compete in the market using the T-H Matrix Methodology. The aim of this service is to give an answer to the following objectives:

  • Determine the company’s current competitive position in 22 competitiveness factors.
  • Define, on a consensual way, the ideal path of change and establish actions to improve competitiveness.
  • Collaborate in the implementation of the selected early improvement actions.
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July 2022

i-Grape collaborates with three research groups of the Universities of León and Salamanca in three different projects, funded by the General Foundation of the University of León and the Business (FGULEM) and the General Foundation of the University of Salamanca, respectively, in the framework of the TCUE Plan 2021-2023 (, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Junta de Castilla y León.

i-Grape extracts have been selected in these projects because of their excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties due to the high content of polyphenols (proanthocyanidins). Two research lines will be explored, concerning the treatment of heart failure and the in vitro assays for sperm preservation.

Lanzadera University of León (2 projects)

  1. Development of a multiparametric assay for sperm evaluation in the framework of rapid proanthocyanidin analysis (PROSPERM).
  2. Dual experimental approach for the validation of a proanthocyanidin extract as a treatment for heart failure (COREXINA)

Lanzadera University of Salamanca (1 project):

  1. Evaluation of the cardioprotective effect of proanthocyanidins using zebrafish as a model for the study of human diseases

October 2021

NeoGiANT (The power of grape extracts: antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to prevent the use of antibiotics in farmed animals) is an EU H2020 Innovative Action (IA) led by the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The aim of the NeoGiANT project is to develop a series of new products ( animal feed, desease treatment products and sperm preservatives) based on our natural extracts in order to decrease the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and replace synthetic preservatives.

i-Grape’s grape marc extracts are the foundation of the whole project. The new products will have as active ingredient our extracts obtained from Vitis vinifera through a sustainable and patented extraction process.

The 4-year project is financed with more than 8.3 million euros will be carried out by a consortium coordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela and composed of 20 partners from 9 countries (ES, UK, PL, CZ, HU, DE, PT, BE and AR): 4 higher education institutions (Universities of Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Berlin and South Bohemia in the Czech Republic), 5 research organisations (MRI, IBPRS, VRI, MATE and CONICET), 5 SMEs (i-Grape Laboratory, Contactica, Anitom, LifeBioEncapsulation, Bianor Biotech) a 3 large companies (CZ Vaccines, Magapor y Nutrition Science), as well as the Asociación Agraria de Jóvenes Agricultores (ASAJA) and the Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE).

October 2020

Individual project presented by i-Grape to the H2020 EIC SME Instrument phase 2 call in October 2020. The development of the extracts obtained by i-Grape for uses as veterinary medicine, food additives and biopesticide were considered. This project was awarded with the “Seal of Excelence of the European Commission.

September 2019

Project in consortium presented to the call H2020-BBI-JTI-2019 – IA DEMO (H2020-BBI-JTI-2019)topic: BBI-2019-SO3-D3. This project was awarded with the Synergy Labelby the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

December 2019

BioIncubaTech is the High Technology Incubator made for the biotechnological innovation foment and transference in the health and food technology field in SMEs.

BioIncubaTech is an initiative created by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), financed by the INCYDE foundation, included and financed in the FEDER operative program for Intelligent Growth 2014ES16RFOP001, through the Intermediate Organism, Chamber of Commerce in Spain.

BioIncubaTech takes part on the project “High Technology Incubators for the innovation foment and the technology transference to SMEs”, in order to promote a modernization of the region’s productive framework.

i-Grape Laboratory was one of the few companies which were selected in the first call after a selection process among candidates from all over Spain.

December 2020

Individual project presented to the GAIN call: <<Aid for the granting of subsidies for the promotion of Galician participation in the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union (Horizon 2020).>>. Selected Project


(DOG number 90, 11ᵗʰ May 2020)