innovation at the service of agriculture and agro-industry
integrated solutions for greater and better production, sustainability and environmental conservation
Agriculture for high quality food production, biodiversity conservation and rural landscape preservation
At ISQ we believe in a present and future with production and diversity of high quality foods available to all 365 days a year. We work to increase crop yields without increasing the production area, reducing production costs and resources with a view to a lower environmental impact. Be part of the new digital transition in the agricultural sector.
Solutions to support the Agricultural and Agro-industrial sector
We have several certified laboratories and specialized teams in essential services for the agricultural and agro-industrial sector.
Our regulatory and technological solutions and services for the agro-industrial sector help address the new challenges of a more global and competitive market.
The Solutions Specialist is an expert in the market where your business operates, with an integrated view of our services and skills and how they can help you achieve better results.
ISQ operates throughout the value chain of the primary sector, providing integrated services and innovative technological solutions that allow to increase the competitiveness, sustainability and productivity of agro-industrial systems
ISQ’s role in this sector
Being a large Technological Interface Center, ISQ is a unique entity that brings together four complementary valences:
This allows ISQ not only to promote technology transfer and innovation in companies, through certification processes, improvement of quality and efficiency in production, support for innovation activities, access to technologies under development and training of human resources, but also to provide high quality and recognized services, in accordance with the most rigorous standards and applicable norms.
Isq’s presence in the agro-industrial sector
QFA – the Unit for Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals and Agri-Food
ISQ has decided to combine the various valences it already has in the chemical, pharmaceutical and agri-food sectors with regard to analyses and trials, and has created a highly specialized unit called FFQ (Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and AgroAlimentar), dedicated to providing analysis services to various sectors of activity.
These are areas of activity with a high technological and scientific component, based on the accumulated experience of laboratory activity of the ISQ Group.
The services provided by the Chemistry Laboratory of ISQ (LABQUI), cover a very wide range of tests ranging from Chemical Analyses to Environmental and Food Control.
Analytical services in the agricultural field have a strong impact on the safety of the sector, promoting not only the optimization of cultivation, fertilisation, harvesting and distribution processes as well as the promotion of safe agricultural production and protection of society in general through chemical and microbiological analysis of food.
The client enjoys a service of high professionalism, high quality standards, total exemption and impartiality in issuing results and technical opinions. You can also enjoy solutions tailored to your needs due to the laboratory's capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Labqui, in partnership with the Center for Operational and Irrigation Technologies (COTR), develops an integrated Agricultural Analysis service whose evaluation of the results gives rise to the issuance of recommendations / technical reports in order to meet the needs of plants, through a rigorous application of macro and micronutrients.
The recommendations/technical reports fall within the requirements of farmers' field notebooks covered by certification standards such as Integrated Production, Organic Production, GLOBALGAP, BRC and Vulnerable Areas:
- Agricultural soils.
- Plant matter.
- Watering waters.
Labiagro is a Chemical and Microbiological Laboratory of the ISQ group, dedicated to quality control and food safety. Endowed with a team of excellence with high training and experience and a unique laboratory structure, it has the most advanced technology and offers a set of differentiating services that are an integral and indispensable part for ensuring food safety and quality, contributing to a more conscious society.
Labiagro provides services to all food chain operators, including producers, industry, distributors, storers, from various sectors of activity. It provides knowledge as a complement in decision-making and presents specialized services and integrated solutions that result in a significant improvement in the performance levels of organizations involved in the food chain, improvement of their processes and consequently in safeguarding the health and well-being of consumers, thus contributing to the minimization of risks to public health.
The services are based on 3 main themes:
- Analytical Services: Chemical and Microbiological Analyses
- Consulting and Technical Support, Technical Solutions.
Tests on packaging, materials, high consumption products and food contact
Through the National Packaging Center (CNE), ISQ Group Laboratory specialized in tests on packaging, materials, products of great consumption and food contact. The CNE develops tailored tests in several areas, in order to evaluate the performance of the products taking into account the purpose for which they are intended. Among the laboratory activity, we highlight the ability to evaluate materials and packaging through the following services:
- Evaluation of mechanical/physical properties, with tensile, compression, bending, among others.
- Climate tests: accelerated aging, temperature and humidity control, life cycle analyses.
- Product performance: leak assessment, integrity, impact, etc.
- Transport simulation, evaluation of packaging behavior: vibration, compression, falls, etc.
- Food contact, verification of compliance with European legislation, FDA, Council of Europe: global migration, specific migration, residual quantity, etc.
- Assessment of the suitability of the packaging to the product (protection, storage and distribution requirements).
- Optimization of packaging against your product.
- Evaluation and preparation of technical data sheets / declarations of conformity, and other supporting documents.
- Support services in the evaluation of documentation, tailored training actions, and conducting audits to suppliers.
ISQ is a percussor entity of technology and digitization in various sectors of the industry with extensive experience in national and international projects. In the R&D area related to agricultural systems, ISQ works on areas related to sustainability and resource efficiency in agriculture (water and energy) and animal farms, process digitization and digital decision support tools. The projects carried out include:
In addition to the R&D activity, ISQ also supports farmers and agro-industrialists in identifying funding opportunities in national and international programs.