Cocuus' innovative technology, winner of the Ingenia Startup awards
Cocuus System Ibérica, a company specialising in laser printing and processing applied to the food industry, is the winner of the Ingenia Startup award, organised by the Food for Life-Spain platform. A firm that brings, with its interesting solutions, engineering, architecture and design to gastronomy.
At the last edition of Alibetopías, a benchmark event in innovation in the food sector organised by Fiab, the awards for the second edition of Ingenia Startup, organised by the Food for Life-Spain platform, were presented. These awards seek to highlight innovative projects in the food sector, as is the case of the winner, the company Cocuus System Ibérica, which is dedicated to 3D food printing and food laser transformation.
The award is one of many that this Navarrese start-up, founded in June 2017, has won and which has set up a gastronomic engineering laboratory from which it collaborates with restaurants and manufacturers.
Their innovations include food 3D printing using lasers, to which they have subsequently also added colour using food ink-jet technology: this has resulted, for example, in the world's first beer printer.
From the union of the two technologies, the first geriatric and hospital printing technology has also been born, capable of solving the problem of millions and millions of people who cannot eat solid food. This technology makes it possible to create realistically shaped and flavourful purees, giving many diners back the "desire" to eat.
Cocuus offers innovative technology to the fine dining industry to surprise your guests and at the same time make these creative creations quickly and efficiently. Its advanced Laserglow 3D printing system allows the chef to create surprising creations in seconds; it is a tool with which he can give free rein to his imagination to create creations that were previously impossible to achieve manually.
This hybrid cooking technology projects a laser onto food, causing processes such as selective curdling, vegetable carving, sintering of food powder, engraving and cutting of dough, or thermo-aero-printing on meat and fish. "We transform food in a creative, efficient and sustainable way," explain the company's managers.
Why not print the restaurant's logo on the hamburger bun?
Its advanced 3D printing system achieves hyper-personalisation, as it allows dough, fruit, meat, vegetables and fish to be decorated to the consumer's taste with names, logos or themed shapes, opening up an unlimited field of possibilities from which gastronomic restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, catering companies, but also bakeries, food industries and cooking schools can benefit.