A dynamic knowledge-based food research company

Matís is a dynamic knowledge-based food research company, founded by the merger of the Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories (IFL), the research division of the Environment and Food Agency, IceTec, the Agricultural Research Institute and the biotechnology company Prokaria.

Matís' specialized fields include biotechnology, enzyme isolation, processing technology, traceability, genetic analysis, chemical and microbiological testing, physical and chemical properties of food, quality and safety of aquatic and marine catches, feed technology for aquaculture and environmental research.

Our research is carried out by highly competent and enthusiastic scientists working at first class facilities. A key aspect of operations at Matís is to engage in applied research with the goal of increasing the value of food production as well as ensuring the safety, quality and sustainability of Icelandic products.

Our role

  • To maintain the competitiveness of the food industry and products
  • To enhance public health through research and dissemination of knowledge
  • To provide risk assessment regarding safety of food and feed
  • To promote sustainable utilization of resources through research, innovation
    and consultancy

Matís' operations can be divided into applied research and development, analytical services and knowledge transfer including training and consultation. Our research activity is concentrated within the following five company divisions:

Main activities

Other key personnel

More information about our research divisions can be found on the left or visit our Services and Knowledge Transfer pages.