Eran Sharon – Shape Shifting Pasta (TTM #10874)¬ - The researchers developed a technique for manufacturing pasta that can be ‘preprogrammed’ for specific shape shifting upon boiling. This shape shifting pasta is manufactured, flat and straight, from regular pasta dough, and packaged into flat-pack low volume straight boxes - upon boiling in water the pasta takes on twisty twirly shapes. This can save space in transport and storage and enhanced user engagement experience.
Patent Position: Provisional filed.
Scientific Article: Drafted
Project ID : 47-2020-10874
Pasta, Shape Change,
Current development stage
General list: TRL4 Technology validated in lab
Licensing of Technology
Pasta such as fettuccine, linguine and spaghetti are elongated, straight and are flat-packed for transport in small volume boxes. Their twirl, twisty, elbow, bowtie counterparts, however are packaged in space consuming large volume boxes.
The researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing pasta that can be ‘preprogrammed’ for specific shape shifting upon boiling (Fig.1). This shape-shifting pasta is manufactured flat and straight and flat-packed into low volume straight boxes - upon boiling in water the pasta takes on twisty, twirly shapes.
- Saves space for transport and storage
- Can be ‘preprogrammed’ for specific shape shifting with a wide range of configurations
- Enhances user engagement
- Large sheets can be cut at home for a creative and fun experience
- Manufacturing is inexpensive and simple (not involving 3D printing)
A provisional patent was filed.
Yissum is looking for a licensee to commercialize this technology. A provisional patent application has been filed.
VP, BD AGTECH, FOODTECH, VETERINARY & ENVIRONMENT
HUJI, Faculty of Science
The Racah Institute of Physics