Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Global PERES (Bringing a breakthrough e-nose solution on global markets for portable and reliable food safety and quality control)
Reporting period: 2014-10-01 to 2014-12-31
Hence, the overall aim of this project, submitted by a high-tech SME, ARS LAB from Lithuania, is to provide a breakthrough solution to the above mentioned societal and economic challenges by delivering fully functional, portable, affordable, market ready, unique and innovative at a world level electronic device (“electronic nose”) to determine the quality and level of freshness of meat, poultry and fish products. Both, standalone and cloud-based device versions will be delivered.
The concept of the PERES e-nose system, including the prototype of the device has already been recognized with the SME Instrument Phase 1 grant (Project ID 651805) , which was the only project in Lithuania that received funding in the first Call of Phase 1 in June 2014. Also, PERES has been awarded European Business Award for National Champions 2014/2015 . Both awards confirm uniqueness and timeliness of the proposed solution as they have been acquired in an extremely competitive process on the EU level.
Within the framework of Phase 1 SME Instrument, feasibility study and a business plan have been prepared by Ars Lab for the e-nose PERES device.
The proposed PERES product will be a unique, first such solution in the world to test food freshness and quality, that is portable, linked to a smartphone and will be offered at an affordable price facilitating its wide usage by the customers worldwide. The feasibility and business study conducted in Phase 1 clearly shows the device’s potential to be matured into a full-blown product in Phase 2 and successfully deployed, promoted and sold on the global markets, generating very good profits for Ars Lab while solving key societal challenges of food poisoning and food waste.