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Smartphone analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety

Objective

Current food quality and safety testing is, to a large extent, an inefficient, expensive and ineffective process, unable to assure food safety for all consumers and unable to prevent major food fraud incidents. A paradigm shift in quality and safety testing is urgently required in order to free resources for an intensified combat against fraud in the food chain. As an enabling technology solution, the FoodSmartphone ETN proposes the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostics tools for simplified on-site rapid pre-screening of food quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders. FoodSmartphone comprises 7 Training Sites (3 universities, 3 research centres, 1 innovation SME), plus 5 Partner Organisations (1 global food industry, 1 diagnostics SME and 3 universities awarding doctoral degrees). The consortium has been built upon highly complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro-engineers, mathematicians and food chemists will work together on the joint supra-disciplinary goal. FoodSmartphone provides a unique mix of exciting local PhD research covering all aspects of smartphone-based screening tools plus a wealth of network-wide science & innovation and transferable skills training: the ETN provides more than 14 network-wide and transferable skills training events and 16 optional- and 11 mandatory intersectoral secondment opportunities. The ETN and results thereof will be widely disseminated to key stakeholders, embedded in continuous education programs and translated into a final exploitation plan. Scientific awareness of the next generation and public engagement will be boosted by several well-targeted outreach activities. The scientific training in novel smartphone-based sensing technologies plus the complementary skills training provided will have a major impact on future EU monitoring practices and, moreover, pave the road for Citizen Science approaches to food quality and safety testing.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Net EU contribution
€ 539 123,48
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 506 280,52
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 258 972,04
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AQUAMARIJN MICRO FILTRATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 209 052,22
Address
Singel 58 B
1015 AB Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ZEULAB SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Bari 25 Duplicado Poligono Industrial Plaza Plataforma Logistica De Zaragoza
50197 Zaragoza

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00