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Fiber optic sensor for real time analytics of the critical parameters for vinification

Project description

Smart monitoring improves wine production

The production of wine spans thousands of years. Today, new technology is helping winemakers improve the quality of their wine. Density, turbidity, colour, temperature and alcohol content are vital parameters. To monitor and measure these parameters, the EU-funded Winegrid project has combined fibre optic sensors and communication channels with advanced analytics and AI software. This new technology is more efficient than current manual data collection methods. The project will also miniaturise its design units (to a model that is just 20 cm in diameter) and integrate it with automation and a user interface to enable predictive reporting. The project will work on the sensor’s commercialisation in the wine industry, and introduce a wider range of sensors to monitor other liquids.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 594 118,75
Campus Universitario De Aveiro Edificio 1
3810-193 Aveiro

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Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 594 118,75