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Building a trusty future food system by using blockchain tech

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952600

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 894 362,63

  • EU contribution

    € 894 362,63

Coordinated by:

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal

Objective

The TrustEat! project is a Twinning action between the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Portugal), Wageningen University & Research (WUR, Netherlands), and IBM Research (Switzerland) in the field of food blockchain. The essence of the partnership is to strengthen the research area of food blockchain, focusing on improving INL´s research profile and capturing future opportunities of joint research. With these objectives, partners will develop a R&D Strategic Roadmap, will conduct training for senior and junior researchers, benchmark activities in research management and develop different activities with stakeholders to make the project sustainable, facilitating the transfer of knowledge. Activities include staff exchanges, expert visits, on-site/virtual training, workshops, conference, joint summer schools and activities to increase the ecosystem awareness.
Food safety is a basis for effective functioning of markets with trust and transparency. Food safety risks occur along the food chain from a number of contaminants. In addition, malpractices or fraudulent practices could also lead to increased food safety risks. It is of major importance for the public health to develop integrated approaches along the entire food chain for detecting, assessing, and mitigating pathogens and contaminant hazards. The food blockchain technology would allow to ensure the food value chain integrity to consumers, that is, safety, traceability and authenticity. By using blockchain all the stakeholders in the food value chain will know where their food comes in real-time data, which can really increase trust and confidence about food production from start to finish.
By establishing a link between two of the best leading institutions in food integrity and blockchain, INL will improve the quality and the innovative nature of the developed research, will strengthen the interaction of partners, taking the research to the next level.
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Coordinator

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Address

Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 482 555

Participants (2)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 155 786,38

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 256 021,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952600

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 894 362,63

  • EU contribution

    € 894 362,63

Coordinated by:

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal