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Data Science and AI assisted holistic software to digitally design optimised high quality and safe food products with minor environmental impact

Objective

New food product development is still an inefficient, time-intensive and manual process based on an iterative laboratory approach. In the food design process, a multitude of parameter, e.g. consumer’s wishes, food safety, health requirements and environmental related needs, must be considered. It takes up to 24 months and 150 tests to create a new food product.
We will overcome this challenge with a disruptive digital food design solution based on data science and AI. The OptiSignFood software will provide a holistic and integrated approach to predict and optimise food’s quality, appearance and safety based on reliable scientific data. OptiSignFood will be the first solution on the market able taking in consideration all aspects of food design. The AI based approach allows 85% more accurate predictions than competitors simple calculations. It saves manufacturers 90% of time in the food product design and helps achieving Green Deal and UN sustainable development goals by creating more sustainable and healthy food products selecting ingredients with same nutritional properties, but lower environmental impact, saving up to 98% CO2eq. We target 9.6% of serviceable available F&B companies and 9.4 M€ gross profit in 2027.
The translational consortium combines nutrition, food technology and environmental expertise from the research and industry to foster the transfer of the innovative solution from the lab into a product that meets the customer needs:
Mia & Ben (Berlin & London), a science led food manufacturing company, laid the foundation for OptiSignFood and develops the AI prediction models.
Agroscope (Zürich) is one of the leading institutions for sustainability in the food chain and focuses on the concept to connect environmental and nutrition/health impacts.
Metacognis (London) is specialised on life science and AI data mining.
Pascal Processing (Helmond, NL) is a contract manufacturer and will contribute real data to the project and become the first industry user.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 661 250

Participants (3)

METACOGNIS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 250
Address
86 90 Paul Street
EC2A 4NE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PASCAL PROCESSING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 250
Address
Scheepsboulevard 3
5705KZ Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIA & BEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 604 750
Address
Chausseestrasse 8A
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)