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Ultra-compact, low-cost plasmo-photonic bimodal multiplexing sensor platforms as part of a holistic solution for food quality monitoring

Objective

As consumer demand for fresh fruits and vegetables (F&V) continues to increase, so does the risk of microbiological and chemical contamination. Currently, inspections for F&V are carried out at the production site or the food processing facility, based also on regulatory requirements. In most cases these are inspections of random batches using laboratory techniques, which may require up to two or more days before getting results. The time and cost per analysis leads to reduced checks and thus, elevated risks, even in countries with very efficient control mechanisms. Furthermore, such analysis cannot take place in all parts of the value chain (due to time requirements, but also due to associated cost), including supermarkets or restaurants, which are critical points since this is where the consumer will get the products from. GRACED considers the aforementioned need and the limitations of current techniques and proposes a novel solution for contaminants detection in all stages of the F&V industry value chains. The heart of the proposed solution is a novel plasmo-photonic bimodal interferometric sensor, combined with low cost on-chip light generation, capable of simultaneously and quickly detecting different analytes of interest. The sensor will be part of holistic, modular solution that exploits unique engineering designs, IoT concepts and advanced data analytics, for the early detection of contaminations in the F&V value chains. The approach will be validated in different production & distribution systems: a) a conventional farming system in open-air farms and the follow-up steps of food processing for preparing cooked meals and frozen vegetable packages, b) a novel, urban farming ecosystem, producing F&V locally and using them in in-situ restaurants, c) a short value chain based on agro-ecology and direct distribution from farmers to consumers & restaurants, d) a semi-automatic farm producing mushrooms and distributing them to supermarkets & wholesalers.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 558 281,25

Participants (13)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 351 875
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 406,25
Address
Via Gustavo Fara 39
20124 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 363 081,25
Address
444 Route Des Dolines
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIALOOM LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 357 937,50
Address
28Th Octovriou Avenue 72 Engomi
2414 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MULTITEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 481 875
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 477 382,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
SOUS LES FRAISES
France
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
17 Rue De Retrait
75020 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 422 187,50
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POUR UNE AGRICULTURE DU VIVANT
France
EU contribution
€ 220 312,50
Address
18-26 Rue Goubet
75019 Paris
Activity type
Other
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 628 750
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Other
PILZE-NAGY KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 128 437,50
Address
Talfaja 47/B
6000 Kecskemet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISS BIOSENSE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 437,50
Address
Bernado Cavallino 113/B
80131 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUMENSIA SENSORS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 516,25
Address
Calle Islas Canarias 6 Puerta 8
46023 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)