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C ontainerized filtration unit to concentrate milk Duration: N/A Summary: More than ever the challenge for the dairy sector includes bringing milk to the consumer at a competitive price and in the most sustainable way. Farmers face a situation where cost reduction is necessary but actions are demanded as well in order to meet climate goals. Question is whether improvements in the current way milk is produced and processed are going to make the difference. Given the fact that emissions from transport, processing and distribution (carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide) to retail contribute up to 29.4%, a group of highly...
Date: 07/10/2020 - 16:10 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Farm-Tech device installed in the pigsty Duration: 25 February 2020 / 25 February 2021 Summary: Farm-Tech project consists in the demonstration into an operational environment of a Decision Support System (DSS) for Swine farmers. The DSS allow monitoring and controlling different biological parameters. In this way, it would be possible to: Helping swine farmers to solve management problems (feeding, medical treatments) by taking data-driven decisions; Fighting chemicals resistance by rationalizing the usage of these treatments in swine farms. Nowadays, the only solutions for the management and treatment of farm animals...
Date: 06/10/2020 - 16:24 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Anders Vestergaard works as Program Manager for the cross institutional R&D program "Sustainable Growth" at the University College of Denmark (UCN) and he is also partner of the FIT4FoF. What does University College of Northern Denmark offer? UCN offers shorter higher education within a lot of areas spanning four main areas from health, pedagogics, business to technology. We have more than 9000 students in these areas. Many of these will graduate with a professional bachelor’s degree. Furthermore UCN offers life long learning activities and consultancy services for local industry via a separate business unit “...
Date: 06/10/2020 - 10:51 | FIT4FoF
The project will launch two open call for innovative proposals aimed at SMEs in aerospace, textile and advance manufacturing sectors. GALACTICA - “ Smart Industrial innovation as enabler to drive new value chains for textiles and aerospace ” , has officially started with its kick-off meeting held virtually on September 28 th and 29 th 2020. GALACTICA project aims to support the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace based on advanced manufacturing. The project will facilitate the uptake of Industrial Intelligent Systems and Industrial Internet of Things as part of the strategic innovation...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 15:34 | GALACTICA
Taking the labour out of packing fruit Fruit packing is usually a labour-intensive process associated with high costs, inconsistent packing quality and increasing difficulties with finding workers. To overcome these challenges, there is a need for a machine that can automate the packing of apples or pears in trays. This explorative project will build new knowledge about suitable computer vision and image processing technologies for inspecting fruit quality on a rotating station, positioning fruit in the right direction and transporting it to the tray. Lead SME, Stas NV will work with technology experts at Sirris to...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 11:43 | S3FOOD
Better meat, more transparency – with real-time monitoring pH and temperature are critical parameters in the production of poultry meat. This project aims to demonstrate the potential for digital monitoring of poultry scalding to improve product quality, reduce waste and save time while increasing the transparency and traceability of production. The findings will support the development of a wider concept for real-time digital control and regulation where a broad spectrum of digital data sources are recorded and analysed. Deep process insights will help define specific performance indicators and enable retrospective...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 11:38 | S3FOOD
Digital meat production with respect for tradition GARCÍA NUÑO. EL CHICO S.L. is a traditional Spanish, family-run charcuterie with more than 60 years of experience – and in need of comprehensive automation. This project is a first step towards industry 4.0 technology. The ultimate goal is to modernise, monitor and optimise manufacturing and commercial processes without compromising the charcuterie’s traditional character. The project is being conducted in collaboration with CTIC Technology Centre. Duration: 4 months 01/08/2020 - 30/11 Voucher type: exploration Funded SME: GARCÍA NUÑO. EL CHICO S.L. www...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 11:24 | S3FOOD
Controlled fermentation for the best quality wine Winemakers will gain a cost-effective digital opportunity to manage the quality of their wine with the new real-time process monitoring platform under development in the COMFY project. Using sensors to gather data during yeast fermentation, wineries will be able to adjust and steer the process to obtain the distinct quality and flavour they need to stand out on the market. Following a feasibility study, the project partners are now ready to validate the prototype monitoring platform. Ultimately, it could mean better quality wines at lower cost and with less waste due to...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 11:04 | S3FOOD
Solving the missing box mystery – with smart visualisation Holeki bakery has a keen interest in responding to customers who experience that boxes of products are sometimes missing when pallets are delivered. The company currently spends a lot of time and energy on finding out where boxes get ‘lost’ in the supply chain. This project will explore smart visualisation tools for controlling and verifying pallets and how to capture, store and link control data to the purchase order. The goal is to ensure all pallets are complete before dispatch and improve traceability so customer claims can be solved more efficiently –...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 09:53 | S3FOOD
A continuous eye on biscuit quality How do you know when biscuits are baked to perfection? At Belgian biscuit company La Confiance, quality control is currently subject to the trained eye of individual employees, who evaluate samples at regular intervals and adjust the baking process accordingly. With the BBISQUIT project, La Confiance wants to switch to a more objective and continuous quality control system. Cameras and intelligent software will evaluate the colour of the baked biscuits and make the necessary adjustments to oven parameters. The benefit is optimised production and increased food safety – and always...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 09:46 | S3FOOD

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