About

FoodMicroSystems is supported by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme ([FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n° 287634.

Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
Topic of the work programme Objective ICT-2009.3.9- Microsystems and Smart Miniaturised Systems
Project officer Andreas Lymberis (DG CONNECT)
Number of partners 9 organisations
Duration 2 years from September 2011 to November 2013
Project summary The overall objective of FoodMicroSystems is to initiate the implementation of microsystems &smart miniaturised systems in the food sector by improving cooperation between suppliers and users of microsystems for food/beverage quality and safety. The project has five specific objectives:

  • To improve the coordination of national and EU programmes for the development of food applications
  • To facilitate cooperation of the value chain actors from research to industrialisation of smart systems in the food sector
  • To promote industrial take-up actions in the food sector
  • To develop roadmaps linking applications and technologies
  • To promote international cooperation

The project is structured into 5 main Work- packages.

WP1 (Current state of play) will identify partners for international cooperation as well as examples of existing MST applications in the food sector.

WP2 (Research inventory) will provide an analysis of MST research programmes and activities in regards to food applications.

WP3 (Food industry demands and constraints) will study the needs of the food industry, the economic and technical constraints, the perception of the consumers as well as the ethical and regulation context.

WP4 (Roadmapping) will develop detailed research and application roadmaps for three food chains.

WP5 (Communication and exploitation) aims at communicating the project’s results through dissemination, presentations, information campaigns and training.The consortium includes key research players in both the food and the microsystems’sectors. FoodSmartSystems is an “open project”that will associate industry and other stakeholders in its activities.

 Coordination ACTIA
16, rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris Cedex 05
Tel: (+33) 01 44 08 86 20
Fax: (+33) 01 44 08 86 21
Mail Contact: Christophe Cotillon
Partners THE ASSOCIATION de COORDINATION TECHNIQUE pour L’INDUSTRIE AGRO-ALIMENTAIRE (“ACTIA”)
France
www.actia-asso.eu/accueil/index.htmlACTILAIT
www.actilait.comADIV
www.adiv.frAERIAL
www.aerial-crt.com

LNE
www.lne.fr

EUROQUALITY (“EQY”)
France
www.euroquality.fr

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT (“WU”)
The Netherlands
www.wur.nl/uk/

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS (“CSIC”)
Spain
www.imb-cnm.csic.es

4M2C PATRIC SALOMON GMBH (“4M2C”)
Germany
www.4m2c.com/

COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (“CEA”)
France
www.cea.fr/

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (“Fraunhofer”)
Germany
www.fraunhofer.de/en/.html

TARTU BIOTECHNOLOGY PARK LTD (“TBP”)
Estonia
www.biopark.ee/

FOOD &BIOBASED RESEARCH, institute within the legal entity STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK (“DLO”)
The Netherlands
www.fbr.wur.nl/UK/about/

Associated partners:
TRIPTOLEMOS (Spain)
www.triptolemos.org

Useful links
Project ID on Cordis
MicroSystems unit at DG INFSO