Wine Salami Fish Dairy
EAI IIES Summit and Exhibition
Riva del Garda, Trento Italy 4-6 October, 2012
Food Safety & Autenticity 2012
Brussels, Belgium 18-20 September, 2012
Rome, Italy, 23-27 July 2012
IEEE Symposium and URSI Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA 8-14 July, 2012
QUID Innovation Italy
Milan, Italy 27-28 June, 2012
INSME - INNOBIZ - WTA Hi-tech fair
Daejeon, South Korea 21-25 May 2012
CIBUS 2012
Parma, Italy 7-10 May 2012
SMAU business 2012
Padova, Italy 18-19 April 2012
IEEE International Conference on RFID
Orlando, FL, USA 3-5 April 2012
Anuga FoodTec - F2F at Speakers' Corner
Cologne, Germany 28 March 2012




The pilots will be implemented at the geographical locations of the technology transfer operations, involving at least three SMEs at each location. These have been divided into five 'streams', covering different parts of the value chain:

  • Farm: for each use case, identify the information which is important to the business process, both of the farmer and downstream, ways of gathering information, through a combination of sensor networks to monitor growing and storage conditions and RFID to identify batches of product. After the installation of equipment and software in the pilot sites, personnel will be trained and systems will be tested, assessing the effectiveness and evaluating the impact on the business process.
  • Processing: identify constraints and benefits, analysing industrial food production pilot, coming up with RFID implementation within processing in order to validate data description, transmission and exploitation throughout the complete food chain product.
  • Logistics: tracking of food products through the transport of ingredients or product between stages of the value process; the information to be gathered will include: start, end point and duration of journey, conditions during transport, other products co-shipped.
  • Distribution and Retail: monitor the quality of the product as it is warehoused and store at point of sale; the information to be gathered will include: storage times and conditions, products co-stored.
  • Customer: assessment of a consumer response accessing information related to a food product through a RFID/NFC label or barcode attached to it through feasibility analysis; web and mobile applications will be offered aftered having identified consumer’s acceptance and interest in the use of those new technologies.

Here is an introduction to pilot business cases:

Further pilots will be developed as business cases for other product types; in addition, it is intended to complete the value chains of the initial pilots, ideally across national boundaries.