SISTERS is an EU H2020 funded project that aims to design, implement, and promote the uptake of five innovative strategies, one at each stage of the food value chain, to systemically reduce food loss & waste.
The second General Assembly of SISTERS celebrating the project’s first anniversary took place in Napoli (IT) from the 26-27th of October. It was hosted by SISTERS partner, ENCO, welcoming the partners in-person and online.
The consortium discussed the progress done in each Work Package, in relation to milestones achieved and deliverable timetable. The conclusion was that the work is advancing as planned. However, the consortium expects all partners to continue to work hard and to put all the efforts in the future advancements to come in the following years. The innovations (specially from WP1-3) are progressing quickly. Therefore, all partners are expectant to the upcoming trials and workshops with the first involved stakeholders.
Furthermore, the partners discussed the steps to undertake in the coming 6 months with the focus on progressing with the development of the first version of the Short Chain Platform App and the prototype deploy for testing of the BulkBox sensor kit. On the other hand, partners will continue to communicate and disseminate the project in targeted events and publications related to the industry.
As part of the GA, the partners that attended in-person enjoyed the city of Naples and learned about its important relation to food tradition and local Italian culture.
During the General Assembly, a few partners shared their experience in the first year working on the development of SISTERS systemic innovations. Here are their thoughts:
Innovarum also had the opportunity to ask a few questions to Sergio Quesada from ENCO. The SISTERS partner that hosted the consortium in Naples for the annual meeting and SISTERS coordinator, Carolina Peñalva from AITIIP who also shared some insights about her experience as project coordinator this past year:
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