WORK PLAN

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INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN AT THE PRODUCTION STAGE

NOV 2021 – OCT 2024 | Led by BM-Services

OBJECTIVES

  • To configurate a modular, easy-to-use, and broadly applicable Short Chain Platform (App) for promoting direct sales
    of the producer’s surplus food to local consumers.
  • To provide a portal to primary producers to directly sell to consumers their fresh produce (mainly fruits & vegetables) that do not meet the standards for their regular commercialisation (size, shape, calibre…).
  • To carry out case-studies for testing the effectiveness of the Short Chain Platform (App).

INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR THE LOGISTICS STAGE

FEB 2022 – APR 2025 | Led by MTU

OBJECTIVES

  • To optimize containers to transport food implementing a sensors kit to track food safety & quality conditions.
  • To co-create an architecture of the sensor kit for achieving a scalable solution.
  • To develop a sensor platform suitable for use with the BULKBOX and STOREBOX containers.
  • To validate the effectiveness of the smart containers (BULKBOX and STOREBOX) via piloting.
  • To guarantee optimal food safety and shelf-life of the tested fresh produce with the smart containers.

INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN AT THE PROCESSING STAGE

FEB 2022 – JUL 2025 | Led by AITIIP

OBJECTIVES

  • Optimal integration of enzymes in the biobased materials for reaching a home compostable solution.
  • Scale-up and validation of the most promising material at semi-industrial scale and some at industrial level.
  • To demonstrate an improved shelf life and verify food safety of the SISTERS food packaging.
  • Studying the economic feasibility of the developed packaging solutions.

IMPACT OF SISTERS INNOVATIONS AT THE MARKETING STAGE

NOV 2023 – OCT 2025 | Led by EROSKI

OBJECTIVES

  • To analyse the relevance of the SISTERS containers and packaging for wholesales/retailers.
  • To formulate good practice guidelines to diminish food loss & waste, to be implemented by wholesalers/retailers.
  • To create a Seal of Excellence for wholesalers/retailers that are correctly applying sustainable practices.
  • To get feedback from wholesalers/retailers in order to assess the impact of the actions implemented.

IMPACT OF SISTERS INNOVATIONS AT THE CONSUMPTION STAGE

MAY 2022 – JAN 2026 | Led by Fondazione Edmund Mach

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop a labeling scheme for consumers to help them make an informed decision regarding food loss & waste.
  • To evaluate the effect on consumer acceptability of different materials in eco-friendly packs for food, of the information about them and of different labeling schemes.

MEASURING IMPACT AND REPLICABILITY OF THE PROJECT RESULTS

NOV 2021 – APR 2026 | Led by ENCO Consulting

OBJECTIVES

  • To measure the effectiveness of SISTERS innovations, ensuring its market replication.
  • To evaluate the replicability of SISTERS through a business and simulation model.
    to carry out a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), Social Life-Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) and Life-Cycle Cost (LCC).
  • To maximize the innovation impacts of the project, contributing to the uptake of SISTERS results by properly managing and protecting project knowledge and outputs.
  • To collect feedback from the involved stakeholder.

SYNERGIES WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SERVICES AND WITH SELECTED AND RELEVANT PROJECTS

NOV 2021 – APR 2026 | Led by SAFE Food Advocacy

OBJECTIVES

  • To coordinate with the European Commission bodies for execution of a combined action plan related to European food loss and waste to provide conclusions to relevant decision-makers.
  • To cooperate with selected projects under this topic for achieving a joint and systemic solution.
  • To scan relevant European and national programmes for incorporating their inputs and insights to our action.

DISSEMINATION & COMMUNICATION

NOV 2021 – APR 2026 | Led by INNOVARUM

OBJECTIVES

  • To carry out a communication plan that guarantees a wide visibility of the project and its results among target audiences and broad public in a strategic and effective manner.
  • To maximise the dissemination and communication range and impact, providing information to multiple audiences, from
    academic and technical to broader audiences.
  • To coordinate the communication activities developed at each stage in the food value chain (WP1-5).

PROJECT COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT

NOV 2021 – APR 2026 | Led by AITIIP

OBJECTIVES

  • To ensure technical and financial excellence of project implementation i.e. in accordance with the timetable and budget established, fulfilment of obligations, legislative frameworks etc.
  • To secure proper data management, so that confidentiality is not breached.
  • To control the project progress in relation to the established KPIs and monitor and manage potential risks.

ETHICS REQUIREMENTS

NOV 2021 – APR 2026 | Led by AITIIP

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

To ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.

INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN AT THE PRODUCTION STAGE

M1 – M36 | Led by BM-Services

OBJECTIVES

  • To configurate a modular, easy-to-use, and broadly applicable Short Chain Platform (App) for promoting direct sales
    of the producer’s surplus food to local consumers.
  • To provide a portal to primary producers to directly sell to consumers their fresh produce (mainly fruits & vegetables) that do not meet the standards for their regular commercialisation (size, shape, calibre…).
  • To carry out case-studies for testing the effectiveness of the Short Chain Platform (App).

INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR THE LOGISTICS STAGE

M4 – M42 | Led by MTU

OBJECTIVES

  • To optimize containers to transport food implementing a sensors kit to track food safety & quality conditions.
  • To co-create an architecture of the sensor kit for achieving a scalable solution.
  • To develop a sensor platform suitable for use with the BULKBOX and STOREBOX containers.
  • To validate the effectiveness of the smart containers (BULKBOX and STOREBOX) via piloting.
  • To guarantee optimal food safety and shelf-life of the tested fresh produce with the smart containers.

INNOVATIVE ACTION PLAN AT THE PROCESSING STAGE

M4 – M45 | Led by AITIIP

OBJECTIVES

  • Optimal integration of enzymes in the biobased materials for reaching a home compostable solution.
  • Scale-up and validation of the most promising material at semi-industrial scale and some at industrial level.
  • To demonstrate an improved shelf life and verify food safety of the SISTERS food packaging.
  • Studying the economic feasibility of the developed packaging solutions.

IMPACT OF SISTERS INNOVATIONS AT THE MARKETING STAGE

M25 – M48 | Led by EROSKI

OBJECTIVES

  • To analyse the relevance of the SISTERS containers and packaging for wholesales/retailers.
  • To formulate good practice guidelines to diminish food loss & waste, to be implemented by wholesalers/retailers.
  • To create a Seal of Excellence for wholesalers/retailers that are correctly applying sustainable practices.
  • To get feedback from wholesalers/retailers in order to assess the impact of the actions implemented.

IMPACT OF SISTERS INNOVATIONS AT THE CONSUMPTION STAGE

M7 – M51 | Led by Fondazione Edmund Mach

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop a labeling scheme for consumers to help them make an informed decision regarding food loss & waste.
  • To evaluate the effect on consumer acceptability of different materials in eco-friendly packs for food, of the information about them and of different labeling schemes.

MEASURING IMPACT AND REPLICABILITY OF THE PROJECT RESULTS

M1 – M54 | Led by ENCO Consulting

OBJECTIVES

  • To measure the effectiveness of SISTERS innovations, ensuring its market replication.
  • To evaluate the replicability of SISTERS through a business and simulation model.
    to carry out a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), Social Life-Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) and Life-Cycle Cost (LCC).
  • To maximize the innovation impacts of the project, contributing to the uptake of SISTERS results by properly managing and protecting project knowledge and outputs.
  • To collect feedback from the involved stakeholder.

SYNERGIES WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SERVICES AND WITH SELECTED AND RELEVANT PROJECTS

M1 – M54 | Led by SAFE Food Advocacy

OBJECTIVES

  • To coordinate with the European Commission bodies for execution of a combined action plan related to European food loss and waste to provide conclusions to relevant decision-makers.
  • To cooperate with selected projects under this topic for achieving a joint and systemic solution.
  • To scan relevant European and national programmes for incorporating their inputs and insights to our action.

DISSEMINATION & COMMUNICATION

M1 – M54 | Led by INNOVARUM

OBJECTIVES

  • To carry out a communication plan that guarantees a wide visibility of the project and its results among target audiences and broad public in a strategic and effective manner.
  • To maximise the dissemination and communication range and impact, providing information to multiple audiences, from
    academic and technical to broader audiences.
  • To coordinate the communication activities developed at each stage in the food value chain (WP1-5).

PROJECT COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT

M1 – M54 | Led by AITIIP

OBJECTIVES

  • To ensure technical and financial excellence of project implementation i.e. in accordance with the timetable and budget established, fulfilment of obligations, legislative frameworks etc.
  • To secure proper data management, so that confidentiality is not breached.
  • To control the project progress in relation to the established KPIs and monitor and manage potential risks.

ETHICS REQUIREMENTS

M1 – M54 | Led by AITIIP

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

To ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.

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