How is it achieved?
The overall objective of FoodRUs is to enhance the resilience and sustainability of local and regional European food systems by deploying and demonstrating 12 innovative solutions and replicated in 3 complementary regions in Europe that will promote sustainable and cooperative models for prevention, reutilisation, recovery and valorisation of food losses and waste.
How is it achieved?
FOODRUS project will develop an innovative, collaborative and circular food system to reduce food waste and losses in the agri-food chain, in a circular economy. A Circular Food Data Management Platform (FoodRUs Suite), based on Fiware and Blockchain technologies, will provide efficient data management providing stakeholders with tangible criteria and operational decision-making tools to holistically and cooperatively enhance the effectiveness of the deployed strategies.
Specifically, 23 technological, social, financial, legal, educational, political, labelling and organisational solutions will be deployed, involving the mobilisation and participation of farmers, retailers, consumer associations and numerous stakeholders of the entire food chain. The focus is on vegetables in Spain, meat and fish in Denmark and bread in Slovakia.
What was our contribution?
Deusto, apart from coordinating the project, participates in KPIs definition for sustainability and circular economy, food waste quantification (qualitative and quantitative), supply chain management, operations research and gender and social intervention. Deusto will collaborate in the development of decision support systems using big data analytics, “Digitalisation FoodRUs Suite”, in the definition of the FIWARE compliant data models and the development of software tools built upon FIWARE to feed data mining and artificial intelligence models.
DEUSTO will also contribute in in citizen science activities using ICT tools as well as last mile distribution.
Finally, DEUSTO will support social economy, taxation and Pay-As-You-Throw schemes implementation tasks.
29 partners (10 countries)
3 pilots: Spain, Denmark, Slovakia
FoodRUs will actively involve 6 European regions as Followers: (Valencia (Spain), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Linz (Austria), Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Halandri (Greece)
The FOODRUS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101000617