The first co-creation Workshop of the Swiss case study took place today! More than 30 participants discussed about how to generate new value propositions for SMEs and other regional food chain actors through improved valorisation of co-products.The main topics addressed during the workshop will be: co-product valorisation in the fruit & vegetable sector to develop alternative cleaning agents or crop protection products, increasing added value generated per unit of fruits sold, reducing the ecological footprint and improving the cooperation between farmers and processors.
We have published our first project newsletter, which focuses on the concept of intermediate value chains. We also present the Austrian case study, “Food Innovation Incubator”, and give an overview of the outreach activities of the past months to maximise synergies with other European projects.
Food science, food industry and food associations kicked off the Horizon 2020 FAIRCHAIN project with online discussions on 5 and 6 November 2020. Representatives of the 20 project partners, located in 8 European countries, began planning the work for this four-year project, which has a budget from the European Commission of nearly 7 million euros.
At the kick-off meeting, FAIRCHAIN work package leaders outlined their plans for the first year of the project. We can expect an innovation platform, a communication plan, mapping of current food chains, product development and life cycle assessments.