Systemic Innovations for a SusTainable reduction of the EuRopean food waStage.
Duration: 54 months. November 2021-April 2026.
Partners: Aitiip Centro Tecnológico (Coordinator)
Objetive: Aitiip is taking part in the EU funded Horizon 2020 project SISTERS. SISTERS aims to reduce food loss and food waste in the main different stages of the Food Value Chain in Europe through innovations targeted to each link of the value chain: new tools to primary producers for promoting direct and Short Chain sales (farmers); new technological innovations in packaging for processors and retailers; and awareness campaigns for retailers and consumers on food loss and food waste.
With the support of the European Commission, SISTERS will be a key EU project addressing the problem in a holistic way, reducing FLW by 27.4% and CO2 emissions by around 20% in the case studies. Aitiip, in addition to coordinating the project, will be present throughout all SISTERS’s stages leading and actively participating in various actions. From the design and optimization of smart containers that, within the framework of SISTERS, will be used to transport food in a sustainable way, to the development of bio-based and biodegradable packaging solutions.
The project started on November 2021, it will last 4 years and gathers 18 partners from 8 different European countries:
AITIIP Centro Tecnológico (ES)-project coordinator, Agence BM-services (FR), Riberebro Integral S.A. (ES), PROEXPORT (ES), Munster Technological University (IE), Rebus Labs AG (CH), CARBIOLICE (FR), BIO-MI d.o.o (HR), ITC Packaging s.l. (ES), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE), Natureplast SAS (FR), EROSKI (ES), Fondazione Edmund Mach (IT), Laboratori Archa s.r.l. (IT), Enco Consulting s.r.l. (IT), INNOVARUM (ES), Safe Food Advocacy Europe A.S.B.L. (BE) and GAIA BioMaterials (SE).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101037796.