TRACING THE FUTURE
fTRACE is researching the supply chains of the future
fTRACE is continuously committed to research projects funded by both the German government and European bodies. These projects focus on new technologies in the fields of supply chain transparency, standardisation, sustainability, seamless traceability, sensor technologies and cold chains, and the use of blockchain technologies.
Calculating the shelf life of food in real time
The FreshIndex uses a combination of hygiene data supplied by manufacturers and the actual storage conditions of food – resulting in a dynamic calculation of the actual shelf life. Based on this calculation, the FreshIndex helps prevent the unnecessary disposal of food. The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has funded the project within the framework of the KMU-NetC programme.
Safer food chains thanks to blockchain technology
The SiLKe project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and researches the potential of blockchain technology for making food chains safer.
‘Fingerprint’ analysis in the food industry
The FoodAuthent research project was initiated as part of the innovation promotion programme run by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The aim of the project is to investigate technologies that help prevent food fraud. To this end, it is researching ‘fingerprint’ analysis in the food industry as a reliable means of food authentication.
Safety in food production and logistics
The Nutrisafe project is researching safety in food production and logistics using distributed ledger technology. This project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Internet of Food and Farm 2020
As part of the Internet of Food and Farm IoF 2020 project, 19 case studies will be carried out over a four-year period in the fields of agriculture, milk production, meat production and fruit and vegetable production. The project is funded by the European Union (grant agreement number 731884) as part of the framework research programme Horizon 2020. (Grant Agreement-Nummer 731884).