The companies INOVA DE and Go Limpets have been developing an agro-food traceability solution that aims to allow the companies that are part of the agro-food industry supply chain (fishers/harvesters, distribution, restaurants, food factories, and now waste recyclers) to exchange information about their shipments and current state. We propose to expand this platform to support industries with high-value products in obtaining existing agro-food waste in a much more efficient manner and turning waste into a resource. The prototype developed by the consortium uses IoT sensors, web servers, and software connected to the organisations across the entire agro-food supply chain to enable the exchange of information and management of food. This prototype has already been validated in a pilot that run during the 2019-2020 period at Madeira Island.
The objective of the current SWAM project is to follow up on the results of the previous pilot by 1) validating the prototype to upgrade it to a minimum viable product (MVP) for commercial deployment, 2) developing a waste management traceability (delivery of live seafood, recovery of waste, control over the preparation and extraction of minerals), and 3) preparing its deployment by developing a business plan that builds on the partners’ capabilities and characteristics of the market.
Supported by Digicirc – grant number DIGICIRC_OC1_2020/17