Food Supply Chain Development

 

Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: Safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces. (Food Warehousing & Supply Chain Focus). Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (“RIA – Research & Innovation Action”). 2017 to 2020.

Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) and NCFM are excited to be collaborating with fellow cutting-edge researchers and industry partners in a new Horizon 2020 project, which commenced in January 2017. Titled “ILIAD – Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: Safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces” and the EU characterised the aim of the project as: Flexible and rock-solid reliable intra-logistic systems, which can be quickly deployed and integrated with current warehouse facilities, in particular in the food sector, yet guaranteeing safe operation in environments shared with humans. This research is vital in order to support future productivity and efficiency advances in the high value and fast moving food supply chain.

University of Lincoln Schools and staff involved in research:

NCFMMark Swainson

Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) – Prof Tom Duckett, Dr Marc Hanheide, Dr Grzegorz Cielniak



EU Interreg Food Heroes. 2016 - 2020

This project focuses on innovative food entrepreneurs working on the reduction of food losses in the ‘neglected’ first parts of the food chain. The aim will be to prevent food being produced for human consumption to degradation in the food waste pyramid to a lower value level.

The core element is focussed on developing, testing and implementing 15 innovative solutions, involving at least 120 SMEs with innovative technologies and added value solutions (f.i. energy and pharma).

This project embraces a co-creative design approach in order to collaborate across north west Europe between innovative regions and its followers. In Food Heroes, the capacity for eco-innovation will be enhanced by boosting the speed of innovation adaptation from innovation leaders (Province of North Brabant, South Ireland, State of Hessen- Germany) to innovation followers (Lincolnshire, rest of Ireland, Flanders, West of France).


http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/food-heroes-improving-resource-efficiency-through-designing-innovative-solutions-to-reduce-food-waste/

University of Lincoln Schools and staff involved in research:

NCFMMark Swainson, Dr Moses Ajayi, Richard Turner, Prof Val Braybrooks, Dr Chris Bishop

National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach Campus, Park Road, Holbeach, Spalding, PE12 7PT
email: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk
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