TITAN project launched this week

September 16, 2022

TITAN – Transparency Solutions for Transforming the Food Systems project started officially on September 1st 2022 and its kickoff meeting occurred this week on September 12th in Brussels. The consortium involves 27 partners and comprises a mix of technology providers and research centres linked to agri-food actors and businesses through an interactive co-creation approach, from which the Food Quality and Safety Research Group from INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory participates and will focus the work on authenticity and traceability along the olive oil value chain combined miniaturised DNA-based devices and blockchain technology and on allergen detection and mitigation of risk by combining miniaturized devices and AI.

The objective of TITAN is to provide an extensive platform for the development of a wide range of innovations that aid transparency and address key challenges identified in the European Green Deal and, at the same, showcase 21 innovations covering these themes. By bringing together business strategy, the latest technology innovations, policy and the consumer, TITAN will provide the blueprint of a demand-driven economy that provides healthy, sustainable, and accessible food for its citizens.

This project is financed by HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption. Projects under this framework are expected to contribute to accelerating the deployment of transparency innovations and solutions in EU food systems, especially among micro-enterprises and SMEs, to boost health, sustainability, and safety of products, processes and diets, and drive climate action; and ensure that future transparency innovations and solutions are demand-driven, systemic and cost-effective, and support the objectives of the EU farm to fork strategy and the EU Green Deal.