Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI Wageningen UR), is an institute of Wageningen University & Research and the leading institute for social and economic research on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, forestry and rural areas in the Netherlands. Among Wageningen Economic Research’s clients are governments, the European Commission (amongst others to DGs R&I, AGRI, SANCO, MARE and TRADE), businesses and organisations. Besides economists and econometricians, Wageningen Economic Research is staffed by public administration experts, marketing specialists, consumer science, ethics and ICT experts. A total of 295 researchers and support staff work at Wageningen Economic Research.

Read more on http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/lei.htm

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • LEI is coordinating RICHFIELDS, leading Management (WP1), ensuring an efficient implementation of the project
  • Differentiating consumer behaviour for more sustainable and balanced diets according to socio-psychological factors (WP5, 6 and 7)
  • Integrating the governance and business models (WP12, WP13)
dilThe German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) is a multi-disciplinary, membership based research institution fully integrated in the scientific community. With its strong links to industry, DIL helps to increase the value of food and food ingredients. The principal function is the development of innovative food products and processing technologies (for more functional and healthier foods) based on a sound knowledge of the inherent molecular structure, chemical properties and interactions of the material. Through network and training, these results are transferred to industry, hence bridging the gap between academia and practice and making DIL a driving force for food processing innovations.

Member companies (150 +) of DIL are from the food, feed and ingredient processing sector and from the equipment manufacture. A total of 170 researchers and support staff work at DIL. The institute has a good track record of multidisciplinary projects and is involved in several national projects, Interreg and Horizon 2020 projects.

Read more on http://www.dil-ev.de/en.html

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • DIL is leading Connecting Laboratories and Facilities (WP10), coordinating data from experimental facilities and identifying and mapping laboratories and facilities in Europe dealing with consumer behaviour issues
  • Supporting the outline of the approach of assessment in WP 5-10 and synthesis of results (WP4)
  • Contributing to Stakeholder Interaction (WP3)
  • Contributing to Data Combining & Data Management (WP11), to the Business Model (WP12) and to Governance, Ethics and Final Design (WP13), with findings of WP10
eufirEuroFIR AISBL is a non-profit-distributing international member-based organisation based in Belgium. Its purpose is to develop, harmonise and deliver food composition data, and supporting information, to underpin food and public health research throughout Europe.

EuroFIR AISBL also promotes international cooperation and harmonisation of standards to improve data quality, storage and access. EuroFIR AISBL draws together the best available food information from EU28 compiler organisations and, globally, from USA and Canada. Members include individuals and organisations working in dietetics, food manufacturing and retail, software development, public sector funding, regulation and academia, and have access not only to food information, but also online tools for searches, best practice, continuing professional development, networking, and pre-competitive research and development or ICT projects in the food and health fields.

Read more on www.eurofir.org

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • EuroFIR is leading Stakeholder Interaction (WP3), and contributing to Impact and
  • Dissemination (WP2)
  • Responsible for WP9 (Connecting with related RIs) first case study on food attributes
  • Contributing to Data Integration & Data Management (WP11)
  • Contributing to the Governance, Ethics and Final Design (WP13)
jozefJSI is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. Staff of more than 930 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences, and engineering.

The main subject concerns production and control technologies, information, communication (ICT) and knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering. A considerable fraction of JSI’s revenues derives from international contracts. The Institute accumulates and disseminates knowledge through the pursuit of research, development, and education at the highest international level of excellence. Close links with Slovenian Universities are maintained; many scientists, who once developed their research talents at the institute, are now appointed to teaching posts, while still retaining their research positions or leading research teams at the JSI. The Institute has a long tradition in developing collaborative partnerships with industry, which turned out a continuous stream of new products and services.

Read more on http://cs.ijs.si/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • JSI is leading Data integration & data management (WP11) – designing and developing the RICHFIELDS data platform
  • Contributing to WP6 (Preparation) on dietary assessment methodologies
  • Contributing to WP9 (Connecting with related RIs) in the first case study on food attributes
wageningenWageningen University (WU) is a leading institution in the area of life sciences and focuses on education and research in this area. The university currently hosts 6,500 staff and 10,000 students from over 100 countries.

The Division of Human Nutrition (HN) has a long tradition in nutrition and health research and education (BSc, MSc, PhD). The five chair groups capitalize on their joined complementary expertise by means of an integrated multidisciplinary research approach that involves the level of the cell, the individual and the population. Moreover, it covers the full causal chain from determinants of food choice, to intake of foods and nutrients which affects nutritional status and body function, and subsequently health and disease. HN has a long tradition in nutrition and epidemiology (nutritional surveillance, aetiology of chronic diseases). The Division is well equipped with the infrastructures for dietary assessment and has experience in developing protocols for a number of national and international studies. These include Food Composition Databases as well as software to describe diets in terms of foods, food groups, nutrient intake and nutrient densities.

Over several years this has resulted in a (inter)national leading position in both research and education. The Division publishes some 150 international peer-reviewed publications annually. At the Division about 180 persons are appointed, including 25 scientific staff members, 20 postdocs, 80 (inter)national PhD candidates and 40 technical and administrative staff members.

Read more on https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/project/richfields.htm

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Leading WP7 (Consumption) – compiling an inventory and quality assessment of dietary intake tools, and identifying related gaps and needs
  • Contributing to the scientific coordination, to successfully complete all aspects of the project (WP1)
  • Contributing to Impact and Dissemination (WP2)
  • Contributing to synthesis of consumer generated real time data from WP5-7 (WP4)
surreyThe Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre (FCBH) in the University of Surrey (UNIS) brings together researchers from psychology, nutrition, food safety and management in order to address issues concerned with food and consumer behaviour. FCBH is responsible for work on stakeholder and user views in the FP6 Network of Excellence on food composition data (EuroFIR) and the Network on Nutrient Recommendations (EURRECA). FCBH led the EuroDISH Methodology work package and was involved in all phases of EuroDISH from mapping to road map development. FCBH has coordinated two FP5 projects (CONDOR, Food in Later Life) and one FP7 project (REDICLAIM), managed the consumer science components of eight FP6/7 projects (DIOGENES, HEALTHGRAIN, EUROFIR, EARNEST, EURECCA, TECHNEAU, PLANTLIBRA, CLYMBOL), is a partner in five further FP6/7 projects (FLABEL, FOODRISC, NUTRIMENTHE, EURODISH,
INPROFOOD) and has members on the International Advisory Boards of a further four FP6/7 projects
(EuroPrevall, SEAFOODplus, ISAFRUIT, PEGASUS). This is in addition to numerous UK projects on various aspects of consumer science.

Read more on http://www.surrey.ac.uk/psychology/research/fcbh/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Contributing to the scientific coordination, to successfully complete all aspects of the project (WP1)
  • Leading WP4 (Methodological Support and Data Platform Design), facilitating the work across RICHFIELDS so that the results can be integrated, thus ensuring greater usability of results
  • Leading WP6 (Preparation) – compiling an inventory and quality assessment of food preparation, and identifying related gaps and needs
  • Leading ethics in WP13 (Governance, Ethics and Final Design)

rise

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (previously SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden). SP Technical Reseach Institute of Sweden has merged with the institutes Innventia and Swedish ICT to create RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner for business and society. In global co-operation with academia, enterprise and society, RISE creates value, growth and competitiveness through research excellence and innovation.

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is a network of research and technology organisations (RTOs), wholly or partly owned by the Swedish state. The RTOs within RISE perform industrial research and innovation. Some of the RTOs also perform testing and certification. RISE consists of four corporate groups with a total of 16 RTOs and their subsidiaries with a total of 2400 employees.

The unit of Agrifood and Bioscience conducts strategic and applied research on behalf of the agriculture and food industry and provides consultancy services within the all areas of agrifood science and technology. RISE Agrifood and Bioscience has large experience in coordinating and participating in EU projects. Two departments will be involved in the RICHFIELDS project: The department for Process and Technology Development and the department for Sensory and Flavor Science. The Process and Technology department at RISE Agrifood and Bioscience has a long experience in the development of new technologies for food processing and improvement of traditional processing. The department for Sensory and Flavor Science has long experience in the field of sensory and consumer research. They have specially trained test panels that can be used to describe and measure objectively and consistently the sensory characteristics of ingredients and products. They also have experiences from working with consumers in both novel and traditional test settings.

Read more on http://www.sp.se/en/units/risebiovet/fb/Sidor/default.aspx

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Leading WP5 (Purchase) – compiling an inventory and quality assessment of food purchase data and collection methodologies, and identifying related gaps and needs
  • Supporting WP6 (Preparation), WP7 (Consumption) and WP8 (Business-Generated Data)
aalborgAalborg University offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. It is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. Food research at AAU evolves around food and meals consumed in everyday life, foodscape settings outside such as schools, kindergartens, workplaces, hospitals and institutions. AAU develops and evaluates the effects of strategies, interventions and social technologies that can influence the determinants of food intake in settings outside including food knowledge, food culture, action competence and social interactions. AAU perform research in food labs settings as well as in living lab food environments and participates actively in develop in new devices for measuring of food behaviour. The research is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and sustainable food consumption and draws on a variety of competencies in public health nutrition, health promotion, food service technology studies, foodscape studies and ICT studies.

Read more on http://www.en.aau.dk/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • AAU is leading WP8 (Business-Generated Data)
  • Supporting WP1 (Management), WP5 (Purchase), WP10 (Connecting Laboratories and Facilities), WP11 (Data Integration & Data Management), WP12 (Business Model)
javierLawyer with a professional profile geared towards online technological projects, holds a Licentiate degree in Law and is Doctor of Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. Amongst other cases, he has handled the defence of cases related to usage of free intellectual property licenses and diverse technological platforms. He is lecturer for “Intellectual Property” and for “Information Law: Media Regulation” at IE University. He is a GNU/Linux user since 1998 and a systems administrator under this operating system since 2003. He writes his scripts in Python and enjoys n3 notation when modelling semantic web ontologies.

Read more on http://javierdelacueva.es/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Javier is supporting WP13 (Governance, Ethics and Final Design), assessing the legal requirements of online data.
ethETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.

The research of the ‘consumer behavior’ group at ETH Zürich focuses on perception, acceptance, and behaviour related to new technologies, foods and the environment. One of the core topics is consumer decision-making in the domain of food products. Consumers’ attitudes towards emerging food technologies (e.g., gene technology, nanotechnology) affect consumer acceptance and public concerns.

A better understanding of these processes is crucial in making it possible for governmental agencies and industry to fulfil the needs of society. We also focus on research aiming at an improved understanding of decisions regarding healthy versus unhealthy consumption behaviours.

Read more on http://www.cb.ethz.ch/research.html

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Integrating the experimental Fake Food Buffet (FFB) data from different research institutions into the RICHFIELDS data platform (WP10)
  • Linking FFB product data to existing European Food databases (WP9.1)
  • Validating a mobile application with the FFB method (WP9.1)
  • Developing a standard protocol for FFB data analysis and integration of consumer-generated experimental data into the RICHFIELDS data platform (WP10)
The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a non-profit organisation that communicates science-based information on nutrition and health, food safety and quality, to help the public to be better informed when choosing a well-balanced, safe and healthful diet.

EUFIC has been involved in over 20 EU-funded research projects since 2004, as dissemination and research partner, mainly desk or consumer research, and has acted as a coordinator in two projects, FLABEL and CLYMBOL.

EUFIC’s expertise, tools and networks enable a massive outreach to a wider audience of relevant stakeholders, such as consumer organisations, consumer scientists, food and drink industries (including SMEs), food scientist associations, health professionals, media policy makers, retail and catering sectors, public and society at a European level. As an indication of outreach, EUFIC’s website had over 10 million visitor sessions in 2014, and EUFIC’s newsletter FOOD TODAY, which exists in 12 languages, is distributed to more than 47,000 health professionals, educators, media, scientists, and other communication multipliers. EUFIC has more than 14,000 followers in its social media accounts, which include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

Read more on www.eufic.org

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • EUFIC is leading Impact and Dissemination (WP2)
  • EUFIC is also involved in Stakeholder Interaction (WP3)
ifrThe Institute of Food Research (IFR) is a world leader in research harnessing food for health and preventing food-related diseases. IFR is the only UK institute wholly dedicated to food science, and diet and health. Strategically funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), IFR conducts internationally ranked fundamental, strategic and applied research with high socio-economic impact, benefitting UK and European food and biotech industry, consumers, policymakers and regulatory agencies. IFR is co-located on the Norwich Research Park (www.nrp.org.uk) with the University of East Anglia (UEA), the Norfolk & Norwich University Trust Hospital, and research centres devoted to genome analysis (TGAC) and the plant and microbial sciences (John Innes). Research at IFR, conducted by ca. 200 scientists, visiting workers and students, addresses key global challenges, such as food security, improving health and well-being through dietary means and optimising sustainability of the food chain. IFR has been active in research, training, knowledge transfer, and networking projects funded by EU Framework Programmes since 1983, and has been involved in more than 60 FP7 projects with partners from the EU28 and beyond, and was Work Package Leader or Coordinator for more than 30%. IFR has dedicated, and experienced staff to administer and support international projects, deliver scientific and financial reports, and encourage and mentor students and early career researchers. IFR is recognised internationally for its communication activities and for its knowledge exchange programme, which is channelled through the Food and Health Network (www.foodandhealthnetwork.com). IFR was a founding member of the European Technology Platform Food for Life (ETP; etp.ciaa.eu) and FOODforce (www.foodforce.org). Collaborating with key partners across Europe, IFR is developing a Food Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC; www.foodbest.eu) to integrate the education, research and innovation sectors focussing on food and health SMEs and industry.

Read more on www.ifr.ac.uk

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • IFR is leading WP9 (Connecting with Related RIs)
  • Supporting WP4 (Methodological Support and Data Platform Design), WP8 (Business
  • Generated Data), WP11 (Data Integration & Data Management)
itiaThe National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is the major public research organisation in Italy, employing more than 8,000 researchers, doing research in the main scientific, technological, economic and social disciplines. CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organisations.

The Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA-CNR), as a promoter of industrial innovation, performs strategic activities of Scientific Research and Technological Development for the
Competitiveness and Sustainability of Italian and European Manufacturing Industries. ITIA’s mission addresses specific research activities on enabling technologies, processes and products, which are integrated in a factory-level framework. ITIA-CNR, contributing and supporting the European initiative MANUFUTURE, finalised in the development of added high value manufacturing based on research and innovation, works on the development of production systems and elements for knowledge-based factories, business models and related enabling technologies in tightened collaboration with research centres, university and enterprises on national, European and international level.

Read more on www.itia.cnr.it/en

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Leading WP12 (Business Model), designing a sustainable business model for the RI that provides value to all stakeholders
  • Supporting WP3 (Stakeholder Interaction)
censCENS is a consortium of academic experts, clinicians and industrials specialized in nutrition developing translational research to provide answers to health, social and economic issues in nutrition. CENS supports the development of personalised nutrition throughout life to enable better prevention and management of chronic diseases and aims to provide the general population with convenient and accessible recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. CENS relies on the multidisciplinary research skills of more than 150 researchers and clinicians from CarMeN laboratory (basic and biomedical research, Dr Vidal), the Rhône-Alpes Research Centre for Human Nutrition (Clinical Investigation research, Pr. Laville) and the Centre for Food and Hospitality Research of Institut Paul Bocuse (sensory, behavioural and consumer research, Dr Giboreau). These skills are complemented by the expertise of academic partners and companies, members of CENS international network.

Read more on http://www.cens-nutrition.com/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Contributing to WP9 (Connecting with Related RIs), by identifying, analysing and implementing data from clinical intervention studies that could be linked to the RICHFIELDS data platform or that would feed the RICHFIELD data platform.
aaltoAalto-korkeakoulusäätiö (AALTO): Aalto-university was established in 2010 by the union of
Helsinki School of Economics, University of Art and Design and the Helsinki University of
Technology previously known as TKK. TKK was the largest, oldest, and most diversified university of technology and architecture in Finland. TKK is now renamed as School of Science and Technology. Currently, School of Science and Technology has four faculties made of 25 departments with 250 professors and 15,000 under- and postgraduate students. The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet) was established in 2008 on the basis of the Networking Laboratory that was founded in 1944, and the Communications Laboratory founded in 1966. Comnet gives the highest level teaching in networking technology, traffic theory, networking business, communications and information theory and radio communications systems. Comnet has currently 9 professors and more than 100 staff members. Comnet research is focused on all aspects of communications and networking, as well as business and user aspects of the technology and services.

Read more on http://www.aalto.fi/en/

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Supporting WP9 (Connecting with Related RIs), leading case study 4 that will collect data related to food intake in addition to information about exercise, stress and sleep behaviour (through the PRECIOUS platform)
  • Contributing to WP11 (Data Integration & Data Management)
gs1GS1 Denmark is one of 111 national GS1 offices spread all over the world. GS1 is a not-for-profit member organisation recognized by UN ECOSOC as an NGO. GS1 Denmark has at present 18 employees, working on servicing and assisting our Danish member companies, primarily from the retail business, their suppliers, the transport sector, pharma industry, and the public sector. At present, GS1 Denmark holds 7,000+ member companies in its portfolio. GS1, formerly known as EAN (European Article Numbering), was established 3 April, 1973, by American retailers and their suppliers. The aim was to implement a simple and durable numbering system to offer the entire supply chain quick and cheap, unique identification. The solution – the barcode we know from the retail supermarket – has been used since then. Since 2005, GS1 has existed as a global membership organisation, servicing more than 25 industries world-wide. Not only with focus on the retail business and its suppliers but also a considerable engagement in healthcare – such as traceability of patients, assets, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

Today, GS1 offers more than just the barcode for identifying goods when purchasing them at the supermarket. GS1 has developed and implemented “advanced barcodes” for offering the supply chain more information, for various purposes e.g. lowering food waste by enabling mark-down pricing up to an edible goods’ best before date. Furthermore, GS1 has developed 2D barcodes used for marking pharmaceuticals with the purpose of authentication (anti-counterfeiting), traceability and recalling. What collects all of this data is our global databases that the retail sector and its suppliers are implementing globally. An increasing focus on regulation animates the business to use these global data pools for listing not only logistic info but also nutrition facts and allergens (ref. EUR/1169/2011). Furthermore, GS1 is developing a global database environment where relevant event data can be collated – i.e. for monitoring the temperature of a transport of livestock cattle “from farm to fork”.

Read more on http://www.gs1.dk

Role in RICHFIELDS:

  • Contributing to WP8 (Business-Generated Data), WP11 (Data Integration & Data Management), WP12 (Business Model)