SEAbility is delighted to announce its participation in the eagerly awaited THEROS Horizon Europe project, officially started on January 1st, 2023, and kicked-off, physically, on 23-24 February 2023, in Athens, Greece.
THEROS is a Horizon Europe project that brings together a complementary consortium of 17 partners within 6 EU Member States, with the view to implement an integrated toolbox being capable to modernise the process of verifying organic and geographical indications food products and preventing adulterations and non-compliances, through the use of various technological innovations and data sources and while demonstrating enhanced security, transparency and interoperability in the quality labelled food supply chain.
THEROS project is coordinated by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) and its envisioned approach consists of:
low-cost, digital and scalable solutions that rely on Earth Observation, photonics, Internet of Things and DNA authenticity methods being coupled with advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to ensure efficient detection of fraudulent cases as well as monitoring of associated quality and sustainability elements
blockchain enhanced traceability system and dynamic digital product passport for improved traceability, security and transparent data governance
platforms and algorithms allowing management and harmonisation of heterogenous data as well as their consolidation for the verification and validation of transactions across the supply chain
interfaces to facilitate monitoring and inspections by competent authorities, informed decision making by supply chain actors and policy makers as well as business model driven approaches to support short supply chains of quality labelled food products.
THEROS toolbox components will be extensively evaluated in real life settings through four pilot demonstrations in four different countries and while covering diverse requirements, involvement of all relevant actors and different organic/geographical indication food products and fraud/adulteration cases.
SEABILITY leads the THEROS high impact creation and sustainability Work Package 6, which includes, except for leading the dissemination and communication activities (task 6.1) , the Liaison with EU bodies and other relevant research activities & projects within EU (task 6.2), THEROS GroundBreakers Advisory Board (task 6.3) and Exploitation activities, market-entry preparation plan and IPR management (task 6.4). SEAB, also, leads THEROS Task 2.3: Technical specifications of THEROS technical components and contributes to Stakeholder mapping and end-user needs analysis and requirements (Task 2.1), the IoT sensors network (Task 3.3), the Mobile applications for data collection and transparent data governance (Task 4.1) and the Business model driven digital marketplace (Task 4.5). In addition, SEAB participates in THEROS Pilot preparation, scenarios alignment and evaluation methodology (Task 5.1) and within Pilot demonstration in Czech Republic (Task 5.5), as well as the Impact assessment & evaluation (Task 5.6). Last but not least, SEAB contributes to THEROS GDPR, Gender Balance, Legal and Ethical Issues Management, as part of Task 1.4.
SEAB’s project manager Elena Krikigianni delivered the presentation of WP6 as well as of task 2.3 in relation to the Technical specifications of THEROS technical components.
More detailed information will be available, in due time, through the project’s website at: https://theros-project.eu
THEROS project has received funding under grant agreement No 101083579. It is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.