Quantify Life - Feed Yourself

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Food Research
Department Name: Contracts

Abstract

Europeans have low compliance with dietary recommendations and guidelines, resulting in poor health and unhealthy ageing. Public health campaigns hardly improve this compliance. Providing personalised diet and lifestyle information has been shown to be more effective at changing behaviour compared to general information. A new paradigm has emerged with personal dietary advice based on personal preference, genotype and phenotype, health status and assessment as well as motivational goals. QuaLiFY will valorise and integrate the concepts, tools and infrastructures developed by the FP6- and FP7-funded projects EuroFIR, NuGO and EURRECA, EUROGENE and Food4Me. By combining these activities, QuaLiFY will build a concerted platform on which European SMEs can mature these research developments. A complementary group of SMEs involved in (1) food composition tables and food intake quantification, (2) self-quantification technologies in genotype, phenotype and nutritional status, (3) data handling and personal advice IT tools, (4) production and provision of Personalised dietary advice services and (5) innovative business development will join forces. QuaLiFY will create a solid basis to launch commercially viable products and services in the area of personalised dietary advice by providing a knowledge infrastructure and harmonised open innovation protocols. Three main areas of implementation have been chosen, based on the interaction between dieticians and clients: obese children, eating disorders and type 2 (pre-) diabetics. Furthermore, all resulting QuaLiFY products and services will be tested, integrated and optimised for consumer use in a field lab setting, the ‘Nutrition Researcher Cohort’. Last, but not least, QuaLiFY will prepare a business plan and perform a social and economic life-cycle assessment in line with the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) handbook.

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Eftimov T. (2018) Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services in IC3K 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

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Finglas P. M (2018) Digesting data for diets and disease prevention in The Biologist

 
Description Europeans have low compliance to dietary guidelines and recommendations, resulting in poor health and unhealthy ageing with public health campaigns not having the desired effects to improve the situation. A need for evidence-based tools and mechanisms to achieve sustainable changes in consumer attitude and behaviour concerning both food purchasing and eating habits was recognised. Consequently, better informed consumers will inevitably make better dietary choices based on personal preference, health status and assessment and motivational goals.

Solutions for the provision of personalised dietary advice and self-quantification services available within the QuaLiFY Consortium including non-invasive and minimally invasive quantification methods, available outside the consortium, were identified. Selected tools were assessed by nutritional researchers and the lessons learned were used to further improve the methods and develop new services, some of which were directly integrated into the QuaLiFY Server Platform, the main outcome of the project, which was subsequently named Quisper platform. The wide variety of data available enables many different types of services, including provision of personalized dietary advice, food tracking services, menu planners and health assistants. It is feasible to use the server platform so that companies can extend the personalised nutrition services they currently offer.

The beta version of Quisper was implemented and launched through the website http://quisper.eu. Quisper integrated several webservices for accessing food- and nutrition-related data and knowledge rules for personalized dietary advice. As data and information is coming from different sources, we have developed a methodology to harmonize the Quisper distributed knowledge. Quisper will serve as an important hub of the design of the new RICHFIELDS infrastructure on Food and Health Consumer Behaviour and Lifestyle that enables the EU research community to collate, connect and share innovative and existing research data on a common data-platform, as well as the wider Food and Health RI framework.

Three field studies, each of them targeting a specific consumer / patient group (type 2 diabetics, overweight children and adolescents with eating disorders) were conducted. An integrated and personalized dietary advice service was designed and provided to each of them, and both health improvement parameters as well as compliance aspects were quantified, providing valuable input to improve personalised dietary advice and self-quantification tools and services.

The Quisper Association was initially established in the Netherlands but moved to Belgium where more funding opportunities and support could be realised.
Exploitation Route Solutions for the provision of personalised dietary advice and self-quantification services available within the QuaLiFY Consortium and also non-invasive and minimally invasive quantification methods available outside the consortium were identified. Selected tools were assessed by nutritional researchers and the lessons learned were used to further improve the methods and develop new services, some of which were directly integrated into the QuaLiFY Server Platform, the main outcome of the project, which was subsequently named Quisper. The wide variety of data available enables many different types of services, including provision of personalized dietary advice, food tracking services, menu planners and health assistants. It is feasible to use the server platform so that companies can extend the personalised nutrition services they currently offer.

Additional funding for the Quisper initiative was awarded via a EIT-Food grant in 2018 and 2019. The funding has been used to further develop the Quisper platform and community. The Quisper Server Platform (QSP) was migrated to the Amazon API Gateway during 2018. Six services are currently connected, provided by project partners and external SMEs, and two have been tested in small use case studies with consumers. The Quisper Scientific Advisory Board has been established and it will assess the scientific quality of the initial services, and develop an evaluation framework, in 2020.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare

URL http://www.qualify-fp7.eu
 
Description One of the key goals of the project, apart from developing and testing in real life a joint personalised nutrition offering, was to assure that these offerings would continue to be available after the project was completed. Hence a specific work package explored business model concepts that could deliver these different offerings to potential end-users and assessed possible structures for partners to work together. In parallel, to the business development, the project has disseminated widely to key user and stakeholder groups including dieticians and future clients. The project thus successfully identified an acceptable business model concept for a digital platform through which data and knowledge rules can be offered and accessed by end-users to develop personalised nutrition services. In 2018 and 2019, the Quisper initiative was funded via an EIT-Food innovation grant. During this project, the Quisper Association ASBL was established in Brussels, and the Quisper Server Platform was increased from TRL5 to TRL7, as well as being migrated to the Amazon API Gateway. A total of six personalised nutrition services are now connected to the QSP and available to users. The project has worked to establish a personalised nutrition community via events such as symposia and workshops, targeting potential SME clients. Five personalised nutrition experts have been recruited to the Quisper Scientific Advisory Board (QuiSAB), which will work in 2020 to evaluate the personalised nutrition offerings available. The ultimate aim of Quisper remains the provision of high quality scientifically valid personalised nutrition services, offered by third party clients via the QSP. Quisper ASBL will continue to grow and develop the platform, whilst working to establish a monetization and membership scheme to enable sustainability - innovative business models, like those developed in Quisper, may become increasingly important in future research infrastructure initiatives. Whilst the commercialisation of Quisper is under development, the Association will be supported via small grants and participation in initiatives such as FNS-Cloud (H2020) and FNH-RI. The Quisper community has been developed via face-to-face interactions with SME clients and via a personalised nutrition symposium and SME workshop in 2019. Quisper will also collaborate with the FNS-Cloud project and the FNH-RI initiative as an important and innovative infrastructure in personalised nutrition. The development of the QSP, and the subsequent improvement and validation of personalised nutrition services will ultimately benefit the consumer and help to build trust in this area.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description (FNS-Cloud) - Food Nutrition Security Cloud
Amount € 10,912,775 (EUR)
Funding ID 863059 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description (RICHFIELDS) - Research Infrastructure on Consumer Health and Food Intake using E-science with Linked Data Sharing
Amount € 3,085,299 (EUR)
Funding ID 654280 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation Agrimetrics Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation EuroFIR AISBL
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation PepsiCo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation ShiftN
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation Sodexo
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation Technical University of Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation The Hyve
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EIT Food 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), which provides funding for a variety of innovative Activities within the food research/business domain each year in a collaborative way. Successful applications are adopted to the EIT-Food business plan each year, and are conducted with a higher degree of partnership between the funding body and the grant recipients than more traditional EU funding streams. Food Databanks (QIB) led a multidisciplinary application for KIC innovation funding (2018-19) to kick start the launch of the Quisper initiative (https://quisper.eu). QIB leads the Activity, providing experience in project management for EU-funded activities, organising the internal communication and events for the project, facilitating discussions between other partners, and regularly interacting with EIT-Food. We are also a key partner in the business development activities, identifying, approaching and engaging potential clients to connect to the primary output of the partnership, the Quisper Server Platform (QSP). A unique selling point of the Quisper platform is the scientific validation of the personalised nutrition offerings, which we are contributing expertise to in various areas of personalised nutrition. We are assisting collaborators in the establishment and population of a Scientific Advisory Board, as Paul Finglas has a wealth of experience sitting on advisory boards, and we have collaborated with a number of potentially suitable board members in the past. Our current EIT-Food Activity, PERSFO (2020 onwards), builds the Quisper platform further by linking with food service providers to deliver personalised dietary advice to consumers, based on the food options available to them at work.
Collaborator Contribution The key partners in this Activity have clear contributions, set out in the work-plans for 2018-2019 (Quisper) and 2020 (PERSFO). EIT-Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), and the Quisper Activity was adopted to their Business Plan in both 2018 and 2019, which provides the funding for the Activity. PERSFO has recently been adopted to the 2020 Business Plan. Due to the unique funding model, EIT-Food can also be considered a collaborator in the Activities, which contributes to their overall outputs and KPIs. Our Quisper collaboration consisted of seven partners across Europe, including representatives from academia, research, industry and SMEs. The University of Reading are led work on creating a new Diet Quality Score to be integrated in to a revised version of an existing dietary assessment app (eNutri). They also developed a food preference model that enables the app to offer personalised food recommendations to users. Agrimetrics is an agri-tech centre, a collaboration between government, academia and industry, that specialises in utilising big data in the agrifood industry. Within the partnership they worked with Reading to maximise exploitation of the eNutri app and potentially other web-services in the future. The Technical University of Munich led the work on the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board to assess and validate the personalised nutrition services offered through the QSP, and determining the criteria for assessment. PepsiCo provided an industry perspective to the business models and contributed to dissemination work through their extensive network. shiftN is an SME that provided expertise in the development of business models and in engaging potential clients. EuroFIR provided extensive experience in disseminating scientific research, engaging stakeholders, and is a data/service provider for the QSP. The Hyve provided the technical expertise to build, develop and run the QSP. Within PERSFO, QIB again leads the Activity, providing project management expertise. Alberts, a Belgian SME, provides innovative healthy food solutions (smoothie machines) and will work with Sodexo, a major food service provider, to test and implement the final personalised nutrition service in the workplace. shiftN will again provide expertise in developing innovative business models, and EuroFIR will provide data and lead dissemination activities. Both EuroFIR and shiftN will also represent the Quisper Association ASBL, formed from the work in the Quisper activity, which will provide access to tools and services on the QSP. KU Leuven will develop a recommender system to provide the personalised dietary advice based upon the food service provider menus in the workplace.
Impact Three papers have been published that relate to the Quisper project and initial concept (developed from the QuaLiFY project): - Digesting data for diets and disease prevention (The Biologist) - Exploitation of European Union Framework Programme results in food, health and wellbeing by small- and medium-sized enterprises: The 'Quantify Life - Feed Yourself' (QuaLiFY) project (doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12326) - Quisper ontology learning from personalized dietary web services (DOI: 10.5220/0006951302790286) There were three face-to-face meetings with collaborators during 2018, and two during 2019 for Quisper, plus one PERSFO meeting in 2020: - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Kick off meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Jan 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Mid-term project meeting, Reading, UK, June 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 18064) Final Project Meeting, Freising, DE, Dec 2018 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Mid-term project meeting, Brussels, BE, June 2019 - QUISPER (EIT Food 19075) Final project meeting, Brussels, BE, Dec 2019 - PERSFO (EIT Food 20291) Kick-off meeting, Brussels, BE, Jan 2020 Two events were organised by the Quisper partners in 2019: - Personalised Nutrition Symposium, June 2019, Brussels - SME workshop, June 2019, Brussels Several personalised nutrition talks were given and conferences were attended by group members: - Paul Finglas gave a talk at the "Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit" and at "Innovations in Food Europe" (2018) - Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 - Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 These research collaborations are multi-disciplinary, with a focus on personalised nutrition. Our partners include specialists in systems thinking and business challenges, software development in Life Sciences, industry R&D, big data in agri-food, and academics/researchers from food and nutrition research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description EuroFIR 
Organisation EuroFIR AISBL
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We contribute with proving harmonised UK food composition data to the European Food Data Platform with other European countries, which is hosted and maintained by EuroFIR, and expert knowledge to the various technical working groups. This provides greater exposure and access to our data across Europe and internationally especially for policy makers and regulators such as EFSA, DG SANTE, WHO and FAO INFOODS.
Collaborator Contribution The EuroFIR partners covers other food database compiler organizations in Europe and internationally and we work to produce better harmonised data that can be sued to support food and nutrition research and policy, as well as meeting the needs of the food industry and SMEs. There are several technical working groups that member experts contribute to covering data standardization and interoperability, food description and thesauri, recipe calculations and branded foods. WE are also developing a common food composition database management system (FoodCASE) that is currently used by about 10 countries.
Impact Several technical reports, talks and papers such as; "Development, features and application of DIET ASSESS & PLAN (DAP) software in supporting public health nutrition research in Central Eastern European Countries (CEEC)" Food chemistry, 2018 "EuroFIR Guideline on calculation of nutrient content of foods for food business operators", Food chemistry, 2018 "Specialized food composition dataset for vitamin D content in foods based on European standards: Application to dietary intake assessment" Food chemistry, 2018 Also, EuroFIR are Multidisciplinary food composition experts, food, nutrition and data scientists, ICT and software engineers, dietitians and health professionals.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Agency for the Promotion of European Research
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Edmund Mach Foundation
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation EuroFIR AISBL
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Harokopio University
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation ISEKI-Food Association
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Institute Josef Stefan
Country Slovenia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
Department European Branch
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Maastricht University (UM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation National Research Council
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Nutritics
Country Ireland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Premotech GMBH
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation RTDS Association
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Scale Focus
Country Bulgaria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation Technical University of Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation The European Federation of Food Science and Technology
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation The Hyve
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University College Dublin
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University of Florence
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University of Ghent
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University of Wageningen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Food & Nutrition Security Cloud Project (FNS-Cloud) 
Organisation University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Finglas is the Scientific Coordinator for the project, which is managed by the RTDS team in Austria. QIB also leads WP5 (Demonstrators) and has roles in all other main WPs. In WP4, the QIB team is undertaking an intervention study looking at the effect of high/low bioavailability diets on microbiome diversity.
Collaborator Contribution The consortium consists of 35 partners in total with a range of different roles in the project. RTDS is the project co-ordinator and manages the Executive Board, which consists of the other WP leaders (PMT, JSI, UCD, QIB, EuroFIR, UWTSD, Javier de la Cueva). Consortium partners lead and contribute to a range of different tasks, bringing data to, or generating data specifically for, the FNS-Cloud. ICT specialist partners will design and implement the architecture of the food cloud, which aims to federate FNS data and make it openly accessible.
Impact The project started in October 2019, so there have been limited outcomes thus far.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Congress in Bilbao 24th - 26th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Daniela Segovia Lizano (QIB) and Angelika Mantur-Vierendeel (EuroFIR) participated as exhibitors at the AAL Forum 2018 (https://www.aalforum.eu/) in Bilbao, Spain from the 24th until the 26th of September. Their stand was dedicated to the Quisper Project (http://quisper.eu/), which offers personalised nutrition advice based on sound scientific evidence through a single portal.


This forum was oriented towards the implementation of new technologies for healthy ageing. Therefore, Quisper as a new and innovative platform focused on personalised nutrition was introduced for the first time at this event. Nutrition needs, and requirements change throughout the life span, that is why a personalised dietary advice could be of major help for elderly people to remain healthy for longer or to deal with an existing health condition.

The intention was to present Quisper as an alternative for all those elderly patients who required a more personalised advice and to identify other projects/partners that would like to work together in the development and release of the platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VitalinQ Healthy Lifestyle Support Meeting - QuaLIFY & IFR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact VitalinQ Healthy Lifestyle Support Meeting - QuaLIFY & IFR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Using scientifically credible data to underpin connected health" FENS 12th European Nutrition Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Using scientifically credible data to underpin connected health" FENS (Federation of European Nutrition Societies) 12th European Nutrition Conference in 20-22 October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at the EIT Food Partner Assembly and Strategy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Finglas and Helene Savignac (Business Development manager) attended the EIT Food Partner assembly and strategy workshop in Belgium on 9th September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EIT Food innovation marketplace conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Paul Finglas attended the EIT annual partner event I Budapest to discuss and take part in numerous workshops on strategy and impact pathways, prorities for future portfolios and high impact innovation and technology areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bioazul.com/en/event/eit-food-annual-partner-event/
 
Description Exhibition of QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 (FFT 2018) conference in London, UK - October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Food Databanks displayed QUISPER at the Future Food Tech 2018 Conference in London UK, October 2018.

Future Food-Tech is an international innovation and investment summit held annually in London, San Francisco and New York. Harnessing technology to address the critical issues facing the world's food industry, the summit brings together global food-tech brands, investors and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of new products and solutions. The 2018 programme focused on plant-based and cultured proteins, personalised nutrition, ingredient innovation, gene-editing for health and sustainability, and food waste reduction, featuring 60 game-changing speakers and the most exciting start-ups on the market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://futurefoodtechlondon.com
 
Description Food Databanks Newsletter - Issue 14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Food Databanks National Capability newsletter for christmas 2019. Issue 14.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mailchi.mp/3d0cd6ff452c/food-databanks-national-capability-christmas-news
 
Description Food Databanks newsletter - Issue 13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Food Databanks National Capability newsletter - issue 13 October 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mailchi.mp/5bb685da220d/fdnc-newsletter-issue-4th-october-2019
 
Description Interview on news about Quadram Institute Bioscience securing funding to support food and nutrition start up funding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 15 Mar 2019 Paul Finglas gave an interview on UK-based Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) has secured funding from The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food. The investment is part of the €46.4 million funding the EIT has received from Horizon 2020 (the EU's research and innovation framework program and partner contributions) to support its mission to transform the agrifood system by investing in innovative projects. The start-ups to benefit from the financial support are Quisper, a personalized nutrition services platform, and Seafeed, a developer of fermented seaweed-based novel feed additives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nutritioninsight.com/news/quadram-institute-secures-funding-to-support-food-and-nutritio...
 
Description Oral Presentation at the EFFOST Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Daniela Segovia-Lizano gave an oral presentation at the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) conference in Rotterdam, NL, 12-14th November 2019. The talk was entitled "Quisper: Bridging the gap between consumers and scientifically validated personalised nutrition advice" and presented the general Quisper concept and the use cases that have been undertaken with SME collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://quisper.eu/1853-2/
 
Description Participation in a Personalised Nutrition Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul Finglas, Daniela Segovia-Lizano and Maria Traka all attended the EuroFIR/Quisper Personalised Nutrition Symposium on 19th June 2019, which was attended by around 80 delegates from industry and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://quisper.eu/news-and-events/1595-2/
 
Description Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul Finglas gave a talk at the event entitled "Enabling the creation of reliable and scientifically validated personalised nutrition advice" Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit, 5-6 December 2018, London UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation given at ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Finglas presented a presentation on Research and Infrastructure Interests and Involvement at the ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community Workshop The Hauge, 23-24 September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation given at the Personalised Nutrition Innovation Summit on 5-6 December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Daniela Segovia-Lizano and Paul Finglas attended the PErsonalised Nutrition Innovation Summitt on 5-6 December 2019 in London, UK. Paul presented a talk on Enabling the creation of reliable and scientifically validated personalised nutrition advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventadvisor.com/event/personalized-nutrition-innovation-summit/
 
Description Presentation of a Poster at NuGO week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Daniela Segovia-Lizano attended the annual NuGO meeting, 9-12th September 2019, Bern, Switzerland. She presented a poster entitled, "Quisper: A digital solution to enhance consumer trust in personalised nutrition", detailing the work undertaken in the Quisper (EIT-Food) project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://quisper.eu/quisper-at-nugoweek-2019/
 
Description Quisper SME workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A SME workshop was co-organised by FDNC (and shiftN), in its capacity as Activity Manager for the EIT-Food Quisper project, and held in Brussels on 20th June 2019. SMEs working in the field of personalised nutrition, plus some larger companies and research organisations, were invited to the event, which included brainstorming sessions on the Quisper concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk provided for Innovations in Food Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Paul provided a biography of his background and a talk to professionals who attended the Innovations in Food Europe conference on Quisper: Enabling scientific validated personalised advice to consumers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Using scientifically credible data to underpin connected health, talk at 11th International Food Data Conference (IFDC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Using scientifically credible data to underpin connected health" 11th International Food Data Conference (IFDC) Hyderabad, India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015