QST is in the Europian board
Bionuss and Innoskart DIH were selected to implement an innovative experiment using the QST solution.
DIH-World Open call Team selected the DigiNussInfo proposal for funding.
DIH-World is looking for innovative experiments across Europe that integrates digital technologies in the processes, products or services of manufacturing SMEs. Innovative experiments are projects to be implemented by a consortium made of an SME and a Digital Innovation Hub. This first open call addresses any manufacturing sector, with special focus on wood, food products, construction and maritime.
The aim of the innovative experiment called DigiNussInfo is to introduce a food IT solution that will allow us to trace the raw materials' incorporation chain up to 2-3 levels in the first step and to any depth in the later stages. It is the experiment itself that will show what extent working method and used tools deliver the expected results. We also want to make our production process as transparent as possible and increasingly documented.
The solution to be built in the experiment must be able to track composition, sensory characteristics, and physical and chemical properties. It must be possible to trace the entire production chain: 1) where, 2) when, 3) from what and how the raw material was produced, how the finished product was obtained, and how the raw material was used to produce the finished product. It includes documentation of the quality system and processing technology.
The manufacturing SME and the Digital Innovation Hub
Bionuss Hungary Ltd is a manufacturing SME, which is engaged in the production and processing of organic nuts and nuts in shell while at the same time planning to develop high added value organic nut snack products for direct consumption. On the one hand this requires nuts of suitable quality, intact, free of foreign matter with a microbiological status in compliance with the standards whose origin is known in accordance with food safety aspects and traceable during processing.
On the other hand modernisation and the introduction of innovative solutions to support production are important steps. The owners see digitisation as the next step of development for which the Innoskart-DIH consortium provides a major opportunity. This experiment, which will be carried out in close cooperation between the members, aims to bring the company a significant improvement in the actual product information available in the value chain: in addition to their wholesale partners, they also get closer to consumers they cannot reach directly.
Applying the food solution of Seacon Europe the experiment will result in real-time information to support consumers' perception of the quality of their products.
By introducing data analytics solutions, using cloud technology and in the longer term the possibility of integrating additional sensor-based measurement tools and IoT technology, the planned innovative experiment will stabilise and increase the digitalisation level of the Bionuss. The key business objective of the experiment is to create two-levels product information: both the wholesaler and the consumer can check the origin and composition of the product they buy. The successful implementation of the experiment will lead to the introduction of an IT system in the company that will implement the basic steps of digitalisation. Its implementation will raise quality control to a higher level, as it will provide information on every step of the processing of organic nuts (production, purchase, washing, drying, grading and cracking of organic walnuts), which are the most important raw material.
DIH-World is an Innovation Action project co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. DIH-World project is part of the ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) initiative that is supporting manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps in the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business operations.
DIH-World aims to accelerate the uptake of advanced digital technologies by European manufacturing SMEs in all sectors by supporting them in building sustainable competitive advantages and reaching global markets. To achieve this objective, the first open call of DIH-World project consortium supports 35 SME-driven experiments.
DIH-World will promote a consolidated DIH network that will accelerate the design, development and uptake of advanced digital technologies by European manufacturing SMEs, in particular towards less digitalised sectors – metal, textiles, craft industries, construction and agri-food – by leveraging on the networks of DIHs.
The DIH-World Network initially comprises 27 DIHs from 26 countries covering a great variety of technologies and sectors. The DIH-World Network will provide a framework to support and animate DIH collaboration and learning, and it will involve a series of DIH-World events (training camps, annual board meetings…) to bring DIHs together to network and get to know each other. The network will also actively support cross-project collaboration to strengthen connectivity, exploit synergies and enhance impact.