METROFOOD-RI Preparatory Phase Project
January 2021 - December 2022
METROFOOD-RI is a distributed-Research Infrastructure for promoting Metrology in Food and Nutrition, which will provide high level metrology services for enhancing food quality & safety and supporting the traceability and sustainability of the agri-food systems, in a view of circular economy. METROFOOD-RI combines a physical and an electronic infrastructure strictly interconnected, including numerous facilities distributed in 18 European Countries that can provide scientific services in an integrated and collaborative way. METROFOOD-RI is one of the six projects selected by ESFRI for the strategic potential and impact for strengthening European research, included in the ESFRI Roadmap 2018. The Consortium involves 48 Institutes (20 Beneficiaries and 28 Linked Third Parties) from 18 European Countries (15 Member States and 5 Associated Countries). Italy is the leading country with ENEA as coordinator (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development).
METROFOOD-PP (METROFOOD-RI Preparatory Phase Project) represents the project specifically dedicated to the realisation of the Preparatory Phase of METROFOOD-RI, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (H2020 INFRADEV-02-2019). It aims at supporting METROFOOD-RI to grow from its current status to a mature, centrally-coordinated, integrated RI, with the legal, financial and technical maturity required for implementing it.
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH) participates in the Greek Node of METROFOOD (see more at http://metrofood.gr/) and in the project ‘METROFOOD-PP’ as Linked Third Party (to the project partner AUTH-Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, coordinator of the GR node), with the facilities of the department of Food Quality & Chemistry of Natural Products, the department of Sustainable Agriculture, the Information & Technology and the Conference Centre.