Work Packages

 METROFOOD-PP work plan is based on three main blocks) that deal with three main pillars referred to the 3 specific objectives. The three blocks are highly interconnected and the activities are organised in order to ensure that all the coordination and support actions necessary to the decisive and committing planning for the final organisation of METROFOOD-RI will be properly completed. Block activities will be complemented by three transversal work packages, referred to project management (WP1), dissemination (WP15), and ethics (WP16).

WP1

Project Management

M1-30

WP2

METROFOOD-ERIC set up

M1-30

BLOCK 1

WP3

Finance

M2-29

WP4

Policy set up and statute development

M1-28

WP5

Infrastruture architecture

M1-24

BLOCK 2

WP6

Technical concept and requirement for the Physical Infrastructure

M6-25

WP7

e-infrastricture development

M3-29

WP8

Service development and delivery

M1-27

WP9

Quality & Security Management

M1-23

WP10

Research and Innovation Agenda

M1-30

BLOCK 3

WP11

Positioning in the research ecosystem

M1-30

WP12

Socio-economic Benefit

M1-26

WP13

Risk Management

M1-23

WP14

User engagement and communication strategies

M1-30

WP15

Dissemination

M1-30

WP16

Ethics

M1-30

BLOCK 1 - Building METROFOOD-RI

BLOCK 1 Includes the activities related to the organisation of the legal entity that will manage the future RI (i.e. ERIC), with the definition of a sound model for the RI governance and funding at both European and National level in order to ensure sustainability.

It is organised in three Work Packages:

  • WP2 – METROFOOD-ERIC set up;
  • WP3 – Finance;
  • WP4 – Policy set up and statute development.

The activities of this block will be performed in close cooperation with the Ministries and (potential) funding agencies in order to ensure contacts with and between the funding agencies and the proper and timeless achievement of the agreements among Countries.

BLOCK 2 - Structuring METROFOOD-RI

BLOCK 2 includes activities aimed at realising the infrastructure as service-oriented organisation, defining the operation for both the whole RI and the National Nodes, as well as the user strategy and access procedures for data, quality and security management. The activities have been defined taking into account the specific nature of METROFOOD-RI as distributed infrastructure with a Hub & Nodes model, and combining a physical and an electronic section working in close cooperation.

It is organised in five WPs:

  • WP5 – Infrastructure architecture;
  • WP6 – Technical concept and requirements for the Physical Infrastructure;
  • WP7 – e-infrastructure development;
  • WP8 – Service development and delivery;
  • WP9 – Quality & Security management.

BLOCK 3 - Strategic Planning

BLOCK 3 is focused on defining the long-term activities (on a strategic basis) for the future RI and updating the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda in response to the actual and future challenges in food industry and the Society, with the strategies for engaging users and the impact assessment.

It is organised in five Work Packages:

  • WP10 – Research and innovation agenda;
  • WP11 – Positioning in the research ecosystem;
  • WP12 – Socio-economic benefits;
  • WP13 – Risk management;
  • WP14 – User engagement and communication strategies.
Europa Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 871083


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