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BlockMatNet will create a network of Norwegian stakeholders involved and interested in the use of blockchain technology in the food industry.

Last update

Read in Norwegian

Start

01. May 2022

End

30. Apr 2024

Funded by

The Research Council of Norway

Cooperation

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, SINTEF

Background

Increased traceability in the food supply chain will increasingly have a positive impact on society in terms of food safety, food authenticity, sustainability and consumer’s trust.

Blockchain based systems applied to food supply chains provide new possibilities to achieve this goal by providing more interoperability and data sharing regarding the food production and thus a better overview for authorities and end-consumers.

In addition, blockchain technology inherently prevents tampering with recorded data, and provides a link to the identity of the person who recorded the data. 

Goal

Establish a durable 30+ member Norwegian network of industry, solution providers, research, and other organisations working with blockchain technology and create a website with dynamic generation of content.

What we do

BlockMatNet is a stand-alone project designed to set up and sustain a network for users, solution providers, and researchers working with blockchain solutions for / in the Norwegian food industry.

The BlockMatNet network will make future national collaboration in this area easier, and it will prepare for extended Norwegian participation in future calls in this area, both from industry participants, solution providers, and research organizations.

BlockMatNet will create a website and digital newsletters in Norwegian targeted towards Norwegian stakeholders.

BlockMatNet will also host two plenary meetings in Norway with a focus on relevant blockchain experiences of implementation.