Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is saying the Food Convergence Innovation (FCI) Canada – Food and Beverage Provide Chain Project.
The FCI-Canada Project will deal with making a nationwide, sector-wide platform with enterprise-to-enterprise connectivity capabilities, which can assist strengthen Canada’s home meals provide chain.
Linking meals and beverage corporations throughout the nation, the project will make it simpler to get well from COVID-19 and different rising points, in addition to diversify Canada’s plant-based meals, feed, and elements choices by way of collaborative partnerships.
Food and beverage associations will construct provincial and regional databases that can then be related right into a nationwide community. The project builds on Conseil de la Transformation Alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ)’s present Systeme Numerique Alimentaire Collaboratif (SNAC) collaboration platform, developed by Bivizio, which is presently in use in Quebec, in addition to information science work carried out on the College of Ottawa.
The new nationwide platform will assist Canadian corporations make connections throughout the worth chain by permitting them to publish and seek for particular merchandise, companies, and companions inside given geographic parameters. The platform may also evolve to be responsive to provide chain disruptions corresponding to these related to COVID-19.
“Canada’s Protein Industries Supercluster is bringing together companies of all sizes and academic institutions to create new possibilities for innovation and collaboration and promote bold new ideas in the agrifood sector,” says François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Business. “Through this project, the Supercluster is bringing together partners from all across the country to find innovative solutions to today’s challenges and make our food and beverage supply chain stronger and safer.”
The project will probably be led by the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Well being and Economics with a nationwide consortium of Food and Beverage Canada, CTAQ, Food & Beverage Atlantic, Food and Beverage Ontario, Food & Beverage Manitoba, BC Food & Beverage, Bivizio, and the College of Ottawa.
Collectively, the organizations are investing $500,000 into the project, with PIC investing $2.1 million, for a complete project worth of $2.7 million.
“Improving our sector’s ability to both innovate and respond to emerging issues requires a collaborative, innovative solution in and of itself,” says Invoice Greuel, CEO of PIC. “This digital platform will help connect the value chain across the country, from ingredient processors in the east, to food manufacturers on the west coast. And better yet, it will do so in a way that will improve the lives of Canadians, thanks to its ability to further strengthen our domestic supply chain and increase the selection of food products available across the country.”
The platform may also assist the Canadian plant-based meals, feed, and elements sector enhance its worldwide competitiveness by permitting corporations to reply collaboratively and extra simply to shifts in client demand.