The SHEALTHY project proposal has been designed following the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) guidelines of the EC. By engaging with multiple actors (local food producing & processing micro and SMEs, food research community, technology providers, business managers, logistics operators, food and consumers’ associations) the SHEALTHY project will:

– Develop, optimise and combine mild technologies to preserve freshness and improve safety and nutritional value of minimally processed F&V and juices and smoothies.

– Design and develop innovative BMs and novel logistics systems (including authenticity and traceability system) that will support traditional micro & SMEs to adopt novel technologies..

– Validate the resulting prototypes (both in terms of technologies and BMs) in local and regional food SMEs, including assessing their environmental impacts and economic feasibility.

– Transfer knowledge and tools to other regional and local food companies sharing the project benefits, results and best practices to increase competitiveness and jobs around EU.