Project partners

PREVENTOMICS consortium is comprised of 19 partners from 7 European countries. All partners have excellent experience and strong capacities to grant PREVENTOMICS project a successful achievement of the defined objectives and its future exploitation.

Covering the whole value chain: 4 research-performing SMEs, 9 research institutions, 3 companies with exploitation interests, 1 consumer association, 1 standardisation body, 1 patients’ foundation.

Coordinator

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Eurecat –  Eurecat is the leading Technology Centre of Catalonia. It provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise to boost their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. The Biotechnology area is focused on the relation of nutrition with metabolic diseases such as obesity and its derived alterations, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease; behaviour and cognitive function and personalized nutrition using cutting edge methods and performing continuous innovation in all omic sciences.

Participants

ALDI Spain ALDI Spain belongs to the ALDI North Group, a German leading supermarket chain with presence in 9 European countries. ALDI has been present in Spain since 2002, where it already has 300 supermarkets, more than 4000 employees and where it offers an assortment of high quality products at a good price to more than 5 million families who visit its stores every year.

Alimentomica – Alimentomica is a private Company focusing on the R+D+I of new components, technologies and innovative practices to improve human diet, function and health.

Carinsa – CARISNA creates, manufactures and distributes all kinds of flavors fragrances and prepared additives for the food, feed and perfumery industry. The company will contribute to PREVENTOMICS project through its Creation and Development of Food Aromas Department and R+D Department.

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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Erasmus University Rotterdam (ERASMUS) is a university in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 3,700 academic staff members and 23,867 students. The University will contribute to the PREVENTOMICS project through its Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM), where they will analyze the socio-economic impact of PREVENTOMICS.

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Institute of Communication and Computer Systems – ICCS is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The Information Management Unit of ICCS, which is participating in PREVENTOMICS, is engaged in IT management R&D activities, such as recommendation and behavioural change support systems.

Leitat – Private non-profit RTO with large experience in industrial innovation, transforming technological solutions and scientific results into economic and competitive. With broad expertise in animal experimentation, applied microbiology and metabolomics, LEITAT will use humanized microbiome mouse models to correlate biomarkers and health status, to define the benefits of nutrition on diet-related diseases.

METEDA – METEDA is a company with long experience in the field of Electronic Health Record systems for the management of chronic diseases as well as innovative solutions in nutrition, medicine, tele-medicine and lifestyle. METEDA also produces medical devices for the screening of diabetes complications.

Onmi – Onmi is a multicultural and multidisciplinary design firm focusing on building health and wellbeing solutions. Onmi will take responsibility for the behavior change aspects of the project, including the design of the app used to deliver the behavior change.

Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) – The OAFI is an independent non-profit patient organization with the aim of working on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), along with the improvement of the quality of life of patients. We represent patients with osteoarthritis worldwide focusing on elderly people, women and sportspeople. Our role at PREVENTOMICS is to lead dissemination activities to ensure that project outcomes reach out to society and raises awareness. Also, OAFI is to work in cost-effectiveness analysis and Health Technology Assessment to facilitate PREVENTOMICS adoption and exploitation.

Practio – Practio is a medical technology start-up re-thinking primary care by developing digital eHealth services that make it reliable, convenient and safe for citizens to take responsibility for their own health. Practio will support the case study in Denmark and contribute to the corresponding use-case scenario and business model definition.

Simple Feast – Simple Feast is a food/tech company based in Copenhagen with a mission to inspire and help people eat more plant-based foods. Driven by a love of delicious food and a commitment to a sustainable future, Simple Feast delivers quality and convenience via a green cookbook app and organic vegetarian/vegan meal delivery. Simple Feast’s app will be integrated with PREVENTOMICS software for more personalized meals.

Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) – The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organization that helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies. Representing the European CEN/CENELEC and the international ISO/IEC for the development of technical standards, UNE advises, manages and develops all activities related to standardization

Spanish Consumer Organization (OCU) – OCU is a private non-profit organization that aims to: promote and defend the interests of consumers, guide them in their choices and work to help them solve their problems within the consumption of different products and assert their fundamental rights as consumers to improve their life conditions.

University of Maastricht – Maastricht University is a young, dynamic, international university in the Netherlands. The University’s Centre for Systems Biology, conducting research to elucidate biological mechanisms that play a role in the etiology and prognosis of chronic diseases, provides insight to the project related to biomarkers and PREVENTOMICS platform model generation and testing.

Università di Parma – The University of Parma, in Italy, is one of the oldest universities in the world and promotes knowledge creation, transfer and progress to meet the increasing demand of advanced education and research in our society. The research units involved in the project, led by the Human Nutrition Unit, belong to the Department of Veterinary Science, the Department of Food and Drugs, the Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences, and the Microbiome Research Hub.

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Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow – The Jagiellonian University is the oldest highest institution in Poland where nearly 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40 thousand students. The Department of Clinical Biochemistry within the Medical Faculty, contributing to the project, conducts research on the molecular pathogenesis of obesity, diabetes, hyperlipoproteinemia and on the interactions between genes and their functional products with nutrients.

University of Southampton – The University of Southampton, in the UK, is a research-intensive university with the goal to make real impact on society’s biggest challenges. The Nutrition & Metabolism Group and the Human Development and Health Academic Unit within the Faculty of Medicine will contribute to the execution of the project.

Wageningen University – Wageningen University & Research, in the Netherlands, is a leading top-3 international University in the domains of agriculture and nutrition with outstanding scientific expertise in food production, food technology, nutrition and functional health research. The Human and Animal Psychology Department participate in the project with its experience in understanding how diet-related metabolic health problems can be improved by foods.