cropped-DSC_0166.jpgThe Internet of Food Things (IoFT) Network Plus brings together data and computer scientists, chemists, and economists to investigate how artificial intelligence, data analytics and emerging technologies can enhance the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain.

The network, led by the University of Lincoln in partnership with the universities of Southampton, Surrey, University of East Anglia, and the Open University, is examining the application of the IoT in connected homes of the future – for example smart refrigerators which trigger a grocery order when food items run low, or cooking devices which could help us live healthier lives.

We are also examining the traceability of food, and how machine learning and artificial intelligence can be utilised to extract value from the vast amounts of data available across the whole food supply chain, improving efficiency and reducing food waste.

Academic leadership team:

  • Professor Simon Pearson, University of Lincoln (Principal Investigator)
  • Professor Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton
  • Professor Roger Maull, University of Surrey
  • Professor Gerard Parr, University of East Anglia
  • Professor Andrea Zisman, The Open University
  • Professor Luc Bidaut, University of Lincoln


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