Stakeholder Board

TITAN Storyline

TITAN is a 4-year Horizon Europe R&I project with the ambition to build transparency in food supply chains via implementation of innovative (mainly digital) technologies to boost the health, sustainability, and safety of products, processes, and diets. 

TITAN will develop 15 innovative solutions to enhance transparency in agri-food businesses with a focus on SMEs. The innovations will be supported by cross-cutting Work Packages dedicated to stakeholder interests, implementation of digital technologies, policy recommendations, business support, management, and communication and dissemination. 

The TITAN Stakeholder Board

The most important outcome of TITAN is to build an EU Hub that will function as a center of expertise and as a first point of contact with the aim of promoting and facilitating systemic solutions related to transparency. The Hub will function as a one-stop shop that helps companies to become more competitive. 

The Network Of Expertise (NOE) that will be built during the runtime of the project as the stakeholder Board, will be an essential part of the Hub. Ideally, the NOE consists of representative sets of experts in the identified topics of TITAN (Transparency, Sustainability, New (Digital) Technologies, Food System Approach) and the related subtopics.

Becoming a member of the TITAN Stakeholder Board comes with the following:
Join a vibrant community focused on a relevant topic, stay informed, and engage with other members of the network
  • Regular interactive Stakeholder Board meetings in which stakeholders are informed about progress in TITAN have the possibility to give feedback and get the opportunity to get more involved
  • Possibility to ask specific questions to expert partners in the TITAN consortium
  • Expand your network, Meet new people, and have the possibility to interact with other members of the Stakeholder Board
  • Possibility to propose new members of the Stakeholder Board (involve your network)
Be informed earlier
  • Stay informed and gain early access to TITAN’s progress, results, and technologies
  • Get early access to public TITAN deliverables
  • Get early-bird information about the open call
  • Preferential treatment; free access to training sessions
Contribute to publications
  • Possibility to contribute to practice abstracts
  • Possibility to contribute to policy briefs
  • Possibility to contribute to education programs
  • Shape the session of your working group at the TITAN Final Conference

Working Groups

Our areas of expertise are divided into four main categories, each containing multiple subcategories. The Stakeholder Board will comprise 31 working groups of experts who specialize in these areas.

  1. Informed choices by consumers
    • Education & awareness programs
        • #WG1: Programs focused on kids,
        • #WG2: Programs focused on citizens.
    • Information on the label from producer
        • #WG3: Front-of-Pack Labels (FOPL) for health & sustainability,
        • #WG4: Measures to share information with consumers (trademarks, Apps, QR codes).
    • Food Safety
        • #WG5: Food safety management,
        • #WG6: Microbiological aspects,
        • #WG7: Allergenicity management.
    • Food fraud & authenticity
        • #WG8: Food fraud resilience,
        • #WG9: Methods to detect food fraud.
  1. Supply chain sustainability
    • Lower GHG emissions
        • #WG10: Food waste reduction
        • #WG11: Circular economy.
    • Sustainable food production
        • #WG12: Precision farming,
        • #WG13: Carbon sequestration. 
    • First-mile traceability
        • #WG14: Focus on origin,
        • #WG15: Focus on forced labour,
        • #WG16: Focus on environment.
    • Open trade
        • #WG17: Online trading platforms,
        • #WG18: Environmental Social Governance (ESG).
    • Product supply chains (on request)
        • #WG31: Fisheries/Seafood,
        • #WG32: Olive (oil).
  1. Innovative technologies
    • Detection method
        • #WG19: DNA-based detection methods,
        • #WG20: Chemical analysis like LC-MS,
        • #WG21: Affinity methods,
        • #WG22: Sensors.
    • Digital technologies
        • #WG23: Blockchain & web3,
        • #WG24: AI & machine learning,
        • #WG25: Connectivity platforms & IoT/5G,
        • #WG26: Governance & privacy.
  1. Food system approach
        • #WG27: Successful innovation and change,
        • #WG28: Role of SMEs and funders,
        • #WG29: Policies for a sustainable food system.
        • #WG30: Gender balance
Membership Eligibility and Application Process: Who Can Join and How?

The TITAN project welcomes participation from all individuals and organizations interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge and providing information and data to support ongoing research efforts. The following groups of actors are invited to join the Stakeholder Board:

  • Scientific community:
    • Academia
    • Research institutes
  • Society:
    • Industry:
      • primary production, food processors, distribution
      • B2C (wholesalers, retail and food service)
      • Investors
      • Other businesses
  • Civil society:
    • Practitioners (medical doctors, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians)
    • Costumers (including consumers and consumer organisations)
    • General public
  • Policy:  
    • Governments
    • Authorities (European Food Authorities (e.g, EFSA), country food authorities)
    • NGOs and advocacy groups

To join the Stakeholder Network, interested stakeholders should fill out the registration form here. After approval of your application, a project partner will then send the official consent form to be completed and signed. Thank you for your interest in the Stakeholder Board of the TITAN project.