This award recognises the achievements of the ongoing collaboration between Dawn Farms, CeADAR and Crème Global as part of Perception, a large €3 million project funded by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), which is developing an AI-enabled platform to predict human sensory quality attributes of food products for great taste, health benefits and minimal waste.
Perception seeks to digitalise and apply AI at the food manufacturing company, Dawn Farms, from a holistic point of view, considering aspects such as food quality, manufacturing processes, machinery, waste, etc. Working with Dawn Farms, CeADAR is developing multi-modal deep learning solutions to save energy, predictive maintenance, and avoid waste, while optimising resources.
The project aims to:
reduce the product development cycle by 50%, minimising waste
reduce the use of energy, water and food waste through accelerated processes, improving efficiencies
contribute towards changing consumer attitude and preferences to healthier foods, in line with global trends
Dawn Farms is the largest dedicated supplier of cooked meat and plant-based ingredients and fermented and dried sausage products outside of the United States. The company supplies world leading food brands in 50+ markets across the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.