Beneficiaries

Quisper brings together seven partners from across Europe, including SMEs, universities, and corporations. The project is coordinated by the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB, UK).

Quadram Institute (UK) (Activity leader)

QIB was a member of the QuaLiFY project and will be the Activity Leader. QIB will support other academic partners (TUM & UoR) in the creation of the independent scientific advisory board, supply data and knowledge rules, and set up the scientific advisory principles that will govern the platform. It will also lead the business creation task, ensuring the legal entity is established and that appropriate business models are employed.

The technical development of QSP to Quisper will be overseen by QIB, with the technical restructuring being undertaken by the hyve.

Technische Universität München (DE)

TUM was a member of the QuaLiFY project and is tasked with the establishment of an independent Quisper Scientific Advisory Board (QuiSAB) with the support of UoR (UK) and QIB (UK). QuiSAB will be composed of established scientific experts and have a pivotal role in validation of Quisper®. Quality standards will form the backbone of the validation process, which will be developed with the support of TUM. In cooperation with UoR, TUM will also contribute to the development and validation of an EU Diet Quality Score (DQS) and the personalised nutrition app (e-Nutri).

University of Reading (UK)

The University of Reading (UoR) is leading the development of a mobile web app (eNutri) that delivers automated personalised dietary advice. The app will integrate a new EU Diet Quality Score and incorporate a food acceptability model, so that food-based nutrition recommendations are tailoured to a healthier diet that is also acceptable and, therefore more likely to be maintained, by the individual consumer.

UoR is leading consumer engagement activities as part of the app development, and contributing to the refinement of Quisper® business and governance models. UoR brings expertise in human nutrition, digital technologies and statistical modelling.

PepsiCo International (UK)

PepsiCo (UK) will co-lead the dissemination plan for Quisper alongside EuroFIR AISBL (BE). It will also provide important industry contacts to assist in the mapping of stakeholders and facilitate dissemination in industry only fora.

shiftN (BE)

shiftN’s role in the project is to lead and facilitate the work on the design of the structure, activities, business processes and legal framework of the Quisper Association as well as developing business creation alongside Guadram Institute Biosciences (QIB). shiftN will further develop the business/governance models. shftN go the last mile to create compelling deliverables and a stimulating learning environment for our colleagues, partners and clients.

the hyve (NL)

the hyve was a member of QuaLiFY, the EU-funded FP7 project that delivered the pre-beta version of Quisper®, the QuaLiFY Server Platform (QSP). the hyve will update, relaunch, extend and improve QSP, as Quisper®, and lead technical implementation and testing as well as delivery of documentation and guidelines for Quisper® clients (providers and users). the hyve will also provide technical and functional support going forward.

EuroFIR AISBL (BE)

EuroFIR AISBL has two roles in EITFood Quisper: (1) providing data (e.g. food composition) and knowledge rules (dietary reference intakes) and (2) with PepsiCo International, delivering dissemination and stakeholder engagement such as leaflets, social media posts, infographics. EuroFIR hosts and manages the project (formerly QuaLiFY) and Quisper websites, and is responsible for uploading new content.