Akvaponics in a digital world

Reference number
Coordinator Johannas Stadsodlingar AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 995 000
Project duration November 2018 - November 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture From linear to circular
Call FashionTech Food Tech

Purpose and goal

We build an aquaponic system prototype for more sustainable and resilient food production. We will be transparent and based on state-of-the-art knowledge around aquaponics, circular resource flows, IoT and blockchain technology. We will establish a platform for scaling a circular business model from a sustainability perspective where we engage supermarkets, customers, regulators, the public sector, researchers and technology providers. We deliver a Stakeholder Opinion Assessment report, an LCA analysis and a learning workshop.

Expected results and effects

Within five years we expect a functional circular economy in production and consumption of fish and vegetables, that uses modern digital tools, all in line with the new Swedish food policy. A food production system that uses resources which today are seen as waste. The end result will be a system that provides improved sustainability and resilience, lower emissions, improved food security and efficiency, better transparency and traceability as well as improving Sweden´s competitiveness.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is structured in four main components: a functional aquaponic prototype installation, establishing a collaboration platform for scaling of the business model, developing a distributed ledger (blockchain) demonstration for transparency and traceability and finally a communication package.

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