The SEAFOODplus TraceTech workshop in Trondheim in November 2006 was arranged in cooperation with the Norwegian project InnovaRFID. InnovaRFID is partly financed by the Norwegian Research Council with Gilde Norsk Kjøtt (a major Norwegian meat producer) as the contract partner and SINTEF as the research partner. The main project objective for InnovaRFID is defined as: Develop innovative processes and solutions for operations and documentation by testing and implementing new wireless technologies for identification, data capture, sensors and location systems in a demanding industrial environment.
As the seafood and meat sectors have common fields of interests in this area, this was an opportunity to gather participants from the two projects and other invited parties. The main objective of the workshop was to exchange experiences and share ideas on future applications. Several topics were addressed:
- The current status of RFID technology and experiences from pilot studies in various industry sectors
- How can we utilize the emerging new technologies (wireless sensor networks, real-time location systems)
- The handling of the increased flow of information generated in the value chain