The SmartLabels project is an inter-cluster and trans-regional initiative, promoted by organisations of Catalonia and Galicia, which aims to develop and test new printing technologies in a representative environment, specifically printed electronics and two-dimensional codes with invisible inks, for the manufacture of smart labels fed from contactless technology.
SmartLabels receives funding from the 2020 call for the support programme for Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (AEI) of the national Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
The project consortium includes two clusters, the Packaging Cluster of Catalonia (coordinator of the project), the Clúster Alimentario de Galicia, the technology centre Eurecat; and the companies IPE Industria Gráfica, Cooperativa Vitivinícola Arousana SCG (Paco & Lola) and Bodegas Matarromera.
Objectives of SmartLabels
- Design, develop and test smart tags that integrate NFC antennas in an operating environment, including the development of a mobile application for reading them
- Design, develop and test labels with invisible ink and unique two-dimensional code in an operating environment
- Draw conclusions on the validation of both printing technologies, evaluating the benefits and feasibility of integrating each of the technologies in the production processes of the wineries
- Prepare market and technological innovation studies on smart labels
- Disseminate the potential of printed electronics and invisible ink labels and univocal two-dimensional code for monitoring traceability in the wine and food sector in general, especially through the results of the project