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WHAT IS THE PROTEIN PROJECT?

PROTEIN is a research initiative led by a consortium of European public- and private-sector organizations working to promote health and wellbeing. By bringing together experts from across Europe, PROTEIN will develop tools using the latest communications technologies and machine learning strategies to provide personalized nutrition and physical activity support to EU citizens.  PROTEIN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 817732.

OVERALL OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the PROTEIN research project is to promote healthy lifestyles in order to improve the general state of health of the European population, using the latest technologies to offer advanced personalization tools for nutrition and physical activity plans.
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WHY DO WE NEED THE PROTEIN INVESTIGATION PROJECT?

Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity can lead to serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and others. Promoting healthy eating and physical activity is a priority for EU countries as a way to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic diseases.
Individuals face many complex barriers to healthy behaviours. New advances in information and communications technologies (ICT) offer the possibility to create personalized tools and support systems to increase healthy eating and physical activity at the population level.
There are many organizations across Europe working to promote healthy living, preventing chronic diseases, and developing the latest information and communications technologies to improve population health. PROTEIN brings all these groups together to leverage their expertise and resources, while working towards a shared goal.

OUR GOALS

Apply the latest information and communications technologies to the field of health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

Personalize healthy eating and physical activity advice based on scientific evidence in the area of nutrition, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention and management.

Generate customized nutrition and physical activity plans for end users, with special attention to individuals at risk for chronic diseases.

Create and engage a community of public members, businesses, and governments in the prevention of chronic diseases through healthy eating and physical activity strategies.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE THEM?

We will engage communications technology leaders, health experts, and end users to develop tools, such as virtual games and mobile applications which can facilitate healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.

We will use the latest science on nutrition, physical activity, and behaviour change to tailor support and tools for end users, while addressing their own individual barriers to healthy behaviours.

We will leverage the potential of Big Data to understand dietary and physical activity patterns in real-world environments, so we can segment fully defined profiles and assign specific and effective personalized health plans.

We will use online communications channels, in person-events, and outreach events to engage experts, recruit research participants, and the general public.

FOR WHOM IS THE PROTEIN PROJECT?

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Citizens of the European Union

The general public, including youth and seniors, who are motivated to improve their health through healthy eating and physical activity.
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People with specific nutritional needs

Individuals living with chronic diseases who are under medical or nutritionist supervision.
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Healthcare professionals

Clinicians who provide care for individuals living with chronic diseases or people who special nutrition and physical activity care plans.
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Distributors and food suppliers

Business leaders in the food retail and restaurant industry who want to offer personalized experiences and services to their clients.
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Interdisciplinary researchers

Scientists in areas of nutrition, physical activity, chronic disease, social sciences, and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
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DECISION
MAKERS

Individuals who are working on nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease policies across Europe.
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PROTEIN CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

The PROTEIN consortium includes a group of diverse organizations from research, industry, and healthcare sectors who share an interest in utilizing the latest technology available to prevent chronic diseases through the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity.
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS CERTH Greece
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA Luxembourg
ARTICA TELEMEDICINA S.L. Spain
OCADO GROUP PLC United Kingdom
SPORT LISBOA E BENFICA – FUTEBOL SAD Portugal
DATAWIZARD SRL Italy
PLUX - WIRELESS BIOSIGNALS S.A. Portugal

NUTRIUM

AGRIFOOD CAPITAL BV Netherlands
BIOSENSE INSTITUTE – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS Serbia
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS Greece
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL Belgium
University of Surrey

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH) Greece

CHARITE – UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN Germany

FACULDADE DE MOTRICIDADE HUMANA Portugal

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN Belgium
EASO OBESITY ASSOCIATION COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE Ireland

POLO EUROPEO DELLA CONOSCENZA - IC BOSCO CHIESANUOVA VR Italy

FLUVIALE - SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA Italy

HOW DOES THE PROTEIN PROJECT WORK?

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EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

Collection of real life and scientific evidence that will inform the PROTEIN ecosystem in terms of user needs, preferences, and personalized goals.
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DATA EXTRACTION

Analysis of data collected through deep mobile and intelligent devices and deep learning techniques that will inform personalized plans, metrics, and outcomes.
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USER PROFILES

Creation of end user profiles leveraging artificial intelligence algorithms that will provide individualized health advice through the PROTEIN Game Suite.
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PROJECT GOVERNANCE

Executive Board

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Kosmas Dimitropoulos
(TECHNICAL MANAGER)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER)

BIOS
Boris Brkić
(PILOT DEPLOYMENT MANAGER)
ARTICA
José María Botana
(COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER)
OCADO
Duncan Russell
(DISSEMINATION, EXPLOITATION
AND INNOVATION MANAGER)
VUB
Eugenio Mantovani (ETHICAL AND LEGAL MANAGER)
Audrey Van Scharen (DATA PROTECTION OFFICER)

Management Support Team

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER

EAB

MARIAN BLANCO
Head of the Section for attention to pupils with specific support needs in the Castilla and Leon Board, Spanish Ministry of Education
Solveig Sigurdardottir
Member of the
EASO Patient Council
Jurgita Vaitiekuniene
Director of the Panevezys
District Education Center
Maria Vasiloglou
Representative of the European
Federation of the Associations of
Dietitians (EFAD)
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PROTEIN is a consortium of European partners from across sectors that is working together to support individuals in making healthy food and physical activity choices that are relevant to their own individual needs and situations.

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The overall objective of the PROTEIN research project is to promote healthy lifestyles in order to improve the general state of health of the European population, using the latest technologies to offer advanced personalization tools for nutrition and physical activity plans.
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Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity can lead to serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and others. Promoting healthy eating and physical activity is a priority for EU countries as a way to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic diseases.
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Individuals face many complex barriers to healthy behaviours. New advances in information and communications technologies (ICT) offer the possibility to create personalized tools and support systems to increase healthy eating and physical activity at the population level.
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There are many organizations across Europe working to promote healthy living, preventing chronic diseases, and developing the latest information and communications technologies to improve population health. PROTEIN brings all these groups together to leverage their expertise and resources, while working towards a shared goal.
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Apply the latest information and communications technologies to the field of health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
2
Personalize healthy eating and physical activity advice based on scientific evidence in the area of nutrition, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention and management.
3
Generate customized nutrition and physical activity plans for end users, with special attention to individuals at risk for chronic diseases.
4
Create and engage a community of public members, businesses, and governments in the prevention of chronic diseases through healthy eating and physical activity strategies.
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We will engage communications technology leaders, health experts, and end users to develop tools, such as virtual games and mobile applications which can facilitate healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.
2v
We will use the latest science on nutrition, physical activity, and behaviour change to tailor support and tools for end users, while addressing their own individual barriers to healthy behaviours.
3v
We will leverage the potential of Big Data to understand dietary and physical activity patterns in real-world environments, so we can segment fully defined profiles and assign specific and effective personalized health plans.
4v
We will use online communications channels, in person-events, and outreach events to engage experts, recruit research participants, and the general public
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Citizens of the 
European Union

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People with specific nutritional needs

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Healthcare professionals

icon-distributors

Distributors and food suppliers

icon-researchers

Interdisciplinary researchers

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DECISION MAKERS

icon-expert

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

Collection of real life and scientific evidence that will inform the PROTEIN ecosystem in terms of user needs, preferences, and personalized goals.
Group 6

DATA EXTRACTION

Analysis of data collected through deep mobile and intelligent devices and deep learning techniques that will inform personalized plans, metrics, and outcomes.
icon-user-profiles

USER PROFILES

Creation of end user profiles leveraging artificial intelligence algorithms that will provide individualized health advice through the PROTEIN Game Suite.

Executive Board

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Kosmas Dimitropoulos
(TECHNICAL MANAGER)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER)

BIOS
Boris Brkić
(PILOT DEPLOYMENT MANAGER)
ARTICA
José María Botana
(COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER)
OCADO
Duncan Russell
(DISSEMINATION, EXPLOITATION
AND INNOVATION MANAGER)
VUB
Eugenio Mantovani (ETHICAL AND LEGAL MANAGER)
Audrey Van Scharen (DATA PROTECTION OFFICER)

Management Support Team

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER)

EAB

MARIAN BLANCO
Head of the Section for attention to pupils with specific support needs in the Castilla and Leon Board, Spanish Ministry of Education
Solveig Sigurdardottir
Member of the
EASO Patient Council
Jurgita Vaitiekuniene
Director of the Panevezys
District Education Center
Maria Vasiloglou
Representative of the European
Federation of the Associations of
Dietitians (EFAD)
LOGO-SIMBOLO-PROTEIN

WHAT IS THE PROTEIN PROJECT?

PROTEIN is a research initiative led by a consortium of European public- and private-sector organizations working to promote health and wellbeing. By bringing together experts from across Europe, PROTEIN will develop tools using the latest communications technologies and machine learning strategies to provide personalized nutrition and physical activity support to EU citizens.  PROTEIN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 817732.

OVERALL OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the PROTEIN research project is to promote healthy lifestyles in order to improve the general state of health of the European population, using the latest technologies to offer advanced personalization tools for nutrition and physical activity plans.

Protein-graphic

WHY DO WE NEED THE PROTEIN INVESTIGATION PROJECT?

Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity can lead to serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and others. Promoting healthy eating and physical activity is a priority for EU countries as a way to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic diseases.
Individuals face many complex barriers to healthy behaviours. New advances in information and communications technologies (ICT) offer the possibility to create personalized tools and support systems to increase healthy eating and physical activity at the population level.
There are many organizations across Europe working to promote healthy living, preventing chronic diseases, and developing the latest information and communications technologies to improve population health. PROTEIN brings all these groups together to leverage their expertise and resources, while working towards a shared goal.

OUR GOALS

Apply the latest information and communications technologies to the field of health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

Apply the latest information and communications technologies to the field of health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

Generate customized nutrition and physical activity plans for end users, with special attention to individuals at risk for chronic diseases.

Create and engage a community of public members, businesses, and governments in the prevention of chronic diseases through healthy eating and physical activity strategies.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE THEM?

We will engage communications technology leaders, health experts, and end users to develop tools, such as virtual games and mobile applications which can facilitate healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.

We will use the latest science on nutrition, physical activity, and behaviour change to tailor support and tools for end users, while addressing their own individual barriers to healthy behaviours.

We will leverage the potential of Big Data to understand dietary and physical activity patterns in real-world environments, so we can segment fully defined profiles and assign specific and effective personalized health plans.

We will use online communications channels, in person-events, and outreach events to engage experts, recruit research participants, and the general public.

FOR WHOM IS THE PROTEIN PROJECT?

Citizens of the European Union

The general public, including youth and seniors, who are motivated to improve their health through healthy eating and physical activity.

People with specific nutritional needs

Individuals living with chronic diseases who are under medical or nutritionist supervision.

Healthcare professionals

Clinicians who provide care for individuals living with chronic diseases or people who special nutrition and physical activity care plans.

Distributors and food suppliers

Business leaders in the food retail and restaurant industry who want to offer personalized experiences and services to their clients.
icon-researchers

Interdisciplinary researchers

Scientists in areas of nutrition, physical activity, chronic disease, social sciences, and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

DECISION MAKERS

Individuals who are working on nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease policies across Europe

PROTEIN CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

The PROTEIN consortium includes a group of diverse organizations from research, industry, and healthcare sectors who share an interest in utilizing the latest technology available to prevent chronic diseases through the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity.

HOW DOES THE PROTEIN PROJECT WORK?

XPERT KNOWLEDGE

Collection of real life and scientific evidence that will inform the PROTEIN ecosystem in terms of user needs, preferences, and personalized goals.

DATA EXTRACTION

Analysis of data collected through deep mobile and intelligent devices and deep learning techniques that will inform personalized plans, metrics, and outcomes.

USER PROFILES

Creation of end user profiles leveraging artificial intelligence algorithms that will provide individualized health advice through the PROTEIN Game Suite.

PROJECT GOVERNANCE

Executive Board

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Kosmas Dimitropoulos
(TECHNICAL MANAGER)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER)

BIOS
Boris Brkić
(PILOT DEPLOYMENT MANAGER)
ARTICA
José María Botana
(COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER)
OCADO
Duncan Russell
(DISSEMINATION, EXPLOITATION
AND INNOVATION MANAGER)
VUB
Eugenio Mantovani (ETHICAL AND LEGAL MANAGER)
Audrey Van Scharen (DATA PROTECTION OFFICER)

Management Support Team

CERTH

Petros Daras
(PROJECT COORDINATOR)

Lazaros Gymnopoulos
(QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGER)

EAB

MARIAN BLANCO
Head of the Section for attention to pupils with specific support needs in the Castilla and Leon Board, Spanish Ministry of Education
Solveig Sigurdardottir
Member of the
EASO Patient Council
Jurgita Vaitiekuniene
Director of the Panevezys
District Education Center
Maria Vasiloglou
Representative of the European
Federation of the Associations of
Dietitians (EFAD)
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