The main idea of the PERFORMANCE (Development of PERsonalized FOod using Rapid MAnufacturing for the Nutrition of elderly ConsumErs) project is to develop and validate a holistic, personalised food supply chain for frail elderly persons living either in nursing homes, ambient assisted living facilities or at home (visited by nursing services) facing swallowing and/or masticating problems.

Performance

The supply “chain” in this case will resemble a loop, with the elderly consumers forming the initial link (providing info on personal preference and needs) as well as the final link (consumption of the personalised food). As a result of the PERFORMANCE project, an overall concept will be available which allows the automated manufacture and supply of personalised, specially textured food for frail and elderly people.

The project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between SMEs in the field of food products and ingredients, a high- tech food equipment manufacturer, catering services, software developers, food and packaging technology providers, research institutes (food technology, process technology, packaging and logistics) and nursing homes. Led by Biozoon Food Innovations GmbH, the consortium is spanning five European countries – Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italty and Austria.

RTDS is leading the Dissemination & Exploitation work package and provides support to the project coordinator.

  • EC Contribution: € 3 million
  • Starting Date: 01/11/2012
  • Duration: 36 Months
  • Website: www.performance-fp7.eu