REDYSIGN showcases initial project progress at Porto Consortium Meeting 


During two days of extensive discussions, partners engaged in a comprehensive review of the first six months of the project, setting the stage for addressing upcoming challenges. 

The second Consortium Meeting of REDYSIGN took place at BessaHotel Baixa in Porto (Portugal) on the 20th and 21st of March, 2024. Hosted by HOLOSS, representatives from consortium partners were in attendance.  

Over the course of meeting, partners exchanged recent advancements achieved within the first six months and engaged in collaborative discussions aiming to steer progress towards the project’s primary goal: the development of a recyclable, biobased alternative for fresh meat packaging


The meeting began with a warm welcome from Álvaro Tejado, the project coordinator and lead researcher at Tecnalia Research and Innovation, thereby initiating a day of extensive discussions and decision-making, while congratulating partners on their achievements in the project’s initial months, ensuring the fulfilment of various milestones. 

Consortium Meeting

The first day primarily focused on management aspects, including updates on project status, ongoing technical work, and forthcoming milestones and deliverables to ensure agile and effective project progress aligned with predetermined objectives. 

Technical presentations by FIBENOL, TECNALIA, VALMET, METGEN, RISE PFI, VTT, and FNMT stimulated in-depth discussions on preliminary results, to which tray producer PACKBENEFIT and retailer EROSKI provided the most valuable industrial and end-user perspectives. The fruitful session also allowed the identification of potential risks and the initiation of strategies for risk management.

On the second day, the agenda encompassed crucial themes including Sustainability, Data Management, Communication, and Exploitation, with a notable emphasis placed on a Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) workshop coordinated by HOLOSS. Discussions deepened into the understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), highlighting its pivotal role in evaluating environmental impacts associated with industrial activities. Additional concepts such as Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (s-LCA) were also introduced, broadening the scope of deliberations. 

Wrapping up the meeting, partners FENIX TNT and ZABALA INNOVATION presented the structure of the Data Management Plan and provided comprehensive insights into numerous communication and dissemination actions undertaken during the project’s initial phase. These efforts encompassed the creation of the official project website, conceived as the central hub for engaging with stakeholders and the broader public, and the launch of various social media campaigns. 

Consortium Meeting

The gathering concluded on a positive tone, marking significant advancement towards the goal of creating innovative second-generation food packaging under REDYSIGN. While the research is in its early stages, pivotal strategic decisions have been made, accompanied by the recognition of new challenges to overcome in the upcoming months. Consortium members were encouraged to maintain the productive conversations initiated at the project’s onset and to remain dedicated to the pursuit of REDYSIGN’s ambitious objectives


The project is supported by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking and its members. Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CBE JU. Neither the European Union nor the CBE JU can be held responsible for them.