h-ALO project kick-off meeting was held in video-conference on 2 February 2021.

Representatives of the 11 partner institutions from 4 European Countries gathered together with the European Commission officer. h-ALO is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission with a contribution of 4,239,433.75 euros.

The EU-funded project h-ALO aims to develop and demonstrate a new affordable and portable photonic-based analytic tools that will allow local food producers and retailers to control the quality and safety of their products in real-time.

The h-ALO prototype will be validated in the lab by quantitative comparison with benchmark commercially available methods and demonstrated on-site in small selected agri-food chains such as aquaponics, craft beer, raw milk, and organic honey and introduced into a HACCP manual.