Meet Partner: ACCUDIRE, the human-digital ecosystem that overcomes the challenges of global trade and shares knowledge about logistics and international shipments.

ACCUDIRE is an innovative project created with the purpose to revolutionise the world of international shipping with an approach of public-private interoperability, territorial and environmental sustainability, anti-counterfeiting, and enhancement of “Made in”. It has recently joined the TRICK project to provide significant input from the world of logistics and international shipping.

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Meet Partner: DITF - German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research

The DITF (Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research) are currently the largest textile research center in Europe. The institutes work along the complete textile value chain from molecule to product – and back from textile product to molecule, in order to contribute with new and enhanced fibers, textile materials, & products and textile processes.

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How To Integrate Trick Platform With EU Customs and Other External Systems

The interaction between Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, ADM) information system AIDA and TRICK platform sets the pillars to cooperate with EU Customs. In the previous blogpost "TRICK platform: flexible, scalable and reliable" we spoke about the conceptual design lying behind the platform architecture of TRICK, and we also deepened the type of services that the platform will perform, that is, the collection and data management of secure product data all along the supply-chain together with a set of six services available in an open B2B marketplace.

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Meet Partner: UBITECH – Leading the Research in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative, research-oriented software house and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations, and governments to allow efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere.

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TRICK project mentioned in AIOTI White Paper on Business Impact of IoT in Manufacturing Industries

The TRICK Project was included in the AIOTI White Paper: Business Impact of IoT in Manufacturing Industries. On the 13th of July, TRICK joined the online webinar held by AIOTI WG Manufacturing which presented the White Paper and the use cases.

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Meet Partner: Politecnico di Milano, Italian Technical University contributes with its experience on digital platforms & technologies for circular economy data, and knowledge exploitation methods

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is the leading Italian technical university where 40,000 engineers, architects, and designers are educated each year. In TRICK, Politecnico di Milano supports with its deep experience in the research in the circular economy domain.

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TRICK Partners Quadrans Foundation and UPC on the Advantages of Blockchain Technology for the Textile and Fashion Industry

What are the benefits of combining Blockchain technology with the textile supply chain? Blockchain can do a lot for the Fashion Industry -- address product counterfeiting issues by ensuring product traceability, support sustainability practices, and improve supply chain overall transparency.

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Meet Partner: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) supports the TRICK Project on circular behaviours, sustainability assessment and circular metrics

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) is a public university institute with special autonomy working in the field of applied sciences and plays an important role in favour of the community. In the TRICK project, SSSA gives its support to the following topics thanks to its knowledge both of Circular Economy assessment methods and consumer behaviours

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TRICK Project’s second General Assembly came to a fruitful end in Milan, Italy!

Last week from 29th June to 1st July, the second General Assembly of TRICK project took place in Milan, with all 32 partners gathered together both in-person and online. TRICK would like to express our sincere gratitude to TrotusTex Srl and Alfredo Grassi S.p.A. to host the meeting and for organizing this wonderful General Assembly and to all the partners for joining. And very much looking forward to the collaborative results coming in the near future!

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TRICK project mentioned in WCO/WTO’s paper on “The role of advanced technologies in cross-border trade: A customs perspective”

The TRICK Project was presented to the WCO by the Italian Customs Agency - Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) in WCO’s 2021 Annual Consolidated Survey. As a result, TRICK was mentioned in the paper as one of the examples of use under Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.  

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UNIVERLAB SRL supports the food pilot by making its IT skills available for the management of the platform and providing their food analysis laboratory

UNIVERLAB is an innovative start-up focused on three main areas: FOOD LAB ANALYSIS, SOFTWARE and HARDWARE. As part of the TRICK project, it will make its IT skills available for the management of the platform tailored for the food pilot. It will also provide the food analysis laboratory to carry out all analyzes for the construction of the new TRICK Platform.

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TRICK project introduced at Techtextil in Frankfurt among HEREWEAR and CISUTAC - two other EU projects at the DITF booth

On Wednesday 22nd of June 2022, TRICK project was introduced at the Techtextil fair to a small audience during a special event at the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) booth together with HEREWEAR and CISUTAC projects. All of them EU Horizon 2020 or HORIZON EUROPE funded projects whose consortiums are composed of some common partners. All three projects have as common goal to promote the change towards a circular future in the textile industry in Europe by creating new knowledge and tools.

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Meet Partner: The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP)

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) was created in 2004 to match research and innovation needs and priorities of the European industry (represented by companies, associations, and clusters) with the knowledge, scientific and technological capacities of universities, research organizations and technology developers to raise the sector’s competitiveness through intensified collaborative research and innovation.

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TRICK showcased by ADM at FORUM PA 2022

From 14-17th of June, ADM took part in the FORUM PA 2022, the annual event that includes speeches, workshops, seminars, information stands, and annual working tables dedicated to the world of public administration. A specific section of the speech was dedicated to the presentation of the TRICK project.

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The Basque software development company CEESA, S.A. participates in the European project TRICK with the role of Support of traceability Development, logistics end user

CEESA, S.A. has more than 30 years of experience and headquarters in the Basque Country, whose mission is to be the main technological partner of its clients. The company is specialized in optimizing business resources and offering comprehensive solutions to improve business management.

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Trick platform: flexible, scalable and reliable. Discover the conceptual design lying behind its architecture, and the pillars on which the platform and its services will be based on.

TRICK’s main goal is to provide affordable and standardized enablers to move SMEs closer to a circular economy. The achievement of this objective will come through the creation of a platform for the management of circular product information based on data collection and secured by Blockchain. As well-known, TRICK activities are supported by two pilots, involving Textile Clothing and Food supply chains. Therefore, the platform development is a key point of the project, and it must be managed very carefully. The first step is to determine which canons the architecture of the platform will be based on.

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The leader of weaving solutions, Marina Textile, participates as part of the pilot production chain of technical fabrics for TRICK.

Marina Textil S.L. is a company based in Barcelona (Spain) with 20 years of experience in the production of technical fabrics for PPE applications in different sectors of the industry like oil, gas, electric, foundry, and automotive.

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I-Deal Actively Supports Trick in the Add-Ons Service Development and in the Creation of a Project Scale-up Strategy.

i-Deal is an innovative SME based in Biella, Italy founded in 2012 as the development in form of the corporation of the autonomous activities of its founders Alessandro Canepa and Stefano Fasana, who combine scientific and mathematical skills and IT environment training, alongside textile expertise relative to the design and manufacture of garments.

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Quadrans Foundation to provide the Blockchain Technology Infrastructure for TRICK

Quadrans Foundation supports the TRICK Consortium by providing Blockchain technology and enabling interoperability within the Blockchain infrastructure. The Foundation is also engaged in disseminating and raising awareness on the project advancement, communicating the degree of innovation achieved using the most appropriate channels and places.

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Calling for Participation: Retailers Questionnaire

TRICK has prepared a questionnaire to get further insights from brand contacts in order to validate your needs and expectations towards the TRICK project and your involvement in sustainability, circularity, transparency and digitalization.

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Consumer Behavior relating to Circular fashion, Innovation and Usage of QR code

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), a public university institute -with special autonomy-based in Pisa, thanks to its expertise in circular economy and consumer behaviour of the Laboratory on Sustainability Management (SuM), has carried out a survey for the TRICK project about Consumer Behavior relating to Circular fashion, Innovation and Usage of QR code and Blockchain.

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Introducing Citrus Production District of Sicily, TRICK’s Food Pilot Partner

Citrus Production District of Sicily is an association that includes, directly and indirectly, hundreds of farms and agencies involved in the citrus production chain in Sicily, Consortia of Protection and associations of quality products (PGI, PDO and Organic). It promotes products and related production areas according to a Development Plan of the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicilian Region.

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How can standards facilitate the setting up and management of sustainable SMEs supply chains?

The policy brief How can standards facilitate the setting up and management of sustainable SMEs supply chains? shows an overview of the policy implications resulting from the written report: “Harmonized set of semantic standards, ontologies, nomenclatures” (D1.4). Its main objective was the definition of the reference framework for TRICK platform activities: on one side the definition of the technical and semantic reference for information exchanges along the supply chains; on the other side the preliminary study for managing effective and efficient PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) evaluations on the supported final products.

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Establishing Legal and Technical Frameworks for the TRICK Platform Towards a Circular Economy

One essential objective of the policy brief Establishing legal and technical frameworks for the TRICK platform toward a circular economy is to provide the reader with an exhaustive overview of how different literature frameworks, can drive and limit the usage of the platform functionalities, have been collected and merged. Adequate awareness of the relevant existing legal and technical domains of influence is achieved via a large state-of-the-art analysis.

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How will the TRICK platform support policies to promote circularity on the TC and food value chains in Europe?

The policy brief How will the TRICK platform support policies to promote circularity on the TC and food value chains in Europe? is derived from the findings of the written report (D1.2), consisting of describing the Use Case scenarios needed for the implementation of a traceability system that improves transparency and promotes circularity on the textile and clothing (TC) and food industry in Europe, identifying opportunities as well as pain points and how to overcome them.

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Ways to Circular Value Chains

The policy brief has Sintef as the lead beneficiary and showcases the “roadmaps from linear to circular value chains” that the TRICK project has developed, as they can provide useful input to industrial and public decision-making.

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Use Case Requirements Definition Towards the Development of the TRICK Platform

The EU Horizon 2020 project TRICK’s aim is to build an industry standard for blockchain-enabled textile supply chain traceability. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the initial phase of the project focused on the definition of a framework that sets the basis for the development of the TRICK platform. The corresponding work for delivering these results was endorsed by a deep research on the current situation, existing solutions and user needs of the textile, clothing and food industry in the EU to move towards a circular economy. The recommendations outlined in the work are fundamental for the accurate development of the platform. The work was composed of six tasks and summarized in five written reports that address the different concerns in a synchronized and sequential way in order to reach the common objectives.

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CTPT Promotes the TRICK Project Among Textile Companies

The Czech Technology Platform for Textiles (ČTPT) is an association of companies and institutions – representatives of the Czech textiles and clothing industry, research and educational institutions as well as related industrial and scientific branches. CTPT’s vision is to see innovation in every business. 

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Eng. Abramo Vincenzi, CEO at ACCUDIRE representing TRICK on the 6th edition of the “Shipping, Forwarding and Logistics Meet Industry” 2022

TRICK would like to share with you the news about the 6th edition of Shipping, Forwarding and Logistics Meet Industry that was presented on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of March. The event was organised by Clickutility Team (Italian leader in the conception and realisation of B2B events for the sectors of sustainable mobility, logistics, energy, environment and high tech), and promoted by Confetra (Italian General Confederation of Transport and Logistics), Alsea (Lombardy association of freight forwarders and hauliers), and The International Propeller Clubs (Cultural Association which promotes meetings and relations between people involved in maritime, land and air transport): the aim was to propose a comparison between the world of logistics, shipping, and maritime transport and the world of the Italian productive economy. 

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Meet Sistema Moda Italia, contributing to the dissemination and communication of the TRICK results at a national and European level

Sistema Moda Italia is the National Federation of the Italian Textile-Fashion Industry. As a member of Confindustria Moda and Confindustria, it is one of the world’s largest employers’ organizations, representing the textile, apparel and fashion enterprises in the Western World. The Federation represents the entire supply chain at a national and international level, speaking with one voice to institutions and public bodies, as well as economic, political, trade-union and social organizations. Sistema Moda Italia represents over 400.000 employees and more than 45.000 enterprises.

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Trotus Tex acts as the Pilot end-user of technical textiles within the framework of the TRICK project

Sustainability in technical clothing - The difficulty lies in combining elevated performance with environmental protection, but research, innovation and experimentation come to the aid of Trotus Tex in their achievement of increasingly satisfactory results in this field.

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TRICK to participate in the VR Circular Fashion Summit 2022

TRICK is honoured to be part of the Circular Fashion Summit's 2022 Catalyst Thought Leadership Panel to share the aim and scope of the project, as well the partners work and visions.

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Lablaco joined TRICK as Circular Fashion partner, by providing end to end Web3 circular retail platform - SPIN

Lablaco is the world’s leading circular fashion ecosystem, connecting key stakeholders through digitization powered by blockchain across multiple realities. By digitizing fashion, lablaco is redefining the relationships between suppliers, designers, brands, retailers, content creators, and individual customers through transparency and circularity.

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Meet the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency - the regulatory body of the TRICK project, supporting in the fields of traceability, PCO, blockchain development and communication activities.

The Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency participates in the TRICK project, providing its specific expertise in the field of traceability. The Agency is the national authority to release the preferential certificate of origin (PCO). Since PCO is used by customs globally to enforce duties and to foster trade relations between EU and Extra-EU countries, the secure product traceability service will provide a standard data backbone on which additional data generated by the other services provided by TRICK can be aggregated. 

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BIBA supports the TRICK project in the development of the B2B marketplace for circular economy.

BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH is an engineering research institute developing technical and organizational solutions for tasks from various areas of production technology as well as from other related scientific disciplines and puts them into practice both in SMEs as well as multinational companies. 

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The Italian spinning Company M&F, at the head of an international spinning Group, opens its doors to speak about its experience in the world of yarn production and in particular of the circular economy

Marchi & Fildi is a Company with headquarters in Biella and at the head of an international spinning Group, producing yarns for fashion, furnishing and technical use. Marchi & Fildi yarns are produced in Italy, with a process that pays high importance to the reduction of the environmental impact thanks to the continuous sustainable technological innovation. At the base of each Marchi & Fildi yarn, there are several primary elements: the selection of raw materials and the ability of the Group to control each step of the supply chain, in order to guarantee the whole traceability along the production process.

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Mai bine contributing to demonstration and pilot implementation activities for TRICK

Mai bine's vision is a world governed by sound ethical rules and principles, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. The mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the local community by implementing projects under a holistic approach on all three dimensions of sustainable development: natural environment, social environment and economic environment.

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Boosting textile waste recycling: CNR-STIIMA partner to assure transparency and health protection in the TRICK project

The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is the biggest Italian public research organization implementing research and innovation in all scientific disciplines. STIIMA - the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing - is the Institute of CNR devoted to research and development in the manufacturing sector.

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HOLONIX, Circular IT solution expert, service developer for the TRICK project.

Holonix provides advanced ICT solutions for the manufacturing domain and for the circular economy approach. Holonix solutions are mainly focused on the creation of value from the collection of data from different companies of one or more value chains. The company has extensive experience in collecting, aggregating and analysing data, as well as making them available for the development of added-value services and apps. 

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Carlo Piacenza - highlighting the need for transparency and the use of blockchain in regards to product tracing at this year’s Milano Fashion Global Summit

Carlo Piacenza, CEO of the historic Biella-based SME manufacturer of fine woollen fabrics and clothing, Piacenza Cashmere, with the company being TRICK’s project coordinator, was welcomed to speak at this year’s edition of the Milano Fashion Global Summit. Since 2002,  the Milano Fashion Global Summit gathers “key people in [the] fashion industry and other leading personalities from all over the world”,  who raise their voice for needed changes and facing challenges of the fashion industry in this ever-moving and fast-expanding market.

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SINTEF Manufacturing, supports the TRICK project as a leader of Social LCA and circular business model development

SINTEF is Norway's largest independent research organization. Manufacturing is the institute at SINTEF that conducts world-class applied research within the area of sustainable manufacturing.

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ENEA contributes to TRICK’s goals on interoperability, standardisation and Product Environmental Footprint topics

ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development.

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The Institute for Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation of Terrassa, academic unit of the UPC, participates in the TRICK project as Administrative Coordinator and Technical Manager of the Use Cases Requirements.

The INTEXTER, Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation of Terrassa, is a basic unit of the UPC, the biggest technical university of Spain. The activities carried out in the institute are addressed to encourage research and industrial cooperation in all the fields of the textile industry and others related to it.

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Marchi & Fildi Group S.p.a hosting TRICK Consortium Partners at production site in Biella

As part of TRICK’s first hybrid General Assembly, project partner Marchi & Fildi Group S.p.a hosted the consortium partners that were joining in person in Biella at their production and recycling facilities on the 22nd of September 2021. Owing to Biella’s reputation as a renowned textile district with extensive years of experience, leading Italian and international companies working in the sector have settled down there.

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Sqetch, operated by Sourcebook GmbH, will support the TRICK project as a leader of communication and dissemination packages.

For the TRICK project, Sqetch plays an essential role to spread the word, as it will be responsible for managing all the project-related dissemination activities and will create relevant content for dedicated channels targeting all possible audiences. Sqetch is a B2B online sourcing platform that supports the process for fashion brands to look for, connect to and collaborate with suppliers around the world.

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The Italian IT provider Domina actively participates in TRICK with the role of Technical Manager and Technical Responsible for the project platform development.

Domina is a software company skilled in data management in different domains: process industry, discrete manufacturing, energy, and consumers’ and end-users’ applications. We have run data management services since 1998 - and we are deeply engaged in the development of innovative and customized software solutions with a focus on SMEs and manufacturing. 

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Meet TRICK project coordinator - Piacenza, an SME manufacturer of fine woollen fabrics and clothing and leader in the top segment of noble fibre fabrics for fashion and luxury

Piacenza is an SME manufacturer of fine woollen fabrics and clothing, the leader in the top segment of noble fibre fabrics for fashion and luxury markets. It is the supplier of fabrics to all world-leading fashion brand manufacturers such as Zegna, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. It is based in the Italian textile district of Biella, where all its production is realized, and it is considered one of the oldest textile industries in the world.

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TRICK project partners came together for the very first General Assembly in Biella, Italy!

The General Assembly took place on 22-24 September in a hybrid format, having all 28 consortium partners joining in person and also virtually. During the three days of the inspiring get-together, we aligned on upcoming project activities, established interconnections between work packages and, most importantly, got to know and connect with each other.

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TRICK - Empower Circular Economy With Blockchain Data Traceability

Introducing TRICK project: the H2020 funded project for adoption, tracing and demonstration of sustainable approaches by means of an innovative and circular product information management system secured by Blockchain

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