DiPP project of the Networked Automation Systems working group at the "Where food meets IT for sustainability" focus day

News from the project "Digital Product Passport for secure information exchange in the supply chain - DiPP":

Participants discuss business models that can be made possible by the Digital Product Passport.


As part of a workshop, the DiPP project, one of a total of 8 impulse projects, proudly presented its content to partners and external industry representatives. The aim of the impulse project is to generate information along the entire food value chain - from agriculture to food production and distribution - and make it available in a secure Digital Product Passport (DPP).

This innovative approach creates transparency with regard to the production and origin of food and its ingredients.

The project is being led by the Networked Automation Systems working group at the Institute of Industrial Information Technology (inIT) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Henning Trsek. Partner companies significantly involved in the implementation are Melitta Professional Coffee Solution GmbH, Arvato Systems GmbH, Endress+Hauser GmbH+ Co.KG and NTT DATA Business Solutions AG.

Course of the workshop

Philip Sehr and Natalia Moriz led the workshop, which initially offered participants a comprehensive insight into the concept of the Digital Product Passport and the current state of research. Potential new business models that could be made possible by the Digital Product Passport were then discussed in groups. The workshop was characterized by a lively exchange and various ideas for players along the supply chain. The participants agreed that the Digital Product Passport has considerable potential, but that standardization is required.

Great interest in the topic of digital product passports

Natalia Moriz, research group leader of the Networked Automation Systems working group, emphasizes, "Many controversial discussions during the workshop show the industry's interest in the topic of the Digital Product Passport. We are all the more motivated to develop practical results in the project and present them to the partners of Smart Food Technology (SFT)."


The findings and results of the workshop will be incorporated into the ongoing developments of the DiPP project and thus contribute to the further development of this innovative solution for the food industry.