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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

Business Experiments in GRID (BEinGRID)

BEinGRID is the European Union's largest integrated project funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST) research, part of the EU’s sixth research Framework Programme (FP6). The BEinGRID consortium consists now out of 96 partners, who are running so-called Business Experiments. They have been designed to implement and deploy Grid solutions in industrial key sectors.

General Information

Reference: EU Project, IP for FP6-2006-IST-2-034702
Source of funding: European Commission
Project Duration: June 2006 - December 2009
Official Project Home Page:

Project Overview

The UZH is especially part of the Business Experiment 22: BE22 AgroGrid (Grid Technologies in Agro Food Business). Making use of Grid technology, AgroGrid offers Dynamic VO Management services in agriculture value chains. Food producers will benefit from an on-demand value chain composition according to an expressed production need, on one hand, and in agreement with announced production capacities, on the other hand. Upstream, food retailers will have a means at hand for improved demand-driven product sourcing that integrates with deployed enterprise resource planning software. All services are designed in a way that ensures a food business' data ownership and safety.

Consumers will profit at the same time from better documented choices of fresh and safe products based on dependable trustworthy product quality information. AgroGrid emphasizes on an integrative Quality Management from farm to fork. It enables continuous tracking, determination of quality, and, in case of an incident, allows fast collection of relevant data from distributed systems to ensure reliable intervention such as recalls.

UZH Personnel


Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
University of Zürich, IFI
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 635 67 10
Fax: +41 44 635 68 09

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