Nanotechnologies and AI for precision oenology  

Pisa - 05.08.2021 - Nanotechnologies and AI for precision oenology
VIOLoC is the project born from a collaboration between the University of Pisa, CnrNano and the University of Tuscia with the aim of starting a technological revolution in the world of wine and oil analytics thanks to the development and application of microfluidimetric type micro-sensors for the analysis of polyphenols in wine and oil.

The technological core of VIOLoC lies in a micron-sized chip lab-on-a-chip with remote connectivity (clouding). The new lab-on-a-chip based on microfluidics will be designed within the Marco Cecchini's research group of CnrNano. It will contain sensors for the analysis of polyphenols, acids, sugars in real time. The collected data can be sent to the cloud, processed with artificial intelligence algorithms and returned to companies in the form of numerical data. There will be no moving bottles, only signals and numbers will move.

Financed by the Ministry of University and Research through the resources of the Fondo Integrativo Speciale per la Ricerca (FISR), the VIOLoC ("Analisi di VIno e OLio mediante un Laboratorio on-Chip (LoC) a remote connectivity")project involves the University of Pisa, the University of Tuscia and the Istituto Nanoscienze of the National research council (CnrNano). Among the partner companies there is also Sensi Vini, a Tuscan company that has always been committed to research and that will begin testing the sensor right from the next harvest.



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