innovation

Mar 26
Authena end-to-end traceability & anticounterfeiting technology for pharma
Friday, Mar 26, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

IoT & blockchain to revolutionize safety, traceability, and monitoring of global vaccine shipments

Difficult periods get out the best, and unfortunately the worst of people. And this pandemic has confirmed it extensively. Thousands of solidarity initiatives flourished around the globe to help healthcare workers, ills suffering from coronavirus and the less fortunate that lost their jobs due to the consequent economic crisis.

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Mar 12
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Disrupting illegal markets for a sustainable economic growth

The 8th goal set by the United Nations in the Agenda for Sustainable Development is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. According to the UN, in 2019, 22% of the world’s youth were not engaged in either education, employment or training. (1)

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Mar 01
Monday, Mar 01, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The effects of counterfeiting on poverty across multiple industries

The first Goal that has been set for 2030 by all United Nations Member States in the Agenda for Sustainable Development is to eradicate poverty. In 2015, 10% of the world population was living in extreme poverty, with troubles in fulfilling vital needs like health, education, and access to clean water and sanitation. (1)

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Feb 19
Friday, Feb 19, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The automotive & aircraft spare parts counterfeiting. Often a matter of life or death

Aircrafts are generally designed for a life cycle of many years. For instance, the B-52, went into service in 1955 and its retirement date has been scheduled for 2040. (1) Therefore, to perform a regular maintenance of aerospace and defense products throughout their lifecycle it might be necessary to use parts that are no longer […]

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Feb 11
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The “dangerous” market of fake cosmetics and how to end it

In 2018, the value of the global cosmetics market was 507.8 billion U.S. dollars. The same market is projected to reach the value of almost 760 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. (1) The growth of the cosmetics field has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in counterfeiting, which some associations have quantified as a rise of […]

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Feb 05
Friday, Feb 05, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Authena Fragrances and the once unresolved problem of illegal perfumes

Historically, perfumes have always been one of the favorite targets of counterfeiters. In an old survey promoted by the French Institute of Industrial Statistics it turned out that already in 1995 more than 80% of French perfume companies had experienced problems with counterfeiting. (1)

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Jan 28
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

The new “trend” in counterfeiting during the global pandemic

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on worldwide flaws in social and health systems, disrupted supply chains and taken many lives across the world. It has also triggered unscrupulous illicit behaviors and the increase in smuggling and forgery.

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Jan 20
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

A revolutionary system to engage end-users and trace cocoa beans until a chocolates’​ box

Chocolate is one the most consumed luxury foods worldwide. In western European countries the per capita consumption reaches almost 10 kg/year.[1] Consumers, more and more concerned about food safety, today want to be informed about all the processes in the food supply chain. And for the cocoa market they make no exception.

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Jan 14
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 , Alessandro Tacconelli

Authena fights the wide diffusion of illegal pesticides in Brazil

Recently, the illicit market of products for agriculture in South America started acquiring a large dimension. Despite the closures of borders and the increase in customs controls due to the pandemic, in the last year the presence of smuggled pesticides in Brazil has grown significantly.

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Nov 30
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 , Alessandro Tacconelli

QR codes. A clumsy attempt to match consumer desire for food authenticity

In the last years, the attention towards food specific attributes has been increasing constantly. Consumers pay more and more attention to what they buy every day in terms of quality of ingredients, origin, traceability and sustainability. According to a research commissioned by the EU (1), the majority of European citizens take quality into great consideration […]

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