The advantages that SOFIE delivers for the end-user

The SOFIE project is driven by the needs of real-world applications, represented by our four pilots operating in three different domains: energy sector, food supply chain and mobile gaming. Through the pilots SOFIE offers numerous advantages and innovations for its users.

Benefits of the Food Supply Chain Pilot

End-users of the pilot's outputs: food producers’ associations, food transporters, retailers and consumers.

For suppliers:
  • secure information sharing without the need of a centralized authority to supervise and control data exchange,
  • easy to use and non-disruptive solution to federate local IoT business environments,
  • verify goods ownership and authenticity, as well as on-time and in-full transactions and deliveries,
  • cut out mediation expenses,
  • reduce transaction costs and improve quality management of products distribution.
For retailers:
  • increase visibility in goods transfer from the field to the market shelf,
  • improve efficiency in audits and disputes resolution when quality conditions are not met,
  • enable immediate identification and recall of potential contaminated goods in cases where product,
  • quality and/or safety events are detected.
For food consumers:
  • increase consumers’ visibility about goods' production, transportation and processing practices over the whole food supply chain.

Read more about the pilot HERE. 
Contact: Sotiris Karachontzitis, Synelixis Solutions,

Benefits of the Energy Data Exchange Pilot

End-users of the pilot's outputs: smart meter data operators providing access control of energy consumption data, retailers offering flexibility services to end-users.
  • Traceability of products and ensuring the integrity of critical data without the need for centralized authority.
  • Reduction of fraud and data manipulation, cutting out corresponding mediation expenses and transaction costs.
  • Transparent data adaptation layer for IoT platforms and easy to deploy solution to federate heterogeneous IoT environments.
  • Immutable blockchain-backed energy consumption readings which are correct beyond dispute.
Read more about the pilot HERE.
Contact: Priit Anton, Guardtime OÜ,

Benefits of Energy Flexibility Marketplace Pilot

End-users of the pilot's outputs: smart meter datahub managers, the industry responsible for energy data consumption/production distribution, energy flexibility service providers.
  • Use real time and historical data to forecast the occurrence of reverse power flow.
  • Create flexibility requests on the marketplace to balance the local energy supply.
  • Help to recharge the batteries of its fleet of electric vehicles at advantageous price.
  • The incentive provided by the DSO can cover part of the electrical supply.
  • Thanks to the marketplace, the most convenient energy retailer can be selected any time a recharge is needed.
  • Provides a rapid user-friendly mechanism to negotiate micro-contracts.
  • Grants security, transparency and auditability of the operations.
  • Enable the interoperability among different siloed IoT systems.
Read more about the pilot HERE.
Contact: Giuseppe Raveduto, Engineering,

Benefits of Mobile Gaming Pilot

End-users of the pilot's outputs: mobile game developers and the gaming community.
  • By using ephemeral identifiers, beacons can be harder to spoof than GPS. Player locations can be verified, reducing the number of cheaters in competitive games.
  • Indoor positions, especially altitude information, can be more accurate.
  • Hypothesis: DLTs can bring transparency and automation to companies participating in an ecosystem for location-based games.
Read more about the pilot HERE.
Contact: David Mason, Rovio,