Opening of a Center of Excellence in Lausanne for quality assessment of goods: analytics, sensing, monitoring, digitalization, tracking, tagging and tracing within supply chains.Launch of a dedicated Digital Commodity Quality Research Lab for hardware development. Set-up of a Research Node for supply chain management platform to enhance the level of digitalization and automatization in supply chains.Identifying key stakeholders to interact with:1. International regulators and governmental compliance mechanisms2. Food/pharma producers, restaurants/retailers/pharmacies and test shops3. Anti-counterfeiting task force4. Knowledge building for traceability and proof of origin of environmentally sensitive goods5. Business sustainability assessment6. Trust club to deploy Blockchain broadly andgain consumer trust.The Hub for Ambrosus operations will complement the Center. Integration of the lab, the platform, the hub and the modules into the broader Lausanne Food Valley perspective. Partnership with local academic and corporate actors: EPFL, EHL, IMD, Applied Universities and corporate R&D centers, partnership under evaluation at this stage.Launch of large-scale pilot projects with corporate partners from the food manufacturing, pharmaceutical and distribution sector.