About the project

About The Project

RESTwithEU Pilot Project

About the project

RESTwithEU focuses on identifying and developing digital tools and solutions that meet the needs and diversity of the restaurant sector, with a special focus on SMEs, start-ups and EDIHs. Therefore, the project aims to promote innovation by generating strategies for the future.

The restaurant industry has been slow to adopt technology and innovative digital solutions and due to the impact of COVID-19, this sector had to reinvent itself in order to survive and move forward. Thus, RESTwithEU will support and advise on the digital transformation of this industry through different strategies that are adapted to the needs of each business.

In this regard, the ultimate goal will be to address the main challenges facing the restaurant industry and finally help SMEs restaurants across Europe to follow the best practices.

Project Milestones


Facing the Restaurant Industry Challenges Stakeholder Workshop

19 Jan 2023 Lyon

Presenting the first research and challenges: ‘Mapping of existing tools and GAP Analysis’


Open Call for restaurants and solution providers

21 Feb — 31 Mar 2023 Online

Open for restaurants and solutions providers that wants to join the project and take part to solve the project challenges.


Hybrid Hackathon creating a unique global experience

16 — 19 Jun 2023 Madrid

Providing innovative answers to the most pressing challenges of the restaurant sector.


Final Workshop: Validating the Digital Pathway Tool

31 Jan 2024 The EGG Brussels

Showing the results of the project and continuing to support SMEs in their digital evolution.

Our Partners

Innova Next SLU (Barrabés.biz) (ES)

Innova Next SLU (Barrabés.biz) (ES) will be leading the project, counting on a consolidated experience in running innovation programmes, with a special focus on SMEs digital transition and in creating synergies between start-ups, SMEs and corporate.

Barrabés.biz has also wide experience in operating Project Management Offices for large scale (2M€-10M€) public and private companies, providing its expertise and know-how in innovation, digitalization, and enterprise to actively help leading businesses, public authorities, SMEs, and start-ups. As such, Barrabés.biz is an active associate member of the European Business and Innovation Center Network (EBN https://ebn.eu/). Barrabes.biz counts with a set of tools that help boost innovation spanning from digital platform to physical innovation spaces.

Quantitas SRL (IT)

Is a tech start-up, incubated at VEGA Technology Science Park in Venice, and its mission is to develop and offer businesses services and products related to the entire data processing and evaluation chain.

Quantitas was created to develop decision support systems in highly complex contexts, designing tools and setting itself the challenge to implement methodologies for collection, processing, analysis, and simulation of real-world data related to business decisions. Quantitas helps private and public organizations to extract data knowledge and inform business decisions with advanced predictive analytics tools for impact valuation and cost effectiveness analysis, and products with interactive modes and high impact, eye-catching dynamic data animation for presentations and demonstrations.

EIT Food CLC South

EIT Food CLC South is the EIT Food Innovation hub for Southern Europe. Its main responsibility is to build a dynamic ecosystem aimed to boost innovation involving food stakeholders, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

With a consumer-centered approach, EIT incorporates the consumers & food influencer’s point of views. contributing to the project with its expertise in the food sector, especially in sustainability, also providing expert advice for the analysis of restaurants supply chain to avoid food loss.

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