On November 1, against strong competition
from all over Europe van Helsing won European funding for an Anglo-Scandinavian
e-commerce product - SaFES.
The European Commission has awarded funding
to the value of 247000 euro to demonstrate a knowledge based safety
product that will revolutionise the food industry. According to
the expert evaluators in Brussels “ the software is very innovative
and has a high potential to change and improve quality assurance
processes in distributed customer-supplier chains in the food industry”.
Dr. Janet Wademan, founder of vanhelsing.com
says “e-commerce will revolutionise the way we think about work
and the workplace. SaFES is the sort of product that will revitalise
rural industry in countries such as Wales. It also has the added
benefit of raising consumer confidence in the quality of food.”
The award will act as a catalyst for the
creation of 80 high quality value-added jobs within 4 years.