Catalogue 2015

H2020 Agrofood sector
Partnership Profiles Catalogue
2015
Sector Group Agrofood
Enterprise Europe Network
Index
Background .............................................................................................21
Enterprise Europe Network .....................................................................22
Sector Group Agrofood ............................................................................. 22
Partner Search ........................................................................................23
Alícia Foundation, Food&Science, private Foundation ...........................................23
C.I.F.P. MARITIMO ZAPORITO ...................................................................................26
AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER OF ANDALUCIA-CTAQUA .................28
Partnership Profiles.................................................................................30
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production ..............30
Technological Centre ................................................................................ 30
Fundacion Centro Tecnológico Andaluz del Sector Cárnico (TEICA) ...................30
IDEALFOOD, AgromediterraneaN Alliance ...............................................................33
SME ....................................................................................................... 37
Communiqué ................................................................................................................37
GEOGRAPHICA .............................................................................................................39
NANOIMMUNOTECH ....................................................................................................44
ROVIMATICA S.L..........................................................................................................46
Wadi Attir Organization ......................................................................... 49
R&D Institution ....................................................................................... 51
C.I.S.A.O. – Interdepartmental Centre of Research and Collaboration with
Sahelian and West African Countries .......................................................................51
Frankenfoerder Forschungsgesellschaft mbH .........................................................54
Research Group: "Gastrointestinal health" (AGR259). Estación Experimental
del Zaidín (CSIC) .........................................................................................................56
Research group: "Animal Production Technology" (AGR233) University of
Seville ............................................................................................................................59
Research group: "Characterization and conservation of Domestic Animal
Genetics Resources for Rural Developpment" (AGR134) ...................................62
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Research Group: "Física del Plasma: Diagnosis, Modelo y Aplicaciones" (FQM136) University of Cordoba ........................................................................................65
Research group: "Geographic Analysis" (HUM776). University of Malaga ........68
Research group: "Silvopastoralism" (AGR221). Centro IFAPA Hinojosa del
Duque ............................................................................................................................70
Technologies for Industrial Bioproducts Development - University of Santiago
de Compostela .............................................................................................................78
CICYTEX .............................................................................................. 81
Other organization (consulting, associations,…) ........................................... 83
ACRUGA Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Vacuno Selecto de la
raza Rubia Gallega.......................................................................................................83
Farmers and Livstock Association of Cadiz (ASAJA Cadiz) ...................................86
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)........................88
Gronconsult...................................................................................................................90
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ...............................................................................................92
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta .............95
LANDALUZ, Asociación Empresarial Alimentos de Andalucía ...............................98
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production....................................100
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 100
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 100
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 103
Deretil Vitatech S.L.U. .............................................................................................. 106
SME ..................................................................................................... 108
Biolchim SpA............................................................................................................... 108
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 110
F·A·R·Msystem ........................................................................................................... 112
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 114
iotec GmbH ................................................................................................................. 118
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 120
RESBIOAGRO, S.L. .................................................................................................... 122
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 125
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Wadi Attir Organization.................................................................................................. 128
AGROCONSULTING. Olivicultura de precisión…………………………………………….130
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 132
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Plant, Food & Sustain.....132
Research group: "Characterization and conservation of Domestic Animal
Genetics
Resources for
Rural Developpment" (AGR134). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 135
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences .................................................. 138
Fundación CAJAMAR .................................................................................................. 140
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 142
Research Group: "Agriculture and environment in arid areas" (RNM 151).
University of Almeria ................................................................................................. 148
Research group: "AGROECOSOST". Centro IFAPA Camino de Purchil ............. 150
Research group: "Applied microbiology and molecular genetics" (BIO219).
University of Cadiz ..................................................................................................... 157
Research Group: “Biological basis for knowledge, conservation and sustainable
use of biodiversity" (RNM-322). University of Cordoba ...................................... 161
Research group: "Biology and Control of Plant Diseases" (AGR169). University
of Malaga ..................................................................................................................... 163
Research group: "Conservation and sustainable use of soil, water and
biodiversity in agricultural systems" (AGR144). Centro IFAPA Las TorresTomejil......................................................................................................................... 166
Research group: "Conservation of agricultural ecosystems" (AGR244). Centro
IFAPA Alameda del Obispo ....................................................................................... 174
Research group: "Dinámica fluvial e Hidrología" (TEP-248). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 180
Research group: "Ion and Water Homeostasis in Plants" (BIO-027). Instituto
de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla ................................................. 182
University of Santiago de Compostela ................................................................... 184
University of Turin-DISAFA- Team Post-harvest technology and supply chain
managment................................................................................................................. 186
CICYTEX....................................................................................................................... 189
Agro-ecosystems history laboratory. University Pablo de Olavide.................... 191
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Research group: "Química analítica de contaminantes" (FQM170). University
of Almeria .................................................................................................................... 193
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 196
Consultoría, Investigación y Tecnología para Iberoamérica, S.A. .................... 196
FARMERS AND LIVESTOCKS ASSOCIATION OF CADIZ (ASAJA CADIZ) .......... 201
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 203
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce ................................................ 205
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 208
LANDALUZ, Asociación Empresarial Alimentos de Andalucía ............................. 211
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality .......213
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 213
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 213
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 216
Foundation of Auxiliary Industry of Agriculture, TECNOVA Foundation .......... 219
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 221
AgroTech....................................................................................................................... 225
SME ..................................................................................................... 227
Biolchim SpA............................................................................................................... 227
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 229
DMC Research Center S.L. ....................................................................................... 231
RESBIOAGRO, S.L. .................................................................................................... 234
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 237
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 240
C.I.S.A.O. – Interdepartmental Centre of Research and Collaboration with
Sahelian and West African Countries ..................................................................... 240
Dept. Life Sciences and Biotechnologies (SVeB), University of Ferrara, Italy 243
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences .................................................. 246
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 248
Research Group "DEGRADACION DE TOXICOS ORGANICOS" (BIO191) ......... 252
Research group: "Estudio de mecanismos de tolerancia de las plantas a
estreses abióticos" (BIO124) ................................................................................... 254
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Research Group: "Agriculture and environment in arid areas" (RNM 151).
University of Almeria ................................................................................................. 257
Research group: "Agrifood genetic improvement" (AGR254). Centro IFAPA La
Mojonera ..................................................................................................................... 259
Research group: "Applied microbiology and molecular genetics" (BIO219).
University of Cadiz ..................................................................................................... 265
Research group: "Crop improvement and biotechnology" (AGR237). Centro
IFAPA Alameda del Obispo ....................................................................................... 269
Research group: "Olive growing and oil technology" (AGR240). Centro IFAPA
Alameda del Obispo................................................................................................... 275
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA ............................................................. 281
University of Parma ................................................................................................... 283
University of Turin-DISAFA- Team Post-harvest technology and supply chain
managment................................................................................................................. 286
CICYTEX....................................................................................................................... 289
University of Copenhagen - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
...................................................................................................................................... 291
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 294
Consultoría, Investigación y Tecnología para Iberoamérica, S.A. .................... 294
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 299
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce ................................................ 301
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food
security, productivity and resilience ......................................................304
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 304
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 304
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 307
AgroTech....................................................................................................................... 311
SME ..................................................................................................... 313
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 313
GenoSkan A/S ............................................................................................................ 315
Wadi Attir Organization.................................................................................................. 317
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 319
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Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Differentiated &
Biofunctional Foods ................................................................................................... 319
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Plant, Food & Sustainab. 321
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences .................................................. 324
Galician Institute of Agrobiological Research. Spanish National Research
Council. CSIC.............................................................................................................. 327
Group of Genomic Medicine. University of Santiago de Compostela ................ 330
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 333
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 335
Research group: "Agrifood genetic improvement" (AGR254). Centro IFAPA La
Mojonera ..................................................................................................................... 340
Research group: "Animal Nutrition" (AGR102). Estación Experimental del
Zaidín ........................................................................................................................... 346
Research group: "Crop improvement and biotechnology" (AGR237). Centro
IFAPA Alameda del Obispo ....................................................................................... 348
Research group: "Fisiología, bioquímica y tecnología de alimentos vegetales"
(AGR154) .................................................................................................................... 354
Research group: "Olive growing and oil technology" (AGR240). Centro IFAPA
Alameda del Obispo................................................................................................... 357
Research Team : "Characterization and conservation of Domestic Animal
Genetics Resources for Rural Developpment" (AGR 134). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 363
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA ............................................................. 367
University of Turin-DISAFA- Team Post-harvest technology and supply chain
managment................................................................................................................. 369
University of Copenhagen - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences ............. 371
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança…………………………………………………………….374
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 380
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 380
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce ................................................ 383
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 386
Amiram Porath Consulting ............................................................................................. 389
Large company ..................................................................................... 392
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COVAP.......................................................................................................................... 392
Grupo Tragsa .............................................................................................................. 394
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and
processing .............................................................................................397
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 397
AgroTech ..................................................................................................................... 397
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 399
DTU Food..................................................................................................................... 402
Foundation of Auxiliary Industry of Agriculture, TECNOVA Foundation .......... 404
Fundacion Centro Tecnológico Andaluz del Sector Cárnico (TEICA) ................. 407
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 410
SME ..................................................................................................... 417
Biolchim SpA............................................................................................................... 417
Cham Foods ................................................................................................................ 419
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 421
Food Processing Initiative e.V. ................................................................................ 423
HERAL ENOLOGÍA, S.L. ............................................................................................ 425
LABORATORIOS AGL ................................................................................................. 427
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 429
Queizuar ...................................................................................................................... 431
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 433
SIGMA BIOTECH, S.L. ............................................................................................... 436
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 439
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science Differentiated &
Biofunctional Foods ................................................................................................... 439
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Differentiated &
Biofunctional Foods ................................................................................................... 442
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 444
KIN Food Institute ..................................................................................................... 446
Research group: "Materials and nanotechnology for innovation" (TEP946).
University of Cadiz ..................................................................................................... 448
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Research group: "Viticulture and Enology - Vitenol" (AGR146). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 451
Technologies for Industrial Bioproducts Development - University of Santiago
de Compostela ........................................................................................................... 454
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA ............................................................. 457
University of Gastronomic Sciences/ Systemic food design research unit ...... 459
University of Turin-DISAFA- Team Post-harvest technology and supply chain
managment................................................................................................................. 461
CICYTEX....................................................................................................................... 464
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 466
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 466
Gronconsult................................................................................................................. 469
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 471
Ortofruit Italia (Producers' Organisation P.O) ...................................................... 474
Amiram Porath Consulting ............................................................................................. 476
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced
by European farmed aquatic animals ....................................................479
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 479
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 479
Aquaculture Technological Center of Andalucia - CTAQUA………………………………483
SME ..................................................................................................... 485
AlgaTechnologies ....................................................................................................... 485
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 487
DMC Research Center S.L. ....................................................................................... 489
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 492
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 494
Pronamar. University of A Coruña .......................................................................... 497
Research group: "Mariculture and fisheries" (AGR247). Centro IFAPA Agua del
Pino .............................................................................................................................. 500
SFS-11-2014/2015: Consolidating the environmental sustainability of
European Aquaculture. ..........................................................................507
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 507
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ASCAMM PRIVATE FOUNDATION ............................................................................ 507
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 509
Aquaculture Technological Center of Andalucia - CTAQUA………………………………513
SME ..................................................................................................... 515
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 515
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 517
ISOIN ........................................................................................................................... 522
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 525
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 527
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 530
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 530
Regional Centre for Water Studies - CREA - CASTILLA LA MANCHA
UNIVERSITY ................................................................................................................ 535
Research group: "Dinámica fluvial e Hidrología" (TEP-248). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 538
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 540
Gronconsult................................................................................................................. 540
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain .....542
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 542
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 542
Foundation of Auxiliary Industry of Agriculture, TECNOVA Foundation .......... 545
Tecnogranda SpA ....................................................................................................... 548
SME ..................................................................................................... 550
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 550
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 552
CRPV (Centro Ricerche Produzioni Vegetali - Crop Production Research Centre)
...................................................................................................................................... 554
DMC Research Center S.L. ....................................................................................... 557
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 560
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 562
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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
FORSCHUNG ............................................................................................................... 562
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 564
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 566
Research group: "Applied microbiology and molecular genetics" (BIO219).
University of Cadiz ..................................................................................................... 571
Research group: "Química analítica de contaminantes" (FQM170) .................. 575
Research group: "Agricultural Entomology" (AGR 163). University of Cordoba
...................................................................................................................................... 578
Trace Element, Spectroscopy and Speciation Group. University of Santiago de
Compostela. ................................................................................................................ 580
SIK Swedish Institute of Food And Biotechnology ............................................... 583
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA ............................................................. 585
Università of Parma ................................................................................................... 587
CICYTEX ...................................................................................................................... 589
Large company ..................................................................................... 591
COVAP.......................................................................................................................... 591
SFS-14-2014/2015: Authentication of food products ............................594
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 594
CTNS-Technology Center of Nutrition and Health................................................ 594
AINIA ........................................................................................................................... 598
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 602
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 605
SME ..................................................................................................... 608
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 608
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 610
OLIVAR DE SEGURA, 2ND GRADE COOPERATIVE ............................................... 612
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 614
SIGMA BIOTECH, S.L. ............................................................................................... 617
Institute for Food Studies & Agroindustrial Development IFAU ...................................... 620
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 622
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA ............................................................. 622
University of Parma ................................................................................................... 624
Andalousian Center for Wine Research .................................................................. 626
ceiA3 Agrifood Campus of International Excellence ............................................ 628
Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA) - Food
Microbiology and Technology Sector ...................................................................... 634
FAICO. FUNDACION ANDALUZA DE IMAGEN COLOR Y OPTICA ........................ 636
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
FORSCHUNG ............................................................................................................... 639
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 641
KIN Food Institute ..................................................................................................... 643
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 645
Research group: "Applied microbiology and molecular genetics" (BIO219).
University of Cadiz ..................................................................................................... 651
Research group: "Environmental engineering" (RNM033). University Pablo de
Olavide......................................................................................................................... 655
SIK Swedish Institute of Food And Biotechnology ............................................... 657
Trace Element, Spectroscopy and Speciation Group. University of Santiago de
Compostela. ................................................................................................................ 659
Research group: "Química analítica de contaminantes" (FQM170). University of
Almeria………………………………………………………………………………………….645
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 665
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 665
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta ........... 667
LANDALUZ, Asociación Empresarial Alimentos de Andalucía ............................. 670
Large company ..................................................................................... 672
COVAP.......................................................................................................................... 672
SFS-16-2015: Tackling malnutrition in the elderly ................................674
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 674
AINIA ........................................................................................................................... 674
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 677
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Deretil Vitatech S.L.U. .............................................................................................. 680
SURGENIA, CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO ANDALUZ DE DISEÑO .................................. 682
Danish Technological Institute, DMRI ............................................................................ 685
SME ..................................................................................................... 688
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 688
Cham Foods ................................................................................................................ 691
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 693
Euroespes Biotecnología ........................................................................................... 695
PEVESA BIOTECH S.A. .............................................................................................. 697
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 699
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science Differentiated &
Biofunctional Foods ................................................................................................... 699
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Differentiated &
Biofunctional Foods ................................................................................................... 702
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Food, Metabolomics and
Sensory Science ......................................................................................................... 705
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Food, Metabolomics and
Sensory Science ......................................................................................................... 708
Alícia Foundation, Food & Science, private Foundation ...................................... 711
Frankenfoerder Forschungsgesellschaft mbH ....................................................... 714
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 717
SIK Swedish Institute of Food And Biotechnology ............................................... 719
Trace Element, Spectroscopy and Speciation Group. University of Santiago de
Compostela. ................................................................................................................ 722
SFS-18-2015: Small farms but global markets: the role of small and
familiy farms in food and nutrition security ..........................................725
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 725
AINIA ........................................................................................................................... 725
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 728
Fundacion Centro Tecnológico Andaluz del Sector Cárnico (TEICA) ................. 731
SURGENIA, CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO ANDALUZ DE DISEÑO .............................. 734
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SME ..................................................................................................... 737
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 737
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 740
Institute for Food Studies & Agroindustrial Development IFAU ...................................... 742
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 744
FAICO. FUNDACION ANDALUZA DE IMAGEN COLOR Y OPTICA ........................ 744
Fundación CAJAMAR .................................................................................................. 747
University of Cordoba - Research Group MICAL................................................... 749
University of Turin, Food-EES reseach group,..................................................... 751
CICYTEX ...................................................................................................................... 753
Department of Financial Economics and Accounting. University Pablo de Olavide…….755
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 758
Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (AGAPA)......................... 758
FEDERACIÓ COOPERATIVES AGRÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (FCAC)...................... 762
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce ................................................ 765
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 768
Ortofruit Italia (Producers' Organisation P.O) ...................................................... 771
SFS-20-2015: Sustainable food chains through public policies: the cases
of the EU quality policy and of public sector food procurement .............773
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 773
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 773
CTAEX Technological Centre .................................................................................... 776
SME ..................................................................................................... 779
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 779
Communiqué .............................................................................................................. 782
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 784
Queizuar ...................................................................................................................... 786
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 788
Alícia Foundation, Food & Science, private Foundation ...................................... 788
University of Turin, Food-EES reseach group,..................................................... 791
CICYTEX....................................................................................................................... 793
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Agro-ecosystems history laboratory. University Pablo de Olavide………………………..795
BG-1-2015: Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of
Atlantic marine ecosystems...................................................................797
SME ..................................................................................................... 797
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 797
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 799
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 804
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 806
Research
group:
“Assimilation
of
nutrients
in
Prochlorococcus,
Cyanobacterium key on marine ecosystems” (BIO 123). University of Cordoba
...................................................................................................................................... 806
Marine Resources and Fisheries research group. University of A Coruña........ 810
SIK Swedish Institute of Food And Biotechnology ............................................... 813
BG-2-2015: Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on
fisheries and aquaculture ......................................................................817
Technological Centre…………………………………………………………………………….815
Aquaculture Technological Center of Andalucia - CTAQUA………………………………815
SME ..................................................................................................... 817
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 817
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 820
HCTECH (Hercules Control S.L.) ............................................................................. 824
Loligo Systems ApS ................................................................................................... 827
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 829
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 831
Tel Aviv University ......................................................................................................... 831
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 833
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta ........... 833
BG-7-2015: Response capacities to oil spills and marine pollutions ......835
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 835
ASCAMM PRIVATE FOUNDATION ............................................................................ 835
SME ..................................................................................................... 837
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 837
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NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 840
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 842
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 845
Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Dpt. Environmental Protection ........ 845
BG-12-2014/2015: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue
growth ..................................................................................................847
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 847
AgroTech....................................................................................................................... 847
SME ..................................................................................................... 849
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 849
HCTECH (Hercules Control S.L.) ............................................................................. 854
NANOIMMUNOTECH .................................................................................................. 855
ROVIMATICA S.L........................................................................................................ 857
SIGMA BIOTECH, S.L. ............................................................................................... 860
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 863
Gronconsult................................................................................................................. 863
BG-16-2015: Coordination action in support of the implementation of the
Joint Programming Initiative on 'Healthy and Productive Seas and
Oceans' .................................................................................................865
SME ..................................................................................................... 865
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 865
ISIB-2-2014/2015: Closing the research and innovation divide: the
crucial role of innovation support services and knowledge exchange ...868
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 868
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 868
SME ..................................................................................................... 872
Venadogen .................................................................................................................. 872
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 874
Dept Nutrition & Food Science, Pharmacy school, University of Barcelona..... 874
Food Technology Department. University of Santiago de Compostela ............ 878
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Research group "Biology and Production of deer" - Castilla La Mancha
University .................................................................................................................... 880
University of Gastronomic Sciences/ Systemic food design research unit ...... 882
University of Turin-DISAFA- Team Post-harvest technology and supply chain
managment................................................................................................................. 884
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 886
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 886
International Deer and wild Ungulate Breeders Association (IDUBA) .............. 889
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 892
ADEGUA ....................................................................................................................... 892
Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) ......................................... 894
Asociación Red Andaluza de Distritos Energéticos Inteligentes (Andalusian
Network of Intelligent Energy Eco-Districts)......................................................... 896
Ortofruit Italia (Producers' Organisation P.O) ...................................................... 900
Amiram Porath Consulting ....................................................................................... 902
Large company ..................................................................................... 905
Grupo Tragsa .............................................................................................................. 905
ISIB-3-2015: Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through
enhanced governance and social innovation .........................................908
Technological Centre .............................................................................. 908
CITOLIVA-Technological Centre for Olive Farming and Olive Oil ...................... 908
IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN Alliance ...................................................... 911
SME ..................................................................................................... 915
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 915
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 918
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ........................................................................................................ 918
Research group: "Rural and natural resource economics" (AGR210). Centro
IFAPA Camino de Purchil .......................................................................................... 920
University of Turin, Food-EES reseach group,..................................................... 927
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 929
Acciónatura (FUNDACIÓN NATURA) ....................................................................... 929
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Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (AGAPA)......................... 932
Andalusian Federation of Agricultural Cooperative (FAECA) .............................. 936
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce ................................................ 939
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 942
UpSocial Association ................................................................................................. 945
Amiram Porath Consulting ............................................................................................. 948
Large company ..................................................................................... 951
Grupo Tragsa .............................................................................................................. 951
ISIB-4-2014/2015: Improved data and management models for
sustainable forestry ..............................................................................954
SME ..................................................................................................... 954
GEOGRAPHICA ........................................................................................................... 954
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 959
Galician Institute of Agrobiological Research. Spanish National Research
Council. CSIC.............................................................................................................. 959
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ........................................................................... 962
Research group: "AGROECOSOST". Centro IFAPA Camino de Purchil ............. 966
Research group: "Dinámica fluvial e Hidrología" (TEP-248). University of
Cordoba ....................................................................................................................... 973
Sustainable Forest Management Unit (UFXS). University of Santiago de
Compostela ................................................................................................................. 975
Other organization(consulting,association,…) ............................................ 978
Acciónatura (FUNDACIÓN NATURA) ....................................................................... 978
INGENIERIA ARZA S.L. ............................................................................................. 981
Amiram Porath Consulting ............................................................................................. 984
Large company ..................................................................................... 987
Grupo Tragsa .............................................................................................................. 987
ISIB-6-2015: Converting CO2 into chemicals ........................................990
SME ..................................................................................................... 990
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS............................................................................ 990
R&D Institution ..................................................................................... 993
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Research Group "Degradation of toxic organic" (BIO191) ................................. 993
Research group: "Food engineering and technology" (AGR203) ...................... 995
Research group: "Environmental engineering" (RNM033). University Pablo de
Olavide......................................................................................................................... 997
Research group: "Food engineering and technology" (AGR203). University of
Cadiz .......................................................................................................................... 1000
ISIB-12-2014/2015: Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy ...1002
SME ................................................................................................... 1002
AlphaFilm & Communication ApS.......................................................................... 1002
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1005
ceiA3 Agrifood Campus of International Excellence .......................................... 1005
Research group: "AGROECOSOST". Centro IFAPA Camino de Purchil ........... 1011
Research group: "Conservation and sustainable use of soil, water and
biodiversity in agricultural systems" (AGR144). Centro IFAPA Las TorresTomejil....................................................................................................................... 1018
Research group: "Conservation of agricultural ecosystems" (AGR244). Centro
IFAPA Alameda del Obispo ..................................................................................... 1026
Research group: "Rural and natural resource economics" (AGR210). Centro
IFAPA Camino de Purchil ........................................................................................ 1032
University of Gastronomic Sciences/ Systemic food design research unit .... 1042
Research Group: "Characterization and conservation of Domestic Animal
Genetics Resources for Rural Developpment" (AGR 134). University of
Cordoba ..................................................................................................................... 1044
LCE-02-2015: Developing the next generation technologies of renewable
electricity and heating/cooling ...........................................................1047
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1047
Research group: "Environmental Technology" (TEP-181). University of Cadiz
.................................................................................................................................... 1047
LCE-11-2014/2015: Developing next generation technologies for biofuels
and sustainable alternative fuels ........................................................1050
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1050
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ...................................................................................................... 1050
LCE-12-2014/2015: Demonstrating advanced biofuel technologies ....1052
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R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1052
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ...................................................................................................... 1052
LCE-13-2015: Partnering with Brazil on advanced biofuels .................1054
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1054
ILT.NRW-Institute for Food Technology.NRW, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences ...................................................................................................... 1054
LCE-14-2015: Market uptake of existing and emerging sustainable
bioenergy ............................................................................................1056
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1056
Research group: "Environmental Technology" (TEP-181). University of Cadiz
.................................................................................................................................... 1056
SC5-10-2014/2015: Coordinating and supporting research and innovation
for the management of natural resources ...........................................1059
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1059
ECOFOR - Forest Ecology RESEARCH GROUP
CASTILLA LA MANCHA
UNIVERSITY .............................................................................................................. 1059
WASTE-7-2015: Ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, coproducts and by-products ...................................................................1063
Technological Centre ............................................................................ 1063
AgroTech ................................................................................................................... 1063
SME ................................................................................................... 1065
Food Processing Initiative e.V. .............................................................................. 1065
PEVESA BIOTECH S.A. ............................................................................................ 1067
Greenpharma S.A.S…………………………………………………………………………1069
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1071
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Food, Metabolomics and
Sensory Science ....................................................................................................... 1071
Aarhus University - Department of Food Science - Plant, Food & Climate .... 1074
Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA) - Food
Microbiology and Technology Sector .................................................................... 1077
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ......................................................................... 1079
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Research group: "Environmental Technology" (TEP-181). University of Cadiz
.................................................................................................................................... 1084
Other organization(consulting,association,…) .......................................... 1087
Asociación de Queseros de Andalucía "QUESANDALUZ"................................... 1087
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce .............................................. 1090
WATER-4b-2015 - Water management solutions for agricultural sector,
thematic networks ..............................................................................1093
Other organization(consulting,association,…) .......................................... 1093
Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) ....................................... 1093
SC5-7-2015: More effective ecosystem restoration in the EU ..............1096
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1096
ECOFOR - Forest Ecology RESEARCH GROUP
CASTILLA LA MANCHA
UNIVERSITY .............................................................................................................. 1096
BIOTEC 2 – 2015: New bioinformatics approaches in service of
biotechnology......................................................................................1100
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1100
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança ......................................................................... 1100
EE-13-2015 Technology for district heating and cooling .....................1106
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1106
Fundación CAJAMAR ................................................................................................ 1106
INT-01-2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovation
cooperation with the Union’s key international partner countries proposals targeting Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Ukraine ........1108
R&D Institution ................................................................................... 1108
Research group: "Applied microbiology and molecular genetics" (BIO219).
University of Cadiz ................................................................................................... 1108
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Background
This Catalogue has been developed as a joint initiative by the members of the
Enterprise Europe Network – Sector Group Agrofood. The main aim is to encourage the
Participation of SMEs in the Agrofood theme of Horizon2020 Programme.
A transition is needed towards an optimal and renewable use of biological resources and
towards sustainable primary production and processing systems. These systems will need to
produce more food, fibre and other bio-based products with minimised inputs, environmental
impact and greenhouse gas emissions, and with enhanced ecosystem services, zero waste
and adequate societal value.
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, together with the bio-based industries, are
integral parts of the European economy and society. Relying on the use of limited natural
resources, these sectors produce and process biological resources to satisfy the demand of
consumers and a wide range of industries for food, feed, bio-energy and bio-based products.
While they enhance Europe’s self-reliance and provide jobs and business opportunities
essential for rural, coastal and marine areas, these sectors are also facing significant
challenges which require solutions based on research and innovation.
The H2020 – Agrofood Partnerships Profiles Catalogue intends to be an effective tool to
promote the participation of European SMEs, R&D groups and Technological centres at
European Funding Programmes.
Most of the profiles included in this Catalogue are focused to the specific topics published in
the current open calls related to Societal Challenge 2: “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture
and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy”
Moreover, profiles in other H2020 areas related to the agrofood sector have also been
published in this catalogue.
For more information on the open calls, you can access the Participants Portal’s website of the
European Commision:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/index.html
For more information on this catalogue, please contact Ms. Cristina Cabeza, Enterprise
Europe Network – CESEAND, [email protected] or +34 955 007 497
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Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network offers support and advice to businesses across Europe
and helps them make the most of the opportunities in the European Union. Our
services are specifically designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but are
also available to all businesses, research centres and Universities across Europe.
The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information
and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises
(SMEs). We provide practical answers to specific questions in your language.
The Network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more
than 50 countries, including the 27 EU member states, three EU candidate countries (Croatia,
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey), members of the European Economic
Area (EEA) and other participating third countries.
The Enterprise Europe Network is unique both in terms of its wide geographic reach and of the
wide range of integrated services it provides to SMEs and other business actors. This is made
possible thanks to the coordinated action of nearly 600 local partner organisations, employing
around 4.000 experienced staff working to support the competitiveness of EU businesses.
Launched in 2008 by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network offers a “onestop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and companies in Europe.
Sector Group Agrofood
The agrofood industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Europe. This is a complex sector,
composed by a large number of SMEs with very different profiles, lengths, and business
areas. Innovation plays in this sector a key role to be competitive, but due to the complexity of
the sector it is necessary to make an additional effort to reach the companies taking into
account the different sectors realities. This is the reason for the creation of the Agrofood
Sector Group within the Enterprise Europe Network. The Agrofood Sector Group is a bottom
up activity from Enterprise Europe Network partners who have in their region a high number
of companies working in the agrofood sector and want to impulse their innovation process.
The mission of the Agrofood Sector Group is to enhance cooperation on the agrofood area of
the Enterprise Europe Network.
Every member is committed to develop the ASG within their own geographical area. They are
coming together in this Sector Group because they recognise the increasing potential of
international activity in this industrial field, and moreover, because the service to their clients
can be improved by they can serve their clients better by focusing on this specific sector.
The main objective is twofold, to contribute to raising the innovation capacity of the SMEs
through the information, promotion of technology transfer and business cooperation and to
feedback the EC policies in the agrofood sector with the real interests of the industry.
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Partner Search
ALÍCIA
FOUNDATION,
FOUNDATION
FOOD&SCIENCE,
PRIVATE
PARTNER SEARCH from SPAIN
R&D Institution
ORGANIZATION
General activity
Alícia (Ali-mentació i cièn-cia, acrony for Food&Science), a not-for-profit Foundation created in 2003,
is a research centre devoted to technological innovation in cuisine, improvement of eating habits and
evaluation of food and gastronomic heritage. We have social vocation, open to everyone to promote
healthy eating.
Alícia is structured around three functional areas whose tasks are interrelated:
1. Gastronomic and scientific research;
2. Health and eating habits;
3. Food Heritage.
Organization size: 10-49
PROJECT
TITLE: New mountain genetic resources fo a healthy social agriculture: practical approaches for food
security in the mountains
Acronym: To be decided
Outline of the project idea
Maintenance of mountain agriculture is both a challenge and an opportunity for society, rural areas
are being abandoned and the croplands let to no use due to a difficult crop management context as
well as lack of appropiate mecanization. In ths context innovative use of underutilised genetic
resources can bring lands back to to production with sustainable and ecological agriculture of
specialized crop varieties characterized by their quality, healthy and nutritional profile. Recovery of
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mountain crop production adds a relevant prespective to food security, that can be scaled across
European mountain areas. Social farming strategies in these specialized mountain crops adds an
holistic social value to rural communities, bringing employment opportunities for needed social
groups. The project plans to develop field test in production conditions, quality & nutritional tests,
trial commercialization, and awareness raising. Existing social farming organisations will be part of
the project from its design to final phase. ALICIA and its partners are looking at legumes, quinoa
and potato as specialized and underutilised mountain crops, and are open to other suggestions by
interested parties.
Current state of development: Idea
Foreseen project duration: 36-48 months
Partners already involved
Fundació Catalunya - La Pedrera AgroSocial Network (Spain)
CALL
Title and reference number: SFS-7-B/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food
security, productivity and resilience,
Link to the call document:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2339-sfs07b-2015.html#tab1
PARTNER Sought
Expected role in the project/ Type of organisation sought
This is an initial open call to interested parties in the field of mountain agriculture, quality nutritious
production, social farming and quality label production.
Countries/ regions: Any across Europe as well as third countries, accordingly to the topic call
Deadline for responding: 20/09/2014
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
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Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: [email protected]
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C.I.F.P. MARITIMO ZAPORITO
PARTNER SEARCH from SPAIN
R&D Institution
ORGANIZATION
General activity
Aquaculture Training Centre
Organization size: 10-49
PROJECT
TITLE: Project for the development of the aquaculture reproduction cycle of Chelon labrosus
Acronym: To be decided
Outline of the project idea
Thanks to a national innovation project called “Optimización del proceso de maduración y desovedel
mugílido(Chelonlabrosus)” we got to have spawned samples of this species, which are still owned by
all the centres that took part on this project before. We all keep samples of the species in fattening
period that will get to their first maturity next year. We believe that this species could be appropriate
to be produced by sustainable aquaculture, since it is omnivorous and it seems to be available in
European seas. We have created a union between education centres all around the world with the
proper installations needed to test and close the reproductive cycle of this species. Our centre would
coordinate the rest of the education centres and the logistics related to the species between the
centres and the rest of companies or research centers that can be located anywhere in Europe,
guaranteeing the survival and well-being of the species. Five centres own breeders and two year old
samples in fattening stage suitable to close the reproductive cycle in captivity.
Current state of development: Idea
Foreseen project duration: 24-36 months
Partners already involved
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Research Centre on Marine Biotechnology (Germany), Aquaculture Technological Centre (Spain),
Universities (Spain), Research and training Centres (Spain)
CALL
Title and reference number: SFS11 – 2014 / 2015: Implementing of an eco-system-based
approach for European aquaculture
Link to the call document:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2341-sfs11b-2015.html
PARTNER Sought
Expected role in the project/ Type of organisation sought
Companies and research centers located in middle and north Europe that can develop and apply the
necessary techniques to achieve the reproduction of this species and be able to elaborate a suitable
diet for each of the phases in its development, using recirculating water to fatten the samples.
Countries/ regions: France, Sweden, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Iceland, Denmark
Deadline for responding: 30/09/2014
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER OF ANDALUCIACTAQUA
PARTNER SEARCH from SPAIN
Technological Centre
ORGANIZATION
General activity
CTAQUA is a non-profit private foundation focused on applied research in aquaculture, innovation,
sustainability and education whitin the aquaculture sector. We are in close contact with aquafarm
companies (inland and offshore) and other related activities entities.
Organization size: 10-49
PROJECT
TITLE: Early prevention of mollusks disease in productive systems
Acronym: MOLLUKS TOOLBOX
Outline of the project idea
Mollusks diseases are a serious concern in the production of the species and strong handicap for the
production companies. The problem affects as the single production of mollusks as wel the
integration of mollusk cultivation whitin IMTA systems (Integrated Mulittrophic Acuaculture). To
count with prevention tools and mitigation measurements are key factors to ensure the stable
production of mollusks in Europe. Oyster culture, problem diseases, international network
Current state of development: Proposal under development
Foreseen project duration: 3 years
Partners already involved
Research Centre on Aquaculture and Companies Association (Spain)
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CALL
Title and reference number: SFS-10-2015 Tackling diseases related challenges and threats faced
by european farming aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and
mitigating farmed mollusc diseases.
Link to the call document:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2340-sfs10b-2015.html
PARTNER Sought
Expected role in the project/ Type of organisation sought
Academic partners, research institutes with previous experience in mollusks diseases and in project
coordination.
Countries/ regions: France, UK, Ireland, Italy, Portugal….
Deadline for responding: 31/08/2014
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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FUNDACION
CENTRO
SECTOR CÁRNICO (TEICA)
TECNOLÓGICO
ANDALUZ
DEL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES001)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Teica has become innovation service meat companies, agribusiness and auxiliary, expanding its
business base. Teica activity, which has been growing exponentially, it´s focused on three priority
areas: R&D, technical assistance and training, it is framed within the strategic lines are: direct
service to companies, testing demanded by the industry, engineering support and process
optimization,
technology
transfer,
documentary
support
and
training
of
all
levels
(basic,
intermediate, technicians and managers). Teica has advised the meat sector companies in the
deployment of processes and actions which represent and environmental improvement. This is the
case of the implantation of the ISO 14001 Norm in companies, advising to enterprises in the
accomplishement of environmental improvement actions within the program ECOINNOCAMARAS,
and studying the viability of a biogas plant in the region using as substrates the meat industry
residues. On the other hand, within A2TRANSFER (POPTEC program, FEDER founds) and TRATECAR
(REINDUS program) projects, Teica has made technology transfer activities based on improving
production processes that make companies more environmentally sustainable. During the course of
A2TRANSFER, TEICA has made a technological diagnosis of the meat sector along the entire product
value chain ; detecting various technological deficiencies and subsequently performing technology
transfer activities to overcome them. In the project RETCETEC (POCTEFEX program, FEDER founds)
development , TEICA has developed five prototypes of 5th range healthy halal dishes. The same
way, Teica technicians have participated as speakers at various seminars for environmental
improvement. Teica has a laboratory which performs all types of analytical to the meat sector
companies, including sewage, and a pilot plant for the development of new processes. TEICA
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collaborate with diverse ecological cattle and breeders.
TEICA has carried out works for the
enhancement of ecological lamb sheep breed Lojena, in collaboration with the association ACROL.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Teica has its own laboratory, which are made shelf life studies, nutritional studies, lipid profile,
determination of pathogens, sensorial characterization, sensorial differentiation, meat quality and
textures studies and environmental quality analysis. Technical staff of the entity performing work of
technical advice for cattle and breeders focused on improve processes, genetic improvement,
improved animal welfare, extensive livestock diferentiation. On the other hand the foundation carries
out technology transfer, training and organizes forums for stakeholders
Previous FP experience
TEICA has participated as principal beneficiary or as a partner in various calls of 7FP, the projects
submited were EVIPER, MICROGEST and NEWGOATPRO. TEICA has participated as principal
beneficiary or as a partner in various calls ofLIFE program, Modelling Biocontrol of Listeria
monocytogenes in the Meat Industry, DEHESA VALOR and REWATER. Teica has carried out several
projects financed by FEADER and FEDER founds. Programs POPTEC, POCTEFEX and GDR-FEADER.
TEICA has worked on a project supported by FEADER founds, which has assessed the viability of
Iberian pig grazing in the chestnut. On the other hand, in the LIFE 20012 call, TEICA request funding
to carry out the project DEHESA VALOR, Project which aims to promote the sustainable use of the
Dehesa,
through
differentiation
of
products
from
the
same.Teica
throughout
the
project
A2TRANSFER, cooperates with cattlemen and breeders of Spanish and Portuguese autochthonous
breeds animals.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
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Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES002)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
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IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
IDEALFOOD counts with specialized infrastructure (laboratories, pilot plants for meat and dairy
products, experimental kitchen, sensory laboratory) to offer a complete service in assessing the
quality
and
safety
of
different
products:
physicochemical,
sensorial
and
microbiological
characterization, new product development, shelf life studies, microbial challenge test, food toxins
and allergen detection, HACCP assistance.
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IDEALFOOD has adopted Quality Management Systems in its general activities to ensure an efficient
and high quality services.
IDEALFOOD has been supporting companies in the 6th and 7th Framework Program (BRIDGE and
BIOFOS, respectively projects). Within the first project, it was possible to study the application of
RFID in the processing of Spanish Iberian ham for traceability and storage management.
IDEALFOOD has also been involved in other calls as IBEROEKA and EUREKA, the last one in
collaboration with companies and RTD in Norway, and Europe.
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
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Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK003)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
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Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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GEOGRAPHICA
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES004)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Geographica is a technology-based spin-off bussines from the University from Seville. It is
specialized in advanced geospatial technology and personalized software solutions that integrates,
analyze, and display data (for desktop, web and mobile). Our staff expert areas include:
- Physical and human geography
- Global Systems Science
- Geomatics, GIS and remote sensing
- Software and systems engineering and
- Technology Platform development
- Geographic database modeling, geographic modelization
- Geostatistical analysis, data and business intelligence
- Data flows integration and management, Data science
- Graphical and interactive design
- Geographic Big Data handling and processing
R&D Projects:
MedMIS: Information System for monitoring invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected
Area. Development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species monitoring in
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Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean. This online tool contains a Species Guide based on the
recent publication produced by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in the context
of the MedPAN North project, it has functionalities such as Maps, Reports, Discussion, and Warnings.
It allows marine scientists or people interested in conservational issues to upload reports of sightings
of invasive alien species and to take part in identification discussions.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Territorial Control Center tools for decision making: development of a complete tool for
geographical data management to assist corporate and government officers in critical decision
making processes in the investment, management, security, and facilities fields. It allows the online
visualization and edition of spatial information, reporting, creation of indicators in real time, make
hypothetical scenarios and comparisons of them, and perform evolutive studies.
Project: Mirador
Client: Province Governments of Burgos and Sevilla
URL: http://mirador.dipusevilla.es/
- From our beginnings as an enterprise we have had close ties with the University and research
world. Each year we spend more a more time researching new solutions for earth and social scientist
and geographers. As not just a development company, but one with an heterogeneous team of
developers and thematic experts (environmentalists, geographers and other earth scientists),
Geographica has feel always at home dealing with research institutions, because we share a
common language and are more suited to understand their technical needs.
Scientific
Modeling
Tools
Development:
Geographic
database
modeling,
data
storage
and
explotation, and analysis tool development for university and national scientific institutes research
teams.
Project: Andalusian Coastal Subsystem geographic DB
Client: Physical Geography & Coastal Research Group, University of Seville
URL: results integrated in REDIAM Portal,
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/rediam
For our developments we choose Open Source Software, as an Open Source company, it really
appeal to us that Horizon 2020 framework intends all software developments under the programme
to be open source and also to use open data for all the projects.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Because of our cross-cutting expertise we think we could fit in a large range of projects under this
call, collaborating in projects of different themes. Our multidisciplinary skilled staff and expertise
area are able to contribute to any project in this topic providing added value.
Geographica would like to hereby express our greatest interest in collaborating in projects under the
issue
C. Assessing sustainability of terrestrial livestock production [2015] based on research and
innovation about socio-geographic and demographic changes of farming community and projections,
including the dimensions of territories and elaborating indicators . We think that the initiatives
promoted are really challenging for an organization like Geographica with experience in geospatial
technologies that integrates, analyze, and display data and spatial information, reporting, creation of
indicators in real time, make hypothetical scenarios, projections and comparisons of them, and
perform evolutive studies.
We are experts in Global and Information Systems Science: We manage a big deal of heterogeneous
information and Big Data within an organization coming from different sources to put it to full use
with innovative tools focused on maps, data, advanced statistics and indicators . This new
information is of prime importance for citizens, NGOs, policy makers, etc. to assist in the decision
making and policy processes.
Our approach to software development is not just centered on technology: we put on all our projects
a great thematic and specialized knowledge. We develop software with the aim to get the greatest
understanding of the data and a proper data analysis with it.
We have experience in geospatial technologies applied to scientific research and computing projects.
We provide technical-scientific assistance and training to projects, bringing into them advanced
statistical analysis and geomatic developments. We have ample experience designing scientific
proposals with universities and research centers.
We have experience contributing to European Project´s consortiums providing high-tech solutions.
Added value to any project: Collaborative technology platform for integrated project management
Geographica has deployed and customized tools for integrated project management for several
european project consortia. Integration between tools like Content Management Systems, Document
Management Systems, user’s forums, shared calendars and contacts, and project planning
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methodologies makes for a powerful environment for consortia and project management. It has
already been applied in FP7 PEGASO Project.
Previous FP experience
Expertise in International and European projects:
- IUCN - MedPAN: development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species
monitoring in Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Collaborative Platforms and Corporate Identity Project design: We build easy to use collaborative
webs, both public and intranets, aimed at project, knowledge, team, and document management.
We also make the Corporate and project identity design, ranging from naming,branding, web site,
instructions manuals, and casing design. PEGASO Project (FP7):
- Geomatics for European Projects: Assistance in EU Projects from FP7 in the geomatics area.
Generation of nodal, multipartners SDI, with OGC services interfaces and compliant with INSPIRE
and EuroGEOSS directives. MEDINA Project (FP7)
-
Real-time
meteorological
data
post-processing
and
storing:
Our
role
is
the
meteorological data post-processing and storing, the Project Website development
Real-time
and project
identity design. MARG Project (FP7)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
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Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: [email protected]
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Partnership Profile
NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES005)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
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Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES006)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: [email protected]
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WADI ATTIR ORGANIZATION
SME
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL379)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Project Wadi Attir is developing a demonstration site for sustainable production of organic livestock
products, under rehabilitation of degraded dryland soil, control of erosion and desertification by
agroforestry, integrated waste recovery and reuse using organic farming technologies. Soil and
productivity improvements are being recorded, together with biodiversity, and sustainability
parameters such as GHG and nutrient balances, socioeconomic factors etc are being monitored and
recorded for dissemination.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Soil analysis in drylands, restoration of desertified soils, erosion control by agroforestry, biodiversity
assessment, GHG balance, water and nutrient balance, soil hydrology, sustainable livestock
management, socioeconomic impact of development, livestock management and manufactoring of
organic milk products, oil and fruit in drylands, waste recovery and recycling.
Previous FP experience
Dr Stefan Leu has participated in and coordinated several FP7 projects in agriculture and microalgal
biotechnology
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Management; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Israel INNOV
Organisation name: MATIMOP
Address: 29 Hamered St.
Postcode: 61500
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
E-mail: [email protected]
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C.I.S.A.O. – INTERDEPARTMENTAL CENTRE OF RESEARCH
AND COLLABORATION WITH SAHELIAN AND WEST AFRICAN
COUNTRIES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT007)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
C.I.S.A.O. – Interdepartmental Centre of Research and Collaboration with Sahelian and West African
Countries To this centre belong researchers and professors of Departments of the University of
Turin, Public Research Institutions and independents technical and teaching assistants.
The departments involved are:
• Department of Chemistry;
• Department of Economy “S. Cognetti De Martiis”;
• Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences and Technologies;
• Department of Veterinary Sciences;
• Department of Geological Sciences;
• Department of Cultures, Politics and Societies.
Principal activities of the centre are the coordination of decentralized projects funded by the
Piedmont Region in the 2000 in the programme “Fight against poverty and food security”. Every
year new projects develop different activities such as animal production, animal health, conservation
of endangered breeds, agricultural productions, economics researches (cooperatives, women
associations), environmental protection activities, etc. Moreover the centre has been involved in
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many other projects, such as the IAO Gender Project (Italian Foreign Ministry – DGCS), the
UNI.COO. Project (University of Turin – Foundation of Casse di Risparmio del Piemonte),
4CITIESXDEV (Europeaid).
On October 2013 has begun he Higher Education Program EU-ACP titled R.U.S.S.A.D.E. (Network of
Sahelian Universities for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability – FED/2013/320-115). The
overall objective of the project is to mobilize knowledge and know-how to fight hunger and poverty
and to increase environmental care in a sustainable development perspective, improving life
conditions of the population and reducing the gender gaps in employment access and in sharing
knowledge. The specific objective is to enhance higher education systems through Master courses to
give technical, scientific and methodological bases to the students, allowing them to manage natural
resources and to improve agriculture and food security with an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
approach.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main objective is the improvement of the conditions of life of the sub-Saharan populations and
the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.
The opportunity of a multidisciplinary approach, even in a defined circle (i.e. a rural community), is
really important because leaving from single and specific interventions it can support the others
through the immediate transfer of the results of the various experiences. The single activities for the
last decade are:
• monitoring and improving milk production (quantitative and qualitative controls) and animal
nutrition in Niger (Toukounous Station) and in Burkina Faso (Groupement d’éleveur Ben Kadi – Bobo
Dioulasso);
• conservation programme of the Somba cattle breed in the Atacora Region, North Benin (Boukombé
and Natitingou);
• epidemiologic controls (infections and tick diseases) in the peri-urban area of Bobo Dioulasso,
Burkina Faso, and in Mali;
• goat breed selection programme in S. Antao Island (Cape Verde);
• sanitary controls for a traditional cheese production in S. Antao Island (Cape Verde);
• use of natural insecticides in Sahel;
• support to beekeeping in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali;
• support to good management of garbage in Cape Verde, scholar educational programme;
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• management of protected areas and natural parks in Senegal and Burkina Faso;
• support to women associations in Burkina Faso;
• support to farmer’s associations and cooperatives in Senegal and Burkina Faso;
• recycling of plastic refusals in Niger.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: [email protected]
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FRANKENFOERDER FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE008)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Frankenfoerder Forschungsgesellschaft (FFG) was established in 1991. The FFG is based in
Luckenwalde (Brandenburg) and has a scientific department in Berlin. Applied research in the field of
agriculture, veterinary medicine and nutrition is the main focus of the non –profit Research
Foundation. With permanently employed staff, a team of freelance collaborators and a wide network
of national and international partners the FFG perceives itself as a link between science and practice.
The FFG has a broad spectrum of research and development expert knowledge and carries out
applied research and development for the benefit of small and medium-size-businesses. The knowhow for healthy food and innovative products as well as the creation of optimal conditions for
healthy animals could and can be applied in different research projects, for example:
- Network “ProtectAnimal”: innovative modern technologies, methods and products for sustainable
livestock production
- Development of an innovative multifunction box for sensor based care and treatment of hooves
and teats in cows including the monitoring of animal health
- Development of a practice rapid test to determine the total bio burden of liquid media
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
In the constant process of change, especially in agriculture, veterinary medicine and nutrition, new
challenges
for
innovative
products
and
techniques
are
required.
The
Frankenfoerder
Forschungsgesellschaft provides the know-how for the industry.
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Core competencies agriculture and veterinary medicine:
- Animal monitoring systems
- Development of methods for early diagnosis and prevention of diseases of large and small animals
- Development of strategies for the sustainable control of pathogens in all stages of the animal
production, slaughter and processing
- Alternative solutions for the replacement of antibiotics
- Examinations of husbandry conditions and their influence on animal behavior
- Status determination of health and fertility of the livestock
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mülheim/Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: 0049 208 30004 51
Fax: 0049 208 30004 29
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"GASTROINTESTINAL
HEALTH"
(AGR259). ESTACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL DEL ZAIDÍN (CSIC)
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES009)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public
multidisciplinary research organisation in Spain. CSIC collaborates with national and International
universities,
public
RTD
organisations,
SMEs,
companies
and
other
institutions
of
a
scientific/technological nature. It has a staff of more than 13,500 employees, among these about
3,500 are permanent researchers and more than 4,000 are pre- and post-doctoral researchers. The
CSIC has 135 institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain, including 51 Joint Research Units
with universities or other research institutions. There is also a delegation in Brussels. It has
considerable experience in both participating and managing RTD projects and training of research
personnel. Under the 6th Framework Programme CSIC has signed 404 actions (of which 37
coordinated by CSIC). CSIC has been the 5th organisation in Europe in project execution and
funding in the 6th Framework Programme. Under the 7th Framework Programme CSIC has signed as
of today more than 440 projects (including 42 coordinated by CSIC as well as 22 ERC).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our group (called Gastrintestinal Health) has contributed significantly to the development of the use
of additives in animal production by means of scientific publications and collaborations with the
industry (contracts, patents, etc.).
From a scientific point of view, we are interested in the study of the governing intestinal microbiota
equilibrium in pigs and broiler chickens. These studies may also open new ways to modulate the
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intestinal microbiota to our benefit, and to improve welfare conditions in animals (pigs) and birds
(poultry). From a practical point of view, we expect to help develop the strategies and/or products
able to improve the situation of Animal Production in Europe.
Our contribution as a research lab is mainly related to clarify the mechanism of action of additives
potentially effective in poultry and swine production. This will be achieved by studying the effects on
intestinal microbiota equilibrium, performance parameters and immune system status.
The group´s research activity is devoted to studies on animal (single-stomached), and human
nutrition. Work is firstly focused on nutrient and energy utilization, and to identify specific events
and compounds involved in the metabolic response to food intake. In farm animal studies, attention
is chiefly paid to pigs and poultry. The main task is the assessment of their balanced nutrition within
sustainable, environmentally friendly animal production systems. The study of the mechanisms of
action and biological effects in productive (swine, poultry) and laboratory (rat) animals of bioactive
substances is one of the main research topics of this group. Some specific problems addressed are:
1) to determine the nutritional value of chemically well defined, purified fractions (proteins,
carbohydrates, lipids) from feed- or foodstuffs; 2) the local (intestine) and/or systemic mechanisms
of action of purified compounds such as protease inhibitors, prebiotics, etc.; 3) the potential
usefulness of dietary compounds as functional feed or food ingredients on gut microbiota, protein
and lipid metabolism, cell growth, etc. together with the mechanisms involved.
Group´s recently granted projects on topics closely related to that of the present proposal:
- 2009-2013. Biological effects of pea (Pisum sativum) proteins. (PET2008- 0311).
- 2011-2012. Production and characterization of new oligosaccharides from milk whey permeates
(POII10-0178-4685).
- 2010-2012. Evaluation of feed additives with potential microbiota modulation effects in growing
broiler chickens. (AGL 2009-11925).
- 2013-2015. Evaluación de aditivos antimicrobianos y estudio de la correlación entre la composición
de la microbiota digestiva y parámetros fisiológicos y productivos en broilers (AGL 2012-32894).
Previous FP experience
Participation in:
1.- Proposal number : 315063
Call : FP7-SME-2012
Natural ingredients and probiotics in animal nutrition for the reduction of Salmonella incidence in the
poultry business (NATURSALM).
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2.- 311949: Innovative tools for a holistic value-chain approach in the European pork and poultry
industry, leading to profitability, animal welfare, meat quality and care for the environment
(MOSAIC).
KBBE.2012.1.3-03: Monogastrics Feed Efficiency - Efficiency of livestock digestive systems and
reduction of the ecological footprint through a combination of systems biology, 'omics' and nutrition.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY"
(AGR233) UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES010)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Research and teach
TITLE: “Mise en place d’un reseau euromediterraneen technique et professionnel pour la protection,
la porpmotion et le developpement territorial du patrimoine fromager artidanal mediterraneen
(MIREDAF)”.
DATE: 2003- 2006
TITLE: Proyecto Interreg III-A. Caracterización de los sectores caprinos marroquí y español. Límites
técnicos para su desarrollo.
DATE: 2004-2006
TITLE: Competitividad y gestión de los sistemas productivos de caprino extensivo autóctono de
Andalucía, Extremadura y Castilla-La Mancha: manejo sostenible, eficiencia reproductiva y
optimización de recursos.
DATE: 2004-2006
TITLE: Proyecto Interreg III-A. Caracterización de los sectores caprinos marroquí y español. Límites
técnicos para su desarrollo.
DATE: 2004-2006
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TITLE: La conversión de los sistemas de producción caprina de sierra a ganadería ecológica:
potencialidad, viabilidad y estrategias de cambio” (Exp.. 92162/1).
DATE: 2005- 2008
TITLE: Incidencia sobre la calidad de los productos y el medio ambiente de los diferentes sistemas
de ganaderías con pequeños rumiantes de aptitud lechera. Empleo de indicadores sociales,
económicos y ambientales y tipificación final de sistemas (RTA2010-00064-C04-02).
DATE: 2010- 2013
TITLE: Elaboración plan de fomento de la ganadería extensiva ecológica y de la comercialización de
sus productos.
DATE: 2013
TITLE: Propuesta para la elaboración de un sistema de índices del precio de la leche de cabra.
DATE: 2013
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Characterization and typification of small ruminant systems
Pastoralism
Agroecology and organic systems
Sustainability analysis of ruminant systems
Previous FP experience
Two Interreg proyect, Network FAO CIHEAM for small ruminants
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
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City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
CONSERVATION
RESOURCES FOR
GROUP:
"CHARACTERIZATION
AND
OF
DOMESTIC
ANIMAL
GENETICS
RURAL DEVELOPPMENT" (AGR134)
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES011)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Research Group ´Characterization and Preservation of Genetic Resources of Domestic Animals
for Rural Development´ (AGR-134) was founded in 1991 as a part of the ´Andalusian Research
Plan´ promoted by the Andalusian Regional Government.
The research team is composed of subject matter experts and veterinaries from several public
institutions and private enterprises, such as:
- The University of Córdoba.
- FEAGAS (Federation of Farmers´ Unions)
- The Loyola University.
- Fish and Agriculture Council from Andalusian and other Regional Governments.
- IDTACA, Ltd.
Some innovative methodologies set in place by the group are:
- Optimization of Phenotypic Characterization methods in the broader sense, including animals,
environment and production systems.
- Genetic Variability Analysis using molecular markers.
- Phylogenetic studies.
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- Identification of genetic markers of special interest for production or adaptation processes.
- Ethological studies of autochthonous races and their interaction with the environment, considering
individual behavioural patterns.
- Social-Economic Analysis of livestock resources and DAnGR (Domestic animals Genetic Resources)
optimization.
- Characterization of the quality of final products (meat, milk, wool, etc).
Relevant R&D projects:
We have taken part in several projects support by FEDER grants( National Plan of I+D+i). Program
and Strategic Action from
INIA: Conservation of Genetic Resources of Food-processing Interest
“Caracterización y evaluación de las razas bovinas Berrendas. Diseño y gestión de los planes de
conservación” (RZ00-00-017).
“Identificación del estado de conservación y planes de recuperación de las razas bovinas andaluzas
en peligro de extinción” (RZ04-00-013).
“Caracterización Socioeconómica, productiva y genética de la raza Bovina Pajuna. Bases para el
desarrollo de estrategias para su preservación, conservación y desarrollo sostenible” (RZ-02-007)
“Caracterización y evaluación de razas caprinas autóctonas españolas de orientación cárnica:”
(RZ01-010-C3-1)
“Geografía del caprino español en riesgo de extinción. Caracterización de razas, agrupaciones y
ecotipos” (RZ2004-00010-00-00.
“Caracterización Fenotípica De La Agrupación Caprina De Las Mesetas” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
“Estudio de la repercusión del bienestar animal en el sistema de producción del ganado caprino de
carne en las razas Blanca Celtibérica, Negra Serrana-Castiza y Blanca Andaluza. Análisis económico
y de la calidad del producto”. (RZ2004-00010-00-00)
“Evaluación de la calidad higiénico-sanitaria y tecnológica de la leche de raza Manchega como
instrumento para la mejora de la viabilidad socio-económica y ambiental de los sistemas productivos
de ovino lechero” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
Also, we have taken part in several cooperation projects (PCI- AECID)
in North Morocco about
DAnGR Conservation and Rural Developement:
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The research group has collaborated in the characterization of races of ruminants of Latin America
(Araucanian sheep from Chile,
Creole goat from
Puebla( México), Casanare Creole cattle from
Colombia, etc)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research studies within the sphere of the characterization and preservation of genetic resources
have led to successfully achieve the following goals:
- Identification and cataloguing in a number of both Spanish and Latin-American autochthonous
races utilized in extensive production systems.
- Inventory of autochthonous livestock patrimony.
- Plans for the improvement and preservation of autochthonous races.
- Support to farmers in the implementation of the aforementioned plans.
- Proposals and strategies aimed to improve the profitability of resources, their commercialization
and possible alternative uses.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "FÍSICA DEL PLASMA: DIAGNOSIS,
MODELO Y APLICACIONES" (FQM-136) UNIVERSITY OF
CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES012)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Our group has a long history of the study of the Plasma in its different aspects, from theoretical
point of view as experimental. In the last years, we are working in the industrial application of this
plasma, especially in the destruction of industrial waste. Result of this work is the development of
different spanish patent to destruction of Volate Organics Compound and the design of a Chamber
specially useful for waste destruction tecniques. Also, we have stated to work in the application of
plasma for the agriculture and livestock industries by development of technologies for remediation of
pollutants delivered into the environment . Plasma treatment of samples from different scenarios
(farms, industries…) enables us to know the capability of non thermal plasmas to destroy gases
derived from these activities (greenhouse gases, ammoniac…).
This research was developed in the frame and support of the following National Projects:
1. FIS2009-11191. “Reactor de plasma de gran volumen basado en descargas de onda de superficie
producidas en estructura coaxial”. 72.600,00 € Antonio Gamero Rojas, 1-C
2. FIS2005-02840. “Descargas de microondas para aplicaciones en lámparas de iluminación”.
104.720,00 €, Antonio Gamero Rojas, 2-C
3. CTQ2005-04974. “Desarrollo y optimización de métodos basados en plasmas de microondas para
la destrucción y eliminación de compuestos bext y derivados”. 77.350,00 €, Antonio Rodero Serrano,
1-C
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4. PPQ2001-2537. “Destrucción y detección de residuos peligrosos mediante procesado con plasmas
de alta frecuencia (radiofrecuencia y microondas)”, 150.403,28 €, M. Carmen Quintero Ortega, 1-C
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our research group has extensive experience in different topics related with the plasma with helping
to a successful development of Project inside the frame of this Programme:
- Spectroscopic diagnosis techniques
- Electromagnetic diagnosis techniques
- Collisional Radiative Models of Plasma.
- Kinetic Models of Plasma
- Gas chromatography
- Mass Chromatography
- Laser Induced Breakdown Spetroscopy
- Waste destruction by plasma
- Lighting by Plasma.
Previous FP experience
We have been involved in different national and international Project related to the Plasma studies
and to the use of this device to industrial application.
Our group belongs to the research teams of the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence CEIA3,
leds by the University of Cordoba.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
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City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Leonor Camacho Cascajo
Telephone: 00 34 955 00 74 45
Fax: 0034 955 05 85 87
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS" (HUM776).
UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES013)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
1. Integration of Evaluation System of Land Aptitude for extensive grazing use, based on the
carrying capacity determination, with the Lands Vulnerability Evaluation, based on the soil
determination vulnerability to degradation. 2. Design an Evaluation System of the Lands Aptitude /
Vulnerability for the sustainable grazing use in the studied lands. 3. Elaborate Geographical
Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applied to the Land Aptitude / Vulnerability for the
sustainable grazing use planification
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Development of alternative sustainable users for degraded pastures. Sustainable land uses.
Adaptation of crops to natural soil conditions.
Previous FP experience
Project 1: Participatory Development of Alternative Sustainable Uses for Degraded Pastures in
Central America, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carried out by the
Livestock and Environmental Management (GAMMA) program of the Tropical Agricultural Research
andHigher Education Centre (CATIE), 01/07/2003 - 31/07/2007. Main researcher: Muhammad
Ibrahim. Projects 2 and 3. Manejo Sostenible de Territorios Agropecuarios en Mesoamérica
(MESOTERRA). Programa Agroambiental Mesoamericano (MAP1 and MAP2), financed by the
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carried out by the Livestock and Environmental
Management (GAMMA) program of the Tropical Agricultural Research andHigher Education Centre
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(CATIE),
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2012 (MAP1), 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2016 (MAP2). Main researcher:
Muhammad Ibrahim.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c\Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Seville
Country: Spain
Contact person: Leonor Camacho Cascajo
Telephone: 0034 955 00 74 45
Fax: 0034 955 05 82 01
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"SILVOPASTORALISM"
CENTRO IFAPA HINOJOSA DEL DUQUE
(AGR221).
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES014)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals
under
submission:
EQUIPS,
PARAQUA,
MOUNTAGRINNET,
LUSH
PROTEINS,
OLEOVERITAS.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Some of the members of the IFAPA team in Agroforestry Systems and Extensive Livestock have
been working in this subject since 1999, specially in the areas of economic and environmental
problems affecting the farms in the "Dehesas" (mediterranean oak open woodlands), evaluation of
public policies on sustainability of silvopastoral systems, developing more sustainable and efficient
grazing patterns and promoting management to strenght farms facing the climate change.
Specifically the research has been focused on:
(a) evaluating corn and pasture production Quercus ilex “Dehesas”,
(b) analyzing the effects of management practices (grazing patterns, pruning, fertilizing) on
sustainability of agroforestry systems (fertility, compaction, capacity of carbon sinks and erosion in
soils and status and acorn production of trees),
(c) developing methodologies to improve the tree regeneration in “Dehesas”,
(d) strategies to prevent and control the root rot in Quercus,
(e) development of environmental indicators to assess mediterranean open woodlands sustainability
and
(f) agroforestry products analysis (cork, acorn, tree and crop leaves) by NIRS technology.
Also the IFAPA team in Agroforestry Systems and Extensive Livestock has taken part in research
projects (regional, national and worldwide) with public and private partnerships, related with
agroforestry system sustainability. It has also participated in training and educational programs to
transfer methodologies and practices to improve sustainability of agroforestry systems for students
and farmers (University of Córdoba, International University of Andalusia, Andalusian School of
Shepherds).
Previous FP experience
2012-2017
- Title LIFE BIODEHESA: Dehesa ecosystems:development of policies and tools for biodiversity
conservation and management
- Head researcher: JOSE EMILIO GUERRERO GINEL
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Forest Pathology (University
of Córdoba-Spain), Institute of Agricultural and Fishing Research and
Education (IFAPA),
Departments of Environment and Agriculture of the Regional Government of Andalusia and several
dehesa associations (ASAJA, COAG, UPA, FAECA, ENCINAL and APROCA)
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- 8.000.000 €. European Union, Departments of Environment and Agriculture of the Regional
Government of Andalusia, (LIFE+11/BIO/ES/000726))
- Role in the project: Researcher
2011-2013
- Control of holm oak root disease in rangeland ecosystems: biofumigation, fertilization and natural
and induced resistance.
- Head researcher: MARIA DEL PILAR FERNANDEZ REBOLLO
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Forest Pathology (University
of Córdoba-Spain), Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (IAS-CSIC Córdoba) and Technical University
of Madrid-Spain
- 125,872 €. Department of Innovation, Science and Business of the Regional Government of
Andalusia, Spain (AGR-6501)
- Role in the project: Researcher
2011.
- Experimental models of agroforestry systems in olive groves
- Head researcher: JOSÉ EMILIO GUERRERO GINEL
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Animal Production
(University of Córdoba-Spain), Institute of Agricultural and Fishing Research and Education (IFAPAAndalusia), Rural Development Group of Southern (Córdoba-Spain)
- 70,000 €. Spanish Ministry of Agricultura
- Role in the project: Researcher
2010-2012:
- Cultural and biological control of the root disease caused by P. cinnamomi in oak rangelands
ecosystems: variability, stress response and clonal propagation of Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.).
- Head researcher: MARIA ESPERANZA SÁNCHEZ HERNÁNDEZ
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Forest Pathology (University
of Córdoba-Spain), Physical and Chemical Department (University of Algarve-Portugal)
- 80,000 €. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (AGL2009-1224-C02-01) Role in the project:
Researcher
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2009-2012
- Established and emerging Phytophthora: increasing threats to woodland and forest ecosystems in
Europe
- Head researcher: MARIA ESPERANZA SÁNCHEZ HERNÁNDEZ
- 480,000 €. European Union, COST Action FP0801. VII Framework
- Role in the project: Researcher
2009-2012.
- Methodology to control Agroenvironmental programs and Afforestation Programs in Andalucía
(Spain).
- Head researcher: MARIA DEL PILAR FERNANDEZ REBOLLO
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Animal Production
(University of Córdoba-Spain), Institute of Agricultural and Fishing Research and Education (IFAPAAndalusia)
- 750,000 €. Department of Agriculture of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain
- Role in the project: Researcher
2009.
- Development Plan to Iberian Pig group
- Head researcher: PABLO LARA VÉLEZ
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Animal Production
(University of Córdoba-Spain), Institute of Agricultural and Fishing Research and Education (IFAPAAndalusia)
- 63,800 €. Spanish Ministry of Agriculture
- Role in the project: Researcher
2007-2010.
- Oak decline effects on agrosilvopastoral farms in Andalucía
- Head researcher: MARIA DEL PILAR FERNANDEZ REBOLLO
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Forest Pathology (University
of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Agroforestry Sciences (University of Huelva-Spain) and
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Department of public health of the Department of Agriculture of the Regional Government of
Andalusia
- 230.000 €. Department of Agriculture of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain
- Role in the project: Researcher
2006-2008.
- Development of new ways to make up hyperespectral sensors (LIDAR, digital cameras and
infrared) Desarrollo de nuevos protocolos de integración de sensores LIDAR, cámara digital, IR
cercano e hiperespectral.
- Head researcher: JOSE EMILIO GUERRERO GINEL
- Department of Forestry (University of Córdoba-Spain), Department of Animal Production
(University of Córdoba-Spain), TRAGSATEC (Spanish Ministry of Environment),
and Technical
University of Madrid-Spain.
- 206,480 €. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Business ( PROFIT (FIT-330221-2006-10)
- Role in the project: Researcher
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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TECHNOLOGIES
DEVELOPMENT
COMPOSTELA
-
FOR
INDUSTRIAL
UNIVERSITY
OF
BIOPRODUCTS
SANTIAGO
DE
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES015)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
TIBD from University of Santiago de Compostela was created by joining two groups, the first one
with a wide experience regarding the research of the extraction of flavonoids and other polyphenols
from plants and bioactive components from seaweeds, the second one with a wide experience in
drying processes, food rheology and research on gluten-free dough. The main research topics are
the development of ultrasound-assisted processes for seaweed extraction of bioactive components,
preparation characterisation of gluten-free dough, convective drying
and the characterization of
starch-based functional foods including extracts from plants and seaweeds.
Previous projects that define our expertise are the following :
"Technological flair for the industrial processing of
gluten-free flour doughs. Additives and
Thermomechanical and Rheological characterization." CTQ 2010-15309/PPQ. Ramón Felipe Moreira
Martinez. National Grant. 01/2011-12/2013.
"Obtaining of algae liquid extracts from Galician coast resources as an added value product to be
used in agriculture and cosmetics". PGIDIT10MMA007CT. Jorge Sineiro Torres. Regional Grant.
08/2010-09/2013.
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"Evolution of the physical-chemical properties of systems with high content of starch obtained in
osmotic-convective drying processes and rheological characterization of the mixture with water."
National Grant. Ramón Felipe Moreira Martinez. CTQ 2007-62009/PPQ. 08/2007-08/2010
"Obtaining of taylor-made proanthocyanidinic fractions for grape marc and other subproducts." María
José Núñez García. National Grant. AGL-2006-1210-C03-03. 10/2006-09/2009.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our experience is oriented to obtaining functional starch-derived foods by extraction of bioactive
compounds from seaweeds to be applied gluten-free fortified dough, which can be studied at all
stages of processing, from flour preparation to cooking.
Our facilities include pilot-plant ultrasound processing unit DrHielsher, two convective pilot-plant
dryers, rheometer for dynamic rheology Anton Paar, rotary and capillar viscometers, micronizer
Retsch, surface tension measurement Lauda, Mixolab unit for preparing and charactrisation of
dough, climatic chamber Angelonni 250,
two gel filtration preparative columns (7x100 cm), UV
detector for chromatography columns, chromatography A/D converter and software eDAQ, fractions
collector Bio-Rad, Freeze Dryer FTS Kinetics EZDry, ultrafreezer New Brunswicz, rotary incubator
New Brunswicz Innova40, HPLC Jasco, spectrophotometer Jasco UV530.
Previous FP experience
Jorge Sineiro participated in OLNOCO Project from IV Framework Programme, which was developed
by Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (coordinator, Spain), Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso,
Intituto de Biotecnología (UNAM , Mexico), Universidade do Porto (Portugal) and Universidad de Vigo
(Spain).
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
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Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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CICYTEX
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES375)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and
development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high
level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer
projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research
areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed
products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality,
new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food
treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive
husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology,
Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production,
Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products
and services
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main aims of CICYTEX are to improve the competitiveness and innovation potential of food,
forestry and agriculture sectors.
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The European projects are one of the main goals for the institution since they aim to provide high
value-added technological services to improve the competitiveness of the SME´s, to contribute to
scientific knowledge in its field of action and, finally, to promote the welfare of society.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 6006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
Telephone: 34924014600
Fax: 34924001996
E-mail: [email protected]
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ACRUGA
ASOCIACIÓN
NACIONAL
DE
CRIADORES
DE
GANADO VACUNO SELECTO DE LA RAZA RUBIA GALLEGA
Other organization (consulting, associations,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES016)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The “ Asociación de Criadores de Ganado Vacuno Selecto de Raza Rubia Gallega” (ACRUGA), was
founded in 1969 and is a non -profit entity registered in the Registry of the European Union of pure
breeds, having as main objectives the defense, protection, selection, promotion and expansion of
beef cattle Rubia Gallega breed in the EU and third countries.
Currently we are 2,500 families exploiting this kind of beef, with relatively few cattle (12 head in
2000 ), most of them with a medium size ( 28 heads in 2013 ), but in all cases with a similar
management.
The Rubia Gallega farms are medium size and have a semi-extensive production system, with an
upward trend to more extensive production but compatible with the environment. The perfect
adaptation of the Rubia Gallega to the socioeconomic conditions of Galicia achieved the necessary
balance between the economic and ecological framework and with the population (represented by
families with a traditional production systems of this breed which are characterized by land use in a
lasting way and the maintenance of a good relationship with crop production).
The objective of selecting the Rubia Gallega breed is to produce a raised calf by hand providing an
attractive meat, nice pink color, juicy and tender, with a composition of muscle and balanced fat to
provide a particularly delicious flavor, finding the love of something authentic, natural and healthy .
The most important lines of work of ACRUGA in recent years are related to the genetic evaluation of
reproductive animals and estimation of genetic trend by forecasting, genotyping of breeding of stud
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book , research advocacy gene myostatin as an indicator of calving ease and in the study of the
organoleptic characteristics of meat , growth control birth and weaning of all animals entered in the
stud book, an activity which aims to add growth control of heifers until puberty and first birth, after
the creation of a heifer breeding center in Lugo province.
All these lines have been developed in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza and the
University of Santiago de Compostela.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
ACRUGA has a lot of experience related to the studies about the general conformation of “Rubia
Gallega”. We seek to know more or less the
degree of performance or effective utility that the
animal can provide.
On previous studies developed by ACRUGA in the period of the last 20 years, we have detected
greater tendency to animals raised, shorter length and lower thoracic perimeter. In parallel, the
animals seem to have wider and narrower chest and hip circumference with lower leg.
Furthermore, our studies shown differences between the different production areas (it is very
interesting the areas of mountain with a favorable structure to pasture are accompanied by good
conformation of the meat).
In addition, we have experience in modeling studies in other countries as Brazil and using different
animals as the crossbred Nelore + Rubia Gallega;
Finally, in order to show our extended experience in that field, it must to know that we intend to
introduce in our breeding center 200 animals per year, from all areas, and we are studing the
evolution of growth and nutritional plans better suited to the development of the animal, thereby
seeking the ideal type that best suits extensive production, reinforcing the idea "system- size ",
since parents with whom they mate, must have diversity of biotypes in order to satisfy the different
needs of the market.
In our research projects, we collaborate with the University of Zaragoza in special, about the process
of the genetic evaluation of these animals.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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FARMERS AND LIVSTOCK ASSOCIATION OF CADIZ (ASAJA
CADIZ)
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES017)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ASAJA Cadiz is an agricultural organizations created for the defense of the interests of farmers and
searching for greater benefit of livestock and farmers, but always respect the environmet. ASAJA
Cadiz has a extensive experiencie in R&D&i, but a national project. ASAJA is the main organization in
Spain. The project to develop in the topic has the following objetives: a healthier livestock. animals
disease resistant. the european union, in the framework of the common agricultural policy provides
an essential mechanism to achieve the conservation and promotion of the cabin of the members
states programs for the erradication of animal diseases. Animal diseases have become a problem of
many costs for extensive farming, as it is very difficult to regroup cattle that are free in the bush for
submission to multiple vaccinations and blood draws. This is what happens to meet livestock
programs of brucellosis, etc. which could be solved if we got vaccines with longer lasting effects or
animals genetically more resistant to these diseases. The problem of bluetongue disease, whose
origin is Morocco, is causing many economic costs for the EU and Spain. It is essential to involve the
pharmaceutical industry and Universities in the project.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
ASAJA cadiz, as a main agricultural organizations, has experience in agricultural and livestock
projects. Asaja cadiz has ejecuted the following projects in recent years:knowledge transfer the
livestock sector of beef cattle, livestock reduction and its effects on natural regeneration of dehesas,
grazing livestock management in rotary, etc.
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Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34955045811
E-mail: [email protected]
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FEDERACIÓ
(FCAC)
COOPERATIVES
AGRÀRIES
DE
CATALUNYA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN (Catalonia)
(15ES018)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FCAC (Catalan agriculture
cooperatives federation) is an SMEs association of agricultural
cooperatives located along Catalonia. (Headquarters. Barcelona) One of the FCAC's role is to enhace
the participation of the SMEs in R&D projects.
FCAC was founded in 1983.
Currently there are 240 cooperatives associated to FCAC. These
cooperatives together represent a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros, comprising some 78,000
members. These cooperatives bring together and put on the market all kind of farm production from
his associated producers: fruits, vegetables, cereals, wine, nuts, olive oil, milk, pork, beef and other.
FCAC main activities are focused to agriculture advice, financial and tax services, legal advice,
training courses, advice on grants and subsidies, and also the support for R & D activities for the
cooperatives.The latest international projects were FCAC was involved:
- Participation in the RSE.COOP project, funded by the Equal Initiative 2004-2007, implementation of
Social Responsibility in cooperative enterprises.
- Participation in the SAHC project "Promotion of Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling in the Agrofood
sector" (2008 - 2010), funded through the Intelligent Energy program of the EU.
- Coordination and implementation of projects of international cooperation in Colombia between
Catalan cooperatives and Colombian associations exotic fruit funded by the Government of Catalonia
between 2010 to 2013.
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The latest R&D projects founded from Government of Catalonia (trough European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development (EAFRD):
- Improving the competitiveness of the pork industry through cooperative research on health and
nutrition. (2010)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable waste management in the wine sector.(2010)
- Automatic Estimation of the weight of individual pigs using computerized imaging (2012)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable management and recovery of waste in the
production of olive oil (2012)
- 2012-2013 - Colaborative role as SME association in OILCA project :Enhancing the competitiveness
and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector through waste management optimisation
and
the
establishment
of
an
ecological
label.
(Funded
by
the
Interreg
IVB
SUDOE);http://www.oilca.eu
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
FCAC has experience working with Universities and other institutions in R&D. FCAC can participate
directly or colaborating and working beside his SMEs cooperatives in demonstrations and
disseminations, and also very important: in the first definition of the project due to his know-how
about the real needs of R&D in agrofood sector.
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: [email protected]
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GRONCONSULT
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK019)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Gronconsult is a consultancy lead by Arne Grønkjær Hansen. Mr. Hansen has a profound experience
within agricultural development and management including 9 years experience in project
management and extension service.
He is advisor for the Danish Ministry of Environment on emission abatement in agriculture. Teacher
on agricultural school for 4,5 year on farm management, housing design and logistics. Additionally,
he has extensive hands-on working experience advisory service in farm management including
planning and design of animal housing and feeding.
Experience with planning and conduction of tests and verifications of environment technology i.e. for
biogas production.
He has project management in skills developed through education and long experience in Danish
Agricultural Advisory Service and approved technological institutes (Agrotech and DTI). Is and has
been project
manager
in innovation projects concerning
animal
housing, animal
welfare,
environment protection, emission abatement, slurry treatment.
Was representing Denmark in EU-Umbrella “Euroagrifoodchain” in the period 2008-2012.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Project management, dissemination and demonstration services.
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Previous FP experience
Project leader of BIOMAN (FP7 R4SMEs). Fundraising through Danish funds and EU funding
(Eurostars programmme/FP7 R4SMEs) - Areas: biomass treatment, biogas production , agriculture,
environment protection.
Role in the project
Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: [email protected]
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INGENIERIA ARZA S.L.
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES020)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ingeniería Arza SL (ARZA), is the leader of a multidisciplinary group of private companies located in
Lugo (Galicia), in the North-West of Spain. ARZA group is the bridge which saves the gap between
rural local areas and the different administrations. We offer a “full service concept” carried out by
skilled workers (veterinarians, economists, lawyers and agricultural engineers) which covers the
main needs of a farm.
Our main activities are:
- Construction projects, viability studies and environmental impact studies related to farming and
agribusiness (1,850 projects).
- Development of a pioneer system for counselling and comprehensive management of farms.
- Development of innovative production techniques in the bovine, poultry and pig sectors.
- Training of more than 2,850 farmers to improve their marketing skills.
- Give advice on creation and improvement of farms and livestock (More than 4,800 farmers advised
and more than € 17 million of EU funding achieved).
- Incorporation of young people into farming activities (780 people incorporated. € 1.5 million of EU
funding achieved)
- As a partner of the local government, management of EU agricultural grants (580 grants per year
and more than € 6.5 million of EU funding achieved)
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- Collaboration with the local government in the framework of a project (funded by the Structural
Funds) that aims to support traditional farms in their transition process towards organic farming and
help them with their marketing strategies.
- Long-lasting collaboration with the local government on a programme for giving advice on
environmentally friendly practices (€ 9.15 million of EU funding achieved).
- Collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Labour in the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and Youth
Employment 2013/2016.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
In our 20 years of professional experience we have contributed to the improvement and innovation
of the agriculture sector under the concept of “multi-actor approach”. This sector represents 13% of
our regional economy. Our aim is to improve the connection between the research and productive
sector to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in order to obtain practical and applicable results.
One of our potential is how we can work with a very heterogeneous group of clients:
from the
intensive farmers without land to other farmers who work in the mountain areas where agricultural
employment represents over 60% of the population and there is a 96% of the land included in
“Natura 2000” as a protected areas.
We have worked really hard to achieve a more sustainable agriculture (with the combination of the
modernization of farms with the improve of the animal welfare), and to develop the extensive
livestock systems or to increase the diversity and the friendly environmental practices. As an
example, the success with the EU grants for to promote the friendly environmental practices, on
promoting the organic farming and our collaboration in the protection and improvement of
indigenous livestock breeds (95% of our farmers have indigenous beef breeds).
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
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City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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ISTITUTO
ZOOPROFILATTICO
LIGURIA E VALLE D'AOSTA
SPERIMENTALE
PIEMONTE
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT021)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta is an health
governmental body founded in 1912. The Institute tasks are to guarantee consumer’s health by
protecting animal population health and welfare and by improving and controlling food and feed
production, thus enhancing the safety levels for food and feed: it supports local and national
veterinary services in epidemiological analysis, food hygiene and environmental control activity and
research activity. National and local veterinary services, and professional veterinarian, breeders,
food manufacturers and consumers too, can address to our Institute for scientific and technical
advices, controls and animal health diagnostics.
Projects:
- Slovakia - Twinning project for the implementation of a TSE surveillance system in Slovakia:
participation as expert on genetics and TSE diagnosis.
- Germany - Tutor in the BTSF “Training on the prevention, control and eradication of Transmissible
Spongiform Encephalopathies”.
- Netherlands- Central Veterinary Institute (CVI), Wageningen University and Research Centre di
Lelystad: “Project Goat BSE Neuroprion”
- Netherlands – CIDC, Lelystad: “ Research project under the call EMIDA and for the study of
analytical sensitivity of all the approved rapid tests against atypical forms of BSE”
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- UK - VLA Weybridge: PROJECT NADIR “Atypical scrapie to cattle - is there a risk?”
- CIDC-Lelystad; INRA- France; IAH-UK; CISA-INIA-Spain; UNIZAR- Spain; FLI-INEID- Germany;
CERTH-INA –Greece; CEA-France: “Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP), ”GoatBSE: Proposal
for improvement of goat TSE discriminative diagnosis and susceptibility based assessment of BSE
infectivity in goat milk and meat”.
- Germany-Uk-Belgium: “SANCO TrainSaferFood European Training Platform for Safer Food courses:
Workshop on Prevention, control and eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies”.
- France- Spain- UK- Greece- Germany: “EMIDA-ERANET: “Goat-TSE-Free; Towards breeding of
goats for genetically determined TSE resistance”.
- Macedonia – Strumica (Skopje). Capacity building of the veterinary service for implementation of
EU Acquis - FYROM
(2010/244-472)”, Publ. ref: EuropeAid/128546/C/SER/MK, for “Training course
on animal by products (ABP) and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) ”.
- Network of Excellence – Prevention, Control and Management of Prion Disease (NEUROPRION).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta has been active since
years in order to promote sustainability of food production, in particular in the livestock sector. Its
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment (BEAR) department is engaged in a research project
for the development of an assessment tool for the evaluation of environmental sustainability at farm
level. Our department owns all the relevant skills involved in designing an evaluation plan
of
environmental sustainability: choosing an appropriate sampling strategy, elaborating questionnaires
and data collection forms, data management and analysis. Our assessment item has been developed
in close collaboration with all the stakeholders involved (agronomists, veterinarians, statisticians,
farmers, producers associations) and implemented for validation on regional territory, in particular in
beef producing cattle farms.
During the system elaboration we built synthetic environmental
indicators to evaluate farm management and practices in order to gain informations on selected
sustainability objectives like the use of renewable and non-renewable resources, soil exploitation and
biodiversity. Thanks to our close relatedness and presence on local territory, we are able to
disseminate relevant gained knowledge to all the involved stakeholders by drawing up guidelines
useful especially in helping farmers to adopt most appropriate management practices and structural
charateristics, suitable to different agricultural systems, in order to mitigate the impact of food
production while improving efficiency starting from the farm.
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Previous FP experience
European Network: Concerted Action SRTSE. European network for surveillance and control of TSE in
Small ruminants (5th Framework).
Role in the project
Research; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: [email protected]
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LANDALUZ,
ANDALUCÍA
ASOCIACIÓN
EMPRESARIAL
ALIMENTOS
DE
Other organization (consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES022)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-1-2014/2015: Sustainable terrestrial livestock production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
LANDALUZ is an association that gets together around one hundred and ten food producer
companies from Andalusia, south of Spain, and gathers close to 70% of the Andalusian business
sector. Our aim is to promote Andalusian high quality food products all over the world.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
LANDALUZ, Asociación Empresarial Alimentos de Andalucía, was born in 1990 as the most important
and relevant association in the agrifood sector in Andalusia. We have more that 20 years experience
in the sector. We think we can contribute to the topic due to the years we have been working with
companies with animal production and our knowledge about the sector.
Role in the project
Training; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
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City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CITOLIVA-TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE FOR OLIVE FARMING
AND OLIVE OIL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES023)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CITOLIVA is a non-profit foundation established to implement methodologies and systems dealing
with technological requirements in the olive oil and table olive sectors.
Main activities are based on the following lines of R&D and innovation:
1. Health: improved olive oil quality and new healthy uses of olive oil or by-products. Relevant
projects:
a) ASOAN-Biotechnological use of olive by-products from Andalusia aimed at food and agriculture
sector
b) ATENA-Olive oil and other healthy fats. Technological applications for processing into value-added
products
c) OLEA TEMPURA-Study of the behavior of olive oil in frying
2. Sustainability in farms and olive industries. Related projects:
a) OiLCA-Enhancing the competitiveness and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector
through waste management optimisation and the establishment of an ecological label
b) AOFT NIR-Real time application of AOTF NIR technology in mills for the improvement of
production control, quality control and traceability of olive oil
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c) ACTIVEOLIVE-Preservation of highly perishable food products by active packaging with natural
compounds from olive oil industry
d) OLEOSIG-Geographic information system for the traceability of olive oil
3. Competitiveness: markets and strategies for the olive sector. Examples of projects:
a) STRATEGO-Strategic marketing plans of olive sector
b) Management of the Spanish Olive Technology Platform (ALENTA) and the Innovative Business
Association of Good&Services Providers of Olive Sector (INOLEO)
Finally, CITOLIVA acts as an entity of transfer between science, industry and society in these three
lines of action.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CITOLIVA has a deep understanding of the process of sustanaible olive growing. Specific expertise in
the topic is based in the following background and technological tools:
a. Application of NIR on-line technology for the detection of markers of fruit maturity
b. Agronomic management techniques for olive orchards
c. Communication, dissemination and transfer of research results
d. Mangament and coordination of European projects
Previous FP experience
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: TraFooN-Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of
knowledge for innovation. Grant Agreement nº: 613912
FP7-SME-2011-BSG: VERTIGEEN-Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to
contain verticillium wilt. Grant Agreement nº: 286140
FP7-SME-2012-BSG: ENTOMATIC-Novel automatic and stand-alone integrated pest management
tool for remote count and bio acoustic identification of the Olive Fly (Bactrocera oleae) in the field. In
negotiation
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: EUthentic -Harmonised solutions to Ensure food quality and
aUTHENTICity: innovative tools to support European consumers, producers and policy-makers.
Submitted
FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1: SYNELEA-Sustainable innovations and exploitation in agricultural
residues’ clusters. Submitted
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FP7 FOOD UP-Evaluation of the determinants of nutrition and peripheral satiety signals in the brain.
Submitted
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CTAEX TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES024)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAEX is a private not-for-profit Research, Development, and Innovation centre located in the
south-west of Spain and backed by an association of food companies, SMEs and agricultural cooperatives.
CTAEX facilities and main activity areas are as follows:
Agricultural Dpt. counts with green houses and 25 hectares of experimental farms including 4
organic certified ones, indicated for pot trials and large scale cultivation.
Food Technology Dpt. counts with a fully equipped pilot plant, an experimental kitchen, a sensory
evaluation lab and chambers indicated for shelf life studies, postharvest treatments and maturation
and curing processes.
Food Science and Safety Dpt. which is highly specialized in agro-food matrixes analysis from
chemical, physical and microbiological procedures, can also carry out the extraction, purification and
isolation of active compounds found in Medicinal Plants and a agro-food by-products and residues.
Apart from the technical development of an R&D Project, CTAEX could carry out the Project Results
Dissemination through its Office for Research Results Transfer Activities by means of dissemination
that mostly reaches SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector
Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 projects, involving participation of
national, European and Latin American partners.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTAEX´s expertise lies in the development of agricultural trials related to plant variety
characterization, seeds and plant material multiplication, and crop management practices,
specifically addressing sustainable crop production and mechanisms to increase productivity,
stability, and quality of fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes.
It also lies among the Agricultural Dpt. expertise the study of weed control and pest management
through innovative procedures like the employment of aromatic and medicinal plant´s bioactive
compounds as well as those chemically interesting substances coming from the exploitation of byproducts and residues of the agro-food industry. In this sense, up to 60 different vegetable species
of Aromatic and Medicinal plants have already been successfully grown, extracted, characterized,
and chemically and microbiologically evaluated in the search of bioactive compounds with different
applications.
The soil quality and management is approached via the study of alternative cultivars, and the
development of novel fertilization techniques including innovative eco-friendly amendments.
Previous FP experience
INPROFOOD. Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations (FP7-Science
in Society´11).
BIOCOPAC. Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal
packaging (FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME).
SATIN. Satiety Innovation (KBBE.2011.2.3-04).
MULTIHEMP. Multipurpose Hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (FP7-KBBE-2012-6singlestage)
Value4Wool. Market Umbrella for the utilisation of low grade grease sheep wool as organic soil
amendment and fertilizer (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2011).
SAVECROPS. Polivalent Biocides from local wastes (LIFE + 2011)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
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Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: [email protected]
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DERETIL VITATECH S.L.U.
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES025)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Deretil Vitatech is the Deretil's group technological company. Deretil group is worldwide lider
company in the development and production os semisynthetic antibiotic side chains (based in non
natural chiral aminoacids like D-parahydroxyphenilglycine, D-Phenylglycine, D-Dihydrophenylglycine,
D-Valine, etc).
From 2009 Deretil group started a growth strategy based in new bussiness in the fields of
agronutrients (special fertilizers like micronutrients chelates, aminoacids, biestimulants, etc), and in
2013 started the development of active ingredients to be used in cosmetics, food and feed (natural
antioxidants and other interesting molecules).
Relevant R&D projects are:
- Natural products extraction and purification (membranes, chromatography, etc). Examples like
polyphenols, steviosides, tannins, anthocyanins, etc.
- Biomolecules obtained by fermentation to be applied in Agriculture (biofertilizars and/or
biopesticides), nutrition and/or cosmetics.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
We can be considered as a partner in the following activities:
- Special fertilizers design and formulation. Liquid and dried form.
- Spray drying granulation.
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- Process scale-up from lab to plant.
- Growth stimulants, elicitors, phytostrengthener with high antioxidant pholyphenolic compounds,
etc, based in natural extracts and microorganisms.
- Pilot and production plant suitable for demonstration stages in projects, including fermentation,
microfiltration, chromatographic purification...
- Biotechnology, synthesis and analytical laboratories.
Previous FP experience
CADOX Project: “A coupled advanced oxidation-biological process for recycling of industrial waste
waters containing persistent organic contaminants”
Project reference: EVK1-CT-2002-00122
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Spain
Info: http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/EVK1-CT-2002-00122
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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BIOLCHIM SPA
SME
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT026)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Biolchim S.p.A. is a leading company in the production and commercialization of biostimulants,
whose function is to stimulate natural processes to enhance nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency,
tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality in full respect of sustainable agriculture values and
practices. Thanks to the experience acquired in 40 years of activity, the strong relationship with the
greatest worldwide producers of raw materials, and the collaboration with important Universities and
Research Centres, Biolchim offers a complete portfolio of biostimulants that maximize the
performance of any crop, anywhere in the world. Biolchim’s R&D Team cooperates closely with
Universities and Research Institutes all over the world with a view to transfer Knowledge directly to
the field.
The working approach is based on 3 founding principles:
•innovative raw materials, especially botanical extracts and compounds of vegetal origin, to
combine agronomic efficacy with environmental sustainability;
•high-tech manufacturing processes, to keep the biostimulant properties of plant extracts and
natural molecules unaltered;
•large scale product experimentation, to ensure the highest standards of safety and effectiveness in
all agricultural contexts.
AREAS OF INNOVATION:
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•PRODUCT
•MANUFACTURING PROCESS
•PACKAGING
•BUSINESS AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT
•MARKETING and COMMUNCATION
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Prototype development and large-scale testing of fertilizers of biological origin;
industrial scale-up;
commercial launch (production of marketing material, distribution etc…)
Previous FP experience
Ongoing
cooperations
with
Universities,
Research
Institutes,
and
other
companies:
http://www.biolchim.it/index.php?lang=en&page=win.html
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: [email protected]
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK027)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
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universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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F·A·R·MSYSTEM
SME
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE028)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015 : Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
F · A · R · Msystem offers a data management service, for example the data preparation and data
analysis for the management system precision farming.
Based on the output of yield mapping, based on site-specific nutrient balances of arbitrarily shaped
fertilizer application rates and soil nutrient contents are calculated. A monetary evaluation of these
site-specific balances through F · A · R · Msystem using business data is also possible.
Furthermore for each subarea the profit contribution of the process can be calculated and we also
create economic scenarios with varying costs and revenues. Thus, it is possible to consider future or
expected market developments in planning application maps. As a full service we offer the creation
of application maps.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
GIS analysis, soil mapping strategy, generate small scale soil field maps, yield analysis; nutrient
balance and economic yield analysis; location assessment; application maps and especially lime
application mapping for site-specific liming
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: N-Support
Organisation
name:
University
of
Applied
Science
Osnabrueck
(Stiftung
Fachhochschule
Osnabrueck)
City: Osnabrueck
Country: Germany
Contact person: Julia Kümper
Telephone: +49 (0) 541 969 3073
Fax: +49 (0) 541 969 2041
E-mail: [email protected]
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GEOGRAPHICA
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES029)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Geographica is a technology-based spin-off bussines from the University from Seville. It is
specialized in advanced geospatial technology and personalized software solutions that integrates,
analyze, and display data (for desktop, web and mobile). Our staff expert areas include:
- Physical and human geography
- Global Systems Science
- Geomatics, GIS and remote sensing
- Software and systems engineering and
- Technology Platform development
- Geographic database modeling, geographic modelization
- Geostatistical analysis, data and business intelligence
- Data flows integration and management, Data science
- Graphical and interactive design
- Geographic Big Data handling and processing
R&D Projects:
MedMIS: Information System for monitoring invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected
Area. Development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species monitoring in
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Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean. This online tool contains a Species Guide based on the
recent publication produced by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in the context
of the MedPAN North project, it has functionalities such as Maps, Reports, Discussion, and Warnings.
It allows marine scientists or people interested in conservational issues to upload reports of sightings
of invasive alien species and to take part in identification discussions.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Territorial Control Center tools for decision making: development of a complete tool for
geographical data management to assist corporate and government officers in critical decision
making processes in the investment, management, security, and facilities fields. It allows the online
visualization and edition of spatial information, reporting, creation of indicators in real time, make
hypothetical scenarios and comparisons of them, and perform evolutive studies.
Project: Mirador
Client: Province Governments of Burgos and Sevilla
URL: http://mirador.dipusevilla.es/
- From our beginnings as an enterprise we have had close ties with the University and research
world. Each year we spend more a more time researching new solutions for earth and social scientist
and geographers. As not just a development company, but one with an heterogeneous team of
developers and thematic experts (environmentalists, geographers and other earth scientists),
Geographica has feel always at home dealing with research institutions, because we share a
common language and are more suited to understand their technical needs.
Scientific
Modeling
Tools
Development:
Geographic
database
modeling,
data
storage
and
explotation, and analysis tool development for university and national scientific institutes research
teams.
Project: Andalusian Coastal Subsystem geographic DB
Client: Physical Geography & Coastal Research Group, University of Seville
URL:
results
integrated
in
REDIAM
Portal,
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/rediam
For our developments we choose Open Source Software, as an Open Source company, it really
appeal to us that Horizon 2020 framework intends all software developments under the programme
to be open source and also to use open data for all the projects.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Because of our cross-cutting expertise we think we could fit in a large range of projects under this
call, collaborating in projects of different themes. Our multidisciplinary skilled staff and expertise
area are able to contribute to any project in this topic providing added value.
Geographica would like to hereby express our greatest interest in collaborating in projects under the
topic SFS 2 - 2014/2015: Sustainable crop production based on research and innovation for a better
soil management and optimisation for a long-term sustainability of crop productions. We think that
the initiatives promoted are really challenging for an organization like Geographica with experience
in remote sensing, geospatial technologies that integrates, analyze, and display data and spatial
information, reporting, creation of indicators in real time, applications that performs hypothetical
scenarios, projections and comparisons of them, and perform evolutive studies. All this technologies
could be implemented in projects under this topic.
We are experts in Global and Information Systems Science: We manage a big deal of heterogeneous
information and Big Data within an organization coming from different sources to put it to full use
with innovative tools focused on maps, data, advanced statistics and indicators . This new
information is of prime importance for citizens, NGOs, policy makers, etc. to assist in the decision
making and policy processes.
Our approach to software development is not just centered on technology: we put on all our projects
a great thematic and specialized knowledge. We develop software with the aim to get the greatest
understanding of the data and a proper data analysis with it.
We have experience in geospatial technologies applied to scientific research and computing projects.
We provide technical-scientific assistance and training to projects, bringing into them advanced
statistical analysis and geomatic developments. We have ample experience designing scientific
proposals with universities and research centers.
We have experience contributing to European Project´s consortiums providing high-tech solutions.
Added value to any project: Collaborative technology platform for integrated project management
Geographica has deployed and customized tools for integrated project management for several
european project consortia. Integration between tools like Content Management Systems, Document
Management Systems, user’s forums, shared calendars and contacts, and project planning
methodologies makes for a powerful environment for consortia and project management. It has
already been applied in FP7 PEGASO Project.
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Expertise in International and European projects:
- IUCN - MedPAN: development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species
monitoring in Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Collaborative Platforms and Corporate Identity Project design: We build easy to use collaborative
webs, both public and intranets, aimed at project, knowledge, team, and document management.
We also make the Corporate and project identity design, ranging from naming,branding, web site,
instructions manuals, and casing design. PEGASO Project (FP7):
- Geomatics for European Projects: Assistance in EU Projects from FP7 in the geomatics area.
Generation of nodal, multipartners SDI, with OGC services interfaces and compliant with INSPIRE
and EuroGEOSS directives. MEDINA Project (FP7)
-
Real-time
meteorological
data
post-processing
and
storing:
Our
role
is
the
meteorological data post-processing and storing, the Project Website development
Real-time
and project
identity design. MARG Project (FP7)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: [email protected]
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IOTEC GMBH
SME
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE030)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015 : Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The company iotec GmbH is more than an engineering firm. It develops software and hardware in
the field of agricultural and sensor technology. Furthermore, the guidance includes the selection of
sensors to offer the company. Also, the distribution of in-house developments in the area of
intelligent sensor technology represents a business unit of the company. Main focus is development
and programming of plug-ins for ISOBUS terminals (Human Machine Interface), and communication
between sensors and ISOBUS components. The development of electronics for the agricultural
technology is another area of emphasis.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Software:VHDL, Matlab, LabView, AGF-Plugins, databases;
Hardware: analogue electronics,
development of new hardware, ISOBUS components, microcontroller, FPGA, CAD; Other: field
testing, multi-reflective ultrasonic sensor system
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: N-Support
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Organisation
name:
University
of
Applied
Science
Osnabrueck
(Stiftung
Fachhochschule
Osnabrueck)
City: Osnabrueck
Country: Germany
Contact person: Julia Kümper
Telephone: +49 (0) 541 969 3073
Fax: +49 (0) 541 969 2041
E-mail: [email protected]
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES031)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
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We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESBIOAGRO, S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES032)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ResBioAgro is a biotechnological company, Spin-off of Seville University, being its main goal is to use
the intellectual property accumulated over the last 25 years in the application of microorganisms as
effective partners to provide biotechnological resources for the agriculture and the environment
through products of high quality and services respectful with the environment, providing technology
transfer from research to industry. ResBioAgro was set up in 2009, whose mission is to promote the
technological deveplopment and the introduction of the Research and Development culture in the
agribusiness.
ResBioAgro has qualified human resources and develops an intense activity that has gone in increase
in the last years. At present, the investment in research and development (R&D) occupies almost
the totality of the company patrimony and total number of graduates and doctors goes in increase,
representing 85 % of the staff. Thanks to a tirelessly involved and highly qualified team in the
projects developed, ResBioAgro has become an important company at national level of technological
deve-lopment and the introduction of the Research and Development culture in the agribusiness.
ResBioAgro focuses on search and valuation of the soil microorganisms that are useful for agriculture
of high safety for the consumer. At present, our priority is to generate biological products of high
added value, as bacterial inoculants that act as Biofertilizers and Biocontrol Agents, dedicated to
plant growth promotion, nutrients mobilization and control of plagues and diseases. ResBioAgro
selects bacteria that are potentially useful as inoculants bacterial for agriculture and designs them.
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ResBioAgro
develops
a technology that
guarantees
a
biological,
economic
and
ecological
productivity, promoting the use of microbiological soil resources in agriculture, respecting the
environment.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
ResBioAgro has as objective to satisfy the demand of its partners such as agricultural and
biotechnological companies. At the same time we promote the research and development in the food
industry and biotechnological area. ResBioAgro tries to contribute in microbiological advanced
solutions, using the microorganisms as key pieces of the bioprocess, producing new knowledge,
transferring the already generated one and innovating in the improvement of products and services
across different lines of business that include three key sectors of the biotechnology, such as
environmental, energy and food industry. Our technology and techniques are based in the following
research area: Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Soil Microbiology, Physiology, Fermentations,
Rice and legumes culture in-vitro. Also we have a large expertise in scaling plant and crop
experiments in Fitotron, greenhouse, Plots and field trials. Our group is particularly specialized in the
Plant microbe interactions and Plants growth promoting bacteria. ResBioAgro provides the following
services to the customers: Microbiological characterization and identification, generation of
microorganisms for the biological fight, study of microbiological diversity in different ecosystems and
sites like agricultural soil or degraded and contaminated soil. Application of a new generation of
inoculants in agriculture and the molecular monitoring of the microorganisms in post inoculation.
Biological quality of irrigation water using Molecular techniques.
Study of Systemic Resistance Induction (ISR) in plants.
Previous FP experience
ResBioAgro mainly works in devising and carrying out research projects that develop technologies,
test existing ones and put scientific and biological products in place that improve the use of soils and
interest crops through microorganisms.
ResBioAgro works and cooperates with national and international bodies to set up shared projects
and/or participate in national and international programmes (CDTI, MINECO, Agencia IDEA, H2020,
etc.). In the last official announcement of as Seventh Framework Programme , ResBioAgro
participated actively in the drafting and preparation of a proposal of project coordinated by
University of Seville (Tittle: Effects of PGPRs based inoculants on the growth and the architecture of
the roots under abiotic stress conditions of two sequenced model plants: Medicago truncatula and
Oryza sativa), which consortium was formed for:
• University of Seville. Spain
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• ISV-CNRS. Gif Sur-Yvette. France
• AgriFUTUR. Italy
• University of Lancaster. United Kingdom
• GenXpro. Germany
• University of Aarhus. Denmark
• IRNASE.CSIC. Spain
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 955058103
E-mail: [email protected]
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES034)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: [email protected]
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WADI ATTIR ORGANIZATION
SME
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL380)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Project Wadi Attir is developing a demonstration site for sustainable production of organic livestock
products, under rehabilitation of degraded dryland soil, control of erosion and desertification by
agroforestry, integrated waste recovery and reuse using organic farming technologies. Soil and
productivity improvements are being recorded, together with biodiversity, and sustainability
parameters such as GHG and nutrient balances, socioeconomic factors etc are being monitored and
recorded for dissemination.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Soil analysis in drylands, restoration of desertified soils, erosion control by agroforestry, biodiversity
assessment, GHG balance, water and nutrient balance, soil hydrology, sustainable livestock
management, socioeconomic impact of development, livestock management and manufactoring of
organic milk products, oil and fruit in drylands, waste recovery and recycling.
Previous FP experience
Dr Stefan Leu has participated in and coordinated several FP7 projects in agriculture and microalgal
biotechnology
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
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EEN node: Israel INNOV
Organisation name: MATIMOP
Address: 29 Hamered St.
Postcode: 61500
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
E-mail: [email protected]
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AGROCONSULTING. OLIVICULTURA DE PRECISIÓN
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES393)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AGROCONSULTING, Olivicultura de Precisión, is a company specialized in Precision Olive Farming.
We guide and advise farmers how to make decisions in order to obtain a healthy, profitable and
sustainable olive grove. Therefore, we develop specific products and services that increase
production and improve crop quality with minimal environmental impact.
We have a plant innovation laboratory, INDEPHYT, where we research and analyse the olive tree
behaviour to understand better how it works to respond accordingly.
Areas of expertise
• Nutrition and Vegetal Protection: We aim to achieve the nutritional balance and optimal health of
olive trees for a healthy, profitable and sustainable crop.+
• Irrigation and Fertigation: we define the more effective irrigation and fertigation strategies to
maximize production.
• Vegetal Biotechnology: we develop more efficient products that increase the crop productivity.
• ICT: we introduce accessible technologies that allow farmers to be connected to their olive trees
groves.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
More than 10 years of experience Using precision agriculture techniques, we combine sustainable
agricultural practices and accessible Information and communications technologies (ICT) in order to
personalize treatments for seeking optimal productivity and profitability, resource conservation,
environmental protection and ensure food security.
Research areas:
- Soil microorganisms and their crude extracts collection: vegetal biotechnology pioneer program to
diagnose, control and eradicate the olive tree pests and diseases .
- Plant biostimulation: olive tree biostimulating agents development.
- Quality of irrigation water: influence of irrigation water quality on soil chemical properties and their
effects on the crop.
- In vitro culture: we produce sterile vegetal in order to get disease-free plants.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes.
Role in the project
Research; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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AARHUS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE PLANT, FOOD & SUSTAINABILITY
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK036)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Associate professor's research areas: Studies the relationship between root growth and nitrogen
uptake. Works in horticultural systems under organic or conventional management. Here winter
catch crops (cover crops) and the design of crop rotations play a major role to decrease leaching of
nitrate and thereby increase the nitrogen use efficiency of the system. Her research is focused on
the relationship between root growth and N uptake in deep soil layers. Some crops and catch crops
extend roots to 1-2.5 m depth below soil surface. These deep roots may take up nitrogen at depth
and can be used to reduce the leaching of nitrate from the deep soil layers to the groundwater. The
work includes subjects such as root and crop physiology in relation to nitrogen uptake. The approach
is laboratory and field experiments including the use of stable isotope 15N techniques for the study
of N cycling, and of minirhizotrons for measurements of plant root growth. The crops in study have
been deep rooted crops like white, Chinese and curly cabbage, carrot, beetroot, squash, as well as
shallow rooted crops like rucola, sweet corn, potato, celleriac and leek. The catch crops and green
manures include deep rooted like fodder radish, winter rye and salad burnet as well as shallow
rooted like ryegrass and birdsfoot trefoil.
In addition her studies the relationships between conditions during the growth phase and the quality
of horticultural products; like harvest quality, sensoric properties and the content of substances of
importance for human health. The focus is on the importance of the genetic material, the availability
of soil nutrients and suboptimal growth conditions for the quality of vegetables, e.g. the content of
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glucosinolates in cabbages, and the effect of UV-light exposure on the formation of vitamin D2 in
mushrooms.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nitrogen management in open-field vegetable production focussed on the importance of root depth,
root nitrogen uptake, crop nitrogen demand and use of autumn catch crops, intercropping and green
manures for improvement of nitrogen use efficiency of cropping systems.
Previous FP experience
Department of Food Science:
FP5 - COLDTREE - The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events
underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (Lead Partner: Wageningen
University)
FP5 QLK5-CT-2001-70315 Broadtech (partner; lead partner: Italy`s Agency for Environmental
Protection and Technical Services, Nature Conservation)
FP6 - QACCP - Quality Analysis Critical Control Point (University of Kassel Lead Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Milk
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Fruit/apple (Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Vegetables (University of Newcastle Lead Partner)
FP6 - Q-PorkChains - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer
FP6 - REPCO - Replacement of Copper fungicides in organic production of grapevine and apple in
Europe
FP6 - ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high
quality produce from environmentally friendly sustainable production practises (Lead Partner)
FP6 - ERA-IB - ERA-NOEL - Novel enzyme tools for production of functional oleochemicals from
unsaturated lipids (Partner)
FP7 - REDNEX - Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by
ruminants
FP7 - N-TOOLBOX - effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water
FP7 - SME-2010-1 - Agrobiofilm - Development of enhanced biodegradable films for agricultural
activities (Partner)
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FP7 - EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
FP7 - Interveg - Enhancing multifunctional benefits of cover crops - vegetables intercropping
(Agricultural Research Council - research Centre for the soil-plant system - Rome Lead Partner)
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"CHARACTERIZATION
AND
OF
DOMESTIC
ANIMAL
GENETICS
CONSERVATION
RESOURCES FOR
RURAL DEVELOPPMENT" (AGR134).
UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES037)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Research Group ´Characterization and Preservation of Genetic Resources of Domestic Animals
for Rural Development´ (AGR-134) was founded in 1991 as a part of the ´Andalusian Research
Plan´ promoted by the Andalusian Regional Government.
The research team is composed of subject matter experts and veterinaries from several public
institutions and private enterprises, such as:
- The University of Córdoba.
- FEAGAS (Federation of Farmers´ Unions)
- The Loyola University.
- Fish and Agriculture Council from Andalusian and other Regional Governments.
- IDTACA, Ltd.
Some innovative methodologies set in place by the group are:
- Optimization of Phenotypic Characterization methods in the broader sense, including animals,
environment and production systems.
- Genetic Variability Analysis using molecular markers.
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- Phylogenetic studies.
- Identification of genetic markers of special interest for production or adaptation processes.
- Ethological studies of autochthonous races and their interaction with the environment, considering
individual behavioural patterns.
- Social-Economic Analysis of livestock resources and DAnGR (Domestic animals Genetic Resources)
optimization.
- Characterization of the quality of final products (meat, milk, wool, etc).
Relevant R&D projects:
We have taken part in several projects support by FEDER grants( National Plan of I+D+i). Program
and Strategic Action from
INIA: Conservation of Genetic Resources of Food-processing Interest
“Caracterización y evaluación de las razas bovinas Berrendas. Diseño y gestión de los planes de
conservación” (RZ00-00-017).
“Identificación del estado de conservación y planes de recuperación de las razas bovinas andaluzas
en peligro de extinción” (RZ04-00-013).
“Caracterización Socioeconómica, productiva y genética de la raza Bovina Pajuna. Bases para el
desarrollo de estrategias para su preservación, conservación y desarrollo sostenible” (RZ-02-007)
“Caracterización y evaluación de razas caprinas autóctonas españolas de orientación cárnica:”
(RZ01-010-C3-1)
“Geografía del caprino español en riesgo de extinción. Caracterización de razas, agrupaciones y
ecotipos” (RZ2004-00010-00-00.
“Caracterización Fenotípica De La Agrupación Caprina De Las Mesetas” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
“Estudio de la repercusión del bienestar animal en el sistema de producción del ganado caprino de
carne en las razas Blanca Celtibérica, Negra Serrana-Castiza y Blanca Andaluza. Análisis económico
y de la calidad del producto”. (RZ2004-00010-00-00)
“Evaluación de la calidad higiénico-sanitaria y tecnológica de la leche de raza Manchega como
instrumento para la mejora de la viabilidad socio-económica y ambiental de los sistemas productivos
de ovino lechero” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
Also, we have taken part in several cooperation projects (PCI- AECID)
in North Morocco about
DAnGR Conservation and Rural Developement:
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The research group has collaborated in the characterization of races of ruminants of Latin America
(Araucanian sheep from Chile,
Creole goat from
Puebla( México), Casanare Creole cattle from
Colombia, etc)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research studies within the sphere of the characterization and preservation of genetic resources
have led to successfully achieve the following goals:
- Identification and cataloguing in a number of both Spanish and Latin-American autochthonous
races utilized in extensive production systems.
- Inventory of autochthonous livestock patrimony.
- Plans for the improvement and preservation of autochthonous races.
- Support to farmers in the implementation of the aforementioned plans.
- Proposals and strategies aimed to improve the profitability of resources, their commercialization
and possible alternative uses.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT038)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences has a complete profile in relation to all the
research activity on agricultural basis. It has a long history in terms of teaching and researching in
Agricultural Sciences. The Reserch Unit on Plant Biodiversity (RUPB) at the Department of
Agricultural and Forest Science of the University of Palermo is focused on the study of plant
biodiversity
in
Mediterranean
agroecosystems,
on
its
characterization
and
in
situ/ex
situ
conservation, in vivo as well as in vitro. The RUPB in also dedicated to the development of best
management practices to be adopted for a functional biodiversity use in order to value agrobiodiversity and to enhance farm productivity.
The RUPB has been and still now is involved in several research project related to the aspects
derived from biodiversity traits.
By now, the RUPB leader is coordinating a Project funded by UE through the Regional Government
aiming to build a Center of Conservationf for Regional Biodiversity in connection with the European
ones.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The RUPB offers wide skills in biodiversity estimation, plant taxonomy, plant characterization, local
varieties characterization, rural areas management, best practices configuration, related statistical
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analysis. Moreover, an experience in national and international projects is available including UE
projects. The RUPB has also participated at the Governmental Work for licencing the National
Guidelines fo in situ/ex situ conservation and characterization of vegetative, animal and microbic
biodiversity (2012).
Previous FP experience
PSR 2007/2013 - Action 214/2 - A: Conservation of Biodiversity (Contract number: 94750773338)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN (ASG member) / EEN BRIDGECONOMIES
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte (ASG member)/ Consorzio Arca Palermo
Address: Via Cavour 17 (ASG member) / Viale delle Scienze
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino (ASG member) / Palermo
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara (ASG member) / Anna Sangiorgi
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239 / 0039 091 6615611
Fax: 0039 011 5669238 / 0039 091 6615628
E-mail: [email protected]
(ASG member) / [email protected]
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FUNDACIÓN CAJAMAR
R&D Institution
PROFILE from ESPAÑA
(15ES039)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Station is dedicated to the research and development of new technologies, methods and
products related to greenhouse vegetable production, and to mediterranean fruit production. In
addition to developing improved farming practices, this centre is actively involved in the
dissemination of these experimental results. Currently, the research lines of the Experimental
Station are addressed to the harmonisation of economy and environment, maximising farmers’
profits and maintaining the natural resources of the region. Relevant projects: Efficient use of inputs
in protected horticulture, Smart tools for Prediction and Improvement of Crop Yield...
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
One of the most important lines of work of Cajamar Foundation is the determination of water
requirements of horticultural crops and the optimization of water and nutrient use, as well as the
development and evaluation of devices for the automation of irrigation. We work on strategies for
minimizing nitrate leaching in both soil and soil-less growing systems.
Previous FP experience
Cajamar Foundation has participated in the following UE projects related to the topic: Euphoros,
Aquasol, Watergy
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT040)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our research group works on soil management and plant nutrition. It aims at conserving, promoting,
and innovating of mountain farming systems, from the environmental setting and natural resource
use (soil, water, carbon, energy, biodiversity), to the systems and productions (practices and
processes thoroughly committed with agro-ecological principles), and to the socio-economic context
they are part of (policy-driven changes and impacts, on-farm and at territory level). So, the
objectives of the group are to study farming systems relevant in mountain areas:
i) single permanent crops as chestnut, olive and vineyards;
ii) mixed-farming based on animal husbandry (cereal, forage, grassland, cattle in less extensive,
small ruminant in more extensive);
iii) others, including legume species as main crops, cover crops or green manures
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The main topics we are currently developing are:
- Cover cropping in perennial tree crops and vines based on self-reseeding annual legume species;
- Nitrogen and phosphorus management in agroecosystems;
- Creation of standards for leaf analysis results interpretation in medicinal and aromatic plants.
- Increasing the accuracy of the fertiliser recommendation programs;
- Increasing nutrient use efficiency in agro-ecosystems;
- Fertilisation strategies in organic agriculture;
- Use of biofertilisers (products containing microorganisms) in agriculture;
Selection of projects:
- Cover cropping: the decisive strategy in soil management of traditional olive orchards. Project
PTDC/AGR-AAM/098326/2008.
- Strategies to mitigate alternate bearing in olive. Project AGRO 743.
- Sustainable management of aromatic and medicinal plants. Project PRODER nº 46025
- Agroecological adaptation of mint and Stevia to the growing conditions of Trás-os-Montes region.
Project PRODER nº 46207.
Selected recent publications (>2010):
Arrobas, M., Ferreira, I.Q., Sara, F., Verdial, J., Rodrigues, M.A. 2014. Guidelines for fertilizer use in
vineyards based on nutrient content of grapevine parts. Scientia Horticulturae 172: 191-198.
Rodrigues, M.A., Correia, C.M., Claro, A.M., Ferreira, I.Q., Barbosa, J.C., Moutinho-Pereira, J.M.,
Bacelar, E.A., Fernandes-Silva, A.A., Arrobas, M. 2013. Soil nitrogen availability in olive orchards
after mulching legume cover crop residues. Scientia Horticulturae 156: 45-51.
Ferreira, I.Q., Arrobas, M., Claro, A.M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2013. Soil management in rainfed olive
orchards may result in conflicting effects on olive production and soil fertility. Spanish Journal of
Agricultural Research 11 (2): 472-480.
Arrobas, M., Rodrigues, M.A. 2013. Agronomic evaluation of a fertiliser with D-CODER technology, a
new mechanism for the slow release of nutrients. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 15:
409-419.
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Arrobas, M., Fonseca, T., Parada, M.J., Rodrigues, M.A. (2012). The influence of sampling date on
soil nitrogen availability indices Commun. Soil Sci Plant Anal. Communications in Soil Science and
Plant Analysis 43: 2521-2534.
Rodrigues, M.A., Ferreira, I.Q., Claro, A.M., Arrobas, M. 2012. Fertiliser recommendations for olive
based upon nutrients removed in crop and pruning. Scientia Horticulturae 142: 205-211.
Rodrigues, M.A., Lopes, J.I., Pavão, F.M., Cabanas, J.E., Arrobas, M. (2011). Effect of soil
management on olive yield and nutritional status of trees in rainfed orchards. Commun. Soil Sci.
Plant Anal. 42: 993-2011.
Arrobas, M., Parada, M.J., Magalhães, P., Rodrigues, M.A. 2011. Nitrogen-use efficiency and
economic efficiency of slow-release N fertilisers applied to irrigated turfs in a Mediterranean
environment. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:329–339.
Rodrigues, M.A., Pavão, F., Lopes, J.I., Gomes, V., Arrobas, M., Moutinho-Pereira, J., Ruivo, S.,
Cabanas, J.E., Correia, C.M. 2011. Olive yields and tree nutritional status during a four year period
without nitrogen and boron fertilization. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 42 (7): 803 - 814.
Rodrigues, M.A., Gomes, V., Dias, L.G., Pires, J., Aguiar, C.F., Arrobas, M. 2010. Evaluation of soil
nitrogen availability by growing tufts of nitrophilic species in an intensively grazed biodiverse
legume-rich pasture. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (4): 1058-1067.
Arrobas, M., Lopes, J.I., Pavão, F., Cabanas, J. E., Rodrigues, M.A. 2010. Comparative boron
nutritional diagnosis for olive based on July and January leaf samplings. Commununications in Soil
Science and Plant Anal. 41: 709-720.
Rodrigues, M. A., Santos, H., Ruivo, S., Arrobas, M. 2010. Slow-release N fertilisers are not an
alternative to urea for fertilisation of autumn-grown tall cabbage. European Journal of Agronomy, 32
(2): 137-143.
CIMO can also help in the identification of other stakeholders and/or partners for the proposal.
Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
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- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN
ARID AREAS" (RNM 151). UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES041)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Our research group has been working on Vegetable Protected Crop Systems during last 25 years.
Created in 1991 in the Univ. Granada, implemented at the Univ. Almeria, after its creation in 1994,
with the aim of carrying out research to support intensive agriculture with high yields, with respect
for the environment and the efficiency in the use of natural resources. Different research projects
are being conducted by our group with aims in Protected Horticultural Production Technology on Arid
and Tropical Areas. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research
partners, and there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and
implementation of research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Group offers wide skills in: Analysis and nutritional diagnosis in plants and soils. Plant nutrition
and ferti-irrigation of vegetable protected crops. Methods in plant nutrition to avoid imbalanced
fertilization. Optimization and management of water and fertilizers (Fertigation) in horticultural
crops. Development of growing sistems for vegetable and ornamental crops. Investigations in
improved nutrient efficiency in soil and substrates.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at National and International level.
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Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 34 955 007 482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
CAMINO DE PURCHIL
"AGROECOSOST".
CENTRO
IFAPA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES042)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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IFAPA-AGROECOSOST team was built under the mission of the Evaluation and design of sustainable
and competitive agro-ecosystems.
This team is formed by 10 researchers (doctors) and 5 technology-transfer specialists. Other
members are 5 or 8 PhD students (with scholarships), 5 laboratory technicians, 14 people with other
tasks, 3 field-workers and 10 workers in administrative tasks.
Our expertise in the "SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production" topic is related to the following
areas and crops:
- Assessment of Global Change on Agro-ecosystems.
- Evaluation and spatial-temporal monitoring the main environmental processes affecting agroecosystems.
-Mountain agriculture and livestock
-Olive trees, dryland farming in cereals and irrigation systems in small lands (minifundios).
-Traditional Vegas (riverside farmland) with historical irrigation systems.
-Intensive-industrial under-plastic agriculture.
Previous FP experience
EU Projects (last 5 years):
1. Supporting the role of the Common Agricultural Policy in landscape valorization: Improving the
knowledge base of the contribution of landscape management to the rural economy (CLAIMING) 2
Davide Viaggi 1.500.000 EU C: 2011-2014
2. Dehesa Ecosystems: Development of policies and tools for biodiversity conservation (Life
Biodehesa).
Project
location:
Andalusia.http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/project/Projects/index.cfm?
fuseaction=search.dsppage&n_proj_id=4352
1 M. Pat. González Dugo 3,938,545.00 European
Commission – SeventhFramework. LIFE + Biodiversity. Project reference: LIFE11 BIO/ES/000726
C:01 de Octubre 2012 hasta: 31 Marzo 2017
3. European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of woody
biomass (ROCKWOOD).
http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=proj.document&PJ_RCN=13434121.Project
website: http://www.rokwood.eu/. 2 Mirk Hänel (TTZ, Germany)
ECfunding: 1,616,608
1.970,507,36 €. Maximum
European Union FP7-Regions-2012-2013-1 (Transnational cooperation
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between regional researchdriven clusters), grant agreement nº 319956.
C:1º de Diciembre 2012
hasta: 30 de Noviembre 2015
4. Mountain.TRIP:Transforming research into practice. Entidad financiadora:
2 Axel Borsdorf
(Instituto IGF, Austria) (Coordinador) 428.214,84 Unión Europea, Séptimo Programa Marco C:2010
hasta: 2012
Other international projects (last 5 years):
1. Estudio de la diversidad de anfibios en un gradiente mediterráneo presaharaiano (Study of
amphibian diversity in a pre-Saharian mediterranean gradient) 2 Slimani-, Tahar; JUAN FRANCISCO
BELTRAN GALA 11.000 Secretaría de Estado de Cooperación Internacional, Ayudas para proyectos
conjuntos de investigación Nombre del programa: OTROS PROGRAMAS DE LA AGENCIA ESPAÑOLA
DEL
COOPERACIÓN
INTERNACIONAL
(AECI)
,
MINISTERIO
DE
ASUNTOS
EXTERIORES
Y
COOPERACIÓN A/016244/08 C:10/01/2009, 364 días
2.
Estrategias vitales y conservación de Crotalus polystictus (Lance-headed rattlesnake) en el
Estado de México. [Renovación] (Vital strategies and conservation of Crotalus polystictus -Lanceheaded rattlesnake-) 2 Juan Manuel Pleguezuelos Gómez
30.000 AECID, Ministerio de Exteriores
(Programa de Cooperación Interuniversitaria e Investigación Científica entre España e Iberoamérica;
A/017116/08). C: 01/01/2009 a 31/12/2009
3. Conservación del bosque tropical en Panamá frente al cambio global: Evaluando la provisión de
servicios-ambientales y su futuro (Conservation of the tropical forest in Panama
global change: evalutating the provision and future of environmental services) .
in the scope of
Investigadora
Principal 2 Carolina Puerta-Piñero 5000 Becas Iberoamérica Jóvenes Profesores e Investigadores.
Fundación Santander. C: Junio 2013-mayo 2014
4.
Establecimiento de parcelas de monitoreo de la biodiversidad en parques nacionales Omar
Torrijos y Santa Fe. Panamá” (Establishment of monitoring parcels for biodiversity in Omar Torrijos
and Santa Fe National Parks, Panama) 2 Oficina del corredor biológico Mesoamericano del atlántico
panameño 320000 Plan de Ordenación Anual Minera Panamá S.A. República de Panamá. C: Enerodiciembre 2014
5. Evaluación de las consecuencias de la fragmentación del bosque y cambios de uso del territorio
para el balance hídrico y conservación del bosque tropical de la cuenca del canal de Panamá”
(Evaluation of the consequences of forest fragmentation and landuse change for water balance and
conservation of the tropical forest in the Panama Channel basin). 1Carolina Puerta Piñero. 13000
Fundación Mapfre. C: Enero-diciembre 2014.
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6. Elaboración del manual de monitoreo de biodiversidad en bosques tropicales” (Elaboration of a
manual about biodiversity monitoring in tropical forests) 2
Richard S. Condit. 35000. Autoridad
Nacional del Medio Ambiente. República de Panamá.C: Agosto -diciembre 2013.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"APPLIED
MICROBIOLOGY
AND
MOLECULAR GENETICS" (BIO219). UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
R&D Institution
PROFILE from España
(15ES044)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
This research group at the University of Cádiz, under the direction of Full Professor Laureana
Rebordinos González, centres its research on the molecular study of the pathogenic mechanisms of
the fungus Botrytis cinerea; on the development of applications for the comprehensive control of
fungal diseases; on molecular genetics and cytogenetics of marine organisms; and on the genomic
characterization and study of the pro perties of the different gene groups found in the yeast used in
wine making and which are responsible for the production of fino and manzanilla wines. The group
has signed 23 contracts up to date, to a total amount of 702,374.468 euros. In addition, the
members of this group hold two national patents, and furthermore group BIO-219 has developed a
total of 31 research projects.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Exploring Pathogenic Mechanisms of phitopathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea & Colletotrichum
acutatum) by molecular biology and proteomic approaches: Applications to integral Management of
fungal control diseases. Study and genomic characterization of wine yeast: wine production
improvement
Previous FP experience
Projects
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Design of formulations for the comprehensive control of fungal diseases in fruit and vegetable crops,
vines and stored grape. Impact on the winemaking and aging processes of Jerez wines.
Improvement of the qualities of bread and wine through modification of the yeasts involved in the
production processes.
Development of genetic allozyme and microsatellite molecular markers in the sole species solea
senagalensis
Selective fungicides for the comprehensive control of botrytis infections in commercial crops
Inhibition of the biosynthesis of toxins involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis cinerea:
molecular characterization of the mechanisms of pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of
the phytopatogen.
Chemical and microbiological characterization of colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes. Search for new models of fungicides.
Molecular characterization of enzymatic complexes related with toxin biosynthesis and their
implication in botrytis cinerea pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of the phytopatogen.
Study of secondary metabolism in strains of the colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes.
Search for new molecular targets involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis and colletotrichum.
Proteome analysis and design of fungicides for the rational control of these phytopatogens.
Characterization of new molecular targets from botrytis cinerea and colletotrichum acutatum
proteome and genome. Development of selective fungicides to control these phytopatogens.
Preparation of a preliminary chromosome map of the karyotype of the sole (solea senegalensis).
Integration of physical and genetic mapping.
Transnational Web for Biotechnology in Aquaculture.
Transfer to Cupimar of the techniques for the determination of the effective population size in
gilthead bream culture: assessment of genetic variability and consanguinity.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of
biologically aged young wines (fino and manzanilla wines).
Determination of molecular markers for the identification of bullet tuna.
Use of immobilized microbial bioreactors in anaerobic degradation. Kinetic modeling of the behaviour
of microbial biofilms
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Genetic improvement of gilthead bream growth through marker-assisted selection (RFLPS in
candidate genes).
Determination of sludge activity in urban wastewater treatment plants: application to process
control.
Production of a human protein for therapeutical use in plant biofactories (Proteofactory).
Creation of an Andalusia-Morocco Fishing Observatory for scientific and technical cooperation and
information in the sphere of fishing and aquaculture.
Genome and citogenetic characterization of the genes involved in the metamorphosis of the sole
(solea senegalensis kaup).
Phytoprotectors and early detection of phytopatogenic fungal infections: development of resistance
to botrytis and colletotrichum infection in agrifood crops.
Development and application of genetic, molecular and cellular markers to reproduction, sexual
differentiation and phylogenetics: teleostei fish of the batrachoididae family as models.
Characterization and optimization of Andalusian wine, brandy and vinegar aging systems.
Genetic and biochemical characterization of the secondary metabolism of the botrytis cinerea
fungus. Biosynthetic design of natural botrycides.
Biosynthetic
design
of
natural
botrycides.
Genetic
manipulation
of
the
botrytis
cinerea
phytopathogen
Tools for a marker-assisted selection program in gilthead bream (sparus aurata). Search for QTLs
and analysis of heritability for growth.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of wines
aged under the biological system used for manzanilla.
Typification of alterations in gamets, larvae and juveniles through the study of molecular and genetic
markers in hormone-therapy induced reproduction in Senegalese sole.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
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Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 34955058103
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
“BIOLOGICAL
BASIS
FOR
KNOWLEDGE, CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF
BIODIVERSITY" (RNM-322). UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES033)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Biological control of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera pests. Use of entomoathogens (virus, bacteria and
fungi) for control of key pests on agricultural and forest ecosystems: cotton, maize, olive, holm oak,
chestnut , etc. Relevant projects: 1) Parasitoid-pathogen compatibility for control of lepidopteran
pests; 2) Biological effects of the toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis on important agricultural pests
and their natural enemies; 3) Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis in Helicoverpa armigera and
compatibility with the natural enemies of cotton; 4) Large-scale production of viral biopesticide in
insect cell cultures to reduce wide-spectrum insectice use; 5) Baculovirus strain selection, production
and application of biological preparations for control of agricultural pests.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1) Isolation of entomopathogens strains in agricultural and forest ecosystems; 2) Inseciticide
evaluation
of entomopathogns on Lepidoptera and Coleoptera insects by laboratoty and field
assays; 3) Optimization on production methods of entomopathogens; 4) Compatibily between
entomopathogens and entomophagous ispecies (parasitoids and predators)
Previous FP experience
AIR,
Third
Framework
Programme,
AIR10386:
LARGE-SCALE
PRODUCTION
OF
VIRAL
BIOPESTICIDES IN INSECT CELL CULTURES TO REDUCE WIDE-SPECTRUM INSECTICIDE USE
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Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF
DISEASES" (AGR169). UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA
PLANT
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES045)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Different research projects are being conducted by our group (BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF PLANT
DISEASES), with aims in the etiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of relevant subtropical
and Mediterranean crops, as well as in the characterization of the biology, pathogenesis, virulence
and ecology of bacteria and fungi that cause them. The plant diseases in which we currently work
are: (1) apical necrosis of mango by Pseudomonas syringae, (2) olive knot by Pseudomonas
savastanoi, as models of bacterial diseases, considering different aspects of control, virulence
factors, toxins, plasmids, host specificity and pathogenesis, (3) mango malformation by Fusarium
spp. and, (4) avocado root rot by Rosellinia necatrix, and (5) cucurbit powdery mildew by
Podosphaera fusca, as fungal disease models, considering different aspects about etiology,
populations diversity, fungicide resistance, biological control and multitrophic interactions. These
objectives are being addressed by different methodological approaches ranging from conventional
methods in Plant Pathology to genomic approaches, as genome and plasmid sequencing,
transcriptome analysis or functional genomics. Projects list:
- Genomic approaches for the rational control of cucurbit powdery mildew (Podosphaera fusca)
- Emerging diseases of mango crops in Andalusia. From basic research to technology transfer
- Mango malformation disease and its causal agent Fusarium spp.
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- Genomic stategies for biological control of fungal diseases affecting relevant crops in Andalucia
(Spain)
- Functional analysis of virulence factors and host specificity determinants in P. savastanoi
- Functional Genomics and Proteomics of Bacterial MDR Transporters During Plant Infection
- Understanding biological control of Rosellinia necatrix: genomic strategies applied to the study of
multitrophic interactions in the avocado rhizosphere
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1) Etiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of relevant subtropical (avocado and mango) and
Mediterranean (olive and cucurbits) crops
2) Characterization of the biology, pathogenesis, virulence and ecology of bacterial and fungal
pythopathogens
3) Biological control of soil and phyllosphere fungal pathogens
4) Population diversity studies (phyllosphere, rhizosphere and soil)
5) Fungicide resistance in fungal plant pathogens
Previous FP experience
1) A member of the group participated as postdoctoral researcher in project BIO 2-CT92-0084
(Biotechnology, FP III)
2) A postdoctoral member of the gruop is currently associated to the U-mobility program of the EUUniversity of Malaga (Spain), co-financed by the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme, G.A. no. 246550
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
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Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE
OF
SOIL,
WATER
AND
BIODIVERSITY
IN
USE
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS" (AGR144). CENTRO IFAPA LAS
TORRES-TOMEJIL.
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES047)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
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IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
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1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
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AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
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Issue B. [2015] Assessing soil-improving cropping systems
The Conservation and Sustainable Use of Soil, Water & Biodiversity in Agricultural Systems CUSABA
(AGR-144) Group deals with land- and water-management interventions in Mediterranean
agroforestry systems, with the aim of preventing, reducing or recovering losses of soil, water, and
biodiversity.
In terms of knowledge and research, the focus is on sustainable land management, specifically:
land-degradation processes; conservation measures and interventions at both field and watershed
scale; and the harmony of sustainable management practices that encourage productivity, climatechange mitigation, soil quality as well as health, and woody biomass as biofuel. We seek to fill gaps
in understanding the functioning of agroforestry systems through the study of the relations between
biotic and abiotic ecosystem variables (e.g. plant and nematode community structure, soil quality for
environmental health).
In addition, the members of CUSABA are involved in research for predicting the hydrological
response of soil to a rainfall event at a square meter-centimeter scale, taking special focusing on the
spatial configuration of soil roughness, improving the prediction of overland flow propagation by
quantitative expressions of hydrological connectivity based on topography.
The Group has more than 80 erosion plots with different sizes distributed in different land-use types
(olive, almond, vineyard, medicinal & aromatic plants, cereals, pine forest, pasture, shrubs, etc.) in
hillslopes as well as in orchard terraces.
On the other hand, the CUSABA Group deals with renewable energy sources such as the
performance the woody biomass under short-rotation systems, in different locations in Andalusia.
The group has more than 75 research papers in SCI journals, 60 papers in other technical journals,
12 books, and 13 book chapters. Today the Group is involved in five national and regional research
projects in Spain.
The CUSABA approach associates physical features and strategic interventions, based on analysis of
traditional land management, transformation, and adaptation, as well as promoting practical
measures with strategies for attaining sustainable impact on agroforestry systems. The conservation
practices of natural resources should provide farmers with the necessary skills for sustainable
regulation of the cycles of carbon, water, and nutrients. Specifically in arid and semi-arid regions,
the desertification process progressively drives farmers to abandon agricultural lands, thereby
worsening climate change. In this type of scenario, it is crucial adapt to change and maintain
productivity.
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CUSABA Group strives to develop solutions for land-degradation problems: optimization of current
and future land use through conservation of natural resources, enhancement of environmental
quality, highlighting the capital importance of sustainable agriculture not only to safeguard
biodiversity, but also to foster human well-being.
Previous FP experience
The previous participation of CUSABA Group in EU programmes includes:
1) FP5 “The Future of Olive Plantations Systems on Sloping and Mountainous Land. Scenarios for
Productions and Natural Resources Conservation, OLIVERO”, QLK5-CT-2002-01841” (2003-2005).
2) FP7 “European Regions Fostering Innovation for Sustainable Production and Efficient Use of
Woody Biomass, ROKWOOD”, FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1, Grant Agreement Nº319956 (20132015).
Other:
1) Aromatic and Medicinal Plants for erosion control in arid and semiarid environments. PCIAAM
AI22010303. INTERREG III. EU (2003).
2) Border Campus for Sustainable Water Resources management. Border Cooperation Affairs
Program, Spain-European-Union-FEDER (POCTEFEX 0072, CAMPUSEAGUA 2E) (2012-2013).
National projects:
1) Soil management in high sloping lands with rainfed olive groves. Effect on the transport of
solids and runoff: Technical and economic evaluation (CAO 00-019-C5-1) (2000-2005).
2) Assessing the erosion in micro-basins with olive plantations: Protective effect of different soil
management (CAO-01-0001-C4.02) (2001-2006).
3) Environmental study of nut trees cultivation in mountain areas under Mediterranean climate:
almond and walnut (PIA-03-001) (2003-2005).
4) Protective and regenerative potential of aromatic and medicinal species in Granada and Almeria
(SE Spain) for improvement the soil quality: Essential medical and advocacy interest in the
environment of the use of these species (RTA04-012) (2005-2008).
5) Environmental impact of subtropical species cultivation in areas with steep slopes: Integrated
actions for sustainable cultivation. (RTA2005-00008-00-00) (2006-2008).
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6) Response of soil erosion and runoff to plant strips in high sloping lands (TRT2006-00007-C0400) (2006-2008).
7) hydrological and erosive processes and assessment of biomass and organic carbon
sequestration under different land uses in the agricultural watershed "El Salado", Lanjaron (SE
Spain) (RTA2007-00008-00-00) (2007-2010).
8) Characterization of soil properties and hydrological patterns at multiple scales in agricultural
watersheds using shallow geophysical methods (AGL2009-12936-C03-03) (2010-2012).
9 ) Techniques of conservation agriculture in rainfed tree crops and Mediterranean climate:
implications for sustainable productivity, erosion control, maintenance of soil biodiversity and soil
quality (RTA2011-00007-00-00) (2012-2015 ).
10) Agronomic and economic evaluation of energy crops in Andalusia (S Spain) (CAICEM-11-89)
(2012-2013).
11) Evaluation and improvement of conservation management evaluation and improvement of
conservation management in intensive olive plantations using tools probabilistic hidrogeophysis and
ecohydrological models (AGL2012-40128-C03-03) (2012-2015).
12) Assessment of agro-environmental systems conventional, integrated, organic and conservation
olive mountain: impact on erosion, quality soil and the commercial value of olive oil (AGR-7431)
(2014-2016).
Ph.D. Dissertations:
1) Induced salinity induced in crops on steep slopes and control erosion and runoff: specific case
of mango (Mangifera indica L.) (2001, University of Almería).
2) Assessing agronomic productivity losses from erosion in crops under Mediterranean climate
(2004, University of Córdoba).
3) Salvia lavandulaefolia Vahl. Ssp oxyodon: evaluation of essential oil and its impact on the
environment as harvesting intensities (2005, University of Granada).
4) Environmental impact of subtropical species growing in areas with steep slopes in the coast of
Granada: sustainable corrective measures (2009, University of Granada).
5) Deficit irrigation for sustainable citrus cultivation in the Guadalquivir Valley (2010, University of
Sevilla).
6) Assessing biomass from short-rotation woody crops as a sustainable energy resource in
Andalusia: Opportunities and Challenges (2013, International University Menéndez Pelayo).
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Role in the project
Research; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "CONSERVATION OF AGRICULTURAL
ECOSYSTEMS" (AGR244). CENTRO IFAPA ALAMEDA DEL
OBISPO
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES049)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Issue B. [2015] Assessing soil-improving cropping systems
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The PAIDI group 244 “Agrarian Ecosystems Sustainability” is a multidisciplinary group formed by
researchers and technicians with wide experience in improving the management and sustainable
production of crops, both herbaceous and woody, from different disciplines.
Lines of research and technological development performed within the group are:
1,- Soil conservation and management, especially in agricultural conservation techniques, such us no
tillage, minimum tillage and cover crops management focused on erosion control.
2,- Selection and management cover crop species to different cropping systems (olive and rainfed
herbaceous crop) and use (biofumigation to weed and disease control, fertilization and erosion
control).
3,- Crop rotation in rainfed herbaceous cropping systems to improve soils, increase efficiency water
use, reduce weed and diseases and increase grain productivity and quality.
4,- Soil fertility. Improvement of soil fertility with the use of legumes cover crops and other
amendments.
5,- Weed control and management in different cropping systems and different measures and tools:
herbicides, allelopathy, competition, etc..
6,- Climate change mitigation. Two main aspects are being studied: a) Verification of the role of
conservation agriculture in C sequestration. b) Evaluation of the rates of reduction of CO2 emissions
from the soil conservation agriculture and conventional agriculture.
7,- Disease control and management in water and soil. The research is specifically focused on the
fungus Verticillium dahliae, important disease in olive cropping systems. Several lines are being
developed to reduce and control the disease incidence: a) Soil biofumigation with the use of
amendments of cruciferous cover crops, b) Irrigation management to reduce Verticillium wilt of
olive, c) Reduction of Verticillium dahliae infestations in the water and soil, d) Screening of olive
genotypes for Verticillium wilt resistance.
8,- Efficiency irrigation water use. Technical improvement of irrigation systems and determination of
doses of deficit irrigation to reduce water consumption.
9,- Efficient and rational use of the fertilization through of its application in the irrigation water.
10,- Biodiversity and use of beneficial insects to pest control.
Previous FP experience
The previous experience of the group 244 in European proyect is focused on the project LIFE08
ENV/E/000129 AGRICARBON. Two main objective are being studied: a) Verification of the role of
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conservation agriculture in C sequestration. In this objective are being studied the rates of CO2
sequestration from analysis of organic content matter and organic carbon and their evolution in the
soil in different deeps; b) Evaluation of the rates of reduction of CO2 emissions from the soil
conservation agriculture and conventional agriculture.
Recently we have been awarded a project LIFE + ClimAgri
LIFE13 ENV/E/000541 entitled “Best
agricultural practices for Climate Change: Integrating strategies for mitigation and adaptation” which
will start the next growing season and whose main goal is to define strategies in crop management
in the Mediterranean areas that mitigate the climate change effects and the crop adaptation to
present and future climatic conditions.
Role in the project
Research; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "DINÁMICA FLUVIAL E HIDROLOGÍA"
(TEP-248). UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES051)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The University of Cordoba, founded as such in 1972, has its roots in the Free University of the
province of Cordoba in the late nineteenth century and has ancient studies such as Veterinary,
unique in Andalusia. The dynamism of the UCO due to its youth and average dimensions - 21,000
students, 1,600 teachers and 700 employees - has helped to get to the twenty-first century as a
high quality teaching and scientifically sound University. Since 2009, the University of Cordoba leads
the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CeiA3), a project to modernize and internationalize
the participating universities towards a sustainable production model based on knowledge.
Lecturers and researchers of the UCO, apart from lecturing among its more than 90 undergraduate
and graduate degrees, lead about 200 research projects at international, national and regional levels
of up to 28 millions of Euros. Similarly, there are 190 research groups whose average scientific
output reached the 3,170 publications in the last three years.
The River Dynamics and Hydrology Group, works in the integrated management of watersheds and
coastal areas and has certain experience in erosion studies. The Group has participated in 15
projects of public and private calls with a total of 74 publications in the last five years. A result of the
researching activities is WiMMed, a free software distributed hydrological model for Mediterranean
watersheds that includes the simulation of water flows and associated sediment and other
substances fluxes. The Group collaborates with the Andalusian Water Agency in participation actions,
training and transfer. Thus, the Group has been recently awarded with the Award for Knowledge
Transfer of the UCO Social Council UCO in its third edition.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
One of the main lines of research of the Group is the assessment of the hydrological response of a
certain area in terms of water as well as erosion and associated substances to runoff and sediments.
We have developed specific tools to evaluate the environmental pollution in surface and subsurface
waters under different land-use management scenarios. The complete hydrological model (with the
water module, erosion and non-point source pollution generation and transport) developed by the
Group can be used as a DSS tool. Thus, different tailor-made CA strategies to reduce soil loss and
improve the sustainability of the crop production systems can be evaluated. Plus, the amounts and
dates of application of external products to the crops such as nutrients and fertilizers can be planned
to reduce the negative impacts on the environment again by the use of such models
Previous FP experience
The Group has participated in two previous projects of the FP: 1)Integrated Management of
Mediterranean Watersheds of the BVM INTERREG III-B MEDOCC call and 2)Novel Integrated water
management system for southern European regions (NOVIWAM) of the FP7 Regions of knowledge
call.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Leonor Camacho
Telephone: 0034 955 007 445
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "ION AND WATER HOMEOSTASIS IN
PLANTS"
(BIO-027).
INSTITUTO
DE
RECURSOS
NATURALES Y AGROBIOLOGÍA DE SEVILLA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES052)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
GENERAL ACTIVITY
Dr. Colmenero’s group develops activities ranging from basic to applied research aimed at promoting
new knowledge as well as providing new developments and technological services to public and
private companies. Most outstanding scientific activities focus on: 1) the response and resistance
mechanisms of plants to cope environmental stress; 2) Use of rootstocks as a mechanism to
improve agronomic performance of citrus and olive cultivation; 3) Chloride/Nitrate homeostasis and
regulation of plant water balance; 4) Chloride/Nitrate nutrition and fertilization management to
reduce external nitrate input and to increase water use efficency and drought tolerance. Basic
research topics include: molecular response to water deficit; functional characterization of genes
involved in Chloride/nitrate transport; role of Chloride homeostasis in water balance and drought
tolerance; Ploidy level and stress tolerance; citrus functional and structural genomics.
RELEVANT
R&D PROJECTS: 1) Water deficit tolerance based on the regulation of chloride homeostasis and
ploidy level; 2) New varieties for implementing the use of rootstocks aimed to improve intensive
olive crop performance; 3) Sequencing, Genotyping and development of genomic tools for Citrus
plant breeding (CITRUSEQ).
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IMPACT: Improved tolerance to water deficit; improved management of external nitrate imput;
higher NUE (nitrogen use efficency); better water management; new rootstock varieties for intensive
olive cultivation, which are more resilient to abiotic stresses and resistant to pathogens
(Verticillium), while providing better water use efficiency and reduced vigour.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Plant Molecular Biology, plant genomics; plant physiology; stress biology; water parameters, water
use efficency; turgor; photosynthesis; Ion transport, chloride transport; ion and nutrient content;
functional characterization of plant genes; mutant lines, genotyping, phenotyping; tissue culture;
woody plant micropropagation and genetic transformation
Previous FP experience
Participant in the FP6 Project “Citrus rootstock breeding for efficient water and nutrient use” (FP62003-INCO-MPC-015453)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES053)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015 : Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), founded in 1495, is one of the university
institutions with a great tradition in Europe. The large number and excellence of the courses taught
and the quality of the research undertaken particularly in the fields of life sciences and agrofood
place the USC among the most prestigious universities in Spain and Europe. As a matter of fact a
USC’s main project called CAMPUS VIDA (Life Science Campus) has been qualified in 2009 as an
International Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministries of Education and Science and
Innovation.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Modelling of forest growth and productivity
Forest management
Silviculture
Forest biomass, energy plantations and carbon fixation
Soil and forest nutrition
Role in the project
Research; Training
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EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode:
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF TURIN-DISAFA- TEAM POST-HARVEST
TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGMENT
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT054)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The aim of the research team on
"Post-harvest technology and supply chain managment" is to
improve the sustainability of the fruit and vegetable supply chain by optimizing their quality and
shelf life through the use of post harvest technology. The driver of all research's activity is the
adoption of innovation in the management of fruit production and process that can be able to fulfill
sustainability criteria. Smart integration of multidisciplinary aspect such as physiological, safety, and
instrumental and sensory quality measurement concepts is essential to develop the most effective
handling procedures and innovative technologies for maintaining quality and shelf stability of fruit
products. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research partners, and
there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and implementation of
research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Main topics
1. Physiology and post harvest quality
2. Storage management and packaging systems
3. Fresh-cut physiology and storage
4. Edible coating
5. Sustainability in the supply chain
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Relevant R&D projects:
2010-2012 Fruitgest project: quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use
of new technologies for the post-harvest step funded by Piedmont Region throught EU structural
funds, participation as partner's project.
2010-2013 Vivopack: valorisation of Made in Italy agro-food products whithin the call new
technologies for the made in Italy funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development,
participation as partners' project.
2011-2014 F. & F. Biopack: research and development project on eco-sustainable packaging funded
by Piedmont Region through EU structural funds, participation as partner's project.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The team performs research on sustainability in the fruit and vegetable supply chain, starting from
the stage of production.
LCA methodology, sustainability indicators multi-criteria analysis are
applied to the most important sectors of the fruit production to integrate the traditional production
processes with new technological innovations
to answer the needs of reduction of the negative
environmental impact of fruit and vegetables impact of production throught less soil disturbance,
better exploitation of solil biodiversity and more rational use of external inputs, water and natural
resource base.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at national level.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
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Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: [email protected]
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CICYTEX
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES376)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and
development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high
level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer
projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research
areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed
products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality,
new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food
treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive
husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology,
Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production,
Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products
and services
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main aims of CICYTEX are to improve the competitiveness and innovation potential of food,
forestry and agriculture sectors.
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The European projects are one of the main goals for the institution since they aim to provide high
value-added technological services to improve the competitiveness of the SME´s, to contribute to
scientific knowledge in its field of action and, finally, to promote the welfare of society.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 6006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
Telephone: 34924014600
Fax: 34924001996
E-mail: [email protected]
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AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS HISTORY LABORATORY. UNIVERSITY
PABLO DE OLAVIDE
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES385)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production. B. (2015) Assessing soil improving cropping
systems
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Research on socio-ecological metabolism of agricultural systems and agro-food systems, from the
farm scale to larger spatial scales. We quantify energy, material and emission fluxes in historical and
present systems, extracting lessons about the sustainablity features of past agriculture for the
design of new systems incorporating present day technology to meet new societal needs. We focus
on organic farming systems as starting models for the design of modern solar-based, resourceefficient, low-emission agricultural systems inserted in sustainable food chains.
We combine the
modelling of energy and material historical fluxes at different scales with experimental research at
the farm scale and the design of future scenarios. Our works on agricultural sustainability include
historical and economic studies (Infante-Amate 2012, Infante-Amate and González de Molina
2013a), energy assessments (Guzmán and Alonso 2008, Alonso and Guzmán 2010) and material
flow accounting including the historical perspective (Guzmán and González de Molina 2009, InfanteAmate and González de Molina 2013), historical nutrient balances (García-Ruiz et al. 2012), land
cost of agrarian sustainability (Guzmán and González de Molina 2009, Guzmán et al. 2011) and
greenhouse gas emissions (Aguilera at al. 2013a, b). We are also involved in the study agricultural
and food policies (González de Molina 2012), participatory guarantee systems (Torremocha, 2012),
participatory research action (Guzman et al. 2012); and food system energy fluxes (Infante-Amate
and González de Molina 2013b).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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Expertise in the assessment of nutrient and carbon balances and their relationship with broader
social and environmental sustainability aspects. Sustainability assessment of cropping systems,
through the study and integration of multiple sustainability dimensions such as energy, GHG
emissions, biodiversity, land use, water footprint, adaptability, economic and social aspects. Longterm research and extension work in Mediterranean organic farming. Network of organic and
conventional collaborative farms.
Previous FP experience
We are now involved in the research project "Sustainable Farm Systems: Long-Term SocioEcological Metabolism in Western Agriculture" funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research
Council of Canadá, which includes 23 researchers from Europe, North America and Latin America.
This project aims at a comparative analysis of the transition experienced by agriculture on both sides
of the Atlantic from the point of view of the interaction with natural systems through the energy and
material flows moved across the landscape.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1, Isla de la Cartuja
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 955 007 482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"QUÍMICA
ANALÍTICA
DE
CONTAMINANTES" (FQM170). UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES392)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
As cooperation partner, we are mainly focused on R&D and knowledge transfer activities in the field
of food safety and quality and environmental monitoring. Our activities, including on-going R&D
projects, can be summarized as follows:
a) Environmental monitoring. Determination of pesticide residues and organic contaminants in a
variety of environmental compartiments such as soil, sediments, water or wastewater. Research is
being done in the determination of priority contaminants including target pesticides, polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers
(PBDEs), phenolic compounds (e.g. nonylphenol), dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) among others. For
that purpose, our laboratory is using advanced analytical techniques such as GC and LC coupled to
low resolution mass spectrometry (triple quadruple analyzer) or high resolution mass spectrometry
(magnetic sector, Orbitrap).
b) The developed methods have been applied in several monitoring programs in the Community of
Andalusia (Spain), with projects focused on soil quality monitoring in greenhouse agricultural areas
and wastewater treatment plants.
c) Establishment of validation and quality control procedures for the evaluation of the reliability of
the developed methods. Quantitative validation and quality control procedures have been also
performed in order to fulfil the requirements set by international legislation (mainly the European
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Union) and the chemical process of measurements is under statistical control, according to official
accreditation guidelines (i. e. ISO/IEC 17025).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Research Group can provide analytical support related to this topic:
1) Quality control procedures for the reliable determination of organic contaminants. Levels of
metals can also been assessed.
2) The facilities of the Group include a variety of LC-MS and GC-MS instruments (LRMS, HRMS)
suitable for adequate identification/confirmation of a high variety of compounds, including the most
relevant residues and organic contaminants.
3) The Group can provide expertise in the development of methods for the analysis of organic
contaminants in environmental samples, with particular experience in agricultural soil, and together
with sampling and sample pre-treatment knowledge. The advanced analytical instrumentation
available in the Group as well as the experience using it must be also considered. Finally, we are in
touch with some interesting partners which are also related to agricultural production in greenhouses
(Almeria province). This includes other R&D institutions from the EU, but also SMEs.
Previous FP experience
The group had participated as a partner in a Project during the IV EU Framework (FP4), entitled “The
assessment of risk of exposure to plant protection products by operators, bystanders and workers
and the environment” (REF: SMT4-CJ96-2048 (DG12-RSMT). Furthermore we have participated in
the preparation of other projects in several calls (i.e. FP7-REGIONS-2009-1,
Cooperation
ENV.2008.6.1.2.1.4), obtaining good score, although the Project was not finally founded. Finally, in
the last call of the FP7, we submitted a proposal as coordinators and antoher one as partner (FP7KBBE-2013-7), but both projects were not founded. The Group has carried out a project related to
the assessement of the quality of agricultural soil in Almeria province (Project Ref. P07320 AGR-02922), which is devoted to crop production in greenhouses.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
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Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Leonor Camacho
Telephone: 0034 955 007 445
E-mail: [email protected]
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CONSULTORÍA, INVESTIGACIÓN
IBEROAMÉRICA, S.A.
Y
TECNOLOGÍA
PARA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES055)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IBEROCONS S.A. is a Knowledge Based Company promoted by reseachers from the Almería
University. Shareholders belong to the PAIDI (Andalusian Plan of R+D+I), Latin-American and
Spanish companies, and International consultants from the Latin American region. The company is
created with the "know how" and the knowledge created by:
1. Researchers from the Almería University integrated since 1992 in several research groups
belonging to Agriculture and Protected Crops, Irrigation and Fertigation, Postharvest technologies,
Marketing of Agricultural Products, green energies, Business and Agribusiness, Economics, Applied
Informatics and TIC to Agriculture and for SMEs.
2. By companies leaders in the development of Technologies in several topics related to
Agriplasticulture, Economic and Environmental Consulting, Postharvest technologies and Marketing,
Planning and Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and their Societies.
3. By nearly a hundred Ph D. of different Caribean and Latin-American Countries, specialized in
several areas of Agriculture and Local Development, that are part of our scientific staff database and
IBEROCONS technological partners, belonging to the scientific Networks of CYTED, during the past
10 years.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Main Capabilities of the Company:
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• Academic training in advanced agriculture for post-graduate and professionals,
• Consulting on rural development, or on technological proposals to foster the growth of agricultural
sector,
• Turn key projects (greenhouse structures, irrigation and fertigation, solar energy plants, design of
plastic plant for producing irrigation systems, electronic bidding systems for producing markets, etc),
• Strategic Planning Programs for companies, public institutions and NGOs,
• Development of specific technologies for the creation of commercial platforms on-line, or for fixing
prices of products under the Stock Market Transactions Model.
The company has a clear focus on the Latin-American market and counts with an important
knowledge over the Rural World and Agribusiness, of nearly all the countries of Latin-America,
having developed Business plans for different Governments and International institutions.
Previous FP experience
IBEROCONS has signed agreements with Universities, Research Centers and companies in LatinAmerica Countries:
COLOMBIA:
• CORPOICA (Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Development) to foster the development of
research and training projects in order to transfer the knowledge to rural world
• EDEPROA (Economic Development of Orient “Antioqueño”) to provide technical assistance for
research projects and training programs to handle the new technologies.
• PQA S.A. and COSMOAGRO S.A., as shareholders in research projects towards the technological
development of experimental stations and the research on new materials and products for the
protection of crops in warm inter-tropical areas.
Main agreements with the Universidad de Almería:
• Universidad Nacional de Colombia in orde to develop joint programs with the support of Agencia
Española de Cooperación Internacional y al desarrollo (AECID)
• SENA (National Service for Learning) in order to create a National Agricultural School.
ECUADOR:
• Regional Government of Santa Elena for the technical assistance for planning Development
Policies, Business Plan, Specific Technologies, Market Studies and Training Programs
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• Universidad de Guayaquil (UG) for selling technology and the technical assistance needed for
building experimental stations in protected crops and Agriplasticulture.
• Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena (UEPS) as a technological partner to confront the
challenges of the agricultural sector and its future development
• ELITE AGRO Foundation to develop consultancy in orienting and fostering training activities, for
Publishing Studies, to create debate forums, as well as the construction of International Projects. All
these functions will be based in the Agribusiness and Rural Development, Market and Environmental
Sustainability in order to develop a training program for professionals and technicians, to improve
the quality of life in those areas.
PANAMÁ:
• INNOVATEC IBEROAMERICA, a Joint Venture with Latin-American companies to offer technological
projects and consultancy in knowledge transfer, market studies, supply chain management, quality
certifications, and training of staff in innovative agriculture.
• IDIAF (Research Institute on Agricultural Sciences of Panamá), to develop and validate
technologies of Agroplasticulture under a controlled environment. It is going to be developed
assessment of Studies, projects, and technical assistance to improve the quality of research by the
education capacitating of the researchers.
EL SALVADOR:
• Government of El Salvador through the National School of Agriculture “Roberto Quiñones” (ENA) to
make an study on the viability of extensive Agroplasticulture and Crops Protection Systems in El
Salvador; analyzing the impact of introducing these technologies in their economy, and evaluating
costs and potentialities of building a National Reference Center.
PERÚ:
• Agribusiness Consulting & Management Perú (ACM), shareholder of Iberocons. ACM heads the
Consulting services in Agribusiness in Perú, preparing companies to be ready in a competitive way in
the specific target of the most profitable markets. Capabilities ACM-IB in Perú are (i) offering
consultancy and studies in the public and private agricultural sector; in any item related to
Agribusiness (management, training, market information, marketing, finance, value assessment,
technology, R+D); (ii) Creation of management teams to help the company´s teams in operating
specific areas of the organization as well as Project Management; (iii) Identifying and developing
different Business in Agricultural area with potential growth. In the last 13 years they have managed
around 250 projects related to companies and organizations of the agricultural sector. Nowadays
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ACM is the technical assistance for the FIDAF (Investment Fund in Agriculture and Forestry). Since
2005 has an agreement with IBEROCONS that started with the validation of a methodology to
evaluate the impact (ex post) of the efficacy of research methods in the information of training
funded by FDSE (Strategic Development Funds) and for the FTA (Agricultural Technological Funds)
from INCAGRO Project.
• Contract with the company STRATOS DEL PERU S.A.C. to develop a strategic plan to judge the
viability of the usage of sea water in the productive process of Ingenio Estrella del Norte in the city
of Chepén, La Libertad.
• Contract with Universidad del Pacífico to promote the education of professors, students,
technicians and professionals from Perú, answering to the local needs, based in the know-how and
the historical background of the professors and researchers linked to IBEROCONS. Mutual assistance
to develop both institutional missions.
REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA:
• Universidad Autónoma Santo Domingo (UASD) for the scientific and technical orientation and
Management in the experimental station created by the IBEROEKA Project 03/304 (TROPICPROT).
• Universidad ISA (“Instituto Superior de Agronomía”) to develop a technical assistance in scientific
research and technological development for education and fostering the debate forums.
• Strategic Alliance to consult in AGROTEMAS; oriented to develop a technology to Project crops in
warm inter-tropical areas, the development and experimentation of a “cold plastic” or non-thermal
for covering the agricultural structures.
• Shareholder in FRUCASA, where small producers have the chance to export their production to
Europe, helping them innovate and marketing their products through the Spanish company
Hortofrutícola Verdimer, S.L., a strategic shareholder of Iberocons.
MEXICO:
• Tech Institute of Cosamaloapan, Alvarado, Tierra Blanca y San Andrés Tuxtla, and Veracruz, to
develop agricultural Technologies that can be adapted to the specific needs of the Gulf of México, to
look for the profitability and economic-environmental sustainability of small producers in their
territory.
• Universidad Tecnológica Gutiérrez Zamora, to implement an experimental station for research in
Agriplasticulture, Fertirrigation and taining of middle level managers of companies related to the
previous fields.
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• Institute TEPCO (Tecnología Productiva y Comercialización, S.A. de C.V.) for developing
technologies that can improve the soil, market studies, and general marketing for products.
SISTEMA GENERAL AGROPECUARIO DE AMÉRICA:
• IICA (Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la agricultura), for mutual cooperation in the
design and construction of projects for the sustainability of the rural World and for the education in
Agroilasticulture and advanced agriculture.
• CIDAPA (Ibero-American Committee for developing Plastics in Agriculture), in order to assist and
cooperate in the development of new materials and the experimental knowledge of the Management
of crops in Latin-America.
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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FARMERS AND
(ASAJA CADIZ)
LIVESTOCKS
ASSOCIATION
OF
CADIZ
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES056)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ASAJA Cadiz is an agricultural organizations created for the defense of the interests of farmers and
searching for greater benefit of livestock and farmers, but always respect the environmet. ASAJA
Cadiz has a extensive experiencie in R&D&i, but a national project. ASAJA is the main organization in
Spain. The project to develop in the topic has the following objetives: a healthier livestock. animals
disease resistant. the european union, in the framework of the common agricultural policy provides
an essential mechanism to achieve the conservation and promotion of the cabin of the members
states programs for the erradication of animal diseases. Animal diseases have become a problem of
many costs for extensive farming, as it is very difficult to regroup cattle that are free in the bush for
submission to multiple vaccinations and blood draws. This is what happens to meet livestock
programs of brucellosis, etc. which could be solved if we got vaccines with longer lasting effects or
animals genetically more resistant to these diseases. The problem of bluetongue disease, whose
origin is Morocco, is causing many economic costs for the EU and Spain. It is essential to involve the
pharmaceutical industry and Universities in the project.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
ASAJA cadiz, as a main agricultural organizations, has experience in agricultural and livestock
projects. Asaja cadiz has ejecuted the following projects in recent years:knowledge transfer the
livestock sector of beef cattle, livestock reduction and its effects on natural regeneration of dehesas,
grazing livestock management in rotary, etc.
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Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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FEDERACIÓ
(FCAC)
COOPERATIVES
AGRÀRIES
DE
CATALUNYA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN (Catalonia)
(15ES057)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FCAC (Catalan agriculture
cooperatives federation) is an SMEs association of agricultural
cooperatives located along Catalonia. (Headquarters. Barcelona) One of the FCAC's role is to enhace
the participation of the SMEs in R&D projects.
FCAC was founded in 1983.
Currently there are 240 cooperatives associated to FCAC. These
cooperatives together represent a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros, comprising some 78,000
members. These cooperatives bring together and put on the market all kind of farm production from
his associated producers: fruits, vegetables, cereals, wine, nuts, olive oil, milk, pork, beef and other.
FCAC main activities are focused to agriculture advice, financial and tax services, legal advice,
training courses, advice on grants and subsidies, and also the support for R & D activities for the
cooperatives.The latest international projects were FCAC was involved:
- Participation in the RSE.COOP project, funded by the Equal Initiative 2004-2007, implementation of
Social Responsibility in cooperative enterprises.
- Participation in the SAHC project "Promotion of Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling in the Agrofood
sector" (2008 - 2010), funded through the Intelligent Energy program of the EU.
- Coordination and implementation of projects of international cooperation in Colombia between
Catalan cooperatives and Colombian associations exotic fruit funded by the Government of Catalonia
between 2010 to 2013.
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The latest R&D projects founded from Government of Catalonia (trough European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development (EAFRD):
- Improving the competitiveness of the pork industry through cooperative research on health and
nutrition. (2010)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable waste management in the wine sector.(2010)
- Automatic Estimation of the weight of individual pigs using computerized imaging (2012)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable management and recovery of waste in the
production of olive oil (2012)
- 2012-2013 - Colaborative role as SME association in OILCA project :Enhancing the competitiveness
and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector through waste management optimisation
and
the
establishment
of
an
ecological
label.
(Funded
by
the
Interreg
IVB
SUDOE);http://www.oilca.eu
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
FCAC has experience working with Universities and other institutions in R&D. FCAC can participate
directly or colaborating and working beside his SMEs cooperatives in demonstrations and
disseminations, and also very important: in the first definition of the project due to his know-how
about the real needs of R&D in agrofood sector.
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: [email protected]
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GRUPO
DE
GUADALHORCE
DESARROLLO
RURAL
VALLE
DEL
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce (GDR Valle del Guadalhorce) is a
non-profit
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from España
(15ES058)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
association with more than 500 partners (municipalities, associations, cooperatives, trade unions,
companies and individual people). It is working about management and implementation of rural
development grant programme (Proder, Leader, Feader...) in our territory (Valle del GuadalhorceMálaga, Spain).
Beside, it has main areas working:
sustainable development, economic, social and cultural
revitalization, environmental awareness, information transparency and cooperation.
We working method is "Button-up" which is based on population's participation
and social
innovation, as it is considered that only by knowing the opinion of the inhabitants of the territory can
work in sustainable rural development.
Our association is structured into working committees focused on the following aspects: Agriculture
and Livestock; Training and Employment; Industry and Trade; Gender and Youth; Heritage and New
Technologies
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our association has a large experience in agricultural sector.
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Today we are a leader nationally in organic production.
Our work focuses on improving agricultural production in our territory through the incorporation new
ecological practices such as search and use of more suitable local varieties, biological pest control,
biofertilizers manufacturing, weed management, with purpose of obtaining higher quality foods,
healthier and more environmentally friendly.
Currently we are in constant search of environmentally improve our productions to increase
biodiversity, reduce greenhouse gases, reduce pollution and improve natural fertility of the land.
To study the evaluation of farming systems to improve soil, we can offer our high expertise in
organic production, skilled farmers, network orchards experimentation in different agroecosystems
(different soils, temperature, relative humidity, altitude, water availability, soil microbiology,
conventional and organic garden,…) and good collection of seeds of local varieties.
We look forward to share experiences to export and import innovative ideas and knowledge to
contribute to the maintenance of sustainable agriculture.
Previous FP experience
Relevant R&D projects:
Europe Proyects:
"Treat&Use" (Seventh Framework Programme),"Sustainability and Employment"
(Euroemployment Programme),
Agricultural Park (Euroemployment Programme), Erasmus+,
Euromed, Youth in Action, Fénix Programme, Fénix+ Programme, Retos Programme, Retos2020
Programme.
National Cooperation Proyects: "Igualar", "Lasos", "Camino Mozárabe".
Regional Cooperation Proyects (11): "Network of Flight Spaces of Andalusia", "Heritage Andalusian
cheese ", "Andarural", "Agricultural landscapes linked to Water", "Enhancement of the Guadalhorce
Valley orchards", "BirdAndalucía" ... etc.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
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Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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INGENIERIA ARZA S.L.
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES059)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ingeniería Arza SL (ARZA), is the leader of a multidisciplinary group of private companies located in
Lugo (Galicia), in the North-West of Spain. ARZA group is the bridge which saves the gap between
rural local areas and the different administrations. We offer a “full service concept” carried out by
skilled workers (veterinarians, economists, lawyers and agricultural engineers) which covers the
main needs of a farm.
Our main activities are:
- Construction projects, viability studies and environmental impact studies related to farming and
agribusiness (1,850 projects).
- Development of a pioneer system for counselling and comprehensive management of farms.
- Development of innovative production techniques in the bovine, poultry and pig sectors.
- Training of more than 2,850 farmers to improve their marketing skills.
- Give advice on creation and improvement of farms and livestock (More than 4,800 farmers advised
and more than € 17 million of EU funding achieved).
- Incorporation of young people into farming activities (780 people incorporated. € 1.5 million of EU
funding achieved)
- As a partner of the local government, management of EU agricultural grants (580 grants per year
and more than € 6.5 million of EU funding achieved)
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- Collaboration with the local government in the framework of a project (funded by the Structural
Funds) that aims to support traditional farms in their transition process towards organic farming and
help them with their marketing strategies.
- Long-lasting collaboration with the local government on a programme for giving advice on
environmentally friendly practices (€ 9.15 million of EU funding achieved).
- Collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Labour in the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and Youth
Employment 2013/2016.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
In our 20 years of professional experience we have contributed to the improvement and innovation
of the agriculture sector under the concept of “multi-actor approach”. This sector represents 13% of
our regional economy. Our aim is to improve the connection between the research and productive
sector to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in order to obtain practical and applicable results.
One of our potential is how we can work with a very heterogeneous group of clients:
from the
intensive farmers without land to other farmers who work in the mountain areas where agricultural
employment represents over 60% of the population and there is a 96% of the land included in
“Natura 2000” as a protected areas.
We have worked hard to achieve a more sustainable agriculture, combining the modernization of
farms with environmentally friendly practices. As an example, we advised farmers regarding
chemical fertilizers and we managed to reduce its use in 30% and to improve the utilization of solid
and liquid fertilizers produced directly on the farms.
In addition, we are collaborating with the
testing process of a new innovative compound of indigenous bacteria able to reduce harmful
substances and improve the properties of slurry and manure.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
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City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: [email protected]
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LANDALUZ,
ANDALUCÍA
ASOCIACIÓN
EMPRESARIAL
ALIMENTOS
DE
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES060)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
LANDALUZ is an association that gets together around one hundred and ten food producer
companies from Andalusia, south of Spain, and gathers close to 70% of the Andalusian business
sector. Our aim is to promote Andalusian high quality food products all over the world.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
LANDALUZ, Asociación Empresarial Alimentos de Andalucía, was born in 1990 as the most important
and relevant association in the agrifood sector in Andalusia. We have more that 20 years experience
in the sector. We think we can contribute to the topic due to the years we have been working with
companies with crop production and our knowledge about the sector.
Role in the project
Training; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
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City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CITOLIVA-TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE FOR OLIVE FARMING
AND OLIVE OIL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES061)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CITOLIVA is a non-profit foundation established to implement methodologies and systems dealing
with technological requirements in the olive oil and table olive sectors.
Main activities are based on the following lines of R&D and innovation:
1. Health: improved olive oil quality and new healthy uses of olive oil or by-products. Relevant
projects:
a) ASOAN-Biotechnological use of olive by-products from Andalusia aimed at food and agriculture
sector
b) ATENA-Olive oil and other healthy fats. Technological applications for processing into value-added
products
c) OLEA TEMPURA-Study of the behavior of olive oil in frying
2. Sustainability in farms and olive industries. Related projects:
a) OiLCA-Enhancing the competitiveness and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector
through waste management optimisation and the establishment of an ecological label
b) AOFT NIR-Real time application of AOTF NIR technology in mills for the improvement of
production control, quality control and traceability of olive oil
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c) ACTIVEOLIVE-Preservation of highly perishable food products by active packaging with natural
compounds from olive oil industry
d) OLEOSIG-Geographic information system for the traceability of olive oil
3. Competitiveness: markets and strategies for the olive sector. Examples of projects:
a) STRATEGO-Strategic marketing plans of olive sector
b) Management of the Spanish Olive Technology Platform (ALENTA) and the Innovative Business
Association of Good&Services Providers of Olive Sector (INOLEO)
Finally, CITOLIVA acts as an entity of transfer between science, industry and society in these three
lines of action.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CITOLIVA has a deep understanding of the process of sustanaible olive growing. Specific expertise in
the topic is based in the following background and technological tools:
a. Application of NIR on-line technology for the detection of markers of fruit quality
b. Agronomic management techniques for olive orchards
c. Varietal studies in olive trees
d. Communication, dissemination and transfer of research results
e. Mangament and coordination of European projects
Previous FP experience
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: TraFooN-Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of
knowledge for innovation. Grant Agreement nº: 613912
FP7-SME-2011-BSG: VERTIGEEN-Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to
contain verticillium wilt. Grant Agreement nº: 286140
FP7-SME-2012-BSG: ENTOMATIC-Novel automatic and stand-alone integrated pest management
tool for remote count and bio acoustic identification of the Olive Fly (Bactrocera oleae) in the field. In
negotiation
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: EUthentic -Harmonised solutions to Ensure food quality and
aUTHENTICity: innovative tools to support European consumers, producers and policy-makers.
Submitted
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FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1: SYNELEA-Sustainable innovations and exploitation in agricultural
residues’ clusters. Submitted
FP7 FOOD UP-Evaluation of the determinants of nutrition and peripheral satiety signals in the brain.
Submitted
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CTAEX TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES062)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAEX is a private not-for-profit Research, Development, and Innovation centre located in the
south-west of Spain and backed by an association of food companies, SMEs and agricultural cooperatives.
CTAEX facilities and main activity areas are as follows:
Agricultural Dpt. counts with green houses and 25 hectares of experimental farms including 4
organic certified ones, indicated for pot trials and large scale cultivation.
Food Technology Dpt. counts with a fully equipped pilot plant, an experimental kitchen, a sensory
evaluation lab and chambers indicated for shelf life studies, postharvest treatments and maturation
and curing processes.
Food Science and Safety Dpt. which is highly specialized in agro-food matrixes analysis from
chemical, physical and microbiological procedures, can also carry out the extraction, purification and
isolation of active compounds found in Medicinal Plants and a agro-food by-products and residues.
Apart from the technical development of an R&D Project, CTAEX could carry out the Project Results
Dissemination through its Office for Research Results Transfer Activities by means of dissemination
that mostly reaches SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector
Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 projects, involving participation of
national, European and Latin American partners.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTAEX´s expertise lies in the development of agricultural trials related to plant variety
characterization, seeds and plant material multiplication, and crop management practices,
specifically addressing sustainable crop production and mechanisms to increase productivity,
stability, and quality of fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes.
It also lies among the Agricultural Dpt. expertise the study of weed control and pest management
through innovative procedures like the employment of aromatic and medicinal plant´s bioactive
compounds as well as those chemically interesting substances coming from the exploitation of byproducts and residues of the agro-food industry. In this sense, up to 60 different vegetable species
of Aromatic and Medicinal plants have already been successfully grown, extracted, characterized,
and chemically and microbiologically evaluated in the search of bioactive compounds with different
applications.
The soil quality and management is approached via the study of alternative cultivars, and the
development of novel fertilization techniques including innovative eco-friendly amendments.
Previous FP experience
INPROFOOD. Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations (FP7-Science
in Society´11).
BIOCOPAC. Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal
packaging (FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME).
SATIN. Satiety Innovation (KBBE.2011.2.3-04).
MULTIHEMP. Multipurpose Hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (FP7-KBBE-2012-6singlestage)
Value4Wool. Market Umbrella for the utilisation of low grade grease sheep wool as organic soil
amendment and fertilizer (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2011).
SAVECROPS. Polivalent Biocides from local wastes (LIFE + 2011)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: [email protected]
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FOUNDATION OF AUXILIARY INDUSTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
TECNOVA FOUNDATION
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES063)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Foundation for Agricultural Auxiliary Technologies (TECNOVA Foundation) is a Centre of
Technology Innovation Support on a national level. Furthermore, is a non-profit making private
institution having legal personality currently made up of 125 companies belonging to the agricultural
industry and auxiliary services, postharvest and packaging as well as administrations, entities
privates and publics.
In TECNOVA, we count on an innovation department responsible for the administrative and economic
management of R&D&I projects which are developed in the centre. Since 2001, date in which the
Foundation was developed, the projects have been overcome the hundred.
Research and services department
Tecnova rely on two important research zones:
• Horticultural Production Technology (TPH)
• Postharvest and Packaging Technology (TPE)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
TECNOVA has its own experimental station, laboratories and technology to carry on laboratory,
semi-field and field experimental works. In these installations is possible to work with different
vegetable cropping systems (protected and non-protected). Also one of our agricultural engineer is
part of Focus groups of the EIP on "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability". Also we have seed
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companies some of them SMEs and they are working on increasing productivity and stability of the
agricultural sector through improved varieties and crop management strategies which allow for
increased diversity and show higher adaptability to particular environments including under a
changing climate
Previous FP experience
“Reducing mineral fertilizers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and
bio-char products” “FERTIPLUS”.This is a collaborative research project within the cooperation and
thematic zone of agriculture, nutrition and biotechnology, KBBE.2011.1.2-02,from the 7th
Framework Program (FP 7) FP7. Tecnova participates as a leader of a work package focused on the
life cycle analysis. “Lactic acid bacteria and other microorganisms antagonists as preservatives in
minimally processed fruit and vegetables” “BIOSAFOOD” funding by Eurotransbio under ERA-NET
scheme FP7 tool for research, technological development and demonstration of the European Union.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES064)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
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IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
IDEALFOOD has led numerous projects to develop new strategies for improving crop productivity. In
our experimental fields we have introduced new crops for the farmer from Andalusia region (e.g.
Stevia rebaudiana). We have developed new technologies for monitoring ground dynamic.
Moreover, our experimental field are located in different soil and climatic condition areas and we
work on with vegetables and fruits.
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Taking into account the concept “multi-actor approach”, IDEALFOOD can provide stakeholders
interested in this topic, including SMEs and other companies. IDEALFOOD can provide partners form
third countries.
IDEALFOOD can carry out in-field demonstration activities of the technologies and products
developed. Moreover we could focus on:
• Improving knowledge on complex plant-environment interactions and suitable combinations of
genotypes and management practices.
• Increasing productivity and stability of agricultural sector through improved crop management
strategies.
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
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Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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AGROTECH
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK360)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AgroTech is a non-profit research and innovation institute working with technologies for the
agriculture and food sectors. We participate in research, development and demonstration projects
supported by public funds. Moreover, we deliver independent test and documentation of new
technologies and research-based consultancy on a commercial basis related to the development of
new technologies. In our work we pay special attention to small and medium-sized companies, but
we cooperate with companies of any size and any nationality.
We are a strong team of horticulturalists and laboratory technicians with many years of experience
in plant breeding and plant biotechnology.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
AgroTech offers expert knowledge in:
• Plant breeding techniques:
- Clarification of breeding goals, collection of plant material, structuring a breeding program and
methods, development of screening and selection methods for morphological or physiological
properties, including resistance properties, development of techniques for pollination and harvest,
practical breeding efforts and development of stock seed systems.
• Plant biotechnology techniques:
- Non-GMO transformation techniques, chromosome counting, determination of ploidy level by flow
cyto-metry, species and genus hybridization and mutation breeding.
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• Other aspects of product development in plants:
- Quality improvement in greenhouse crops by optimization of climate factors – temperature, light
and fertilization. Domestication of new plant species for commercial greenhouse production through
development of specific cultivation methods including methods to control flower induction and flower
development. Development of alternative methods to chemical growth retardation of plants.
Previous FP experience
AgroTech was coordinator in a FP6-project called "AGROBIOGAS - An integrated approach for biogas
production with agricultural waste". It was a 3-year Collective Research project with 24 partners
from 10 European countries. Total budget amounted to 2.8 million EURO. In addition to
AGROBIOGAS, AgroTech has experience from participation in EU projects under the Intelligent
Energy Europe-programme and the Interreg-programme.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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BIOLCHIM SPA
SME
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT065)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Biolchim S.p.A. is a leading company in the production and commercialization of biostimulants,
whose function is to stimulate natural processes to enhance nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency,
tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality in full respect of sustainable agriculture values and
practices. Thanks to the experience acquired in 40 years of activity, the strong relationship with the
greatest worldwide producers of raw materials, and the collaboration with important Universities and
Research Centres, Biolchim offers a complete portfolio of biostimulants that maximize the
performance of any crop, anywhere in the world. Biolchim’s R&D Team cooperates closely with
Universities and Research Institutes all over the world with a view to transfer Knowledge directly to
the field.
The working approach is based on 3 founding principles:
•innovative raw materials, especially botanical extracts and compounds of vegetal origin, to
combine agronomic efficacy with environmental sustainability;
•high-tech manufacturing processes, to keep the biostimulant properties of plant extracts and
natural molecules unaltered;
•large scale product experimentation, to ensure the highest standards of safety and effectiveness in
all agricultural contexts. AREAS OF INNOVATION:
•PRODUCT
•MANUFACTURING PROCESS
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•PACKAGING
•BUSINESS AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT
•MARKETING and COMMUNCATION
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Prototype development and large-scale testing of fertilizers of biological origin, biopromoters of plant
growth and improvers of plant stress tolerance;
industrial scale-up;
commercial launch (production of marketing material, distribution etc…)
Previous FP experience
Ongoing
cooperations
with
Universities,
Research
Institutes,
and
other
companies:
http://www.biolchim.it/index.php?lang=en&page=win.html
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: [email protected]
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK066)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
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Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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DMC RESEARCH CENTER S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES067)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
DMC Research Center is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of a broad range of
compounds and ingredients for the food industry. DMC Research Center was set up in 2005 from the
R&D Department of DOMCA SAU, created in Barcelona in 1977 and subsequently moved to Granada
in 1980. Since the set-up DMC has been developing new products that provide essential solutions in
the food sector. Traditionally DOMCA has broad experience in the field of functional coatings and the
preservation of dairy and meat products, and it also produces other mixtures of additives for agrifood industries.
The experience of DMC has allowed the diversification of research until the development of concrete
solutions for any food sector. Since 1993, DMC’s key research area has been on active principles
with antimicrobial properties from natural sources, either of plant or microbial origin. The studies
have looked at and developed valid alternatives for preservation in the food industry (dairy, meat,
fruit and vegetable sectors, among others). DMC Research Center facilities include laboratories,
applications and quality, of production lines, storage warehouses and offices. DMC Research Center
has the most advanced production methods to ensure an efficient, uniform, top quality supply.
The Company has patents related to human and animal nutrition and collaborates with a number of
national and international universities and research centers. It has been involved in more than 40
National R&D Projects and has been involved as well in publications, 8 articles have been published
by the company, five of them in international magazines
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1.-.Research and development of products from natural origin (vegetable or microbial), with
biological capacity.
2.- Development of natural antimicrobials with a wide spectrum (antibacterial and antifungal) as
preservatives in the food industry.
3.- Selective products against specific emergent foodborne pathogens (i.e. Listeria monocytogenes
and Campylobacter jejuni).
4.- Natural additives as substitutes of the antibiotics used in animal feeding growth-promoters,
including Aquaculture sector.
5.- Application of antagonist microorganisms for the control of diseases in post-harvest.
6.- Study of different supports for the dosage of the developed active principles and their inclusion in
the appropriate systems.
7.- Development of natural products for disinfection of environmental industrial premises, as well as
farming treatments (pre- and post-harvest).
8.- Study of potential applications in pharmaceutical industry, due to the antiviral power of some
products developed.
9.-Advice services for concrete sets of problems, with personalised studies and search of solutions
for different sectors of food industry.
Previous FP experience
DMC Research Center has a large experience in collaborative national projects and also has
experience with the elaboration of FP projects.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
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Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESBIOAGRO, S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES068)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ResBioAgro is a biotechnological company, Spin-off of Seville University, being its main goal is to use
the intellectual property accumulated over the last 25 years in the application of microorganisms as
effective partners to provide biotechnological resources for the agriculture and the environment
through products of high quality and services respectful with the environment, providing technology
transfer from research to industry. ResBioAgro was set up in 2009, whose mission is to promote the
technological deveplopment and the introduction of the Research and Development culture in the
agribusiness.
ResBioAgro has qualified human resources and develops an intense activity that has gone in increase
in the last years. At present, the investment in research and development (R&D) occupies almost
the totality of the company patrimony and total number of graduates and doctors goes in increase,
representing 85 % of the staff. Thanks to a tirelessly involved and highly qualified team in the
projects developed, ResBioAgro has become an important company at national level of technological
deve-lopment and the introduction of the Research and Development culture in the agribusiness.
ResBioAgro focuses on search and valuation of the soil microorganisms that are useful for agriculture
of high safety for the consumer. At present, our priority is to generate biological products of high
added value, as bacterial inoculants that act as Biofertilizers and Biocontrol Agents, dedicated to
plant growth promotion, nutrients mobilization and control of plagues and diseases. ResBioAgro
selects bacteria that are potentially useful as inoculants bacterial for agriculture and designs them.
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ResBioAgro
develops
a technology that
guarantees
a
biological,
economic
and
ecological
productivity, promoting the use of microbiological soil resources in agriculture, respecting the
environment.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
ResBioAgro has as objective to satisfy the demand of its partners such as agricultural and
biotechnological companies. At the same time we promote the research and development in the food
industry and biotechnological area. ResBioAgro tries to contribute in microbiological advanced
solutions, using the microorganisms as key pieces of the bioprocess, producing new knowledge,
transferring the already generated one and innovating in the improvement of products and services
across different lines of business that include three key sectors of the biotechnology, such as
environmental, energy and food industry. Our technology and techniques are based in the following
research area: Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Soil Microbiology, Physiology, Fermentations,
Rice and legumes culture in-vitro. Also we have a large expertise in scaling plant and crop
experiments in Fitotron, greenhouse, Plots and field trials. Our group is particularly specialized in the
Plant microbe interactions and Plants growth promoting bacteria. ResBioAgro provides the following
services to the customers : Microbiological characterization and identification, generation of
microorganisms for the biological fight, study of microbiological diversity in different ecosystems and
sites like agricultural soil or degraded and contaminated soil. Application of a new generation of
inoculants in agriculture and the molecular monitoring of the microorganisms in post inoculation.
Biological quality of irrigation water using Molecular techniques .
Study of Systemic Resistance Induction (ISR) in plants.
Previous FP experience
ResBioAgro mainly works in devising and carrying out research projects that develop technologies,
test existing ones and put scientific and biological products in place that improve the use of soils and
interest crops through microorganisms.
ResBioAgro works and cooperates with national and international bodies to set up shared projects
and/or participate in national and international programmes (CDTI, MINECO, Agencia IDEA, H2020,
etc.). In the last official announcement of as Seventh Framework Programme , ResBioAgro
participated actively in the drafting and preparation of a proposal of project coordinated by
University of Seville (Tittle: Effects of PGPRs based inoculants on the growth and the architecture of
the roots under abiotic stress conditions of two sequenced model plants: Medicago truncatula and
Oryza sativa), which consortium was formed for:
• University of Seville. Spain
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• ISV-CNRS. Gif Sur-Yvette. France
• AgriFUTUR. Italy
• University of Lancaster. United Kingdom
• GenXpro. Germany
• University of Aarhus. Denmark
• IRNASE.CSIC. Spain
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 34955058103
E-mail: [email protected]
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES070)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: [email protected]
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C.I.S.A.O. – INTERDEPARTMENTAL CENTRE OF RESEARCH
AND
COLLABORATION
WITH
SAHELIAN
AND
WEST
AFRICAN COUNTRIES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT071)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
C.I.S.A.O. – Interdepartmental Centre of Research and Collaboration with Sahelian and West African
Countries To this centre belong researchers and professors of Departments of the University of
Turin, Public Research Institutions and independents technical and teaching assistants.
The departments involved are:
• Department of Chemistry;
• Department of Economy “S. Cognetti De Martiis”;
• Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences and Technologies;
• Department of Veterinary Sciences;
• Department of Geological Sciences;
• Department of Cultures, Politics and Societies.
Principal activities of the centre are the coordination of decentralized projects funded by the
Piedmont Region in the 2000 in the programme “Fight against poverty and food security”. Every
year new projects develop different activities such as animal production, animal health, conservation
of endangered breeds, agricultural productions, economics researches (cooperatives, women
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associations), environmental protection activities, etc. Moreover the centre has been involved in
many other projects, such as the IAO Gender Project (Italian Foreign Ministry – DGCS), the
UNI.COO. Project (University of Turin – Foundation of Casse di Risparmio del Piemonte),
4CITIESXDEV (Europeaid).
On October 2013 has begun he Higher Education Program EU-ACP titled R.U.S.S.A.D.E. (Network of
Sahelian Universities for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability – FED/2013/320-115). The
overall objective of the project is to mobilize knowledge and know-how to fight hunger and poverty
and to increase environmental care in a sustainable development perspective, improving life
conditions of the population and reducing the gender gaps in employment access and in sharing
knowledge. The specific objective is to enhance higher education systems through Master courses to
give technical, scientific and methodological bases to the students, allowing them to manage natural
resources and to improve agriculture and food security with an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
approach.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main objective is the improvement of the conditions of life of the sub-Saharan populations and
the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. T
The opportunity of a multidisciplinary approach, even in a defined circle (i.e. a rural community), is
really important because leaving from single and specific interventions it can support the others
through the immediate transfer of the results of the various experiences. The single activities for the
last decade are:
• monitoring and improving milk production (quantitative and qualitative controls) and animal
nutrition in Niger (Toukounous Station) and in Burkina Faso (Groupement d’éleveur Ben Kadi – Bobo
Dioulasso);
• conservation programme of the Somba cattle breed in the Atacora Region, North Benin (Boukombé
and Natitingou);
• epidemiologic controls (infections and tick diseases) in the peri-urban area of Bobo Dioulasso,
Burkina Faso, and in Mali;
• goat breed selection programme in S. Antao Island (Cape Verde);
• sanitary controls for a traditional cheese production in S. Antao Island (Cape Verde);
• use of natural insecticides in Sahel;
• support to beekeeping in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali;
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• support to good management of garbage in Cape Verde, scholar educational programme;
• management of protected areas and natural parks in Senegal and Burkina Faso;
• support to women associations in Burkina Faso;
• support to farmer’s associations and cooperatives in Senegal and Burkina Faso;
• recycling of plastic refusals in Niger.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: [email protected]
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DEPT. LIFE SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES
UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA, ITALY
(SVEB),
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT072)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
“MIxtures of bio-MOlecules for Sustainable Applications" (MIMOSA) obtained from biowastes and byproducts of agro-food SMEs through eco-friendly processes – is a research project with the aim to
produce mixtures of natural compounds with applicative perspectives for health food area (foodsupplements, functional foods, baby-foods, etc.). The natural compounds and their mixtures,
characterized by different quality and quantity of chemicals obtained from bio-wastes of different
origin through eco-friendly and low-CO2 impact processes, should be set-up prepared and
commercialized with the support of agro-food SMEs.
The research in specifically targeted 1) to safe end-products through eco-friendly processes; 2) to
SMEs as biowaste suppliers and beneficiary of the technologies.
The project includes sub-activity areas concerning
a) the chemical characterization of the plant raw-extracts and their bio-guided franctionation;
b) extraction strategies to be transferred to productive chains;
c) in vitro biological activities to test bioactive capacity and safety of extracts, isolated molecules and
their mixtures;
d) the most appropriate formulation to reach the best activity of mixtures;
e) in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo biological activity to test toxicological evidences of production
processes and products to humans, animals and environment.
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Other sub-activities includes
f) economic studies to have the best results in terms of technological transfer from RU to SMEs
which would have an income support as bio-waste suppliers and through diversification of their
producing chain processing their biowastes/by-products;
g) marketing studies to guarantee the best results in terms of commercialization of the end-products
by SMEs.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Chemical expertises, regarding extractive strategies with multiple approach with the aim to obtain
low-environmental impact extracts; chemical characterization and quantification of plant extracts,
fractions and pure compounds.
Intruments: Supercritical fluid extractor; Rapid and dynamic solid-liquid extractor (Naviglio
instrument); Soxhlet extractors; distillators; macerators. TLC coupled to Viasualizer and MS; HPLC
coupled to DAD and MS; GC coupled to FID and MS. Biological expertises, regarding in vitro
bioactivity
assays
with
TLCcromatographic
plate
multiple
approach
(TLC-bioautographic
including
assays)
to
testing
evaluate
bioactivities
efficacy
directly
and
on
safety
of
extracts/pure molecule directly on a cromatographic plate coupling chemical and biological evidences
on the same support.
Biological
activities
microorganisms
are
tested:
of
antibacterial,
human
interest)
antifungal
by
(yeasts
traditional
and
methods,
filamentous
microplate
fungi)
reader,
[all
TLC-
bioautography; antioxidant activity: DPPh, ABTS, beta carotene bleaching test all through
spectrophotometric and TLC-bioautography methods; cytotoxicity against human cell lines (healthy
and tumoral cells); mutagenicity and miuutagen preventive activity by AMES test, SOS chromotest,
Comet test assay, micronuclei test, Sister Chromatide exchange, Chromosomal aberrations (AC)
Previous FP experience
National project funded by MIUR of Italy (2009LR9YLF): Chemical characterization of plant extracts
from crude drugs belonging to ayurveda and biological activities of whole phytocomplexe, their
fractions and pure compounds targeted to human health.
Project funded by local institution (Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara territory): Chemical
characterization of plant extracts from biowastes and/or by-products from agro-food SMEs and their
bioactivity targeted to improve innate plant defense and organic quality of crops
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Project funded by Italian bank consortium (http://www.ager.innovapero.it): optimization of ecofriendly extraction processes of plant biowastes/by-products to obtain natural compounds with
phytoiatric properties for Pyrus communis cultivations.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: [email protected]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT073)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences has a complete profile in relation to all the
research activity on agricultural basis. It has a long history in terms of teaching and researching in
Agricultural Sciences. The Reserch Unit on Plant Biodiversity (RUPB) at the Department of
Agricultural and Forest Science of the University of Palermo is focused on the study of plant
biodiversity
in
Mediterranean
agroecosystems,
on
its
characterization
and
in
situ/ex
situ
conservation, in vivo as well as in vitro. The RUPB in also dedicated to the development of best
management practices to be adopted for a functional biodiversity use in order to value agrobiodiversity and to enhance farm productivity.
The RUPB has been and still now is involved in several research project related to the aspects
derived from biodiversity traits.
By now, the RUPB leader is coordinating a Project funded by UE through the Regional Government
aiming to build a Center of Conservationf for Regional Biodiversity in connection with the European
ones.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The RUPB offers wide skills in biodiversity estimation, plant taxonomy, plant characterization, local
varieties characterization, rural areas management, best practices configuration, related statistical
analysis. Moreover, an experience in national and international projects is available including UE
projects. The RUPB has also participated at the Governmental Work for licencing the National
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Guidelines fo in situ/ex situ conservation and characterization of vegetative, animal and microbic
biodiversity (2012).
Previous FP experience
PSR 2007/2013 - Action 214/2 - A: Conservation of Biodiversity (Contract number: 94750773338)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN (ASG member) / EEN BRIDGECONOMIES
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte (ASG member)/ Consorzio Arca Palermo
Address: Via Cavour 17 (ASG member) / Viale delle Scienze
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino (ASG member) / Palermo
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara (ASG member) / Anna Sangiorgi
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239 / 0039 091 6615611
Fax: 0039 011 5669238 / 0039 091 6615628
E-mail: [email protected] (ASG member) / [email protected]
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT074)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our
research
goup
focuses
on
functional
biodiversity
and
soil
food-webs
in
sustainable
agroecosystems. We seek to provide the basis for the development of sustainable management of
agroecosystems based on the conservation and enhancement of functional biodiversity. This goal is
being achieved by (1) developing and validating ecological and biodiversity indicators (using
arthropods and trait based approaches) to assess changes in quality and sustainability resulting from
agricultural practices in agroecosystems; (2) developing strategies and habitat manipulation
programmes to enhance functional biodiversity in agroecosystems and promote biological control.
Example projetcs:
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic changes: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosystem functions (EXCL/AGR-PRO/0591/2012) - 2013-2015.
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- Use of biological indicators as tools for assessing the impact of agricultural practices in
sustainability of olive grove (PTDC/AGR-PRO/111123/2009) - 2011-2014.
- Increasing functional biodiversity in olive groves to enhance conservation biological control of
insect pests (PTDC/AGR-AAM/100979/2008) - 2010-2013
Example publications:
Pinheiro LA, Torres L, Raimundo J, Santos SAP 2013 Effect of floral resources on longevity and
nutrient levels of Episyrphus balteatus (Diptera: Syrphidae). Biological Control 67 178-185.
Santos SAP, Raimundo A, Bento A, Pereira JA 2012 Species abundance patterns of coccinellid
communities associated with olive, chestnut and almond crops in northeastern Portugal. Agricultural
and Forest Entomology 14: 376 – 382
Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
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- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP
"DEGRADACION
ORGANICOS" (BIO191)
DE
TOXICOS
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES075)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Tino Krell heads the Laboratory of bacterial Sensing and Signal Transduction (http://krelllaboratory.com/)
at
the
CSIC
Institute
Estación
Experimental
del
Zaidín
(http://krell-
laboratory.com/). The laboratory studies modes by which sensor proteins detect environmental
signals and ITC plays a central role in their research. Using ITC the laboratory has established many
collaborations to study diverse molecular interactions.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Precise characterization of molecular interaction using microcalorimetry
To understand the molecular mechanisms of biological processes, knowledge on the molecular
interaction of participating molecules is essential. Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) is now
recognized as the Gold standard technique to study the molecular interaction between two ligands.
An ITC experiments permits the determination of the full set of thermodynamic binding parameters
in a single experiment (association constant KA, dissociation constant KD, enthalpy change, entropy
change and Gibbs free energy change) and can provide useful information on the binding
stoichiometry. An ITC experiment consists in a titration of one ligand with another and heat changes
resulting from binding processes are measured. Ligands are both in solution and there is no need for
their chemical modification. Since any type of binding causes heat changes ITC permits to analyze all
types of molecular interaction.
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Tino Krell is a recognized microcalorimetry expert with more than 50 research articles in this field.
He has used ITC to study the interaction between two different proteins (for example Daddaoua et
al. (2013) Nucleic Acids Res. In press, Busch et al. (2009) J. Biol. Chem. 284:10353), proteins and
DNA (Lacal et al. (2008a) J. Mol. Biol. 384:1037, Lacal et al. (2008b) J. Mol. Biol. 376:325,
Guazzaroni et al. (2007) J. Mol. Biol. 369:927, Krell et al. (2007), J. Mol. Biol. 369:1188), proteins
and small ligands (for example Garcia-Fontana et al. (2013) J Biol Chem. 288, 18987, Rico-Jiménez
et al. (2013) Mol. Microbiol. 88,1230, Pineda-Molina et al. (2012) PNAS 109:18926, Arce-Rodríguez
et al. (2012) Environ Microbiol. 14:702, Fillet et al. (2011) PNAS 108(37):15372, Busch et al. (2007)
PNAS 104:13774, Lu et al. (2010) Lu et al. Genes Dev. 24:2556, Lacal et al. (2006) PNAS
103:8191) or peptides and small ligands (Santamaría-Hernando et al. (2012) PLoS One. 7:e40698).
Since ITC is an universally applicable technique there is almost no limitation as to the choice of
ligands and there is significant amount of literature that has described the ITC study of small
molecules, RNA, carbohydrates, lipids, sugars etc.. In addition ITC is a universal assay for enzymatic
activities (see Todd & Gomez (2001) Anal Biochem. ;296:179-87).
Previous FP experience
External advisor of the Euroneut-41 FP project on the development of an European anti-HIV vaccine
(total budget 12 million Euros)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 34955058103
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"ESTUDIO
DE
MECANISMOS
DE
TOLERANCIA DE LAS PLANTAS A ESTRESES ABIÓTICOS"
(BIO124)
R&D Institution
PROFILE from España
(15ES076)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
We use an integrated approach to study the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of ion
homeostasis in plants in order to develop biotechnological applications to improve salt tolerance,
mineral nutrition and water use efficiency in crop plants. The identification and function of transport
systems of Na+, K+ and H+ and their regulatory proteins (NHX, SOS, CHX, CCX, HKT, NhaD and
KEA) are investigated in model systems (yeast and Arabidopsis) and crop plants (tomato). For this
purpose we use in vitro and in planta functional analysis. In vitro approaches imply membrane
protein purification and reconstitution in liposomes, whereas in planta analysis is mainly based on
gene overexpression and silencing (RNAi) experiments (Arabidopsis and tomato).
Ongoing Research projects: Estudio del potencial biotecnológico de transportadores de Na+ y K+
para la mejora de la tolerancia a la salinidad y la eficiencia en la nutrición del K+ en tomate
Reference: Proyecto de Excelencia, Junta de Andalucía (CVI-7558)
Co-funding: Fondos FederPrincipal Investigator: M. Pilar Rodríguez Rosales Starting year: 2013 end:
2017
Antiportadores catión/protón intracelulares de plantas: papel en la nutrición de potasio y la
tolerancia a los estreses osmótico y salino
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Reference: Plan Nacional (BIO2012-33655)
Co-funding: Fondos Feder Principal Investigator: Cornelius Marinus Venema Starting year 2013 end
: 2015.
Long-distance Na+ y K+ transport in tomato under saline conditions: biotecnological aspects :
PLAN NACIONAL(AGL2010-17090) Co-funding: FONDOS FEDER
Principal Investigator: Andres Belver Cano Starting year : 2011 end : 2013
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1. Identification of ion transport systems in tomato: search for and cloning of tomato cation/proton
antiporters and other transport systems or regulatory proteins based on homology to identified
transporters in the Arabidopsis genome (NHX, SOS, CHX, CCX, HKT, NhaD and KEA).
2. Biochemical characterization of the ion transporters in heterologous (yeast and E. coli) systems
through protein purification and reconstitution in liposomes in order to determine in vitro transport
activity.
3. Functional characterization in plant by means of gene silencing in tomato and gene
overexpression in Arabidopsis and tomato.
4. Evaluation of the biotechnological potential of the transporters to improve salt tolerance and
potassium nutrition in crop plants.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
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E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN
ARID AREAS" (RNM 151). UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES077)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Our research group has been working on Vegetable Protected Crop Systems during last 25 years.
Created in 1991 in the Univ. Granada, implemented at the Univ. Almeria, after its creation in 1994,
with the aim of carrying out research to support intensive agriculture with high yields, with respect
for the environment and the efficiency in the use of natural resources. Different research projects
are being conducted by our group with aims in Protected Horticultural Production Technology on Arid
and Tropical Areas. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research
partners, and there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and
implementation of research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Group offers wide skills in: Plant nutrition and ferti-irrigation strategies of vegetable protected
crops. Optimization and management of water and fertilizers (Fertigation) in horticultural and
ornamental crops. Development of growing sistem for vegetable crops, Hidroponics, Soilles Sstems
and Vertical Gardening . Investigations in improved nutrient efficiency. Physiology and Technology of
Harvest and Postharvest of Vegetable Products.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at National and International level.
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Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 34 955 007 482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH GROUP: "AGRIFOOD GENETIC IMPROVEMENT"
(AGR254). CENTRO IFAPA LA MOJONERA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES078)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals
under
submission:
EQUIPS,
PARAQUA,
MOUNTAGRINNET,
LUSH
PROTEINS,
OLEOVERITAS.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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The AGR254 Group offers to the topic SFS-5-2015 wide expertise in:
- High throughout biological and molecular techniques for selection of materials of interest for food
quality, resistance or fruit production: Tilling, gene selection, tests of biotic resistance...
- Quantification of compounds of nutritional value in fresh vegetables: antioxidants, sugars...
Application to cultivar selection
- Gene linkage to function via genetic mapping and quantitative PCR
- Generation of new genetic variability via chemical induction and application to plant breeding
Previous FP experience
The AGR254 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International and
Nationals:
Name: Nematode Susceptibility Targets fOr a durable Resistance, NESTOR
Program: Plant-KBBE. Acciones de Programación Conjunta Internacional
Dates: 4/2014 to 3/2017
Name: Competitive development of new cultivars of summer squash and increase of the genomic
platform for the breeding of this species
Program: INIA
Dates: 11/2011 to 10/2014
Name: ESP-SOL. Identification of genes and molecules associated to tomato fruit quality and
participation in the sequencing of euchromatic regions of Chromosome 9. A genomics approach
Program: Fundación Genoma España
Dates: 06/2004 to 05/2007
Name: Increase of the added value of summer squash cultivars with characters of fruit quality
Program: Zetaseeds company
Dates: 07/2009 to 06/2012
PUBLICATIONS:
Authors: N. Vicente-Dólera , V. Pinillos , M. Moya , M. Del Río-Celestino , T. Pomares-Viciana , B.
Román , P. Gómez
Title: An improved method to obtain novel mutants in Cucurbita pepo by pollen viability
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Journal: Scientia Horticulturae 169 (2014) 14–19
Authors: N. Vicente-Dólera, C. Troadec, M. Moya, M. del Río-Celestino, T. Pomares-Viciana, A.
Bendahmane, B. Picó, B. Román and P. Gómez
Title: First TILLING platform in Cucurbita pepo: a new mutant resource for gene function and crop
improvement
Journal: PLOS-One, Mai 2014 (In Press)
Authors: Obrero A, González-Verdejo CI, Die JV, Gómez P, Del Río-Celestino M, Román B.
Title: Carotenogenic gene expression and carotenoid accumulation in three varieties of Cucurbita
pepo during fruit development.
Journal: J Agric Food Chem. 61, pp. 6393 - 6403. 01/07/2013.
Authors: Cristina Esteras, Pedro Gómez, Antonio J Monforte, José Blanca, Nelly Vicente-Dólera,
Cristina Roig, Fernando Nuez, Belén Picó.
Title: High-throughput SNP genotyping in Cucurbita pepo for map construction and quantitative trait
loci mapping.
Journal: BMC Genomics. 13:80., pp. 0 - 0. 01/02/2012.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"APPLIED
MICROBIOLOGY
AND
MOLECULAR GENETICS" (BIO219). UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
R&D Institution
PROFILE from España
(15ES080)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
This research group at the University of Cádiz, under the direction of Full Professor Laureana
Rebordinos González, centres its research on the molecular study of the pathogenic mechanisms of
the fungus Botrytis cinerea; on the development of applications for the comprehensive control of
fungal diseases; on molecular genetics and cytogenetics of marine organisms; and on the genomic
characterization and study of the pro perties of the different gene groups found in the yeast used in
wine making and which are responsible for the production of fino and manzanilla wines. The group
has signed 23 contracts up to date, to a total amount of 702,374.468 euros. In addition, the
members of this group hold two national patents, and furthermore group BIO-219 has developed a
total of 31 research projects.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Exploring Pathogenic Mechanisms of phitopathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea & Colletotrichum
acutatum) by molecular biology and proteomic approaches: Applications to integral Management of
fungal control diseases. Study and genomic characterization of wine yeast: wine production
improvement
Previous FP experience
Projects
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Design of formulations for the comprehensive control of fungal diseases in fruit and vegetable crops,
vines and stored grape. Impact on the winemaking and aging processes of Jerez wines.
Improvement of the qualities of bread and wine through modification of the yeasts involved in the
production processes.
Development of genetic allozyme and microsatellite molecular markers in the sole species solea
senagalensis
Selective fungicides for the comprehensive control of botrytis infections in commercial crops
Inhibition of the biosynthesis of toxins involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis cinerea:
molecular characterization of the mechanisms of pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of
the phytopatogen.
Chemical and microbiological characterization of colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes. Search for new models of fungicides.
Molecular characterization of enzymatic complexes related with toxin biosynthesis and their
implication in botrytis cinerea pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of the phytopatogen.
Study of secondary metabolism in strains of the colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes.
Search for new molecular targets involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis and colletotrichum.
Proteome analysis and design of fungicides for the rational control of these phytopatogens.
Characterization of new molecular targets from botrytis cinerea and colletotrichum acutatum
proteome and genome. Development of selective fungicides to control these phytopatogens.
Preparation of a preliminary chromosome map of the karyotype of the sole (solea senegalensis).
Integration of physical and genetic mapping.
Transnational Web for Biotechnology in Aquaculture.
Transfer to Cupimar of the techniques for the determination of the effective population size in
gilthead bream culture: assessment of genetic variability and consanguinity.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of
biologically aged young wines (fino and manzanilla wines).
Determination of molecular markers for the identification of bullet tuna.
Use of immobilized microbial bioreactors in anaerobic degradation. Kinetic modeling of the behaviour
of microbial biofilms
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Genetic improvement of gilthead bream growth through marker-assisted selection (RFLPS in
candidate genes).
Determination of sludge activity in urban wastewater treatment plants: application to process
control.
Production of a human protein for therapeutical use in plant biofactories (Proteofactory).
Creation of an Andalusia-Morocco Fishing Observatory for scientific and technical cooperation and
information in the sphere of fishing and aquaculture.
Genome and citogenetic characterization of the genes involved in the metamorphosis of the sole
(solea senegalensis kaup).
Phytoprotectors and early detection of phytopatogenic fungal infections: development of resistance
to botrytis and colletotrichum infection in agrifood crops.
Development and application of genetic, molecular and cellular markers to reproduction, sexual
differentiation and phylogenetics: teleostei fish of the batrachoididae family as models.
Characterization and optimization of Andalusian wine, brandy and vinegar aging systems.
Genetic and biochemical characterization of the secondary metabolism of the botrytis cinerea
fungus. Biosynthetic design of natural botrycides.
Biosynthetic
design
of
natural
botrycides.
Genetic
manipulation
of
the
botrytis
cinerea
phytopathogen
Tools for a marker-assisted selection program in gilthead bream (sparus aurata). Search for QTLs
and analysis of heritability for growth.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of wines
aged under the biological system used for manzanilla.
Typification of alterations in gamets, larvae and juveniles through the study of molecular and genetic
markers in hormone-therapy induced reproduction in Senegalese sole.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
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Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 34955058103
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"CROP
IMPROVEMENT
AND
BIOTECHNOLOGY" (AGR237). CENTRO IFAPA ALAMEDA
DEL OBISPO
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES081)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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Our group AGR237 has expertise in traditional and marker assisted breeding of different legume
crops. The group has pioneered the development of all faba bean genetic maps available so far that
include genes/ QTLs controlling resistance to crop pathogens, yield components and nutritional
aspects. We have just constructed the reference consensus map for this crop, a genomic tool useful
for tagging genes of interest and develop marker assisted selection (MAS) approaches. Relevant
contributions have been developed as well in chickpea. The group has participated in the genome
sequence of the crop and in the development of maps identifying markers tagging genes controlling
disease resistance, quality and other important agronomic traits.
In faba bean all the segregating populations (RILs) required are available as well as all of the genetic
maps published so far in the species. Genes/QTLs controlling resistance to broomrape (Orobanche
crenata) ascochyta (Ascochyta fabae) and rust (Uromyces viciae-fabae) have been already identified
and some of them validated in different environment and genetic backgrounds.
In chickpea, the group has long experience in classical breeding programs, development of genetic
map and use of molecular markers in breeding selection. We have developed plant material valuable
for research studies as Recombinant Inbred Lines (RILs) and Near Isogenic Lines (NILs).
Several of the available population might segregate for resistance to abiotic stresses as well. Our
group has collaborated with international legume research groups in the European projects EUFABA,
GLIP, ASCORAB and LEGATO
The AGR237 Group offers to the topic SFS-5-2015 wide expertise in:
- Protocols and experience for DNA and RNA extraction of different herbaceous and woody species.
- Protocols for PCR, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, fragment analysis.
- Application of different types of markers (RAPDs, AFLPs, SSRs, CAPs, dCAPs, SNPs, ESTs, etc.. )
and development of efficient conditions for their amplification.
- Mapping and QTL detection.
- Cloning and sequencing of amplified products.
- Gene expression studies by real-time PCR.
Previous FP experience
The AGR237 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International:
- EUFABA-QLK5-CT-2002-02307;
- GLIP: Grain Legumes-FP6-2002-FOOD-1-506223;
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- LEGRESIST: ERA-PG-GEN2006-27798-C6-5-E/VEG;
-
LEGATO[KBBE.2013.1.2-02]:LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow ", Grant agreement no:
613551)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"OLIVE
GROWING
AND
TECHNOLOGY" (AGR240). CENTRO IFAPA ALAMEDA
OBISPO
OIL
DEL
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES083)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The AGR240 Group offers to the topic SFS-5-2015 wide expertise in:
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- Olive breeding for high productivity,
- Resistance to Verticillium wilt,
- Adaptation to different growing systems (including hedgerow orchards), oil quality and rootstocks.
- Olive cultivar comparative trials.
- Molecular markers for cultivar identification and linkage mapping.
- NIRS for evaluating fruit and oil traits in olive breeding.
Previous FP experience
The AGR240 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International and
Nationals:
- Control force in olive plantations in hedgerow (Control del vigor en plantaciones de olivar en seto)
RTA2008-00033-C02-00.
- Prospecting, study of genetic variability and ex-situ conservation of wild olive genetic resources
(Prospección, estudio de variabilidad genética y conservación ex-situ de recursos fitogenéticos
silvestres de olivo) RF2009-00005-00-00.
- Improving the quality of virgin olive oil: influence of pollination and development of molecular
markers (Mejora de la calidad del aceite de oliva virgen: influencia de la polinización y desarrollo de
marcadores moleculares) AGR-4516.
- Improvement of resistance to verticilosis olive tree (Mejora de olivo para resistencia a verticilosis)
RTA2010-00036-C02-00.
- Integrated control of Verticilosis in olive with sustainable and environmentally friendly strategies
(Control integrado de la Verticilosis del olivo con estrategias sostenibles y respetuosas con el
medioambiente). PP.PEI.PEI2011.1.
- Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the mediterranean basin
(PESTOLIVE)
- Detection and applicability of SNPs markers for diversity studies in olive tree varieties and its
genetic mapping (Detección y aplicabilidad de marcadores SNPs para estudios de diversidad en
variedades de olivo y su mapeo genético) UJA2011/13/13.
- Force Control of olive grove in hedgerow through genetic improvement (Control del vigor en olivar
en seto por mejora genética) RTA2012-00018-C02-00
- Transform Project Olive grove and Oil (Proyecto Transforma Olivar y Aceite) PP.TRA.TRA201300.5
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- Quality assessment of virgin olive oil in olive grove genetic breeding programs (Evaluación de la
calidad del aceite de oliva virgen en programas de mejora genética de olivo) AGR-7301
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES085)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology research group at University of Castilla La Mancha is
focus on the study of plant secondary metabolites from different plant species. The main objective is
looking for new sources of nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals with different potentials as medicinal,
antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
The research group has been involved in several projects. Right now is running two national and one
regional research projects:
•
•
Phytochemical characterization of traditional Spanish plants used in folk medicine.
Omics technologies for the identification of the key players involved in the biosynthesis and
regulation of plant apocarotenoids.
•
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of garlic extracts for their implementation on bioactive
polymers.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group has large expertise in research activities related to plant secondary metabolites,
molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
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Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes. At the moment only R&D projects at
national and regional level.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF PARMA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT086)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Parma University, Department of Biological science:
Cytological, ultrastructural, molecular and functional aspects of plant response to heavy metals, with
particular focus on phytochelatin biosynthesis and antioxidant response under metal(loid) stress.
Biomonitoring of environmental pollution due to heavy metals by means of algae, lichens and plants;
phytoremediation and rhizofiltration of heavy metals in soil and freshwater. Histology and
microscopy in plants exposed to heavy metal stress and to biotic agents (phytoplasmas and fungi).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertize on biotic/abiotic stress tolerance/resistance and environmental benefits. Experience in
molecular, cytologica, functional aspect of plant-environment interactions.
Previous FP experience
Polish/Italian Joint Research Project 2001 (CNR) - Mechanisms of heavy metal detoxification in algae
and lichens – Italian Scientific Coordinator
PRIN 2002 - Electrophoretic protein patterns as markers of phytoplasma biodiversity – Scientific
Consultant
PRIN 2004 - Metal chelates of aminoacids, alfa hydroxy acids and peptides (phytochelatins) –
External Scientific Consultant
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Scientific Project FIL 2004 - Lichen and plant response to heavy metal pollution and elevated
concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide – Scientific Coordinator
PRIN 2005 - Induced resistances, antagonists and recovery mechanisms for an innovative study of
phytoplasma infection in crops – Scientific Consultant
CNR-NATO 2005 Fellowship on Metals and elevated CO2 combined effects in plants - Scientific
Director
PRIN 2007 - Arsenic tolerance and accumulation in model plants, colonized or not by arbuscular
mycorrhizal fungi – Scientific Consultant
Scientific Project FIL 2007 - Cytological and functional aspects of lichen and plant response to heavy
metals – Scientific Coordinator
2007 - Biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution by means of trasplanted lichens – Scientific
Coordinator
Scientific Project FIL 2008 - Cytological, histological and ultrastructural plant response to
metal(loid)s – Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Project FIL 2009 - Histology and morphogenesis in carrot plants under metal stress Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Supervisor of “FITOSELEX”, a “Project with high level of know-how and innovation”, funded
by the Emilia-Romagna Region (prot. 485/09), and dealing with the removal of environmental
contaminants by means of clonally-propagated plants.
AGER Project 2011 - Grapevine Yellows: innovative technologies for the diagnosis and the study of
plant/pathogen interactions – Unit Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Project FIL 2012 - Survey on the evolutionary role of phytochelatins in bryophytes –
Scientific Coordinator
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
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Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF TURIN-DISAFA- TEAM POST-HARVEST
TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGMENT
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT087)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The aim of the research team on
"Post-harvest technology and supply chain managment" is to
improve the sustainability of the fruit and vegetable supply chain by optimizing their quality and
shelf life through the use of post harvest technology. The driver of all research's activity is the
adoption of innovation in the management of fruit production and process that can be able to fulfill
sustainability criteria. Smart integration of multidisciplinary aspect such as physiological, safety, and
instrumental and sensory quality measurement concepts is essential to develop the most effective
handling procedures and innovative technologies for maintaining quality and shelf stability of fruit
products. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research partners, and
there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and implementation of
research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Main topics
1. Physiology and post harvest quality
2. Storage management and packaging systems
3. Fresh-cut physiology and storage
4. Edible coating
5. Sustainability in the supply chain
Relevant R&D projects:
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2010-2012 Fruitgest project: quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use
of new technologies for the post-harvest step funded by Piedmont Region throught EU structural
funds, participation as partner's project.
2010-2013 Vivopack: valorisation of Made in Italy agro-food products whithin the call new
technologies for the made in Italy funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development,
participation as partners' project.
2011-2014 F. & F. Biopack: research and development project on eco-sustainable packaging funded
by Piedmont Region through EU structural funds, participation as partner's project.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The team performs research on physiology and quality: By studying the metabolism of the products
has been possible to model the physiological behaviour of species and new varieties introduced on
the market throughout the supply chain according to the different crop managment strategies and
environment.
The team performs research on sustainability in the fruit and vegetable supply chain, starting from
the stage of production.
LCA methodology, sustainability indicators multi-criteria analysis are
applied to the most important sectors of the fruit production
approach
to integrate according an olistic
the traditional production processes with new technological innovations
to face the
targets of improving yield, yield stability and environmental benefits.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at national level.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
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Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: [email protected]
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CICYTEX
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES377)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-5-2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and
development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high
level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer
projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research
areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed
products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality,
new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food
treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive
husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology,
Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production,
Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products
and services
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main aims of CICYTEX are to improve the competitiveness and innovation potential of food,
forestry and agriculture sectors.
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The European projects are one of the main goals for the institution since they aim to provide high
value-added technological services to improve the competitiveness of the SME´s, to contribute to
scientific knowledge in its field of action and, finally, to promote the welfare of society.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 6006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
Telephone: 34924014600
Fax: 34924001996
E-mail: [email protected]
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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN - DEPARTMENT OF PLANT
AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK383)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
University of Copenhagen - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences' research and teaching
focus on plants, microorganisms, animals, biotechnology and the environment as basis for
sustainable production of the food of the future and other biological products. The Department has
established advanced technological platforms for bio-imaging, metabolomics, analytical chemistry
and phenomics.
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducts pioneering research that both creates
knowledge about basic biological, chemical and physical processes and brings into play academic
knowledge in conventional and new innovative biological production systems.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Central tenet:
Crop relatives and other wild plants have evolved adaptations to the environment that may solve
many of the challenges of modern plant production
-
and it is now more feasible than ever to
prospect and utilise these with modern plant science techniques.
Education and scientific field:
Population ecology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, reproductive biology.
Research qualifications:
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Genetic resources in wild and weedy plant species
Special focus on Brassicaceae
Special focus on herbivore and pathogen resistance
Genotype - environment interactions
Abiotic and biotic stress adaptations
Plant- arthopod-pathogen interactions
Plant reproductive biology
Interspecific hybrids and their role in evolution and as genetic resources
Inbreeding, inbreeding depression, maladaptation due to outcrossing
Conservation and management of plant populations
Previous FP experience
The department has been and is involved in a number of EU projects and been the coordinator of EU
projects like eg. the FP7 project SWUP-MED (Sustainable water use securing food production in dry
areas of the Mediterranean region) which strategic objective was to improve food production by
introducing climate-proof varieties in crop rotations of wheat, grain legumes and new crops
(potentially high value food cash crops) in a rainfed system with supplemental deficit irrigation using
marginal-quality water and harvested rainwater.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
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Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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CONSULTORÍA, INVESTIGACIÓN
IBEROAMÉRICA, S.A.
Y
TECNOLOGÍA
PARA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES088)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IBEROCONS S.A. is a Knowledge Based Company promoted by reseachers from the Almería
University. Shareholders belong to the PAIDI (Andalusian Plan of R+D+I), Latin-American and
Spanish companies, and International consultants from the Latin American region. The company is
created with the "know how" and the knowledge created by:
1. Researchers from the Almería University integrated since 1992 in several research groups
belonging to Agriculture and Protected Crops, Irrigation and Fertigation, Postharvest technologies,
Marketing of Agricultural Products, green energies, Business and Agribusiness, Economics, Applied
Informatics and TIC to Agriculture and for SMEs.
2. By companies leaders in the development of Technologies in several topics related to
Agriplasticulture, Economic and Environmental Consulting, Postharvest technologies and Marketing,
Planning and Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and their Societies.
3. By nearly a hundred Ph D. of different Caribean and Latin-American Countries, specialized in
several areas of Agriculture and Local Development, that are part of our scientific staff database and
IBEROCONS technological partners, belonging to the scientific Networks of CYTED, during the past
10 years.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Main Capabilities of the Company:
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• Academic training in advanced agriculture for post-graduate and professionals,
• Consulting on rural development, or on technological proposals to foster the growth of agricultural
sector,
• Turn key projects (greenhouse structures, irrigation and fertigation, solar energy plants, design of
plastic plant for producing irrigation systems, electronic bidding systems for producing markets, etc),
• Strategic Planning Programs for companies, public institutions and NGOs,
• Development of specific technologies for the creation of commercial platforms on-line, or for fixing
prices of products under the Stock Market Transactions Model.
The company has a clear focus on the Latin-American market and counts with an important
knowledge over the Rural World and Agribusiness, of nearly all the countries of Latin-America,
having developed Business plans for different Governments and International institutions.
Previous FP experience
IBEROCONS has signed agreements with Universities, Research Centers and companies in LatinAmerica Countries:
COLOMBIA:
• CORPOICA (Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Development) to foster the development of
research and training projects in order to transfer the knowledge to rural world
• EDEPROA (Economic Development of Orient “Antioqueño”) to provide technical assistance for
research projects and training programs to handle the new technologies.
• PQA S.A. and COSMOAGRO S.A., as shareholders in research projects towards the technological
development of experimental stations and the research on new materials and products for the
protection of crops in warm inter-tropical areas.
Main agreements with the Universidad de Almería:
• Universidad Nacional de Colombia in orde to develop joint programs with the support of Agencia
Española de Cooperación Internacional y al desarrollo (AECID)
• SENA (National Service for Learning) in order to create a National Agricultural School.
ECUADOR:
• Regional Government of Santa Elena for the technical assistance for planning Development
Policies, Business Plan, Specific Technologies, Market Studies and Training Programs
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• Universidad de Guayaquil (UG) for selling technology and the technical assistance needed for
building experimental stations in protected crops and Agriplasticulture.
• Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena (UEPS) as a technological partner to confront the
challenges of the agricultural sector and its future development
• ELITE AGRO Foundation to develop consultancy in orienting and fostering training activities, for
Publishing Studies, to create debate forums, as well as the construction of International Projects. All
these functions will be based in the Agribusiness and Rural Development, Market and Environmental
Sustainability in order to develop a training program for professionals and technicians, to improve
the quality of life in those areas.
PANAMÁ:
• INNOVATEC IBEROAMERICA, a Joint Venture with Latin-American companies to offer technological
projects and consultancy in knowledge transfer, market studies, supply chain management, quality
certifications, and training of staff in innovative agriculture.
• IDIAF (Research Institute on Agricultural Sciences of Panamá), to develop and validate
technologies of Agroplasticulture under a controlled environment. It is going to be developed
assessment of Studies, projects, and technical assistance to improve the quality of research by the
education capacitating of the researchers.
EL SALVADOR:
• Government of El Salvador through the National School of Agriculture “Roberto Quiñones” (ENA) to
make an study on the viability of extensive Agroplasticulture and Crops Protection Systems in El
Salvador; analyzing the impact of introducing these technologies in their economy, and evaluating
costs and potentialities of building a National Reference Center.
PERÚ:
• Agribusiness Consulting & Management Perú (ACM), shareholder of Iberocons. ACM heads the
Consulting services in Agribusiness in Perú, preparing companies to be ready in a competitive way in
the specific target of the most profitable markets. Capabilities ACM-IB in Perú are (i) offering
consultancy and studies in the public and private agricultural sector; in any item related to
Agribusiness (management, training, market information, marketing, finance, value assessment,
technology, R+D); (ii) Creation of management teams to help the company´s teams in operating
specific areas of the organization as well as Project Management; (iii) Identifying and developing
different Business in Agricultural area with potential growth. In the last 13 years they have managed
around 250 projects related to companies and organizations of the agricultural sector. Nowadays
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ACM is the technical assistance for the FIDAF (Investment Fund in Agriculture and Forestry). Since
2005 has an agreement with IBEROCONS that started with the validation of a methodology to
evaluate the impact (ex post) of the efficacy of research methods in the information of training
funded by FDSE (Strategic Development Funds) and for the FTA (Agricultural Technological Funds)
from INCAGRO Project.
• Contract with the company STRATOS DEL PERU S.A.C. to develop a strategic plan to judge the
viability of the usage of sea water in the productive process of Ingenio Estrella del Norte in the city
of Chepén, La Libertad.
• Contract with Universidad del Pacífico to promote the education of professors, students,
technicians and professionals from Perú, answering to the local needs, based in the know-how and
the historical background of the professors and researchers linked to IBEROCONS. Mutual assistance
to develop both institutional missions.
REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA:
• Universidad Autónoma Santo Domingo (UASD) for the scientific and technical orientation and
Management in the experimental station created by the IBEROEKA Project 03/304 (TROPICPROT).
• Universidad ISA (“Instituto Superior de Agronomía”) to develop a technical assistance in scientific
research and technological development for education and fostering the debate forums.
• Strategic Alliance to consult in AGROTEMAS; oriented to develop a technology to Project crops in
warm inter-tropical areas, the development and experimentation of a “cold plastic” or non-thermal
for covering the agricultural structures.
• Shareholder in FRUCASA, where small producers have the chance to export their production to
Europe, helping them innovate and marketing their products through the Spanish company
Hortofrutícola Verdimer, S.L., a strategic shareholder of Iberocons.
MEXICO:
• Tech Institute of Cosamaloapan, Alvarado, Tierra Blanca y San Andrés Tuxtla, and Veracruz, to
develop agricultural Technologies that can be adapted to the specific needs of the Gulf of México, to
look for the profitability and economic-environmental sustainability of small producers in their
territory.
• Universidad Tecnológica Gutiérrez Zamora, to implement an experimental station for research in
Agriplasticulture, Fertirrigation and taining of middle level managers of companies related to the
previous fields.
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• Institute TEPCO (Tecnología Productiva y Comercialización, S.A. de C.V.) for developing
technologies that can improve the soil, market studies, and general marketing for products.
SISTEMA GENERAL AGROPECUARIO DE AMÉRICA:
• IICA (Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la agricultura), for mutual cooperation in the
design and construction of projects for the sustainability of the rural World and for the education in
Agroilasticulture and advanced agriculture.
• CIDAPA (Ibero-American Committee for developing Plastics in Agriculture), in order to assist and
cooperate in the development of new materials and the experimental knowledge of the Management
of crops in Latin-America.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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FEDERACIÓ
(FCAC)
COOPERATIVES
AGRÀRIES
DE
CATALUNYA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN (Catalonia)
(15ES089)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FCAC (Catalan agriculture
cooperatives federation) is an SMEs association of agricultural
cooperatives located along Catalonia. (Headquarters. Barcelona) One of the FCAC's role is to enhace
the participation of the SMEs in R&D projects.
FCAC was founded in 1983.
Currently there are 240 cooperatives associated to FCAC. These
cooperatives together represent a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros, comprising some 78,000
members. These cooperatives bring together and put on the market all kind of farm production from
his associated producers: fruits, vegetables, cereals, wine, nuts, olive oil, milk, pork, beef and other.
FCAC main activities are focused to agriculture advice, financial and tax services, legal advice,
training courses, advice on grants and subsidies, and also the support for R & D activities for the
cooperatives.The latest international projects were FCAC was involved:
- Participation in the RSE.COOP project, funded by the Equal Initiative 2004-2007, implementation of
Social Responsibility in cooperative enterprises.
- Participation in the SAHC project "Promotion of Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling in the Agrofood
sector" (2008 - 2010), funded through the Intelligent Energy program of the EU.
- Coordination and implementation of projects of international cooperation in Colombia between
Catalan cooperatives and Colombian associations exotic fruit funded by the Government of Catalonia
between 2010 to 2013.
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The latest R&D projects founded from Government of Catalonia (trough European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development (EAFRD):
- Improving the competitiveness of the pork industry through cooperative research on health and
nutrition. (2010)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable waste management in the wine sector.(2010)
- Automatic Estimation of the weight of individual pigs using computerized imaging (2012)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable management and recovery of waste in the
production of olive oil (2012)
- 2012-2013 - Colaborative role as SME association in OILCA project :Enhancing the competitiveness
and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector through waste management optimisation
and
the
establishment
of
an
ecological
label.
(Funded
by
the
Interreg
IVB
SUDOE);
http://www.oilca.eu
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
FCAC has experience working with Universities and other institutions in R&D. FCAC can participate
directly or colaborating and working beside his SMEs cooperatives in demonstrations and
disseminations, and also very important: in the first definition of the project due to his know-how
about the real needs of R&D in agrofood sector.
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: [email protected]
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GRUPO
DE
GUADALHORCE
DESARROLLO
RURAL
VALLE
DEL
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce (GDR Valle del Guadalhorce) is a
non-profit
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from España
(15ES091)
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
association with more than 500 partners (municipalities, associations, cooperatives, trade unions,
companies and individual people). It is working about management and implementation of rural
development grant programme (Proder, Leader, Feader...) in our territory (Valle del GuadalhorceMálaga, Spain).
Beside, it has main areas working:
sustainable development, economic, social and cultural
revitalization, environmental awareness, information transparency and cooperation.
We working method is "Button-up" which is based on population's participation
and social
innovation, as it is considered that only by knowing the opinion of the inhabitants of the territory can
work in sustainable rural development.
Our association is structured into working committees focused on the following aspects: Agriculture
and Livestock; Training and Employment; Industry and Trade; Gender and Youth; Heritage and New
Technologies
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Our territory has a large agricultural and tradition along with good environmental conditions (mild
climate, diverse terrain, fertile soil, and water availability), we have a wide variety of high quality
products.
For years bet heavily on maintaining and improving our genetic resources (biodiversity) through the
promotion of the use of a larger number of crop varieties better adapted to the territory and more
productive.
In the study of strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality, we can offer our high expertise
in organic production, strategy know-how management of new, more efficient crops, qualified
farmers, orchards experimental seed collection local varieties, knowledge in short marketing circuits,
training farmers and consumers.
We look forward to share experiences to export and import innovative ideas and knowledge to
contribute to the maintenance of sustainable agriculture.
Previous FP experience
Relevant R&D projects:
Europe Proyects:
"Treat&Use" (Seventh Framework Programme),"Sustainability and Employment"
(Euroemployment Programme),
Agricultural Park (Euroemployment Programme), Erasmus+,
Euromed, Youth in Action, Fénix Programme, Fénix+ Programme, Retos Programme, Retos2020
Programme. National Cooperation Proyects: "Igualar", "Lasos", "Camino Mozárabe".
Regional Cooperation Proyects (11): "Network of Flight Spaces of Andalusia", "Heritage Andalusian
cheese ", "Andarural", "Agricultural landscapes linked to Water", "Enhancement of the Guadalhorce
Valley orchards", "BirdAndalucía" ... etc.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
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Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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CITOLIVA-TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE FOR OLIVE FARMING
AND OLIVE OIL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES092)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CITOLIVA is a non-profit foundation established to implement methodologies and systems dealing
with technological requirements in the olive oil and table olive sectors.
Main activities are based on the following lines of R&D and innovation:
1. Health: improved olive oil quality and new healthy uses of olive oil or by-products. Relevant
projects:
a) ASOAN-Biotechnological use of olive by-products from Andalusia aimed at food and agriculture
sector
b) ATENA-Olive oil and other healthy fats. Technological applications for processing into value-added
products
c) OLEA TEMPURA-Study of the behavior of olive oil in frying
2. Sustainability in farms and olive industries. Related projects:
a) OiLCA-Enhancing the competitiveness and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector
through waste management optimisation and the establishment of an ecological label
b) AOFT NIR-Real time application of AOTF NIR technology in mills for the improvement of
production control, quality control and traceability of olive oil
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c) ACTIVEOLIVE-Preservation of highly perishable food products by active packaging with natural
compounds from olive oil industry
d) OLEOSIG-Geographic information system for the traceability of olive oil
3. Competitiveness: markets and strategies for the olive sector. Examples of projects:
a) STRATEGO-Strategic marketing plans of olive sector
b) Management of the Spanish Olive Technology Platform (ALENTA) and the Innovative Business
Association of Good&Services Providers of Olive Sector (INOLEO)
Finally, CITOLIVA acts as an entity of transfer between science, industry and society in these three
lines of action.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CITOLIVA has a deep understanding of the process of sustanaible olive growing. Specific expertise in
the topic is based in the following background and technological tools:
a. Economic studies of farming management
b. Agronomic management techniques for olive orchards
c. Varietal studies in olive trees
d. Communication, dissemination and transfer of research results
e. Mangament and coordination of European projects
Previous FP experience
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: TraFooN-Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of
knowledge for innovation. Grant Agreement nº: 613912
FP7-SME-2011-BSG: VERTIGEEN-Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to
contain verticillium wilt. Grant Agreement nº: 286140
FP7-SME-2012-BSG: ENTOMATIC-Novel automatic and stand-alone integrated pest management
tool for remote count and bio acoustic identification of the Olive Fly (Bactrocera oleae) in the field. In
negotiation
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: EUthentic -Harmonised solutions to Ensure food quality and
aUTHENTICity: innovative tools to support European consumers, producers and policy-makers.
Submitted
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FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1: SYNELEA-Sustainable innovations and exploitation in agricultural
residues’ clusters. Submitted
FP7 FOOD UP-Evaluation of the determinants of nutrition and peripheral satiety signals in the brain.
Submitted
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES093)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
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We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
IDEALFOOD has led numerous projects to develop new strategies for improving crop productivity. In
our experimental fields we have introduced new crops for the farmer from Andalusia region (e.g.
Stevia rebaudiana).
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Moreover, our experimental field are located in different soil and climatic condition areas and we
work on with vegetables and fruits.
Taking into account the concept “multi-actor approach”, IDEALFOOD can provide stakeholders
interested in this topic, including SMEs and other companiesIDEALFOOD can carry out in-field
demonstration activities of the technologies and products developed. Moreover we could focus on:
• Improving in-situ/on farm management and evaluation of genetic resources by the farming sector.
• Promotion of traditional and/or underutilised crops
• Boarder adaption of livestock and cultivated plants to limiting or changing agro-climatic conditions.
• Enhancing methodologies for management, conservation, characterisation and evaluation of
genetic resources.
• Engagement of end-users.
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
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Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: [email protected]
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AGROTECH
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK362)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AgroTech is a non-profit research and innovation institute working with technologies for the
agriculture and food sectors. We participate in research, development and demonstration projects
supported by public funds. Moreover, we deliver independent test and documentation of new
technologies and research-based consultancy on a commercial basis related to the development of
new technologies. In our work we pay special attention to small and medium-sized companies, but
we cooperate with companies of any size and any nationality.
Sustainable production of open field vegetables is one of our core fields of expertise in AgroTech.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
We work with plant genetic ressources (new, old and wild cultivars/landraces).
We have expertice
in production of food, including issues of yield, quality, diseases and storage.
We can optimize the method of cultivation and work with strategies and technologies to reduce food
waste in potatoes and vegetables.
Previous FP experience
AgroTech was coordinator in a FP6-project called "AGROBIOGAS - An integrated approach for biogas
production with agricultural waste". It was a 3-year Collective Research project with 24 partners
from 10 European countries. Total budget amounted to 2.8 million EURO. In addition to
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AGROBIOGAS, AgroTech has experience from participation in EU projects under the Intelligent
Energy Europe-programme and the Interreg-programme.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: [email protected]
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK094)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
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universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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GENOSKAN A/S
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK095)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
GenoSkan A/S possesses state of the art technology in Next Generation Sequencing as well as
robotics to handle thousands of samples and analyse both sequence and genotype data. GenoSkan
A/S is the leading provider of genetic testing for domestic animals in Scandinavia. Receiving
thousands of samples per month, GenoSkan A/S has established the necessary logistics and
informatics for handling both samples and data from very large projects.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Experience with genomic selection in domestic animals, genotyping by sequencing of various
species.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
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City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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WADI ATTIR ORGANIZATION
SME
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL380)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-2-2014/2015: Sustainable crop production
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Project Wadi Attir is developing a demonstration site for sustainable production of organic livestock
products, under rehabilitation of degraded dryland soil, control of erosion and desertification by
agroforestry, integrated waste recovery and reuse using organic farming technologies. Soil and
productivity improvements are being recorded, together with biodiversity, and sustainability
parameters such as GHG and nutrient balances, socioeconomic factors etc are being monitored and
recorded for dissemination.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Soil analysis in drylands, restoration of desertified soils, erosion control by agroforestry, biodiversity
assessment, GHG balance, water and nutrient balance, soil hydrology, sustainable livestock
management, socioeconomic impact of development, livestock management and manufactoring of
organic milk products, oil and fruit in drylands, waste recovery and recycling.
Previous FP experience
Dr Stefan Leu has participated in and coordinated several FP7 projects in agriculture and microalgal
biotechnology
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Israel INNOV
Organisation name: MATIMOP
Address: 29 Hamered St.
Postcode: 61500
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
E-mail: uri@iserd.org.il
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AARHUS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE DIFFERENTIATED & BIOFUNCTIONAL FOODS
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK096)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Associate professor's research fields:
Development of high quality milk with improved taste and stability
Control of milk composition by feed and breed
Variation in milk fatty acid composition
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Research activities within the fields mentioned above.
Previous FP experience
Department of Food Science:
FP5 - COLDTREE - The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events
underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (Lead Partner: Wageningen
University)
FP5 QLK5-CT-2001-70315 Broadtech (partner; lead partner: Italy`s Agency for Environmental
Protection and Technical Services, Nature Conservation)
FP6 - QACCP - Quality Analysis Critical Control Point (University of Kassel Lead Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Milk
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FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Fruit/apple (Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Vegetables (University of Newcastle Lead Partner)
FP6 - Q-PorkChains - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer
FP6 - REPCO - Replacement of Copper fungicides in organic production of grapevine and apple in
Europe
FP6 - ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high
quality produce from environmentally friendly sustainable production practises (Lead Partner)
FP6 - ERA-IB - ERA-NOEL - Novel enzyme tools for production of functional oleochemicals from
unsaturated lipids (Partner)
FP7 - REDNEX - Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by
ruminants
FP7 - N-TOOLBOX - effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water
FP7 - SME-2010-1 - Agrobiofilm - Development of enhanced biodegradable films for agricultural
activities (Partner)
FP7 - EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
FP7 - Interveg - Enhancing multifunctional benefits of cover crops - vegetables intercropping
(Agricultural Research Council - research Centre for the soil-plant system - Rome Lead Partner)
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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AARHUS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE PLANT, FOOD & SUSTAINABILITY
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK097)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Associate professor's research areas: Studies the relationship between root growth and nitrogen
uptake. Works in horticultural systems under organic or conventional management. Here winter
catch crops (cover crops) and the design of crop rotations play a major role to decrease leaching of
nitrate and thereby increase the nitrogen use efficiency of the system. Her research is focused on
the relationship between root growth and N uptake in deep soil layers. Some crops and catch crops
extend roots to 1-2.5 m depth below soil surface. These deep roots may take up nitrogen at depth
and can be used to reduce the leaching of nitrate from the deep soil layers to the groundwater. The
work includes subjects such as root and crop physiology in relation to nitrogen uptake. The approach
is laboratory and field experiments including the use of stable isotope 15N techniques for the study
of N cycling, and of minirhizotrons for measurements of plant root growth. The crops in study have
been deep rooted crops like white, Chinese and curly cabbage, carrot, beetroot, squash, as well as
shallow rooted crops like rucola, sweet corn, potato, celleriac and leek. The catch crops and green
manures include deep rooted like fodder radish, winter rye and salad burnet as well as shallow
rooted like ryegrass and birdsfoot trefoil.
In addition her studies the relationships between conditions during the growth phase and the quality
of horticultural products; like harvest quality, sensoric properties and the content of substances of
importance for human health. The focus is on the importance of the genetic material, the availability
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of soil nutrients and suboptimal growth conditions for the quality of vegetables, e.g. the content of
glucosinolates in cabbages, and the effect of UV-light exposure on the formation of vitamin D2 in
mushrooms.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Importance of genetic resources (local and traditional cultivars) and growth conditions (nitrogen,
phosphorous and sulphur fertilisers, irrigation, frost) for sensory and health properties of vegetable
products. Cabbages, root vegetables.
Previous FP experience
Department of Food Science:
FP5 - COLDTREE - The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events
underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (Lead Partner: Wageningen
University)
FP5 QLK5-CT-2001-70315 Broadtech (partner; lead partner: Italy`s Agency for Environmental
Protection and Technical Services, Nature Conservation)
FP6 - QACCP - Quality Analysis Critical Control Point (University of Kassel Lead Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Milk
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Fruit/apple (Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Vegetables (University of Newcastle Lead Partner)
FP6 - Q-PorkChains - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer
FP6 - REPCO - Replacement of Copper fungicides in organic production of grapevine and apple in
Europe
FP6 - ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high
quality produce from environmentally friendly sustainable production practises (Lead Partner)
FP6 - ERA-IB - ERA-NOEL - Novel enzyme tools for production of functional oleochemicals from
unsaturated lipids (Partner)
FP7 - REDNEX - Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by
ruminants
FP7 - N-TOOLBOX - effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water
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FP7 - SME-2010-1 - Agrobiofilm - Development of enhanced biodegradable films for agricultural
activities (Partner)
FP7 - EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
FP7 - Interveg - Enhancing multifunctional benefits of cover crops - vegetables intercropping
(Agricultural Research Council - research Centre for the soil-plant system - Rome Lead Partner)
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT098)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The aim of the research team on
"Post-harvest technology and supply chain managment" is to
improve the sustainability of the fruit and vegetable supply chain by optimizing their quality and
shelf life mainly through the use of post harvest technology. The driver of all research's activity is
the adoption of innovation in the management of fruit production and process that can be able to
fulfill sustainability criteria. Smart integration of multidisciplinary aspect such as physiological,
safety, and instrumental and sensory quality measurement concepts is essential to develop the most
effective handling procedures and innovative technologies for maintaining quality and shelf stability
of fruit products. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research partners,
and there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and implementation
of research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Main topics
1. Physiology and post harvest quality
2. Storage management and packaging systems
3. Fresh-cut physiology and storage
4. Edible coating
5. Sustainability in the supply chain
Relevant R&D projects:
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2010-2012 Fruitgest project: quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use
of new technologies for the post-harvest step funded by Piedmont Region throught EU structural
funds, participation as partner's project.
2010-2013 Vivopack: valorisation of Made in Italy agro-food products whithin the call new
technologies for the made in Italy funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development,
participation as partners' project.
2011-2014 F. & F. Biopack: research and development project on eco-sustainable packaging funded
by Piedmont Region through EU structural funds, participation as partner's project.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The team performs research on the sustainability of local (at the level of Piedmont Region) varieties
products: LCA methodology, sustainability indicators multi-criteria analysis are applied to regional
fruit and vegetable production
to integrate the traditional production processes with new
technological innovations to increase the added value (for the environment but also considering the
socio-economic impact) from the production of local varieties.
Previous FP experience
PSR 2007/2013 - Action 214/2 - A: Conservation of Biodiversity (Contract number: 94750773338)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN (ASG member) / EEN BRIDGECONOMIES
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte (ASG member)/ Consorzio Arca Palermo
Address: Via Cavour 17 (ASG member) / Viale delle Scienze
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino (ASG member) / Palermo
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara (ASG member) / Anna Sangiorgi
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239 / 0039 091 6615611
Fax: 0039 011 5669238 / 0039 091 6615628
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E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it (ASG member) / asangiorgi@consorzioarca.it
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GALICIAN INSTITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH.
SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL. CSIC
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES099)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Our group, namely "Biotechnology of Woody Plants", belongs to the "Galician Institute of
Agrobiological Research" (IIAG) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It is located in
Santiago de Compostela (Northwest Spain).
We have large experience in the propagation and germplasm preservation of woody species as well
in biochemical, cellular and molecular analysis of their developmental processes. Besides basic
approaches studied through national and regional projects, applied biotechnological aspects have
also been developed through collaboration with companies.
Related Projects:
- INTEGRACASTANEA: Vertical integration project on chestnut: from breeding to final products.
FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2013-2014.
- Characterization of chestnut genes involved in morphogenetic processes related to clonal
propagation of selected trees. 10 MRU400033PR. 2010-2013.
- Large-scale biotechnological production of improved materials for chestnut breeding. 09MRU016E.
2009-2012.
- Biotechnology applied to forestry production. Somatic embryogenesis in mature materials of
chestnut, oak and beech. Genetic transformation. 9MRU002400PR. 2009-2012.
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- Functional analysis of GRAS genes during adventitious rooting of forestry species. AGL2008-05105C02-02. 2009-2011.
- Development of liquid culture systems for genetic transformation of embryogenic lines of Quercus
robur. CSIC. PIE 200940I011. 2010.
- In vitro propagation of Croton lechleri Muell-Arg for sustainable management in Ecuador.
A/013564/07. 2008-2009.
- Non-hormonal Compounds and Signalling Pathways for the Improvement of Adventitious Rooting in
Forest Species. Integrated Action Italy-Spain. 2008-2009.
-
Somatic
embryogenesis
in
mature
oak;
basic
aspects
regarding
its induction.
Genetic
transformation. AGL2006-01387. 2006-2009.
- Biotechnology applied to forestry production. Genetic transformation of chestnut, poplar and birch.
AGL2005-00709. 2005-2008.
- Propagation and germplasm preservation of oak selected genotypes by somatic embryogenesis and
cryopreservation. PGIDT03RF040001PR. 2003-2006.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1) Ex situ germplasm preservation of fruit and forest trees:
1.1) In vitro culture of adult material of selected genotypes by axillary shoot
formation and somatic embryogenesis.
1.2) Medium-term storage by slow growth techniques.
1.3) Long-term storage by establishment of cryopreserved gene banks of
selected genotypes.
2) Large-scale production of selected trees by micropropagation: establishment, proliferation in
semisolid and liquid medium (bioreactors), rooting and acclimation.
3) Identification of valuable germplasm of local varieties of fruit trees from Northwest Spain:
phenotypic and genotypic characterization and evaluation of sanitary status.
4) Genetic expression in woody plants: genes related to plant development and defence
mechanisms.
Previous FP experience
Proposal participation:
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- Comparative and functional forest genomics for abiotic stress, adaptation and productivity.
Collaborative Research Program Spain-Canada 2004
Actions COST:
Action 822: Development of integrated systems for large-scale propagation of elite plants using in
vitro techniques. 1994-1999
Action G4: Multidisciplinary Chestnut Research. 1997-2001
Action 843: Quality Enhancement of Plant Production through Tissue Culture. 1999-2004
Action E-28: GENOSILVA: European Forest Genomics Network. 2002-2006
Action COST FP0905: Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees: Improving the Scientific Basis for Safe
Tree Development and Implementation of EU Policy Directives. 2010-2014
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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GROUP
OF
GENOMIC
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
MEDICINE.
UNIVERSITY
OF
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES100)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The
Group
of
Genomic
Medicine
at
the
University
of
Santiago
de
Compostela
(http://www.xenomica.org/), it’s a joint venture of researchers from the Population and Forensic
Genetic group of the USC and researchers of the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine. This is a
support organization of the health service of Galicia (SERGAS) offering a clinical genetics service
(both molecular and cytogenetic analysis) to all hospitals in the SERGAS network comprising 3.5
million inhabitants. FPGMX is one of the foremost clinical genetics support organizations in Spain,
offering one of the highest volumes of throughput and one of the most extensive arrays of molecular
diagnostic tests for inherited diseases. Major lines of investigation from 2000 to date comprise
genetics of complex disease, genetics of breast and CRC, pharmacogenetics, populaton and
evolutionary genetics.
Integrated within the group is the Santiago node of the National Genotyping Centre.The aim of the
centre is to offer high-throughput SNP analysis and to facilitate the statistical analysis and bioinformatic tools for SNP selection in association and linkage studies and for post-genotype analysis.
The Center has different high-throughput genotyping platforms: Affymetrix, Illumina, Sequenom
MALDI-TOF MS and AB SNPlex oligo ligation assay.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Genotyping platforms, platform leaders and technicians that provide the methods and strategies for
molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases and genotyping methods, make the mass analysis of SNPs
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for association studies, sequence and ultrasequence for genetic diagnosis and research and quantify
gene expression by RT-PCR. Since their beginings in 2003, CEGEN has supported more than 3000
researches and has provided service to almost 2000 R&D projects from almost all of the most
important spanish centers where human research is being carried out.
Previous FP experience
Denominación del proyecto: ELIX: The Human Early-Life Exposome – novel tools for integrating
early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe
Referencia: FP7-308333
Entidad Financiadora: European Commission
Duración: 2013-2017
Denominación del proyecto: EUROFORGEN-NoE
Referencia: FP7- FP7-285487
Número de investigadores/as: 28
Entidad/es financiadora/s:European Commission
Fecha de inicio: 2011
Fecha fin: 2016
Denominación del proyecto: Sharing capacity across Europe in high-throughput sequencing
technology to explore genetic variation in health and disease (GEUVADIS) Referencia: FP7-261123
Número de investigadores/as: 28
Entidad/es financiadora/s:European Commission
Fecha de inicio: 01/10/2010
Fecha fin: 30/09/2013
Denominación del proyecto: Genetic study of common hereditary bowel cancers in Hispania and the
Americas (CHIBCHA) Referencia: FP7-223678
Entidad/es financiadora/s:European Commission
Fecha de inicio: 18/09/2009
Fecha fin: 2012
Denominación del proyecto: European Network of National Schizophrenia Networks Studying.
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Gene-Environment Interactions (EU-GEI). Large Scale Integrating project Referencia: FP7-234560
Entidad/es financiadora/s:European Commission
Fecha de inicio: 01/07/2009
Fecha fin: 2012
Denominación del proyecto: High throughput analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for
the forensic identification of persons (SNPforID) Referencia: G6RD-CT-2002-00844
Fecha de inicio: 01/12/2002
Fecha fin: 30/11/2005
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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ILT.NRW-INSTITUTE
FOR
FOOD
TECHNOLOGY.NRW,
OSTWESTFALEN-LIPPE
UNIVERSITY
OF
APPLIED
SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE101)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The ILT.NRW - Insitute for Food Technology.NRW is part of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences. The Institute aims at providing secure, healthy and low-cost foodstuffs through
sustainable processes. The major fields of activity are meat technology, beverage technology,
bakery technology, food chemistry, microbiology, process technology and food histology. By now,
some 50 academic scientists are involved in research and develepment projects. Own capabilities for
chemical, physical, microbiological, histological and sensory analysis are available.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Special interest in eliminating and/or masking of boar taint.
Previous FP experience
The ILT.NRW - Institute for Food Technology.NRW is currently involved in a project in the frame of
research for the benefit of SMEs on functional foods. The intstitute participates in a number of
ongoing nationally-funded projects. The companies have good contacts to food SMEs, which can be
contributed to future projects. The institute is currently working on a project on processing
properties of boar meat.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mühlheim/Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: 0049 (0) 208 30004 51
Fax: 0049 (0) 208 30004 29
E-mail: ak@zenit.de
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT102)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our work has benn focused on plants, traditional knowleadge, agroecosystems and new trends in
rural development.
Namely on flora diversity, traditional plant use, management and conservation. Interdisciplinary
study of plants and human cultures, including past and present relationships between people and
environment. Management and conservation of plant genetic resources. Medicinal plants, wild
edibles, local food and medicine, nutraceuticals and mediterranean food. Safeguarding of intangible
cultural heritage, valorization of underutilized and underexploited plants and crops and impacts in
rural development.
Ana Maria Carvalho, as an agronomist and ethnobiologist, has scientific interests based on
agroecology, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, such as researching on the basic ecological
principles of how to understand and manage agro ecosystems that are both productive and natural
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resource conserving as well as culturally and socially sensitive. Regarding plant species and
diversity, conservation and rural development, she set out the ethnobiological approaches and
methods that may guide to a comprehension of people plant use and management.
Availability,
biodiversity and conservation of plant genetic resources (PGR), specially MAP and wild edibles, have
been also an issue of her scientific research, as well as the relations between traditional ecologycal
knowledge, plant-use and plant bioactivity, chemical characterization, nutricional and nutraceutical
composition.
Example projects:
- The lusophone Iniciative on Plant Genetic Resources - Cooperation between Portugal and the
Lusophone countries of Africa. Estação agronómica Nacional, FAO e IPGRI.
Example publications:
CARVALHO, Ana Maria (2011). Brûlis, fumées et cendres : les plantes, le feu et les savoirs
ethnobotaniques au nord-est du Portugal. In Lieutaghi, P. & Musset, D., Les plantes et le feu. Paris:
C’est-à-dire Éditions, pp.127-137. ISBN : 9782918235040
CARVALHO, Ana Maria (2010). Racines anciennes et nouvelles pousses des plantes des femmes en
Trás-os-Montes, Portugal. In Lieutaghi, P. & Musset, D., Les plantes des femmes. Paris: C’est-à-dire
Éditions, pp.91-107. ISBN: 978-2918235019
CARVALHO, Ana Maria & Morales, R. (2010). ‘Persistence of Wild Food and Wild Medicinal Plant
Knowledge in a North-Eastern Region of Portugal’. In M. Pardo de Santayana, A. Pieroni, & R. Puri
(eds.), Ethnobotany in the New Europe: People, Health and Wild Plant Resources. Oxford, UK:
Berghahn Books, pp. 147-171. ISBN:978-1-84545-456-2
CARVALHO, Ana Maria & Frazão-Moreira, A. (2011). Importance of local knowledge in plant
resources management and conservation in two protected areas from Trás-os-Montes, Portugal.
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:36
Pinela, J., Barros, L., CARVALHO, Ana Maria & Ferreira, ICFR. (2011). Influence of the drying method
in the antioxidant potential and chemical composition of four shrubby flowering plants from the tribe
Genisteae (Fabaceae). Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49 (11):2983-2989
Barros, L., CARVALHO, Ana Maria & Ferreira, ICFR. (2011). From famine plants to tasty and fragrant
spices: Three Lamiaceae of general dietary relevance in traditional cuisine of Trás-os-Montes
(Portugal).
LWT
-
Food
Science
and
Technology,
Volume
44,
Issue
2:543-548,
doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2010.07.008
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Barros, L., Heleno, S., CARVALHO, Ana Maria & Ferreira, ICFR. (2010). Lamiaceae often used in
Portuguese folk medicine as a source of powerful antioxidants: Vitamins and phenolics.’ LWT - Food
Science and Technology, 43: 544–550, doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2009.09.024
Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
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- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: eenetwork@adi.pt
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RESEARCH GROUP: "AGRIFOOD GENETIC IMPROVEMENT"
(AGR254). CENTRO IFAPA LA MOJONERA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES103)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resiliance
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals
under
submission:
EQUIPS,
PARAQUA,
MOUNTAGRINNET,
LUSH
PROTEINS,
OLEOVERITAS.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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The AGR254 Group offers to the topic SFS-5-2015 expertise in:
- High throughout biological and molecular techniques for selection of materials of interest for food
quality, resistance or fruit production: Tilling, gene selection, tests of biotic resistance...
- Quantification of compounds of nutritional value in fresh vegetables: antioxidants, sugars...
Application to cultivar selection
- Gene linkage to function via genetic mapping and quantitative PCR
- Generation of new genetic variability via chemical induction and application to plant breeding
Previous FP experience
The AGR254 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International and
Nationals:
Name: Nematode Susceptibility Targets fOr a durable Resistance, NESTOR
Program: Plant-KBBE. Acciones de Programación Conjunta Internacional
Dates: 4/2014 to 3/2017
Name: Competitive development of new cultivars of summer squash and increase of the genomic
platform for the breeding of this species
Program: INIA
Dates: 11/2011 to 10/2014
Name: ESP-SOL. Identification of genes and molecules associated to tomato fruit quality and
participation in the sequencing of euchromatic regions of Chromosome 9. A genomics approach
Program: Fundación Genoma España
Dates: 06/2004 to 05/2007
Name: Increase of the added value of summer squash cultivars with characters of fruit quality
Program: Zetaseeds company
Dates: 07/2009 to 06/2012
PUBLICATIONS:
Authors: N. Vicente-Dólera , V. Pinillos , M. Moya , M. Del Río-Celestino , T. Pomares-Viciana , B.
Román , P. Gómez
Title: An improved method to obtain novel mutants in Cucurbita pepo by pollen viability
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Journal: Scientia Horticulturae 169 (2014) 14–19
Authors: N. Vicente-Dólera, C. Troadec, M. Moya, M. del Río-Celestino, T. Pomares-Viciana, A.
Bendahmane, B. Picó, B. Román and P. Gómez
Title: First TILLING platform in Cucurbita pepo: a new mutant resource for gene function and crop
improvement
Journal: PLOS-One, Mai 2014 (In Press)
Authors: Obrero A, González-Verdejo CI, Die JV, Gómez P, Del Río-Celestino M, Román B.
Title: Carotenogenic gene expression and carotenoid accumulation in three varieties of Cucurbita
pepo during fruit development.
Journal: J Agric Food Chem. 61, pp. 6393 - 6403. 01/07/2013.
Authors: Cristina Esteras, Pedro Gómez, Antonio J Monforte, José Blanca, Nelly Vicente-Dólera,
Cristina Roig, Fernando Nuez, Belén Picó.
Title: High-throughput SNP genotyping in Cucurbita pepo for map construction and quantitative trait
loci mapping.
Journal: BMC Genomics. 13:80., pp. 0 - 0. 01/02/2012.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"ANIMAL
NUTRITION"
ESTACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL DEL ZAIDÍN
(AGR102).
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES104)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Research group (4 scientist) expert on nutrition an metabolism of native livestock species (pigs).
The group has leaded about 15 national and regional research projects on this topics during the last
years.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The group has expertise in defining strategies (nutritional or management) to improve productivity
of native monogastric species (pigs). We can study aspects varying from performance, growth,
carcass and organs development, heat production, nutrient/catabolite emission, nutrient retention
from whole-body or tissue level. We can interact with groups covering genetic and meat quality
aspects.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
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Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"CROP
IMPROVEMENT
AND
BIOTECHNOLOGY" (AGR237). CENTRO IFAPA ALAMEDA
DEL OBISPO
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES105)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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Our group AGR237 has expertise in traditional and marker assisted breeding of different legume
crops. The group has pioneered the development of all faba bean genetic maps available so far that
include genes/ QTLs controlling resistance to crop pathogens, yield components and nutritional
aspects. We have just constructed the reference consensus map for this crop, a genomic tool useful
for tagging genes of interest and develop marker assisted selection (MAS) approaches. Relevant
contributions have been developed as well in chickpea. The group has participated in the genome
sequence of the crop and in the development of maps identifying markers tagging genes controlling
disease resistance, quality and other important agronomic traits.
In faba bean all the segregating populations (RILs) required are available as well as all of the genetic
maps published so far in the species. Genes/QTLs controlling resistance to broomrape (Orobanche
crenata) ascochyta (Ascochyta fabae) and rust (Uromyces viciae-fabae) have been already identified
and some of them validated in different environment and genetic backgrounds.
In chickpea, the group has long experience in classical breeding programs, development of genetic
map and use of molecular markers in breeding selection. We have developed plant material valuable
for research studies as Recombinant Inbred Lines (RILs) and Near Isogenic Lines (NILs).
Several of the available population might segregate for resistance to abiotic stresses as well. Our
group has collaborated with international legume research groups in the European projects EUFABA,
GLIP, ASCORAB and LEGATO
The AGR237 Group offers to the topic SFS-7-2014/2015 wide expertise in:
- Protocols and experience for DNA and RNA extraction of different herbaceous and woody species.
- Protocols for PCR, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, fragment analysis.
- Application of different types of markers (RAPDs, AFLPs, SSRs, CAPs, dCAPs, SNPs, ESTs, etc.. )
and development of efficient conditions for their amplification.
- Mapping and QTL detection.
- Cloning and sequencing of amplified products.
- Gene expression studies by real-time PCR.
Previous FP experience
The AGR237 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International:
- EUFABA-QLK5-CT-2002-02307;
- GLIP: Grain Legumes-FP6-2002-FOOD-1-506223;
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- LEGRESIST: ERA-PG-GEN2006-27798-C6-5-E/VEG;
-
LEGATO[KBBE.2013.1.2-02]:LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow ", Grant agreement no:
613551)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"FISIOLOGÍA,
BIOQUÍMICA
TECNOLOGÍA DE ALIMENTOS VEGETALES" (AGR154)
Y
R&D Institution
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TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Analytical, biochemical, and molecular research on fruits to progress in the knowledge of the
processes determining the organoleptic and nutritional quality of fresh and processed fruits.
RESEARCH PROJECTS (LAST 12 YEARS)
• International, 3 such as:
- Novas tecnologías pos-colheita para a qualidade e a segurança
alimentar em citrinos
- Modulation of aroma biosynthesis during grape ripening and drying for
dessert wine
• National, 9 such as:
- Generation of genomic tools in olive and application to the analysis of
fruit and oil quality and agronomical traits
- Biochemical and molecular aspects related to the metabolism of
polyunsaturated fatty acids and phenolics
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- Identification of biochemical and molecular determinants responsible
for the virgin olive oil quality features
• Regional, 4 such as:
- Genomic, molecular, and biochemical approaches for the improvement
of virgin olive oil quality
- Optimisation of postharvest technology for raspberry produced in
Huelva province
• Private companies:
8 (virgin olive oil, fresh and processed strawberry)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The aim of the research group of Biochemistry and Technology of Plant Foods of the Instituto de la
Grasa (CSIC) is the characterization of the biosynthetic pathways of the components that determine
the organoleptic and nutritional quality of plant foods, the assessment of changes going on during
processing and conservation, and the development of technologies to improve the quality of the
food. The main applications are related to:
• Modulation of processing conditions for improving virgin olive oil quality.
• Production of enzymes to enhance the organoleptic and nutritional quality of virgin olive oil.
• Use of bioactive compounds to improve the quality of plant foods.
• Identification of biochemical and molecular determinants related to the quality characteristics of
plant foods.
• Assistance in breeding programs. Selection of new cultivars with higher nutritional and
organoleptic quality adapted to the growing area.
Previous FP experience
Participation in EU projects:
- Assessment of olfactory characteristics of olive oil by electroning sensing systems" (FA98-9540),
FP5
- Development of biocontrol agents for commercial application against post-harvest diseases of
perishable foods (QLK5-CT-1999-01065), FP5
- Novas tecnologías pos-colheita para a qualidade e a segurança alimentar em citrinos (Interreg IIIA
Program), FP6
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Role in the project
Research; Tech. Developmen
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1, Isla de la Cartuja
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 955 007 482
Fax: 955 058 587
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"OLIVE
GROWING
AND
TECHNOLOGY" (AGR240). CENTRO IFAPA ALAMEDA
OBISPO
OIL
DEL
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES107)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals under submission: EQUIPS, PARAQUA, MOUNTAGRINNET, LUSH PROTEINS, OLEOVERITAS
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The AGR240 Group offers to the topic SFS-7-2014/2015 wide expertise in:
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- Olive breeding for high productivity,
- Resistance to Verticillium wilt,
- Adaptation to different growing systems (including hedgerow orchards), oil quality and rootstocks.
- Olive cultivar comparative trials.
- Molecular markers for cultivar identification and linkage mapping.
- NIRS for evaluating fruit and oil traits in olive breeding.
Previous FP experience
The AGR240 Group has previous experience with the followings Projects International and
Nationals:
- Control force in olive plantations in hedgerow (Control del vigor en plantaciones de olivar en seto)
RTA2008-00033-C02-00.
- Prospecting, study of genetic variability and ex-situ conservation of wild olive genetic resources
(Prospección, estudio de variabilidad genética y conservación ex-situ de recursos fitogenéticos
silvestres de olivo) RF2009-00005-00-00.
- Improving the quality of virgin olive oil: influence of pollination and development of molecular
markers (Mejora de la calidad del aceite de oliva virgen: influencia de la polinización y desarrollo de
marcadores moleculares) AGR-4516.
- Improvement of resistance to verticilosis olive tree (Mejora de olivo para resistencia a verticilosis)
RTA2010-00036-C02-00.
- Integrated control of Verticilosis in olive with sustainable and environmentally friendly strategies
(Control integrado de la Verticilosis del olivo con estrategias sostenibles y respetuosas con el
medioambiente). PP.PEI.PEI2011.1.
- Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the mediterranean basin
(PESTOLIVE)
- Detection and applicability of SNPs markers for diversity studies in olive tree varieties and its
genetic mapping (Detección y aplicabilidad de marcadores SNPs para estudios de diversidad en
variedades de olivo y su mapeo genético) UJA2011/13/13.
- Force Control of olive grove in hedgerow through genetic improvement (Control del vigor en olivar
en seto por mejora genética) RTA2012-00018-C02-00
- Transform Project Olive grove and Oil (Proyecto Transforma Olivar y Aceite) PP.TRA.TRA201300.5
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- Quality assessment of virgin olive oil in olive grove genetic breeding programs (Evaluación de la
calidad del aceite de oliva virgen en programas de mejora genética de olivo) AGR-7301
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
TEAM
:
"CHARACTERIZATION
AND
OF
DOMESTIC
ANIMAL
GENETICS
CONSERVATION
RESOURCES FOR
RURAL DEVELOPPMENT" (AGR 134).
UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
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(15ES108)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilence
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Research Group ´Characterization and Preservation of Genetic Resources of Domestic Animals
for Rural Development´ (AGR-134) was founded in 1991 as a part of the ´Andalusian Research
Plan´ promoted by the Andalusian Regional Government.
The research team is composed of subject matter experts and veterinaries from several public
institutions and private enterprises, such as:
- The University of Córdoba.
- FEAGAS (Federation of Farmers´ Unions)
- The Loyola University.
- Fish and Agriculture Council from Andalusian and other Regional Governments.
- IDTACA, Ltd.
The research studies within the sphere of the characterization and preservation of genetic resources
have led to successfully achieve the following goals:
- Identification and cataloguing in a number of both Spanish and Latin-American autochthonous
races utilized in extensive production systems.
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- Inventory of autochthonous livestock patrimony.
- Plans for the improvement and preservation of autochthonous races.
- Support to farmers in the implementation of the aforementioned plans.
- Proposals and strategies aimed to improve the profitability of resources, their commercialization
and possible alternative uses.
Some innovative methodologies set in place by the group are:
- Optimization of Phenotypic Characterization methods in the broader sense, including animals,
environment and production systems.
- Genetic Variability Analysis using molecular markers.
- Phylogenetic studies.
- Identification of genetic markers of special interest for production or adaptation processes.
- Ethological studies of autochthonous races and their interaction with the environment, considering
individual behavioural patterns.
- Social-Economic Analysis of livestock resources and DAnGR (Domestic animals Genetic Resources)
optimization.
- Characterization of the quality of final products (meat, milk, wool, etc).
Relevant R&D projects:
We have taken part in several projects support by FEDER grants( National Plan of I+D+i). Program
and Strategic Action from
INIA: Conservation of Genetic Resources of Food-processing Interest
“Caracterización y evaluación de las razas bovinas Berrendas. Diseño y gestión de los planes de
conservación” (RZ00-00-017).
“Identificación del estado de conservación y planes de recuperación de las razas bovinas andaluzas
en peligro de extinción” (RZ04-00-013).
“Caracterización Socioeconómica, productiva y genética de la raza Bovina Pajuna. Bases para el
desarrollo de estrategias para su preservación, conservación y desarrollo sostenible” (RZ-02-007)
PROGRAMA PILOTO INTEGRAL DE LA CALIDAD DE VACUNO EXTENSIVO DEL LITORAL DE LA JANDA.
Presupuesto de ejecución: 100.000 euros. Asociación de Desarrollo Rural del Litoral de la Janda..
Vejer de la Frontera Cádiz
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“Caracterización y evaluación de razas caprinas autóctonas españolas de orientación cárnica:”
(RZ01-010-C3-1)
“Geografía del caprino español en riesgo de extinción. Caracterización de razas, agrupaciones y
ecotipos” (RZ2004-00010-00-00.
“Caracterización Fenotípica De La Agrupación Caprina De Las Mesetas” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
“Estudio de la repercusión del bienestar animal en el sistema de producción del ganado caprino de
carne en las razas Blanca Celtibérica, Negra Serrana-Castiza y Blanca Andaluza. Análisis económico
y de la calidad del producto”. (RZ2004-00010-00-00)
“Evaluación de la calidad higiénico-sanitaria y tecnológica de la leche de raza Manchega como
instrumento para la mejora de la viabilidad socio-económica y ambiental de los sistemas productivos
de ovino lechero” (RZ2008-00021-00-00)
We have taken part in several cooperation projects
(PCI- AECID) in North Morocco about DAnGR Conservation and Rural Developement:
The research group has collaborated in the characterization of races of ruminants of Latin America
(Araucanian sheep from Chile,
Creole goat from
cattle from Colombia, etc...:
Puebla and Chiapas( Mexico), Casanare Creole
"Estudio Integral del Sistema Agropecuario de
Santiago el Pinar, Chiapas (código 06/IES/SNV/026/08)”. Universty of Chiapas (SIINV-UNACH 2008)
PROYECTOS DE LA AECID :” ENCUENTRO PARA LA COOPERACIÓN CONJUNTA EN EL MEJORAMIENTO
DE LOS SISTEMAS DE PRODUCCIÓN PECUARIA PROMOVIDOS POR MUJERES EN EL ÁMBITO DEL
DESARROLLO RURAL” en la región de Chiapas (México)
"PRODUCCIÓN GANADERA
SOSTENIBLE EN CONDICIONES TROPICALES Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias Jorge
Dimitrov y Estación de Investigaciones de pastos y forrajes de la provincia de Granma". Cuba. 1998.
"Marca de Calidad Integral para los productos agrarios del Norte de Marruecos”. Agencia Andaluza
de Cooperación Internacional. 300.000 euros. 2008.
Research on different areas on Quality of Mental health care.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research studies within the sphere of the characterization and preservation of genetic resources
have led to successfully achieve the following goals:
- Identification and cataloguing in a number of both Spanish and Latin-American autochthonous
races utilized in extensive production systems.
- Inventory of autochthonous livestock patrimony.
- Plans for the improvement and preservation of autochthonous races.
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- Support to farmers in the implementation of the aforementioned plans.
- Proposals and strategies aimed to improve the profitability of resources, their commercialization
and possible alternative uses.
Previous FP experience
EC-GA N°261459. Research on Financing systems’ Effect on the Quality of Mental health care
(REFINEMENT).
VII Framework Programme .
2011-2013 INTERREG III-C sud PASTOMEC1.
Object: Knowledge of livestock labours in Mediterranean Region(Greace, Italy, France, Spain and
Portugal).
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: 34955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES109)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015. Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilence.
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology research group at University of Castilla La Mancha is
focus on the study of plant secondary metabolites from different plant species. The main objective is
looking for new sources of nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals with different potentials as medicinal,
antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
The research group has been involved in several projects. Right now is running two national and one
regional research projects:
•
•
Phytochemical characterization of traditional Spanish plants used in folk medicine.
Omics technologies for the identification of the key players involved in the biosynthesis and
regulation of plant apocarotenoids.
•
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of garlic extracts for their implementation on bioactive
polymers.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group has large expertise in research activities related to plant secondary metabolites,
molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology.
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Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes. At the moment only R&D projects at
national and regional level.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: gabrielar.gallicchio@uclm.es
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UNIVERSITY OF TURIN-DISAFA- TEAM POST-HARVEST
TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGMENT
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT110)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at national level.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
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Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN - DEPARTMENT OF PLANT
AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK384)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience. B. [2015] Management and sustainable use of genetic resources
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
University of Copenhagen - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences' research and teaching
focus on plants, microorganisms, animals, biotechnology and the environment as basis for
sustainable production of the food of the future and other biological products. The Department has
established advanced technological platforms for bio-imaging, metabolomics, analytical chemistry
and phenomics.
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducts pioneering research that both creates
knowledge about basic biological, chemical and physical processes and brings into play academic
knowledge in conventional and new innovative biological production systems.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Central tenet:
Crop relatives and other wild plants have evolved adaptations to the environment that may solve
many of the challenges of modern plant production
-
and it is now more feasible than ever to
prospect and utilise these with modern plant science techniques.
Education and scientific field:
Population ecology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, reproductive biology.
Research qualifications:
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Genetic resources in wild and weedy plant species
Special focus on Brassicaceae
Special focus on herbivore and pathogen resistance
Genotype - environment interactions
Abiotic and biotic stress adaptations
Plant- arthopod-pathogen interactions
Plant reproductive biology
Interspecific hybrids and their role in evolution and as genetic resources
Inbreeding, inbreeding depression, maladaptation due to outcrossing
Conservation and management of plant populations
Previous FP experience
The department has been and is involved in a number of EU projects and been the coordinator of EU
projects like eg. the FP7 project SWUP-MED (Sustainable water use securing food production in dry
areas of the Mediterranean region) which strategic objective was to improve food production by
introducing climate-proof varieties in crop rotations of wheat, grain legumes and new crops
(potentially high value food cash crops) in a rainfed system with supplemental deficit irrigation using
marginal-quality water and harvested rainwater.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
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Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT394)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our research team has focused on assessing genetic diversity patterns of native breeds using the
Iberian honey bee, Apis mellifera iberiensis, as a model system. We are using cutting edge high
throughput DNA technologies, ranging from SNP-arrays to next generation sequencing technologies
(sequencing whole genomes of honey bees), to quantify and dissect the complex diversity patterns
exhibited by the native breed. We have been especially interested in identifying genomic regions
that exhibit strong signals of being under selection to understand the genetic basis of local
adaptation. In addition, we have assessed genetic introgression of imported commercial breeds on
the native gene pool and compared with the situation in northern Europe. In addition to addressing
fundamental evolutionary questions, at a more applied level we are providing information to assist
breeding programs using local genetic resources. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the long term
preservation of the native breed (in situ conservation), which will be the basis for developing
products with a regional identity.
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Example projects:
2014-2018: COST Action FA1307. SUPER-B: SUstainable Pollination in Europe: joint Research on
Bees and other pollinators Managment Committee Member.
2013-2014: “Phytochemical traps for bee health control”. Funded by The Portuguese National
Science Foundation (FCT). PTDC /C VT-EPI/2473/2012. Researcher.
2010-2013: “Patterns and processes of (neutral and adaptive) variation in the honey bee (Apis
mellifera iberiensis) hybrid zone of the Iberian Peninsula: a population genetics approach integrating
population genomics and landscape genetics”. Research project supported by the Portuguese
Science Foundation (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia”, FCT). PTDC/BIA-BEC/099640/2008.
Principal Investigator.
2010-2011: Geographical patterns of genetic diversity in Portugal as told by the mitochondrial DNA.
Research project supported by the Portuguese beekeeping program. Principal Investigator.
Examples of recent publications:
Muñoz, I.; Pinto; M.A.; De la Rúa, P. 2014. Effects of queen importation on the genetic diversity of
island honeybee populations (Apis mellifera linneaus 1758). Journal of Apicultural Research: 53 (2):
296-302. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.2.11.
Muñoz, I.; Cepero, A; Pinto, M.A.; Martín-Hernández, R.; Higes, M.; De la Rúa, P. 2014. Changes in
Nosema incidence associated with honey bee queen introductions. Infection, Genetics and Evolution:
23, 161–168. Doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2014.02.008.
Pinto, M.A.; Henriques, D.; Chávez-Galarza, J.; Kryger, P.; Garnery, L.; van der Zee, R.; Dahle, B.;
Soland-Reckeweg, G.; De la Rúa, P.; Dall’ Olio, R.; Carreck; N.L.; Johnston, J.S. 2014. Genetic
integrity of the dark honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) from protected populations: a genome-wide
assessment using SNPs and mtDNA sequence data. Journal of Apicultural Research: 53(2): 269 278. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.2.08.
Chávez-Galarza, J.; Henriques, D.; Johnston, J.S.; Azevedo, J.C.; Patton, J.C.; Muñoz, I.; De la Rúa,
P.; Pinto, M.A. 2013. Signatures of selection in the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis)
revealed by a genome scan analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Molecular Ecology:
22, 5890–5907. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12537.
Evans, J.D.; Schwarz, R.; Chen, Y.P.; Budge, G.; Cornman, R. S.; De la Rúa, P.; Miranda, J.R.;
Foret, S.; Foster, L.; Gauthier, L.; Genersch, E.; Gisder, S.; Jarosch, A.; Kucharski, R.; Lopez, D.;
Lun, C.M.; Moritz, R.F.A.; Maleszka, R.; Muñoz, I.; Pinto, M.A.; (2013). Standard methods for
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molecular
research
in
Apis
mellifera.
Journal
of
Apicultural
Research
52
(4).
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.11
Meixner, M.D.; Pinto, M.A.; Bouga, M.; Kryger, P.; Ivanova, E.; Fuchs, S. 2013. Standard methods
for characterizing subspecies and ecotypes of Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research 52 (4).
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.05
Pinto, M.A.; Henriques D.; Neto, M.; Guedes, H.; Muñoz, I.; Azevedo, J.C.; De la Rúa, P. 2013.
Maternal diversity patterns of Ibero-Atlantic populations reveal further complexity of Iberian honey
bees. Apidologie, 44:430–439. DOI:10.1007/s13592-013-0192-y.
Muñoz, I.; Pinto, M.A.; De la Rúa, P. 2013. Temporal changes in mitochondrial diversity highlights
contrasting
population
events
in
Macaronesian
honey
bees.
Apidologie
44:295–305
DOI:
10.1007/s13592-012-0179-0.
Pinto, M.A.; Muñoz, I.; Chávez-Galarza, J.C.; De la Rúa, P. 2012. The Atlantic side of the Iberian
Peninsula: a hot-spot of novel African honey bee maternal diversity. Apidologie 43:663–673. DOI:
10.1007/s13592-012-0141-1.
Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
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- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
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Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: eenetwork@adi.pt
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FEDERACIÓ
(FCAC)
COOPERATIVES
AGRÀRIES
DE
CATALUNYA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN (Catalonia)
(15ES111)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FCAC (Catalan agriculture
cooperatives federation) is an SMEs association of agricultural
cooperatives located along Catalonia. (Headquarters. Barcelona) One of the FCAC's role is to enhace
the participation of the SMEs in R&D projects.
FCAC was founded in 1983.
Currently there are 240 cooperatives associated to FCAC. These
cooperatives together represent a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros, comprising some 78,000
members. These cooperatives bring together and put on the market all kind of farm production from
his associated producers: fruits, vegetables, cereals, wine, nuts, olive oil, milk, pork, beef and other.
FCAC main activities are focused to agriculture advice, financial and tax services, legal advice,
training courses, advice on grants and subsidies, and also the support for R & D activities for the
cooperatives.The latest international projects were FCAC was involved:
- Participation in the RSE.COOP project, funded by the Equal Initiative 2004-2007, implementation of
Social Responsibility in cooperative enterprises.
- Participation in the SAHC project "Promotion of Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling in the Agrofood
sector" (2008 - 2010), funded through the Intelligent Energy program of the EU.
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- Coordination and implementation of projects of international cooperation in Colombia between
Catalan cooperatives and Colombian associations exotic fruit funded by the Government of Catalonia
between 2010 to 2013.
The latest R&D projects founded from Government of Catalonia (trough European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development (EAFRD):
- Improving the competitiveness of the pork industry through cooperative research on health and
nutrition. (2010)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable waste management in the wine sector.(2010)
- Automatic Estimation of the weight of individual pigs using computerized imaging (2012)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable management and recovery of waste in the
production of olive oil (2012)
- 2012-2013 - Colaborative role as SME association in OILCA project :Enhancing the competitiveness
and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector through waste management optimisation
and
the
establishment
of
an
ecological
label.
(Funded
by
the
Interreg
IVB
SUDOE);http://www.oilca.eu
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
FCAC has experience working with Universities and other institutions in R&D. FCAC can participate
directly or colaborating and working beside his SMEs cooperatives in demonstrations and
disseminations, and also very important: in the first definition of the project due to his know-how
about the real needs of R&D in agrofood sector.
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
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Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: cpenya@gencat.cat
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GRUPO
DE
GUADALHORCE
DESARROLLO
RURAL
VALLE
DEL
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from España
(15ES112)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Grupo de Desarrollo Rural Valle del Guadalhorce (GDR Valle del Guadalhorce) is a
non-profit
association with more than 500 partners (municipalities, associations, cooperatives, trade unions,
companies and individual people). It is working about management and implementation of rural
development grant programme (Proder, Leader, Feader...) in our territory (Valle del GuadalhorceMálaga, Spain).
Beside, it has main areas working:
sustainable development, economic, social and cultural
revitalization, environmental awareness, information transparency and cooperation.
We working method is "Button-up" which is based on population's participation
and social
innovation, as it is considered that only by knowing the opinion of the inhabitants of the territory can
work in sustainable rural development.
Our association is structured into working committees focused on the following aspects: Agriculture
and Livestock; Training and Employment; Industry and Trade; Gender and Youth; Heritage and New
Technologies
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our territory has a large agricultural tradition along with good environmental conditions (mild
climate, diverse terrain, fertile soil and availability of water), we have a wide range of local varieties.
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For years bet heavily on maintaining and improving our genetic resources through the promotion of
the use of a greater number of varieties of crops, especially local varieties because these are better
adapted to our territory.
In addition, we conducted studies to characterize the different local varieties in order to make them
known among producers to incorporate them into their productions among consumers and to
encourage consumption and increase demand.
To study of the management and sustainable use of genetic resources, we can offer our high
expertise in organic production, know-how in the management of new crops, skilled farmers,
orchards experimentation, our characterization studies and collection of seeds of local varieties.
We look forward to share experiences to export and import innovative ideas and knowledge to
contribute to the maintenance of sustainable agriculture.
Previous FP experience
Relevant R&D projects:
Europe Proyects:
"Treat&Use" (Seventh Framework Programme),"Sustainability and Employment"
(Euroemployment Programme),
Agricultural Park (Euroemployment Programme), Erasmus+,
Euromed, Youth in Action, Fénix Programme, Fénix+ Programme, Retos Programme, Retos2020
Programme.
National Cooperation Proyects: "Igualar", "Lasos", "Camino Mozárabe".
Regional Cooperation Proyects (11): "Network of Flight Spaces of Andalusia", "Heritage Andalusian
cheese ", "Andarural", "Agricultural landscapes linked to Water", "Enhancement of the Guadalhorce
Valley orchards", "BirdAndalucía" ... etc.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
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Contact person: Cristina Cabeza Fernández
Telephone: 34955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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INGENIERIA ARZA S.L.
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES113)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ingeniería Arza SL (ARZA), is the leader of a multidisciplinary group of private companies located in
Lugo (Galicia), in the North-West of Spain. ARZA group is the bridge which saves the gap between
rural local areas and the different administrations. We offer a “full service concept” carried out by
skilled workers (veterinarians, economists, lawyers and agricultural engineers) which covers the
main needs of a farm.
Our main activities are:
- Construction projects, viability studies and environmental impact studies related to farming and
agribusiness (1,850 projects).
- Development of a pioneer system for counselling and comprehensive management of farms.
- Development of innovative production techniques in the bovine, poultry and pig sectors.
- Training of more than 2,850 farmers to improve their marketing skills.
- Give advice on creation and improvement of farms and livestock (More than 4,800 farmers advised
and more than € 17 million of EU funding achieved).
- Incorporation of young people into farming activities (780 people incorporated. € 1.5 million of EU
funding achieved)
- As a partner of the local government, management of EU agricultural grants (580 grants per year
and more than € 6.5 million of EU funding achieved)
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- Collaboration with the local government in the framework of a project (funded by the Structural
Funds) that aims to support traditional farms in their transition process towards organic farming and
help them with their marketing strategies.
- Long-lasting collaboration with the local government on a programme for giving advice on
environmentally friendly practices (€ 9.15 million of EU funding achieved).
- Collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Labour in the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and Youth
Employment 2013/2016.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
In our 20 years of professional experience we have contributed to the improvement and innovation
of the agriculture sector under the concept of “multi-actor approach”. This sector represents 13% of
our regional economy. Our aim is to improve the connection between the research and productive
sector to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in order to obtain practical and applicable results.
One of our potential is how we can work with a very heterogeneous group of clients:
from the
intensive farmers without land to other farmers who work in the mountain areas where agricultural
employment represents over 60% of the population and there is a 96% of the land included in
“Natura 2000” as a protected areas.
We have worked really hard to achieve a more sustainable agriculture (with the combination of the
modernization of farms with the improve of the animal welfare), and to develop the extensive
livestock systems or to increase the diversity and the friendly environmental practices.
In this line, we have to emphasize the success with the EU grants for to promote the friendly
environmental practices, on promoting the organic farming and our collaboration in the protection
and improvement of indigenous livestock breeds (95% of our farmers have indigenous beef breeds,
the 80% of them sale their products through a quality local label and they can sale its products a
30% more expensive than its competitors ).
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration;
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
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Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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AMIRAM PORATH CONSULTING
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL365)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
General - One of the major challenges faced today by national economies is the slowdown in the
world commerce. Since 2008 the international slowdown in the world trade has created a significant
economic problem for different countries and regions.
The changes in the last decades that has given advantages to knowledge based and innovative
economies, has placed the hopes of economic growth on R&D active organizations and SMEs. That
outlook combined with the current situation make it very difficult for traditional sectors and therefore
for economies based on such sectors, to maintain their growth ration, and even to grow at all. These
traditional sectors (e.g. natural food raw materials, Furniture, and Jewellery) are now required to
innovate, but lack both the managerial capacity and the financial support.
At the same time pressure is being applied to research organizations for them to further their
contacts in the community and to assist the growing economy by facilitating technology transfer and
innovation transfer to the firms.
APC currently consults the Chief Scientist of the ministry of
Economic Development (formaly industry and trade) in SIrael, as well as companies seeking
strategic development.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The service APC proposes, is focused on assistance to the development of Innovation systems,
promote R&D
in different sectors, in a specific region by analysing the needs, developing a
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comprehensive system and training their existing management in innovation management, including
for example facilitating Technology Transfer activities in cooperation with the research institutions to
allow for improved competitiveness and to remove the barriers for future cooperation between the
local partners, by creating a positive experience. This activity will help to create R&D capabilities in
the companies involved, and to further encourage them to acquire and assimilate new technologies.
The expertize of Dr Porath, the CEO of APC is demonstrated in the following sections and can also be
followed using his publications (see Amiram Porath on Amazon.com).
The specific issues for this
sections are the management of the resources in a genral view, as well as services including
standartization of the activities and results.
Previous FP experience
2011 – 2012 SBA Mapping project phase II – National Consultant
2010 – 2011 SBA Mapping project – National Consultant
2009 – 2010 METRIS Country Correspondent
2008 – 2009 ERAWATCH Country Correspondent
2006 – 2008 Administrative Coordinator of DNA devices – an FP6 project.
2002 – 2005 Administrative Coordinator of DNA as Nanowires – an FP5 project.
2001 – 2004 Country Coordinator of the European Jewellery Institute – a virtual centre under FP5 in
Jewellery technology.
Role in the project
Research; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Israel INNOV
Organisation name: MATIMOP
Address: 29 Hamered St.
Postcode: 61500
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
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Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
E-mail: uri@iserd.org.il
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COVAP
Large company
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES114)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7/2014-2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
COVAP is the largest agroindustry cooperative in Andalucia and is one of the most important in
Spain, founded in 1959. The business scope is mainly focused on dairy products, animal feed, and
meat products: 1) milk, milk shakes,enriched milks, 2) sheep, cow and goat cheese, 3) Iberian Ham
and sausages, and 4) Iberian pig, beef and lamb meats COVAP has an integrated production system
based on an eco‐sustainable model.
Its pastureland use rotational farming methods, meaning that the land is used to grow cereals for a
period, and then used for livestock grazing. This kind of relationship between crop and animal
farming is only possible due to a balance in the use of natural resources.
COVAP integrated production chain involve livestock, feeding, industrialization, commercialization
and consumer (markets). The main advantage using this model is to have the control over the
different steps till reach the end product and implement solutions from farm to fork. Each action at
different levels will affect the rest in the chain, following up the quality and traceability of each end
product. Moreover, COVAP has set up its own technical support service to get closer to members and
to provide them with everything they need to improve their production conditions. A skilled team of
professionals provides a highly personalised service to members by carrying out a lot of field work.
There are now four main support areas: 1) Rural Engineering and the Environment, 2) Hygiene and
Health, 3)Reproduction, and 4) Comprehensive Advisory Services to help members to take
advantage with the support of Public Administration.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
COVAP is a Cooperative with a strong tradition in rearing local breeds which are highly adapted to
the natural environment: The Pasture. Those breeds are Retinta cattle for meat production, Merino
breed of sheep and their derivatives and Murciano-Granadina goats for cheese making and the
Iberian Pig which is fed with acorns during its fattening period,at the end of its cycleof life. Its
derivated products are meat, sausages and cured ham.
Previous FP experience
COVAP has participated in the following International Research Projects: BRIDGE Project (6th FP)
where the application of RFID in the processing of Spanish Iberian ham for traceability and storage
management. Currently, COVAP is involved in a Research Project from 7th FP Called BIOFOS which
attemp to develop a high-added value multi-analyte biosensor for quality control in food industry.
Under the figure of EUREKA, COVAP is running the Project INFORMED, which ddresses online
monitoring & control of production in the meat processing industry. Morevover, COVAP has huge
experience in developing research projects fincanced by its own resources and with National funding,
in areas such as Food quality, Food safety, Animal Health Status and Production Improvement, or
New Products/Processes Development.
Role in the project
Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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GRUPO TRAGSA
Large company
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES115)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity and
resilience
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
TRAGSA is the matrix company of GRUPO TRAGSA, a State owned Spanish company which provides
the Spanish Ministry of the Environment, Rural and Marine Development with engineering and
infrastructure services and management-related technical and administrative support. GRUPO
TRAGSA is a leading company in the forestry and agricultural development segments of the Spanish
technical assistance and engineering field.
GRUPO TRAGSA has strong presence nationwide, with offices in 17 regions and 52 provinces,
providing added value in terms of quick and effective implementation and execution of entrusted
projects.
The international presence of GRUPO TRAGSA seeks the transfer of know-how, experience and
technology in its chosen areas of expertise, with more than 120 projects in 35 countries in North
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. This
international presence, which was mainly initiated through Spanish co-operation projects, has
expanded
with input from experts and the successful winning of tenders in which GRUPO TRAGSA has
participated, both individually and in consortium arrangements.
GRUPO TRAGSA counts on an Innovation, Research and Development Unit in charge of the
monitoring, management and technical support of the R&D projects carried out by the different units
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of the company. It has a wide experience in the management of national and international
cooperation projects. Within the European Framework Programme.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
TRAGSA has a wide experience in the conservation and management of genetic resources, mainly
focused on species with a high economic value in different Spanish regions, such as Castanea sativa,
Pinus pinaster or Quercus suber.
TRAGSA counts on adapted facilities for the development of biotechnology R&D activities, which
include a lab for small-scale micro propagation of forest species, climatic chambers of in vitro culture
and a transfer chamber, cryopreservation infrastructure and an ultra freezer for long shot
conservation, industrial stoves as well as other small equipment for physiological measurements. In
Addition, TRAGSA has extensive experience in the establishment, monitoring and control of
experimental fields.
The company works jointly with different Universities and Technological Centers, and has strong
links with the Public Administration and with private forest-based companies
Previous FP experience
c@R: Collaboration at Rural (FP6, www.c-rural.eu)
FUME: Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and
other fire-affected areas of the world (FP7, www.fumeproject.eu)
SmartOpenData: Linked Open Data
for environment
protection in Smart
Regions
(FP7,
www.smartopendata.eu)
Other EU funded projects: HABITATS (CIP, www.inspiredhabitats.eu), SATFOR (INTERREG IVB
Sudoe, www.satfor.eu), FORRISK (INTERREG IVB Sudoe, http://forrisk.efiatlantic.efi.int), VELIF
(LIFE-Environmental).
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
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Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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AGROTECH
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK116)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AgroTech is a non-profit research and innovation institute working with technologies for the
agricultural sector and food sector. We participate in research, development and demonstration
projects supported by public funds. Moreover, we deliver independent test and documentation of
new technologies and research-based consultancy related to the development of new technologies.
In our work we pay special attention to small and medium-sized companies but we cooperate with
companies of any size and any nationality. Environmental technologies for a cleaner agricultural
production is one of five core fields of expertise in AgroTech.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
AgroTech offers expert knowledge in technologies to reduce pollution caused by intensive livestock
production systems. This includes expertise within development and demonstration of technologies
for reduced emissions of ammonia, odour, and greenhouse gases from livestock production. In
addition, AgroTech has experience within development and demonstration of technologies for
improved handling of manure including biogas and gasification technologies. AgroTech also carries
out test and environmental technology verification (ETV), which is an independent third party
assessment of environmental technologies – e.g. cleaning of air from livestock buildings, sensor
technologies, slurry additives, slurry separation, and biogas generation.
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Previous FP experience
AgroTech was coordinator in a FP6-project called "AGROBIOGAS - An integrated approach for biogas
production with agricultural waste". It was a 3-year Collective Research project with 24 partners
from 10 European countries. Total budget amounted to 2.8 million EURO. In addition to
AGROBIOGAS, AgroTech has experience from participation in EU projects under the Intelligent
Energy Europe-programme and the Interreg-programme.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone:
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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CTAEX TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES117)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAEX is a private not-for-profit Research, Development, and Innovation centre located in the
south-west of Spain and backed by an association of food companies, SMEs and agricultural cooperatives.
CTAEX facilities and main activity areas are as follows:
Agricultural Dpt. counts with green houses and 25 hectares of experimental farms including 4
organic certified ones, indicated for pot trials and large scale cultivation.
Food Technology Dpt. counts with a fully equipped pilot plant, an experimental kitchen, a sensory
evaluation lab and chambers indicated for shelf life studies, postharvest treatments and maturation
and curing processes.
Food Science and Safety Dpt. which is highly specialized in agro-food matrixes analysis from
chemical, physical and microbiological procedures, can also carry out the extraction, purification and
isolation of active compounds found in Medicinal Plants and a agro-food by-products and residues.
Apart from the technical development of an R&D Project, CTAEX could carry out the Project Results
Dissemination through its Office for Research Results Transfer Activities by means of dissemination
that mostly reaches SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector
Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 projects, involving participation of
national, European and Latin American partners.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTAEX´s expertise lies in the development of agricultural trials related to plant variety
characterization, seeds and plant material multiplication, and crop management practices,
specifically addressing sustainable crop production and mechanisms to increase productivity,
stability, and quality of fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes.
It also lies among the Agricultural Dpt. expertise the study of weed control and pest management
through innovative procedures like the employment of aromatic and medicinal plant´s bioactive
compounds as well as those chemically interesting substances coming from the exploitation of byproducts and residues of the agro-food industry. In this sense, up to 60 different vegetable species
of Aromatic and Medicinal plants have already been successfully grown, extracted, characterized,
and chemically and microbiologically evaluated in the search of bioactive compounds with different
applications.
The soil quality and management is approached via the study of alternative cultivars, and the
development of novel fertilization techniques including innovative eco-friendly amendments.
Previous FP experience
INPROFOOD. Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations (FP7-Science
in Society´11).
BIOCOPAC. Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal
packaging (FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME).
SATIN. Satiety Innovation (KBBE.2011.2.3-04).
MULTIHEMP. Multipurpose Hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (FP7-KBBE-2012-6singlestage)
Value4Wool. Market Umbrella for the utilisation of low grade grease sheep wool as organic soil
amendment and fertilizer (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2011).
SAVECROPS. Polivalent Biocides from local wastes (LIFE + 2011)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
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Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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DTU FOOD
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK118)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Center for Hygienic Design (CHD) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aspires to
participate closely with research organisations and companies in research and development projects.
In addition, the center offers consultancy in trouble-shooting and problem-solving in the food and
biotech industry, and assists in testing and development projects within the scope of the center.
Furthermore, the center contributes to the master research programme Food Technology and offers
predefined or tailormade courses in hygienic design.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Hygienic design and certification of process equipment can greatly help to reduce the environmental
impact. Less water, chemicals, time and energy are used by the use of hygienically designed
equipment. Moreover, it lasts longer, and therefore should be serviced, repaired and replaced less
often.
Center for Hygienic Design is open to a wide range of projects within research, education and
consultancy. Whether you represent a manufacturer of process equipment interested in certification
according to EHEDG guidelines or you are looking for a qualified partner for projects in relation to
hygienic design, we are ready to assist and consult you in the development of hygienic solutions.
The center offers test for cleanability and hygienic design of process equipment, examination of
production facilities to minimize and prevent cross-contamination of the food product, and targeted
courses in hygienic design.
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The center has extensive experience with microbiological test methods, handling of difficultgeometry equipment and has for number of years dealt with CFD and evaluation of surface
roughness and food contact materials. The center is located in a research environment and combines
practical and theoretical knowledge from many disciplines and institutes.
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration;
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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FOUNDATION OF AUXILIARY INDUSTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
TECNOVA FOUNDATION
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES119)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Foundation for Agricultural Auxiliary Technologies (TECNOVA Foundation) is a Centre of
Technology Innovation Support on a national level. Furthermore, is a non-profit making private
institution having legal personality currently made up of 125 companies belonging to the agricultural
industry and auxiliary services, postharvest and packaging as well as administrations, entities
privates and publics.
In TECNOVA, we count on an innovation department responsible for the administrative and economic
management of R&D&I projects which are developed in the centre. Since 2001, date in which the
Foundation was developed, the projects have been overcome the hundred.
Research and services department
Tecnova rely on two important research zones:
• Horticultural Production Technology (TPH)
• Postharvest and Packaging Technology (TPE)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Postharvest and Packaging Technology
Postharvest consulting
• Advice regarding the implementation of the APPCC system.
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• Optimisation and monitoring of food quality management systems.
• Innovation studies on agro-industrial processes (preservation, transport conditions etc.)
• Market research (new products, trends etc.).
• Electronic fruit: determination of major points of impact during handling and design optimisation.
• Studies on respiration rates (metabolic study on plants).
• Characterisation of varieties.
Non-destructive analysis techniques
• Measurement of biofunctional compounds in fruit and vegetable products.
• Characterisation of diverse attributes of fruit and vegetable products and in real time.
• Calibration and validation of quality parameters in fruit and vegetable products using NIT
technology (ºBrix, pH, firmness, moisture, etc).
Packaging studies
• Product shelf life: microbiology and sensory quality.
• Optimization of packaging conditions.
• Modified atmosphere evolution inside containers for fresh and ready prepared products.
• Physical-chemical parameter evolution: texture, colour, firmness, etc.
• Biofunctional compound evolution.
• Nutritional composition evolution.
Ready-prepared and ready-cooked products.
• Establishing shelf life.
• Microbiological control.
• Nutritional composition.
• Packaging optimization.
• Intelligent packaging.
• Labeling studies.
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Previous FP experience
“Reducing mineral fertilizers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and
bio-char products” “FERTIPLUS”.This is a collaborative research project within the cooperation and
thematic zone of agriculture, nutrition and biotechnology, KBBE.2011.1.2-02,from the 7th
Framework Program (FP 7) FP7. Tecnova participates as a leader of a work package focused on the
life cycle analysis. “Lactic acid bacteria and other microorganisms antagonists as preservatives in
minimally processed fruit and vegetables” “BIOSAFOOD” funding by Eurotransbio under ERA-NET
scheme FP7 tool for research, technological development and demonstration of the European Union.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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FUNDACION
CENTRO
TECNOLÓGICO
SECTOR CÁRNICO (TEICA)
ANDALUZ
DEL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES120)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Teica has become innovation service meat companies, agribusiness and auxiliary, expanding its
business base. Teica activity, which has been growing exponentially, it´s focused on three priority
areas: R&D, technical assistance and training, it is framed within the strategic lines are: direct
service to companies, testing demanded by the industry, engineering support and process
optimization,
technology
transfer,
documentary
support
and
training
of
all
levels
(basic,
intermediate, technicians and managers). Teica has advised the meat sector companies in the
deployment of processes and actions which represent and environmental improvement.TEICA
collaborate with diverse ecological cattle and breeders. This is the case of the implantation of the
ISO 14001 Norm in companies, advising to enterprises in the accomplishement of environmental
improvement actions within the program ECOINNOCAMARAS, and studying the viability of a biogas
plant in the region using as substrates the meat industry residues. On the other hand, within
A2TRANSFER (POPTEC program, FEDER founds) and TRATECAR (REINDUS program) projects, Teica
has made technology transfer activities based on improving production processes that make
companies more environmentally sustainable.
During the project development RETCETEC
(POCTEFEX program, FEDER founds), TEICA has developed five prototypes of 5th range halal dishes.
The same way, Teica has made the technological development of burgers using organic Iberian pork
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and organic beef. Teica technicians have participated as speakers at various seminars for
environmental improvement. Teica has a laboratory which performs all types of analytical to the
meat sector companies, including sewage, and a pilot plant for the development of new processes
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
TEICA performs the design and development of new products and processes. Also, Teica carries out
technology and practice viability verification studies of news products and processes and economic
viability verification of these, performing market study, innovation strategy development and partner
search. In the TEICA's pilot plant is made demonstration, testing, prototyping and piloting of new
products and processes, and in TEICA's lab carry out Food Securty Validation, both microbiological
and Physicochemical both microbiological and Physicochemical. TEICA's Technical staff
advises
companies on Sustainable Food Security and performs implantation of HACCP.
Previous FP experience
TEICA has participated as principal beneficiary or as a partner in various calls of 7FP, the projects
submited were EVIPER, MICROGEST and NEWGOATPRO. TEICA has participated as principal
beneficiary or as a partner in various calls ofLIFE program, Modelling Biocontrol of Listeria
monocytogenes in the Meat Industry, DEHESA VALOR and REWATER. Teica has carried out several
projects financed by FEADER and FEDER founds. Programs POPTEC, POCTEFEX and GDR-FEADER.
Teica has carried out the development of new products based on organic goose (GDR-FEADER),
Iberian pork products obtained bred and fed in the chestnut (GDR-FEADER). In
teh projetc
RETCETEC (POCTEFEX program) Teica developed five prototypes of 5th range halal and organic
dishes, using organic lamb lojeño. Teica in NEWGOAT PRO project proposes the development of
dishes from goat meat. Teica has requested funding for the program SUDOE to the realization of
revalued viscera products
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
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City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES121)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
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IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
IDEALFOOD is working on the application of innovative and effective strategies to improve the
management of external inputs through several national and international projects. For example,
IDEALFOOD is participating in “Resource efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing”
RESFOOD project (www.resfood.eu) in which new technologies are being applied to achieve an
efficient water, nutrients and energy management.
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Our agronomic department has a large expertise in research related to greenhouse-based agriculture
while our postharvest department has developed many project in order to improve shelf life, food
security and quality of the products.
IDEALFOOD can offer:
Postharvest and Packaging Technology
Postharvest consulting
• Advice regarding the implementation of the APPCC system.
• Optimisation and monitoring of food quality management systems.
• Innovation studies on agro-industrial processes (preservation, transport conditions etc.)
• Market research (new products, trends etc.).
• Electronic fruit: determination of major points of impact during handling and design optimisation.
• Studies on respiration rates (metabolic study on plants).
• Characterisation of varieties.
Non-destructive analysis techniques
• Measurement of biofunctional compounds in fruit and vegetable products.
• Characterisation of diverse attributes of fruit and vegetable products and in real time.
• Calibration and validation of quality parameters in fruit and vegetable products using NIT
technology (ºBrix, pH, firmness, moisture, etc).
Packaging studies
• Product shelf life: microbiology and sensory quality.
• Optimization of packaging conditions.
• Modified atmosphere evolution inside containers for fresh and ready prepared products.
• Physical-chemical parameter evolution: texture, colour, firmness, etc.
• Biofunctional compound evolution.
• Nutritional composition evolution.
Ready-prepared and ready-cooked products.
• Establishing shelf life.
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• Microbiological control.
• Nutritional composition.
• Packaging optimization.
• Intelligent packaging.
• Labeling studies.
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
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Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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AGROTECH
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK363)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015, Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AgroTech is a non-profit research and innovation institute working with technologies for the
agriculture and food sectors. We participate in research, development and demonstration projects
supported by public funds. Moreover, we deliver independent test and documentation of new
technologies and research-based consultancy on a commercial basis related to the development of
new technologies. In our work we pay special attention to small and medium-sized companies, but
we cooperate with companies of any size and any nationality.
Sustainable production of open field vegetables is one of our core fields of expertise in AgroTech.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
We work with plant genetic ressources (new, old and wild cultivars/landraces).
We have expertice
in production of food, including issues of yield, quality, diseases and storage.
We can optimize the method of cultivation and work with strategies and technologies to reduce food
waste in potatoes and vegetables.
Previous FP experience
AgroTech was coordinator in a FP6-project called "AGROBIOGAS - An integrated approach for biogas
production with agricultural waste". It was a 3-year Collective Research project with 24 partners
from 10 European countries. Total budget amounted to 2.8 million EURO. In addition to
AGROBIOGAS, AgroTech has experience from participation in EU projects under the Intelligent
Energy Europe-programme and the Interreg-programme.
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Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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BIOLCHIM SPA
SME
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT122)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/15: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Biolchim S.p.A. is a leading company in the production and commercialization of biostimulants,
whose function is to stimulate natural processes to enhance nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency,
tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality in full respect of sustainable agriculture values and
practices. Thanks to the experience acquired in 40 years of activity, the strong relationship with the
greatest worldwide producers of raw materials, and the collaboration with important Universities and
Research Centres, Biolchim offers a complete portfolio of biostimulants that maximize the
performance of any crop, anywhere in the world. Biolchim’s R&D Team cooperates closely with
Universities and Research Institutes all over the world with a view to transfer Knowledge directly to
the field.
The working approach is based on 3 founding principles:
•innovative raw materials, especially botanical extracts and compounds of vegetal origin, to
combine agronomic efficacy with environmental sustainability;
•high-tech manufacturing processes, to keep the biostimulant properties of plant extracts and
natural molecules unaltered;
•large scale product experimentation, to ensure the highest standards of safety and effectiveness in
all agricultural contexts. AREAS OF INNOVATION:
•PRODUCT
•MANUFACTURING PROCESS
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•PACKAGING
•BUSINESS AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT
•MARKETING and COMMUNCATION
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Development of plant nutrition products and improvers of plant stress tolerance of biological origin:
prototype development, large-scale testing, industrial scale-up; commercial launch (production of
marketing material, distribution etc…)
Previous FP experience
Ongoing
cooperations
with
Universities,
Research
Institutes,
and
other
companies:
http://www.biolchim.it/index.php?lang=en&page=win.html
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: simpler@aster.it
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CHAM FOODS
SME
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL123)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Working together with sustainable growers and farms for the supply of fruits and vegetables and
herbs.
Receipt and handling of naturals in large scale.
Supportive in-house laboratory testings through all parts of processing.
Processing including concentration, cold and hot break, aseptic filling.
Drying processes sich as spray drying and freeze drying in pilot and commercial scale.
Natural raw materials dried as powder or sliced or concentrated.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: MATIMOP-ISERD
Organisation name: Israel-EU R&D Directorate
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Address: Industry House, 29 Hamered St.
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
Fax: 972-3-5170020
E-mail: uri@iserd.org.il
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK124)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
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Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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FOOD PROCESSING INITIATIVE E.V.
SME
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE125)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Food-Processing Initiative (FPI) e.V. (membership association) is the established networking
organisation for food industry (i.e. producers, technology, ingredients, packaging, IT solutions) and
research. FPI facilitates innovation in product, technology and knowledge, and opens up new
markets. FPI is engaged in national and international innovation projects, delegations and matching
events.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Creating Contacts – Pooling Potential – Opening Opportunities
FPI, founded in 2000, is an acknowledged network in the food sector. FPI supports food companies,
in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) on innovation, strategic alliances, market
potentials and expansion. FPI fosters communication, provides information, establishes contacts
across the food chains, initiates and supports all forms of co-operation and innovation projects,
resource efficient processes in food production and dissemination and exploitation strategies, both
national and international.
Previous FP experience
FPI e.V. has participated in several EU projects fostering innovation in the German food sector and
promoting transfer of research results to the food industry. Project examples are the INTERREG
projects FoodSpot, FoodFuture and FP7 project AgriFoodResults. FoodSpod
is a collaborative
platform for cross-border innovation and cooperation in the food sector of the Netherlands, Flanders
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and North-Rhine Westphalia. AgriFoodResults provides useful tools for dissemination managers of
food research projects, including a virtual supermarket which provides food SMEs an intuitive access
to the results of past EU R&D projects.
Role in the project
Training; Management; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mülheim/Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: 0049 208 30004 51
Fax: 0049 208 30004 29
E-mail: ak@zenit.de
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HERAL ENOLOGÍA, S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES126)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Heral Enología, S.L. is a spin-off from University of Extremadura devoted to biotechnological RTD,
microorganisms production and commercial lab, specially in the agrifood sector. The two promoters
have university degrees in Chemistry and Enology and they both have worked in enological advice
since 1999.
Heral Enología carries out RDT for the characterization and isolation of the microorganism involved in
agrofood industrial processes, specially yeasts. The company offers to clients exclusive collections of
microorganisms, as well as their production at industrial scale to be used as part of their processes.
Besides the company has a collection of selected and characterized microorganisms.
Some of the projects they have developed in the last years are the following ones:
- Use of ultrasound to improve cava aging
- Composting of organic waste
- Modifying of olive seasoning process to use bleach waste as fertilizer
- Use of cheese whey to produce probiotics for animal feeding.
- Selection of yeasts for ecological wine production
One of the lines of research they recently have implemented is the revalorization of waste products
from grape and wineyards to develop new products for animal feeding.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The company is current involved in projects related to
order to develop new
the revalorization of wine by-products in
feed products for livestock in order to upgrade wineyard waste.
The company is interested in participating in projects related to the wine since the company has
large experience in the sector. Heral Enología has a wine laboratory and they work as advisor for
companies in Extremadura (southwest of Spain). In addition the company has more than hundred
wineries as clients in Spain and Portugal.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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LABORATORIOS AGL
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES127)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
LABORATORIOS AGL is a laboratory that operates in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and
nutraceutical field under the most stringent quality standards such as ISO 17025 and GMP
The company has suitable equipments and materials to offer companies high quality services and
products. Since the establishment of the R&D department the company has experienced a
substantial evolution, through the incorporation of new lines of work.
Due to the fact that the sector in which they work is very wide, Laboratories AGL have different
specialised departments:
-Inorganic Lab: Soil analysis, leaf analysis, fertilizer analysis, mud analysis, animal feed analysis.
-Organic Lab: Fatty acids analysis, pesticides analysis (acreditation by ENAC), vitamins analysis,
mycotoxins, BTEX and PAHs analysis,preservatives and food additives analysis and active principles
of plants analysis .
-Microbiology Lab: Water analysis (irrigation water, sewage, legionnaire’s disease), food analysis,
surface analysis, environment analysis, cosmetic analysis and toxin analysis. (Acreditation ENAC)
-Quality Department
-Pharmaceutical Department
-I+d+i Department
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Experienced researches of the company develop projects related to the following research focus:
-determination of oils and oil cosmetics through gas chromatography
-determination of fatty acids in water and oils
-determination of pesticides, mycotoxins and other organic contaminants in food and feed.
- determination of organic contaminants in drinking water by microestraction in solid fase subjected
by gas chromatography
-determination of trace level food compositon (minerals, vitamins, preservatives and additives).
One of the most relevant topics for the company is the food quality and food safety control.
Nowadays, innovation in health is one of the strategic line of work for the company.
LABORATORIOS AGL has a very close working relationship with a wide number of farmers,
stockbreeders and pharmaceutical companies. Likewise, their daily work allows them to know the
real needs on the agrofood and pharmaceutical sector. They have experience in regional and
national projects therefore they have enough technical and human resources to join in European
projects, contributing with added value derivated from they daily activity.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES128)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
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already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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QUEIZUAR
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES129)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Queizuar is an SME, created in 1997 that produces traditional PDO cheese. It is located in Galicia the
leading milk producer region in Spain, with approximately 55% of the Spanish dairy farms.
Nowadays, Queizuar-Bama processes 50.000 litres per day, producing 3 types of cheese: Arzua
Ulloa Protected Denomination of Origin, Tetilla Protected Denomination of Origin and Fresh cheese.
Queizuar has been working in 5 R&D projects during the last 7 years:
1-“Estudio das alteracións superficiais aparecidas na producción de queixos das denominacións de
orixe Tetila e Arzúa-Ulloa” (Study of surface alterations appeared in the production of PDO cheeses:
Tetilla and Arzúa-Ulloa) – PGIDIT05TAL011E (Xunta de Galicia – Spain) – (2005-2008)
2-“Valorización dos soros de queixería mediante a producción de ingredientes alimenticios funcionáis
e producción de bioetanol” (Cheese whey valorization through the production of functional food
ingredients and bioethanol) – PGIDIT07TAL006E (Xunta de Galicia – Spain) – (2006-2008)
3-“Obtención dun preparado lácteo functional a partir dos soros de queixería” (Obtaining a
Functional Dairy prepared from cheese whey) – PGIDIT09TAL002E (Xunta de Galicia – Spain) –
(2008-2010)
4- ”Valorización dos soros de queixería mediante a producción de bioetanol” (Cheese Whey
valorization through bioethanol production) – PGIDIT09REM001E (Xunta de Galicia – Spain) –
(2008-2010)
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5- “Valorización do soro de leite mediante a produción de bioetanol e dun novo produto con
propiedades anti-hipertensivas” (Cheese whey valorization by producing bioethanol and a new
product with antihypertensive properties) – FEADER 12/11 (Xunta de Galicia – Spain) – (2012-2013)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Queizuar is aware with the environment and sustainability, and its last four R&D projects are focused
on reducing its fossil fuel consumption and reducing the cheese whey impact on the environment.
Continuing with the effort of the company to contribute to low resources consumption Queizuar
would work in future projects related with environment and sustainability.
Previous FP experience
Queizuar presented since 2011 three european projects as coordinators (2 Eurostars and 1 KBBE)
and one KBBE project as partners. The last one has been elected to be financed by the EU, and it
began the last 1st of November.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES130)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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SIGMA BIOTECH, S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES131)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Sigma Biotech offers a wide range of services focused on developing innovative agri-food projects,
thanks to a multidisciplinary team that meets the needs of R & D firms adapted to the food sector.
Experts on solving specific needs, medium-term undertaking projects and engage in strategic plans
that lead to the development of a variety of food products that are launched in the market by
implementing innovative new food technologies. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS.
CHARACTERIZATION OF FOOD.
ADVICE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE PREPARATION OF REPORTS AND PRESENTATION OF GRANTS
AND SUBSIDIES FOR R & D BOTH AT REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN.
FUNDING R + D + i
Sigma Biotech collaborates with public and private agencies, offering full management for companies
to successfully access to existing financial aid for the development of R + D + i , taking place from
document management to technical development so integrity.
Our successes behind us. Some of the projects that your team works are:
-New range of spirits alcoholic dairy adjustable solidified .
-Development new range of soft drinks based on modifications of thixotropy , surface tension and
the use of colloidal suspensions .
-Systems emulsifiers based on fatty no additive for stabilizing batters.
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-Development of a range of ion balance stabilizers for the standardization of the goat cheese rind .
-New range of products consist of multilayer restructured quince and dairy .
-New range of soft drinks based on natural products.
-New range of oilseeds with different wall mounts .
-Textured products from natural raw materials.
-Enzyme Systems fermented bread with no thermal activation of yeast.
- Chromatic flavored alcoholic beverages , based on the ionization of anthocyanins by acid-base
shift.
-Ice high melting point surfactant systems based on the reduction of interfacial surface tension.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
Sigma Biotech is specialized in optimizing production processes and manage technology solutions
products, both for improving the same as for the correction of any physical alterations chemical,
microbiological, organoleptic , rheological ...
The methodology conducted by Sigma Biotech for the development of a project is based on a clear
philosophy: to accompany the client at all stages of the same , from idea generation until memory
document management , technical development laboratory scale and industrial location :
-Visit the customer premises, thereby acquiring much information as possible and thus facilitating
the development of the project.
-Signing a confidentiality agreement between the parties, ensuring the utmost privacy possible.
-Writing a previous projec , based on the research that is to be carried out , for review by the
customer and making the appropriate adjustments .
-Presentation of a final draft . Document management into CDTI presentation or in the appropriate
body .
-Confirming the proposal and the budget and signing the contract.
-Technical development laboratory and pilot scale and industrial location .
-Memory Presentation results and relevant technical justification to the appropriate body .
-Sigma success Biotech acceptance works if technical report presenting a funding agency, if it is
rejected , the customer does not acquire any financial commitment or technical .
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TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
Sigma Biotech, despite being a newly established company , is working in R & D with major
companies in the sector in Spain . Currently , is involved in many interesting projects that are giving
more interesting conclusions for the future of the industry agroalimnentaria . Some of the major
projects in which your team works are:
- New range of spirits alcoholic dairy adjustable solidified .
-Developing new range of soft drinks based on modifications of thixotropy , surface tension and the
use of colloidal suspensions .
- Development of a range of ion balance stabilizers for the standardization of the goat cheese rind .
- New range of soft drinks based on natural products.
Enzyme Systems fermented bread with no thermal activation of yeast.
Chromatic - alcoholic flavored drinks , based on the ionization of anthocyanins by acid-base shift .
Ice - melting high surfactant systems based on the reduction of interfacial surface tension
Role in the project
Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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AARHUS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE DIFFERENTIATED & BIOFUNCTIONAL FOODS
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK132)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Research activities in Aarhus University's Department of Food Science encompass the entire food
chain from field to fork, as well as the health-promoting properties of foods and food constituents.
The Department of Food Science possesses leading capabilities and resources, as well as active
national and international networks, and is therefore able to make significant contributions to
current food-related global challenges: food supply, food wastage, sustainable food production under
changed climatic conditions, and increased occurrence of lifestyle-related diseases. Additional focus
areas include food quality, differentiation of foods, and novel, convenient and healthy foods.
Most of the research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research partners, and there is a
significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and implementation of research
findings to the benefit of industry and society.
The research creates basic and application-oriented knowledge on animal and plant-based food
products and promotes a sustainable and safe food production with regard to food supply,
consumers, industry and current legislation.
The five science teams:
Plant, Food and Sustainability - Plant, Food and Climate - Differentiated and Biofunctional Foods Food Chemistry and Technology Food - Metabolomics and Sensory Science.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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The science team leader is engaged in research in meat quality including responses/status of the live
animals prior to slaughter affecting processes post mortem when muscle is turned into meat. Areas
of special interest include oxidative status, stress, metabolically active compounds, and plant
metabolites.
She carries out animal experiments combined with model systems of e.g. primary culture cells to
investigate mechanisms related to the focus areas.
Presently she works on two projects investigating 1) mobility of water in relation to water holding
capacity, including effects of creatine supplement and 2) effects of plant metabolites on cellular
stress.
The science team’s activities focus
on how to improve product quality, add new positive features to well-known food products or
develop new types of food product.
The topics include evaluation of product quality parameters such as the tenderness of meat and the
taste of vegetables, fruit and milk, and bioactive and nutritionally important constituents of meat,
dairy and plant products. The team’s activities also include new ways of producing foods such as in
vitro meat or vertical farming systems, as well as the exploitation of plant medicines and plantproduced pesticides.
Previous FP experience
Department of Food Science:
FP5 - COLDTREE - The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events
underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (Lead Partner: Wageningen
University)
FP5 QLK5-CT-2001-70315 Broadtech (partner; lead partner: Italy`s Agency for Environmental
Protection and Technical Services, Nature Conservation)
FP6 - QACCP - Quality Analysis Critical Control Point (University of Kassel Lead Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Milk
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Fruit/apple (Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Vegetables (University of Newcastle Lead Partner)
FP6 - Q-PorkChains - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer
FP6 - REPCO - Replacement of Copper fungicides in organic production of grapevine and apple in
Europe
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FP6 - ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high
quality produce from environmentally friendly sustainable production practises (Lead Partner)
FP6 - ERA-IB - ERA-NOEL - Novel enzyme tools for production of functional oleochemicals from
unsaturated lipids (Partner)
FP7 - REDNEX - Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by
ruminants
FP7 - N-TOOLBOX - effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water
FP7 - SME-2010-1 - Agrobiofilm - Development of enhanced biodegradable films for agricultural
activities (Partner)
FP7 - EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
FP7 - Interveg - Enhancing multifunctional benefits of cover crops - vegetables intercropping
(Agricultural Research Council - research Centre for the soil-plant system - Rome Lead Partner)
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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AARHUS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE DIFFERENTIATED & BIOFUNCTIONAL FOODS
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK133)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Associate professor's research fields:
Development of high quality milk with improved taste and stability
Control of milk composition by feed and breed
Variation in milk fatty acid composition
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Research activities within the fields mentioned above.
Previous FP experience
Department of Food Science:
FP5 - COLDTREE - The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events
underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (Lead Partner: Wageningen
University)
FP5 QLK5-CT-2001-70315 Broadtech (partner; lead partner: Italy`s Agency for Environmental
Protection and Technical Services, Nature Conservation)
FP6 - QACCP - Quality Analysis Critical Control Point (University of Kassel Lead Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Milk
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FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Fruit/apple (Partner)
FP6 - QLIF - Quality Low Input Food - Vegetables (University of Newcastle Lead Partner)
FP6 - Q-PorkChains - Improving the quality of pork and pork products for the consumer
FP6 - REPCO - Replacement of Copper fungicides in organic production of grapevine and apple in
Europe
FP6 - ISAFRUIT - Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high
quality produce from environmentally friendly sustainable production practises (Lead Partner)
FP6 - ERA-IB - ERA-NOEL - Novel enzyme tools for production of functional oleochemicals from
unsaturated lipids (Partner)
FP7 - REDNEX - Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by
ruminants
FP7 - N-TOOLBOX - effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water
FP7 - SME-2010-1 - Agrobiofilm - Development of enhanced biodegradable films for agricultural
activities (Partner)
FP7 - EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network
FP7 - Interveg - Enhancing multifunctional benefits of cover crops - vegetables intercropping
(Agricultural Research Council - research Centre for the soil-plant system - Rome Lead Partner)
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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ILT.NRW-INSTITUTE
FOR
FOOD
TECHNOLOGY.NRW,
OSTWESTFALEN-LIPPE
UNIVERSITY
OF
APPLIED
SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE134)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The ILT.NRW - Insitute for Food Technology.NRW is part of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences. The Institute aims at providing secure, healthy and low-cost foodstuffs through
sustainable processes. The major fields of activity are meat technology, beverage technology,
bakery technology, food chemistry, microbiology, process technology and food histology. By now,
some 50 academic scientists are involved in research and develepment projects. Own capabilities for
chemical, physical, microbiological, histological and sensory analysis are available.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The department for Meat Technolgy has special interest in sustainability activities in the meat
production chain including mechanically separated meat.
The department of Beverage Technology holds competences in research projects focussed on the
development of functional beverages and fermentation technologies. Beverages can be produces
from lab scale up to large scale of 500 L per batch. All important downstream technologies are
available in large scale.
Previous FP experience
The ILT.NRW - Institute for Food Technology.NRW is currently involved in a project in the frame of
research for the benefit of SMEs on functional foods. The intstitute participates in a number of
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ongoing nationally-funded projects. The companies have good contacts to food SMEs, which can be
contributed to future projects.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mühlheim/Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: 0049 (0) 208 30004 51
Fax: 0049 (0) 208 30004 29
E-mail: ak@zenit.de
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KIN FOOD INSTITUTE
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE135)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Our service for the food industry:
For 45 years, we serve our members and customers as the competent and successful one-step
service provider in the fields quality assurance, research & development, seminars and technical
school. With this, we are unique in Europe.
Our work focuses on product safety, high quality food products and further education for the food
industry. The objective of KIN Food Institute is to implement existing knowledge and latest research
findings into product development and food analysis so that the quality features of the competitive
products provided by our memember companies offer the consumers a clear advantage. The further
develompent of practical skills of food technicians and other employees in the food industry ensures
a reliable longterm economical success for the enterprises.
Our about 300 member companies take advantage of many member benefits. The membership
reflects their commitment to the future of the food trade.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Research and Development: Preservation, Product development, Process engineering, Packaging,
Extrusion, Minimal Processing
Quality assurance: National and international food law, Hygiene management, HACCP concepts,
Chemistry and microbiology analysis, Sensoriy quality
Previous FP experience
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*Process inspection and development of Cooked and Chilled Food
*Production and cooling of boiled sausages e.g. product-related package in a controlled enviroment:
Basics, boiled sausages sliced, cooling and package
*Exploration of manufacturing technologies for convience food suitable for microwave
*Determination of new sterilization parameters to optimize the quality of wet canning based on
current knowledge for vegetables, meat and ready meals
*NIR-MAP combination method to extend the shelf life of foods (boiled sausages) using direct IR
surface sterilization and protective gas package with modified radiation geometry
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: 150382-*01
Organisation name: Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein
Address: Fleethörn 29-31
Postcode: 24103
City: Kiel
Country: Germany
Contact person: Anette Benz
Telephone: 0049 431 9905-3494
Fax: 0049 431 9905-63494
E-mail: anette.benz@ib-sh.de
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RESEARCH GROUP: "MATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
FOR INNOVATION" (TEP946). UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES136)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The research group MATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR INNOVATION has developed specific
methodologies to determine the structure, morphology, strain and composition of materials with
spatial resolution ranging from the atomic scale up to the microscale. In addition to this, it has
developed nanofabrication methods that improve production processes and quality control of
advanced materials. These methodologies are based on nanoscopic and microscopic techniques that
use electron and ion beams to analyze materials.
Our research, development and innovation activities are focused on two guidelines:
1) We research the relationship between the nanostructure of materials, their processing and
function, to produce new materials and innovative products with market potential.
2) We develop materials for additive fabrication (3D printing). We highlight the contribution of
Nanotechnolgy to improve these materials and to innovate in 3D and 4D printing.
Our mission is the creation of wealth from the generation of knowledge in the areas of
Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Main capacities in nanotechnology/nanoscience
- Analysis of composition and strain from nanoscale down to the atom scale (advanced electron
microscopy and FIB).
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- Aberration-corrected high resolution electron microscopy of nanomaterials and molecular materials.
- Design and nanofabrication of nanomaterials.
Research topics:
• Materials and additive fabrication (3D printing): application for consumer goods, in the aerospace,
food and othe rindustrial sectors.
• Plasmonic metallic nanomaterials
• Nanoanalysis and nanoprocessing of materials (electron nanoscopies and focused ion beams)
• Development of nanocomposites (polymers with graphene and other 2D materials, metal
nanoparticles, agricultural residues, and other nanoadditives).
• Materials and Nanotechnology for high-end products
- UCA facilities for Electron Microscopy:
7 electron microscopes (4 TEM/STEM, 3 SEM), another aberration-corrected scanning transmission
electron microscope to be installed in 2013, 1 dual-beam focused ion beam, two labs for sample
preparation (5 ion mill thinners), 1 supercomputer for image and structure simulations
Previous FP experience
European Consortium SANDiE (born from the European Network of Excellence SANDiE). European
Framework Programme.
Project
(Spanish
National
Programme
of
Research)
TEC2011-29120-C05-03:
Quantum
semiconductor nanostructures as the key for disruptive technologies (from the nanophotonics to
nanoplasmonics): Nano-characterization.Date: 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
Project CONSOLIDER CSD2009-00013. IMAGINE: Material Science Down To The Sub-Angstrom
Scale. Date: 16/03/2010 - 16/12/2014
Project
(Andalucian
Research
Excellence
Programme)
P09-TEP-5403.
Engineering
of
new
monophase alloyed nitrides for optoelectronics, photonics and electronics. Date: 03/02/2010 02/02/2014
Project (Andalucian Research Excellence Programme) P08-TEP-035164, Contribution to the
development of semiconductor nanostructures of interest for the Andalucian productive sector. .
Date: 14/01/2009 - 13/01/2012
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Project (Spanish National Programme of Research) TEC2008-06756-C03-02/TEC: Contribution to
the development of nanostructures for application in quantum integrated photonics. . Date:
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Mª Dolores Guillén Ruiz
Telephone: 34955007478
E-mail: mariad.guillen.ruiz@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"VITICULTURE
AND
ENOLOGY
VITENOL" (AGR146). UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
-
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES137)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The University of Córdoba (UCO) is a High Education and Research institution, founded in 1972,
considered at the forefront of research in Andalusia (Spain) and is ranking among the top research
institutions at the national level. Our University is the partner-leader of the Agrifood Campus of
International Excellence (ceiA3), formed by other 4 Universities from Andalusia and also is equipped
with cutting-edge centralized research facilities (Scanning Confocal Electron Microscope (SCEM), a
Genomics and Proteomics Unit, A NIR/MIR Spectroscopy Unit, a Mass Spectrometry Unit, a Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance Unit, among others) as a complementary support for the research tasks. The
University of Córdoba has considerable experience in managing and implementing international
projects and currently has been granted with 29 projects funded through the Seventh Framework
Program and 16 project funded by other European programs (2007-2013). A Knowledge Transfer
Office, with an International Projects Area facilitates the management of the transnational projects
achieved by our university.
The applicants belong to a research group called "Vitenol" which is formed by 6 research scientists
and 4 graduate students coordinated by Professor Juan Moreno. The Group was established in 1983
at the
Agricultural Chemistry Department and the Microbiology Department, in the University of
Córdoba and has been conducting research on Chemistry and Microbiology of wine fermentations,
based at Cordoba, Spain, for the last 30 years. The Group has a broad focus on chemical
characterization of wine products (aroma and bioactive compounds) and by-products, and
microbiological characterization and applications of wine yeasts.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
MAIN RESEARCH LINES:
1. Proteomic and metabolomic of yeasts.
2 . Yeast cell immobilization and applications in industrial fermentations (sparkling wines, sweet
wines, bioethanol from substrates with high sugar content).
3. Fermentation and wine aging control. Quality control of the processes and characterization of the
products obtained. Selection of Saccharomyces spp flor forming yeasts.
4. Innovations in biotechnology of sweet wines elaboration.
5. Characterization and use of products and by-products of wine industry. Applications to the
enrichment of wine in biocatives molecules. Elaboration of wine vinegar.
6. In collaboration with the Group FQM- 198 . Development of electrochemical sensors for detection
and quantification of compounds of enological interest.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Development of new wines without addition of sulphites and wines and
beverages enriched with bioactive molecules.
Characterization of wines and fermented beverages for identification,
authentication and
differentiation purposes.
Studies about the effect of food processing technologies on the chemical composition and sensorial
quality of wines and beverages.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER OBJECTIVES: Collaboration with wine makers, agro-food industries, yeasts
suppliers and food supplements industries.
Collaboration for valorization of products and by-products.
Previous FP experience
Improvement of self-immobilized yeast biocapsules formation for the production of sparkling wines.
Proteomic and metabolomic study.
RTA2011-00020-CO2-02. MINECO-INIA-CCAA and FEDER.
2011-2014
Optimization of yeast biocapsules
deviations of
for making Still
and Sparkling wines. Study of the
possible
Immobilized yeast metabolism. RTA-2008-00056-C02-02. MCINN-INIA-CCAA and
FEDER. 2008-2011.
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Rapid quality control of grapes dehydration and processing for sweet wine by using non destructive
technologies such as nir-aoft, electronic nose, and fluorescense sensor. Integrated Action SpainItaly. HI2007-0017. 2008-2009.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 34 955 007 482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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TECHNOLOGIES
DEVELOPMENT
COMPOSTELA
-
FOR
INDUSTRIAL
UNIVERSITY
OF
BIOPRODUCTS
SANTIAGO
DE
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES138)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
TIBD from University of Santiago de Compostela was created by joining two groups, the first one
with a wide experience regarding the research of the extraction of flavonoids and other polyphenols
from plants and bioactive components from seaweeds, the second one with a wide experience in
drying processes, food rheology and research on gluten-free dough. The main research topics are
the development of ultrasound-assisted processes for seaweed extraction of bioactive components,
preparation characterisation of gluten-free dough, convective drying
and the characterization of
starch-based functional foods including extracts from plants and seaweeds.
Previous projects that define our expertise are the following:
"Technological flair for the industrial processing of
gluten-free flour doughs. Additives and
Thermomechanical and Rheological characterization." CTQ 2010-15309/PPQ. Ramón Felipe Moreira
Martinez. National Grant. 01/2011-12/2013.
"Obtaining of algae liquid extracts from Galician coast resources as an added value product to be
used in agriculture and cosmetics". PGIDIT10MMA007CT. Jorge Sineiro Torres. Regional Grant.
08/2010-09/2013.
"Evolution of the physical-chemical properties of systems with high content of starch obtained in
osmotic-convective drying processes and rheological characterization of the mixture with water."
National Grant. Ramón Felipe Moreira Martinez. CTQ 2007-62009/PPQ. 08/2007-08/2010.
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"Obtaining of taylor-made proanthocyanidinic fractions for grape marc and other subproducts." María
José Núñez García. National Grant. AGL-2006-1210-C03-03. 10/2006-09/2009.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our experience is oriented to obtaining functional starch-derived foods by extraction of bioactive
compounds from seaweeds to be applied gluten-free fortified dough, which can be studied at all
stages of processing, from flour preparation to cooking.
Our facilities include pilot-plant ultrasound processing unit DrHielsher, two convective pilot-plant
dryers, rheometer for dynamic rheology Anton Paar, rotary and capillar viscometers, micronizer
Retsch, surface tension measurement Lauda, Mixolab unit for preparing and charactrisation of
dough, climatic chamber Angelonni 250,
two gel filtration preparative columns (7x100 cm), UV
detector for chromatography columns, chromatography A/D converter and software eDAQ, fractions
collector Bio-Rad, Freeze Dryer FTS Kinetics EZDry, ultrafreezer New Brunswicz, rotary incubator
New Brunswicz Innova40, HPLC Jasco, spectrophotometer Jasco UV530.
Previous FP experience
Jorge Sineiro participated in OLNOCO Project from IV Framework Programme, which was developed
by Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (coordinator, Spain), Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso,
Intituto de Biotecnología (UNAM , Mexico), Universidade do Porto (Portugal) and Universidad de Vigo
(Spain).
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES139)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing.
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology research group at University of Castilla La Mancha is
focus on the study of plant secondary metabolites from different plant species. The main objective is
looking for new sources of nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals with different potentials as medicinal,
antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
The research group has been involved in several projects. Right now is running two national and one
regional research projects:
• Phytochemical characterization of traditional Spanish plants used in folk medicine.
• Omics technologies for the identification of the key players involved in the biosynthesis and
regulation of plant apocarotenoids.
• Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of garlic extracts for their implementation on bioactive
polymers.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group has large expertise in research activities related to plant secondary metabolites,
molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
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Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes. At the moment only R&D projects at
national and regional level.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: gabrielar.gallicchio@uclm.es
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UNIVERSITY OF GASTRONOMIC
FOOD DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT
SCIENCES/
SYSTEMIC
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT140)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS- 8 - 2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The University of Gastronomic Sciences, founded in 2004 by the international non-profit Slow Food
in cooperation with the Italian regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, is a ministerially
recognized, private non-profit institution.
Its goal is to create an international research and education center for those working on renewing
farming methods, protecting biodiversity, and building an organic relationship between gastronomy
and agricultural science.
Relevant projects:
2010-2012 Poliedro , Pollenzo Index Environmental and Economics Design funded by Piedmont
Region
2011-2013
Pollenzo's
Index
funded
by
Turin
Commercial
Chambre
2010-2012 People Interaction with Enhanced Multimodal Objects for a new territorial experienceWant-eat, funded by Piedmont Region
2012-2013 Systemic Food Design funded by Comieco
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Systemic design according the principle of circular economy to optimise food production, processing,
commercialisation systems
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Eco- Packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary)
Interaction with smart objects (App, augmented reality, QR code, App, website, Innovative Social
Network)
Design of Eco-events
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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UNIVERSITY OF TURIN-DISAFA- TEAM POST-HARVEST
TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGMENT
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT141)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The aim of the research team on
"Post-harvest technology and supply chain managment" is to
improve the sustainability of the fruit and vegetable supply chain by optimizing their quality and
shelf life mainly through the use of post harvest technology. The driver of all research's activity is
the adoption of innovation in the management of fruit production and process that can be able to
fulfill sustainability criteria. Smart integration of multidisciplinary aspect such as physiological,
safety, and instrumental and sensory quality measurement concepts is essential to develop the most
effective handling procedures and innovative technologies for maintaining quality and shelf stability
of fruit products. Most of research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or research partners,
and there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration and implementation
of research findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Main topics
1. Physiology and post harvest quality
2. Storage management and packaging systems
3. Fresh-cut physiology and storage
4. Edible coating
5. Sustainability in the supply chain
Relevant R&D projects:
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2010-2012 Fruitgest project: quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use
of new technologies for the post-harvest step funded by Piedmont Region throught EU structural
funds,
participation
as
partner's
project.
2010-2013 Vivopack: valorisation of Made in Italy agro-food products whithin the call new
technologies for the made in Italy funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development,
participation
as
partners'
project.
2011-2014 F. & F. Biopack: research and development project on eco-sustainable packaging funded
by Piedmont Region through EU structural funds, participation as partner's project
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1-The team perform research on Physiology and post harvest quality: By studying the metabolism of
the products has been possible to model the physiological behaviour of species and new varieties
introduced on the market throughout the supply chain according to the different cropping and
storage systems adopted. Non-destructive techniques (NIR spectroscopy and gas chromatography)
are pulled alongside the traditional monitoring techniques to
search and identify specific quality
indicators throughout all phases of the value chain, with particular attention to the evolution of
nutraceutical components and the "wishes" of the final consumer.
2 - Storage management and packaging systems: Emerging critical aspects of postharvest along the
supply chain are managed for each product fruit by controlling and integrating parameters of
temperature and humidity on the composition of the atmospheres of the different storage
environments. The study of active and passive MAP systems has allowed us to extend the shelf life
and marketability of products with high perishability. . About our research on packaging we have
studied innovative and sustainable packaging materials (films, trays, nets, baskets) that can add
value to the post harvest products and processes.
3 - Fresh-cut physiology and storage: minimally processed fruit have shorter shelf life and high
perishability than the whole counterparts because they are more sensitive to enzymatic browning
and tissue softening; so it is necessary to combine the action of different substances with
refrigeration, packaging and atmosphere (active and passive MAP) in order to preserve the visual
quality of fresh-cut fruit. The prevention of enzymatic browning and loss of firmness is achieved
using dipping treatments containing antibrowning agents such as antioxidants or acidulants,
associated with different calcium treatments and different packaging (active and passive MAP).
4 - Edible coating: coatings on fruits (minimally processed or whole) create a semipermeable barrier
to external elements that can reduce moisture loss, solutes migration, respiration and oxidative
reaction rates. Our studies regard different types of coating (vegetable or animal) and applications.
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The coatings can be associated with active substances (antimicrobials, antioxidants, maturation
inhibitors) to improve and extend the shelf life of fruits.
5 - Sustainability in the post-harvest supply chain: LCA methodology, sustainability indicators multicriteria analysis are applied to the most important sectors of the fruit production
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at national level.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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CICYTEX
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES378)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and
development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high
level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer
projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research
areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed
products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality,
new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food
treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive
husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology,
Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production,
Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products
and services
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main aims of CICYTEX are to improve the competitiveness and innovation potential of food,
forestry and agriculture sectors.
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The European projects are one of the main goals for the institution since they aim to provide high
value-added technological services to improve the competitiveness of the SME´s, to contribute to
scientific knowledge in its field of action and, finally, to promote the welfare of society.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 6006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
Telephone: 34924014600
Fax: 34924001996
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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FEDERACIÓ
(FCAC)
COOPERATIVES
AGRÀRIES
DE
CATALUNYA
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN (Catalonia)
(15ES142)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FCAC (Catalan agriculture
cooperatives federation) is an SMEs association of agricultural
cooperatives located along Catalonia. (Headquarters. Barcelona) One of the FCAC's role is to enhace
the participation of the SMEs in R&D projects.
FCAC was founded in 1983.
Currently there are 240 cooperatives associated to FCAC. These
cooperatives together represent a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros, comprising some 78,000
members. These cooperatives bring together and put on the market all kind of farm production from
his associated producers: fruits, vegetables, cereals, wine, nuts, olive oil, milk, pork, beef and other.
FCAC main activities are focused to agriculture advice, financial and tax services, legal advice,
training courses, advice on grants and subsidies, and also the support for R & D activities for the
cooperatives.The latest international projects were FCAC was involved:
- Participation in the RSE.COOP project, funded by the Equal Initiative 2004-2007, implementation of
Social Responsibility in cooperative enterprises.
- Participation in the SAHC project "Promotion of Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling in the Agrofood
sector" (2008 - 2010), funded through the Intelligent Energy program of the EU.
- Coordination and implementation of projects of international cooperation in Colombia between
Catalan cooperatives and Colombian associations exotic fruit funded by the Government of Catalonia
between 2010 to 2013.
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The latest R&D projects founded from Government of Catalonia (trough European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development (EAFRD):
- Improving the competitiveness of the pork industry through cooperative research on health and
nutrition. (2010)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable waste management in the wine sector.(2010)
- Automatic Estimation of the weight of individual pigs using computerized imaging (2012)
- Finding alternative technologies for sustainable management and recovery of waste in the
production of olive oil (2012)
- 2012-2013 - Colaborative role as SME association in OILCA project :Enhancing the competitiveness
and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector through waste management optimisation
and
the
establishment
of
an
ecological
label.
(Funded
by
the
Interreg
IVB
SUDOE);http://www.oilca.eu
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
FCAC has experience working with Universities and other institutions in R&D. FCAC can participate
directly or colaborating and working beside his SMEs cooperatives in demonstrations and
disseminations, and also very important: in the first definition of the project due to his know-how
about the real needs of R&D in agrofood sector.
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
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GRONCONSULT
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK143)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Gronconsult is a consultancy lead by Arne Grønkjær Hansen. Mr. Hansen has a profound experience
within agricultural development and management including 9 years experience in project
management and extension service.
He is advisor for the Danish Ministry of Environment on emission abatement in agriculture. Teacher
on agricultural school for 4,5 year on farm management, housing design and logistics. Additionally,
he has extensive hands-on working experience advisory service in farm management including
planning and design of animal housing and feeding.
Experience with planning and conduction of tests and verifications of environment technology i.e. for
biogas production.
He has project management in skills developed through education and long experience in Danish
Agricultural Advisory Service and approved technological institutes (Agrotech and DTI). Is and has
been project
environment
manager
in innovation projects concerning
protection,
emission
animal
abatement,
housing, animal
slurry
welfare,
treatment.
Was representing Denmark in EU-Umbrella “Euroagrifoodchain” in the period 2008-2012.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Project management, dissemination and demonstration services.
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Previous FP experience
Project leader of BIOMAN (FP7 R4SMEs). Fundraising through Danish funds and EU funding
(Eurostars programmme/FP7 R4SMEs) - Areas: biomass treatment, biogas production , agriculture,
environment protection.
Role in the project
Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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INGENIERIA ARZA S.L.
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES144)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ingeniería Arza SL (ARZA), is the leader of a multidisciplinary group of private companies located in
Lugo (Galicia), in the North-West of Spain. ARZA group is the bridge which saves the gap between
rural local areas and the different administrations. We offer a “full service concept” carried out by
skilled workers (veterinarians, economists, lawyers and agricultural engineers) which covers the
main needs of a farm.
Our main activities are:
- Construction projects, viability studies and environmental impact studies related to farming and
agribusiness (1,850 projects).
- Development of a pioneer system for counselling and comprehensive management of farms.
- Development of innovative production techniques in the bovine, poultry and pig sectors.
- Training of more than 2,850 farmers to improve their marketing skills.
- Give advice on creation and improvement of farms and livestock (More than 4,800 farmers advised
and more than € 17 million of EU funding achieved).
- Incorporation of young people into farming activities (780 people incorporated. € 1.5 million of EU
funding achieved)
- As a partner of the local government, management of EU agricultural grants (580 grants per year
and more than € 6.5 million of EU funding achieved)
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- Collaboration with the local government in the framework of a project (funded by the Structural
Funds) that aims to support traditional farms in their transition process towards organic farming and
help them with their marketing strategies.
- Long-lasting collaboration with the local government on a programme for giving advice on
environmentally friendly practices (€ 9.15 million of EU funding achieved).
- Collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Labour in the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and Youth
Employment 2013/2016.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
In our 20 years of professional experience we have contributed to the improvement and innovation
of the agriculture sector under the concept of “multi-actor approach”. This sector represents 13% of
our regional economy. Our aim is to improve the connection between the research and productive
sector to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in order to obtain practical and applicable results.
One of our potential is how we can work with a very heterogeneous group of clients:
from the
intensive farmers without land to other farmers who work in the mountain areas where agricultural
employment represents over 60% of the population and there is a 96% of the land included in
“Natura 2000” as a protected areas.
Arza is the advisory to many food businesses with diverse activities (milk and other dairy products ,
meat, canned vegetables, beekeeping, animal feed, liquor, etc) at its beginning and expansion
nationally and internationally. In our advices, we promote the using of local products (covered by a
quality label and they are made with techniques that respect the environment). We have extensive
experience with the environmental impact studies, energy saving studies, critical analysis, waste
management, market studies and with looking for market niches.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
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City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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ORTOFRUIT ITALIA (PRODUCERS' ORGANISATION P.O)
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Italy
(15ES145)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ortofruit is a producers’ association which was founded in 2003 by farmers and business people both
inspired by a willingness to innovate and work jointly in the Piedmontese fruit and vegetable market.
An entrepreneurial challenge for 500 farmers coordinated by 15 member cooperatives reaching a
total volume of sale of 20.000 tons.
Thanks to accurate production, deep knowledge of final markets, flexibility and organization,
nowadays Ortofruit Italia supplies the most prestigious chains in the Italian and foreign large
distributors’
markets,
both
with
Private
Labels
and
with
the
label
Ortofruit
Italia.
Relevant R&D projects:
2010-2012 Fruitgest project: quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use
of new technologies for the post-harvest step funded by Piedmont Region throught EU structural
funds, participation as partner's project.
2010-2013 Vivopack: valorisation of Made in Italy agro-food products whithin the call new
technologies for the made in Italy funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development,
participation as partners' project.
2011-2014 F. & F. Biopack: research and development project on eco-sustainable packaging funded
by Piedmont Region through EU structural funds, participation as partner's project
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise and demonstration offered on:
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- quality optimization on fruit and vegetables products through the use of new technologies for the
post-harvest
- eco-sustainable packaging for fruit and vegetables
- efficient use of resources during the post-harvest chain of fruits and vegetables products
- knowledge on fruit and vegetable markets
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in FP, at the moment only R&D projects at national level.
Role in the project
Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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AMIRAM PORATH CONSULTING
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL364)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-8-2014/2015: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
General - One of the major challenges faced today by national economies is the slowdown in the
world commerce. Since 2008 the international slowdown in the world trade has created a significant
economic problem for different countries and regions.
The changes in the last decades that has given advantages to knowledge based and innovative
economies, has placed the hopes of economic growth on R&D active organizations and SMEs. That
outlook combined with the current situation make it very difficult for traditional sectors and therefore
for economies based on such sectors, to maintain their growth ration, and even to grow at all. These
traditional sectors (e.g. natural food raw materials, Furniture, and Jewellery) are now required to
innovate, but lack both the managerial capacity and the financial support.
At the same time pressure is being applied to research organizations for them to further their
contacts in the community and to assist the growing economy by facilitating technology transfer and
innovation transfer to the firms.
APC currently consults the Chief Scientist of the ministry of
Economic Development (formaly industry and trade) in SIrael, as well as companies seeking
strategic development.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The service APC proposes, is focused on assistance to the development of Innovation systems,
promote R&D
in different sectors, in a specific region by analysing the needs, developing a
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comprehensive system and training their existing management in innovation management, including
for example facilitating Technology Transfer activities in cooperation with the research institutions to
allow for improved competitiveness and to remove the barriers for future cooperation between the
local partners, by creating a positive experience. This activity will help to create R&D capabilities in
the companies involved, and to further encourage them to acquire and assimilate new technologies.
The expertize of Dr Porath, the CEO of APC is demonstrated in the following sections and can also be
followed using his publications (see Amiram Porath on Amazon.com). The involvement here should
focus on the management / policy / standartization issues as well as the general management of the
activity, routine creation and methodology.
Previous FP experience
2011 – 2012 SBA Mapping project phase II – National Consultant
2010 – 2011 SBA Mapping project – National Consultant
2009 – 2010 METRIS Country Correspondent
2008 – 2009 ERAWATCH Country Correspondent
2006 – 2008 Administrative Coordinator of DNA devices – an FP6 project.
2002 – 2005 Administrative Coordinator of DNA as Nanowires – an FP5 project.
2001 – 2004 Country Coordinator of the European Jewellery Institute – a virtual centre under FP5 in
Jewellery technology.
Role in the project
Research; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Israel INNOV
Organisation name: MATIMOP
Address: 29 Hamered St.
Postcode: 61500
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
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Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
E-mail: uri@iserd.org.il
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES146)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
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We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTAQUA has participated in national and regional projects related to the prevention and treatment of
parasite infections in farmed fish raised in earthen ponds in Spain. CTAQUA has carried out several
projects related to disease of cultured fish species:
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• “Evaluation of the efficacy of commercial vaccines for fish: case study, Gilthead seabrem (Sparus
aurata), European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) against
Photobacterium damselae subsp. Piscicida”,
• “Study of the etiology of the petechial rash in Gilthead seabream Sparus aurata”,
• “Best practices for fish culture in earthen ponds to eradicate or minimize the impact of gill
parasites”
• “Control and monitoring of gill parasites in fish cultured in earthen ponds”.
Preventive treatments based on balanced feed formulation and application of different probiotic
treatments were evaluated.
Skills: CTAQUA staff has extense experience in follow up of field trials, samplings and application of
treatments at the farm level. Likewise, they have experience in vaccination trials and challenge tests
with marine fish.
Facilities:
CTAQUA counts with an Experimental Center to conduct fish trials under strictly defined and
controlled environmental conditions both in fresh and seawater species. The members of the
Foundation provides an industrial field to complete the pilot trials developed in the Experimental
Center and evaluate the impact of research in real production conditions.
Among the wet labs, CTQUA counts with a dedicated pathology lab, with a challenge room where
bacteria and parasites can be used as pathogens. A microbiology room is also available.
• Farm application and evaluation of preventive measurements: use of feed additives to reduce
and/or eradicate parasitic infestations
• Use of nutraceuticals and natural extracts in fish feed formulation as tools to control fish parasites
• Screenings of potential antiparasitic compounds from natural origins
• Design and application of husbandry practices on farm to diminish the effect of parasite infections
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
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• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER OF ANDALUCIA
- CTAQUA
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES388)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2015 Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed aquatic
animals
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAQUA is a non-profit private foundation focused on applied research in aquaculture, innovation,
sustainability and education whitin the aquaculture sector. We are in close contact with aquafarm
companies (inland and offshore)
and other related activities entities. CTAQUA gives support to
aquaculture companies and creates a platform for collaboration between the research community
and the private sector. This general objective is achieved by (1) providing services to the
aquaculture community focused on the development of R&D projects, (2) applying new technologies
in aquaculture companies, (3) transfer of knowledge from the academic sector to the industry and
(4) promoting the application of the new markets standards in the actual aquaculture practices in
the farms. Several farms, feed companies and equipment suppliers are part of the patronage of
CTAQUA. The Foundation also operates an Experimental Centre to carry out lab and pilot trials in
applied nutrition.
Ctaqua is involved in the project from the FP7 DIVERSIFY (KBBE-2013 GA Nº603121)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The expertise of CTAQUA is based on its R&D experience within applied aquaculture studies (public
and private funding) and on
different projects developed in the area of aquaculture product
marketing and market studies . Among others, CTAQUA is participating in projects for the
development of vaccination programs for seabream and seabass as well as other projects related
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with the parasitic infections in land based aquaculture in earthen ponds.The project involves
industrial farm fish producers. in the framework of contracted research, the Experimental Center of
CTAQUA has conducted rearing trials under strictly defined and controlled environmental conditions
seawater species. The members of CTAQUA provide an industrial field to complete the pilot trials
developed in the Experimental Center and evaluate theimpact of research in real production
conditions.
Previous FP experience
Ctaqua has participated in various projects at national level concerning the interrelation between
climate and aquaculture activities. Ctaqua is actually participating in DIVERSIFY, an EU funded
project in FP/, KBBE-2013 GA 603121, "Exploring the biological and socioeconomic potential of
new/emerging candidate fish species for expansion of the European aquaculture industry".
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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ALGATECHNOLOGIES
SME
PROFILE from Israel
(15IL147)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Algatechologies is a rapidly growing biotechnology company, specializing in the commercial
cultivation of microalgae. Founded in 1998, Algatechnologies is a world leader in the production and
supply of AstaPure® - a premium natural astaxanthin - one of the world’s most powerful
antioxidants sourced from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: MATIMOP-ISERD
Organisation name: Israel-Europe R&D Directorate
Address: 29 Hamered St.
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Contact person: Uri Fishelson
Telephone: 972-3-5118171
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E-mail: uri@iserd.org.il
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK148)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
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universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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DMC RESEARCH CENTER S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES149)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
DMC Research Center is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of a broad range of
compounds and ingredients for the food industry. DMC Research Center was set up in 2005 from the
R&D Department of DOMCA SAU, created in Barcelona in 1977 and subsequently moved to Granada
in 1980. Since the set-up DMC has been developing new products that provide essential solutions in
the food sector. Traditionally DOMCA has broad experience in the field of functional coatings and the
preservation of dairy and meat products, and it also produces other mixtures of additives for agrifood industries.
The experience of DMC has allowed the diversification of research until the development of concrete
solutions for any food sector. Since 1993, DMC’s key research area has been on active principles
with antimicrobial properties from natural sources, either of plant or microbial origin. The studies
have looked at and developed valid alternatives for preservation in the food industry (dairy, meat,
fruit and vegetable sectors, among others). DMC Research Center facilities include laboratories,
applications and quality, of production lines, storage warehouses and offices. DMC Research Center
has the most advanced production methods to ensure an efficient, uniform, top quality supply.
The Company has patents related to human and animal nutrition and collaborates with a number of
national and international universities and research centers. It has been involved in more than 40
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National R&D Projects and has been involved as well in publications, 8 articles have been published
by the company, five of them in international magazines
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1.-.Research and development of products from natural origin (vegetable or microbial), with
biological capacity.
2.- Development of natural antimicrobials with a wide spectrum (antibacterial and antifungal) as
preservatives in the food industry.
3.- Selective products against specific emergent foodborne pathogens (i.e. Listeria monocytogenes
and Campylobacter jejuni).
4.- Natural additives as substitutes of the antibiotics used in animal feeding growth-promoters,
including Aquaculture sector.
5.- Application of antagonist microorganisms for the control of diseases in post-harvest.
6.- Study of different supports for the dosage of the developed active principles and their inclusion in
the appropriate systems.
7.- Development of natural products for disinfection of environmental industrial premises, as well as
farming treatments (pre- and post-harvest).
8.- Study of potential applications in pharmaceutical industry, due to the antiviral power of some
products developed.
9.-Advice services for concrete sets of problems, with personalised studies and search of solutions
for different sectors of food industry.
Previous FP experience
DMC Research Center has a large experience in collaborative national projects and also has
experience with the elaboration of FP projects.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
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Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES150)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
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already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES151)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
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- Special machinery and vehicules
- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
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* Robot control systems with computer vision
- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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PRONAMAR. UNIVERSITY OF A CORUÑA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES152)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals. B. [2015] Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
General activity: Our group PRONAMAR (Marine Natural Products, website: www.pronamar.com) is
integrated into the researh group QOSBIOS at the University of A Coruña. The main goal of
PRONAMAR is the search for new bioactive natural substances, mainly from marine organisms, and
the development of their applications, either from themselves or from their derivatives through
synthetic processes. In the last 8 years we are focusing on the study of siderophores from fish
pathogenic
bacteria
in
in
fish
farming.
Revelant projects:
PROJECT: “Isolation and structural characterization of new siderophores produced by strains of
Vibrio anguillarum pathogenic for turbot”
SPONSOR:
Ministry
of
Education
and
Science
(MAR99-0287)
and
Xunta
de
Galicia,
(PGIDT00MAR10301PN), 2000-01.
PROJECT: “Synthesis and characterization of new antibacterial against strains pathogenic for turbot
and clam, using the siderophores they produced by Vibrio anguillarum and V. alginolyticus as a
model for their development” "
SPONSOR: Xunta de Galicia, (PGIDIT05RMA10302PR), 2005-07.
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PROJECT: “Isolation and structural characterization of the siderophores produced by Photobacterium
damselae subsp piscicida, preparation of analogues and their application to the development of new
antimicrobials"
SPONSOR: Ministry of Education and Science, (AGL2009-12266-C02-02P), 2010-12.
PROJECT: “PROJECT: “Comparative analysis of siderophore synthesis in the two subspecies of
Photobacterium damselae: new methods for prevention and control of vibriosis and pasteurellosis in
fish "
SPONSOR: Ministry of Economy and Competitivines, (AGL2012-39274-C02-02), 2013-15
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Isolation and structural identification of any kind of siderophores. We are using genome mining as
the first step in the identification of the siderophores. We have developed and published the
application of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) cartridges in the isolation of very polar
siderophores (see J. Chromatogr. A, 2011, 1218, 1790). We are developing new strategies in the
structural elucidation of the relative stereochemistry of acyclic compounds using the J-based
configurational analysis coupled with molecular modeling studies at DFT level (see J. Org. Chem.,
2010, 75, 7227)
Synthesis and biological evaluation of siderophores and analogs.
Previous FP experience
“Studies on t he Bacterial Stress response and stress-induced cross-resistance (Bacterial Stress)"
SPONSOR: (Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship), VII Framework Program of the European
Union, (PIIF-GA-2010-274660), 2011.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
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City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"MARICULTURE
AND
(AGR247). CENTRO IFAPA AGUA DEL PINO
FISHERIES"
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES153)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-10-2014/2015: Tackling disease related challenges and threats faced by European farmed
aquatic animals
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la
Producción Ecológica (IFAPA), is the only Public Research Organism of the Junta de Andalucía
(Southern Spain). IFAPA mission aims to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural, fishing
and agrifood sectors of Andalusia by improving their competitiveness through research, innovation,
technology-transfer and training of professionals.
IFAPA has designed a Sector Program for Research and Training in Agriculture, Agrifood and Fishing
from 2014 to 2107 with the motto “A commitment for innovation”: it seeks to establish the future
strategies which will allow a progressive change in the related sectors towards sustainable
productive models, based on innovation and knowledge application. For this purpose the following
strategic lines can be outlined:
- Leadership in innovation and sector transfer.
- Improvement of the employability and the technical skills of people.
- Contribution to the main scientific and technological challenges.
- Intensive use of ICTs in R&D, training and innovation.
IFAPA activity involves research, technology transfer and training. The activity of the organization is
grouped in seven Thematic Areas.
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- Marine Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources: Aquaculture (fish, mollusk, other species), marine
ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of fisheries.
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: agrarian systems analysis, rural development,
commercial Structures, demand and agrifood consumption.
- Crop Protection: plant parasites (viruses, fungi, bacteria, insects-plague, nematodes, volunteer
plants).
- Post-harvest Technology and Agrifood Industry: quality and security food, nutrition and health,
control of Agroindustrial process, preservation and packing technology.
- Agricultural Production: herbaceous and woody crops, horticulture, floriculture, livestock.
- Breeding and Biotechnology: plant tissue grow, new varieties of cultivated plants.
- Organic Production and Natural Resources: ecological agriculture and livestock, conservation and
sustainability of the natural production media (soil and water).
IFAPA has a network of 18 Research and Training Centres, spread over the Andalusian region, with
an important infrastructure: 1,318 has. of Experimental fields, with the most representative farming
systems of Andalusia; Experimental facilities (wineries, “almazaras” -olive oil mill, food container
processing plant, greenhouses, frigoconservation plants, irrigation units, etc); Laboratories;
Genebanks (olive, strawberry, vine, garlic), and Residences for students of the training courses.
IFAPA employs 913 people, having a highly qualified staff: over 334 doctors and graduates
(researchers, technology-transfer staff and trainers) and also 78 PhD and technology-transfer
students with fellowship.
Additionally IFAPA is developing two important transfer systems:
- The Andalusian Agricultural Experimentation Network (spring sunflower, winter cereals, spring
cereals,
legumes,
biofuels,
beetroot,
cotton,
conservation
agriculture,
ovine,
heliciculture,
asparagus, strawberry, potato, garlic, tomato industry, table grape and other minor crops).
- A Knowledge Management System, which allows quick dissemination of updated information to
end-users: an important part of this system is the on-line Platform for Advice and Transfer of
Agricultural and Fishing Knowledge (SERVIFAPA), which offers specific technical-informative
contents, personal advice and other type of services.
RELEVANT R&D PROJECTS
1. INTERREG:
Seafare: Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe.
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http://www.seafareproject.eu/
AGRO+: Platform for cooperation Spain-Morocco to strengthen the innovation capacities in the
agrifood sector
http://www.agro-plus.org/
EAgUa: Transboundary campus for the management of water resources
http://campuseagua.com/
PRESPO: Sustainable development of artisan fisheries in the Atlantic Arc
http://atlanticprojects.ccdr-n.pt/project-area/prespo?set_language=es&cl=es
DIMEAGUA: Development and harmonization of new indicators, methodologies and common
strategies between Spain and Portugal for the Guadiana river waters
ECOAQUA: Establishment of a transboundary cooperation network in the use of ecologically
sustainable production systems in Aquaculture
BONAQUA: Transboundary cooperation for the development of sanitary good practices in marine
Aquaculture
TRANSFER: Transfer of new technologies in the agrifood industry Andalusia (Spain)-Alentejo
(Portugal)
SUDOE-AQUAGENET: Biotechnology Transboundary Network in Aquaculture
www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/
2. LIFE +:
LIFE bioDEHESA
www.biodehesa.es
SigAGROasesor: GIS-based tool to support decision-making in a sustainable crop management
www.agroasesor.es
3.European Commission Sixth Framework Programme:
ALterBromide: Coordination framework to improve the delivery of sustainable alternatives to the
Methyl Bromide.
AGRIGEN GENBERRY: Conservation and characterization of genetic diversity of small berries
https://www.bordeaux.inra.fr/genberry/pages/sum.htm
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ISSCRI2: Integrating social science research into cotton reform implementation lined with the
international outlook
www.isscri.org
4. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme:
Pestolive-ARIMNET: Contribution of olive history for the management of soil-borne parasites in the
Mediterranean basin
www.arimnet.net/
EUBERRY: The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value
in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Call
FP7-KBBE-2010-4.
CLAIM: Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in LAndscape valorisation: Improving
the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy. Call FP7KBBE-2011-5.
CATCH-C: Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to
enchance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health. Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5.
ANDARES: Andalusian Researchers´Night 2012. Call fp7-people-2012-night.
ROCKWOOD: European regions fostering innovation for sustainable production and efficient use of
woody biomass. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
SUWANU: Sustainable Water treatment and Nutrient reuse options. Call FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1.
IOF FLAVOR: Control of aroma compounds in Strawberry. Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF.
SAFI: Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry. Call FP7-SPACE-2013-1.
LEGATO: LEGumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow. Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
TRAFOON: Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. Call FP7KBBE-2013-7-single-stage.
5. European Commission H2020:
Proposals approved: RESSQUA (Researchers Square. Call H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014).
Proposals
under
submission:
EQUIPS,
PARAQUA,
MOUNTAGRINNET,
LUSH
PROTEINS,
OLEOVERITAS.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group AGR247 has experience and training in the development of aquaculture in the
southern European Atlantic coast. Our main skills focus on diversification of marine aquaculture of
fish and molluscs and the characterization of major limiting diseases.
Particularly, we have capabilities to develop and improve molecular methods (PCR and ISH) for the
diagnosis of diseases of fish and marine bivalve molluscs, in addition to mastering the techniques of
classical histological and microbiological diagnosis.
We have also skills in fish welfare and
biochemical characterization of stressors associated with culture conditions. Moreover, we have
practice in training and transfer.
Related to the topic B [2015] “Scientific basis and tools for preventing and mitigating farmed mollusc
diseases”. We have the experience and the ability to diagnose of major diseases of oysters, mussels
and clams (Bonamia spp. Marteilia spp. , Perkinsus spp., etc.) and we can develop studies of
distribution and molecular characterization of these parasites.
We are currently working on the
characterization and distribution of Oyster Herpes virus (OsHV-1) in southern European Atlantic
coast.
Previous FP experience
International Projects
- “Cooperación transfronteriza para el desarrollo de buenas prácticas sanitarias en acuicultura
marina “(“Cross-border cooperation for the development of good health practices in marine
aquaculture”) 0433_BONAQUA_5_E. Operational Programme for Cross-border Cooperation between
Spain and Portugal (POCTEP, FEDER, EU) 2011-2014.
- “Establecimiento de una red de cooperación transfronteriza para la utilización de sistemas de
producción ecológicamente sostenibles en acuicultura” (“Networking crossborder cooperation for use
of environmentally sustainable aquaculture production systems”) 0251_ECOAQUA_05_5. (POCTEP,
FEDER, EU) 2008-2011
-International
Research Contract
(GENOMA ESPAÑA Y GENOMA CANADA):
“Flatsfish genomics:
enhancing commercial culture of atlantic halibut and senegal sole”(PLEUROGENE) 2004-2007.
Other National Projects:
-“Desarrollo de procedimientos para la prevención, diagnóstico y control de enfermedades
bacterianas en el cultivo de la acedía (Dicologoglossa cuneata)” . Proyecto RTA2005-00215-C03-00.
2005-008.
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-“La perkinsosis en el litoral español: caracterización de variantes taxonómicas del parásito, su ciclo
de vida y la respuesta inmunitaria del hospedador”. Proyecto PERKPROGEN: AGL2006-11809/ACU.
MEC, Plan Nacional I+D+I 2004-2007.
-“Viabilidad del Cultivo de Mejillón (Mytilus galloprovincialis) en Andalucía a partir de Semilla
Producida en Criadero”P09-CVI-4796. Junta de Andalucía. Proyectos de Excelencia.
-“Utilización
de
Herramientas
Moleculares en
la
Mejora
del
Cultivo
del
Lenguado
(Solea
senegalensis)” AGL2009-11872. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación Plan Nacional I+D+I 2008-2011.
-“Caracterización de la situación sanitaria del litoral español relativa a la infección por virus herpes
en moluscos bivalvos y evaluación del impacto de la enfermedad”. HERPEMOL.
Junta Nacional
Asesora de Cultivos Marinos (JACUMAR). Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente.
Patents
- De La Herrán, Roberto, Navas, José Ignacio, Ruiz Rejón, Manuel, Title: “Analysis of relationship
among Solea senegalensis comprises amplified with primers specific for microsatellites; detecting the
amplification of microsatellites; and comparing genotype of the test with the genotype of a second
sample”. Patent number: WO2008148921-A1; ES2310137-A1; ES2310137-B1.
- López Fernández, José Ramón, Sparagano, Olivier Andre Ettore, Navas Triano, José Ignacio, De La
Herrán Moreno, Robert. Title: “Método de identificación de los patógenos de peces: Photobacterium
damselae Tenacibaculum soleae, Tenacibaculum maritimum y Vibrio harveyi”. Patent number:: ES
2371976 B1
PhD theses related to the topic:
- Navas Triano, José Ignacio. “Principales patologías de la almeja fina, Ruditapes decussatus
(Linnaeus, 1758), del litoral onubense con especial referencia a la parasitosis por Perkinsus olseni
Lester y Davis, 1981: diagnóstico, transmisión y efectos sobre la almeja” . 2008. Universidad de
Sevilla
- López Fernández , José Ramón. “Caracterización y desarrollo de métodos de diagnóstico molecular
de bacterias asociadas a episodios de mortalidad en peces planos”. 2011. Universidad de Granada.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC)
Address: C/Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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Partnership Profile
ASCAMM PRIVATE FOUNDATION
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES155)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ASCAMM Private Foundation is a design and industrial production technology centre and a reference
in Europe in respect of generating proprietary technology (9 families of patents of industrial
application) for obtaining products with high added value, and attaining solutions for improving
strategies and innovation management in enterprise. ASCAMM currently employs over 170 highly
qualified staff in its 11,000 m2 high tech headquarters near Barcelona, Spain.
The research activities are organized under five great packages: Total product development,
Manufacturing processes and production technologies, New Materials processing, Knowledge-based
technologies and Industrial Sustainability.
ASCAMM has been beneficiary in 139 EU projects: 16 in FP6 (5 as coordinator) and 32 in FP7 (13 as
coordinator). Currently ASCAMM participates in 26 ongoing EU projects.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
One of the main research areas of the Knowledge Engineering Department is the development of
data mining and machine learning methods applied to solve problems in many disciplines, mainly in
industry and medicine. Our interests include clustering and subspace clustering in high dimensional
data, classification, and decision support system (DSS). We have implemented different statistical
models to control and predict the quality of industrial processes by analyzing both process
parameters and material properties in different research projects that can be transferred to other
application domains, such as aquaculture.
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The Industrial Sustainability deparment (ISD) in ASCAMM is devoted to applied research in the field
of sustainability and environmental protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy. ISD is
composed by experts who are able to offer innovation solutions to solve complex environmental
challenges. ISD main research areas:
• Integrate environmental protection as a strategy of differentiation.
• Develop new concepts of environmental innovation and eco-efficiency.
• Analyze products, processes and services from a life cycle approach.
• Energy Efficiency and Environmental diagnosis.
• Identification of critical environmental issues.
Previous FP experience
2012-2015: “Feature-Based Design and Modelling for Injection-molding Optimization” (Desmold)
(FP7-2012- FoF.NMP-314581)
2012-2016:
“Multi-layers control&cognitive system to drive metal and plastic production line for
injected components” (MUSIC) (FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF-314145).
2013-2016: "Flexible and on-demand manufacturing of customised spectacles by close-to-optician
production clusters" (OPTICIAN 2020) FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF. (2013-2015).
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: cpenya@gencat.cat
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IDEALFOOD, AGROMEDITERRANEAN ALLIANCE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES156)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IDEALFOOD is a new framework where by the Andalusian Agrifood Technology Centers can pool their
resources and capabilities, thus creating smart specialization and forming the most important
technological partnership serving the Agrifood companies.
Our five Technological Centers are specialized in the most relevant areas of the Andalusian Agrifood
sector:
• Fruit
• Horticulture
• Livestock
• Olive Oil
• Aquaculture
IDEALFOOD is made up of over 70 professionals specialized in the most important areas of
knowledge for agribussines. They are capable of tuning an idea into a project quickly and efficiently,
supported by our infrastructure and scientific-technical network.
Our facilities are located in the main areas for food production in Andalusia, making it possible to
bring science and business ever closer, offering solutions that can be applied o real life business.
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We count on several semi-industrial pilot plants for he usage of industry for new products
development and determination and improvement of processing parameters.
IDEALFOOD has a clear aim, to help make companies more competitive through Innovation and
R&D. We performs the R&D and innovation projects under six strategic business units or subgroups:
Food Production: Efficient soil and soilless based crop management, new strategies for reducing of
production costs and environmental impacts, pest and diseases control, new technologies for
improving the productivity and resilience of agriculture, new disinfection technologies (ozone,
oxygen ionized, UV).
Food Safety and quality: Food additives, residues (pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, etc.), and
contaminants (mycotoxins, heavy metals) in food, authenticity studies in food, , Advances analytical
techniques in food studies (MS7MS, ICP-MS, etc.)
Food processing technologies and products development: Production of natural compounds (e.g.
bioactives) from food products by using supercritical extraction technology, pasteurization,
sterilisation, drying, freezing.
Food preservation ad packaging: Modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage,
control and monitoring of the food preservation along the whole food chain, improving shelf life,
quality and safety of minimally processed food.
Nutritional and Functional Food: Biochemical analysis, food composition, formulation studies,
properties of functional foods and evaluation in terms of healthy nutrition, bioactive compounds and
phytochemicals, sensorial analysis.
Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: assurance of microbial safety of foods, food microorganism
characterization and microbial analyses, molecular biology applications in foods, fermented food
products.
IDEALFOOD prioritizes R&D activities for the benefit of our over 2500 customers and particularly, for
our 235 associated members, through 1,352 major R&D projects and a large number of analysis,
experimental trials and technology services. We have developed more than 200 training course and
we have supported the creation of 14 high-tech SMEs in our incubator.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTAQUA has a broad experience in the design and realization of formal documents related to the
general planning for aquaculture programs. As well for the regional administration as for national
administration, CTAQUA has performed different studies concerning the estimate of aquaculture
activities in the region, it has also contributed to the national development of general aquaculture
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activities including main focus species for the sector and implementation of regional programs
together with the Fisheries and Aquaculture Administration representative organisms. The entire
members from CTAQUA are farmers and other related companies, so it is one of the main interests
of the Foundation to participate with the administration in the development and implementation of
sustainable aquaculture production programs.
At international level, CTAQUA is developing the aquaculture coastal spatial planning program of the
South Moroccan coast (Dakhla region), including operations of some aqua related activities
(processing, distribution, etc…)
Skills: Actually CTAQUA staff is responsible for the establishment of aqua culture production zones in
the Dakhla region, Morrocco
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
• Analysis of the institutional and organizational context of aquaculture production
• Definition of indicators for the sustainability of aquaculture in the area
Previous FP experience
Since our inception, we have participated in 15 international research projects. Nowadays, we are
taking part in the following 7th Framework Programme projects:
• RESFOOD: Resource Efficient and Safe Food Production and Processing (FP7-ENV-2012).
• AGROBIOFILM. Development of biodegradable plastics for agricultural activities. (FP7-SME-2011).
• DIVERSIFY. Exploring the biological and socio-economic potential of new/emerging candidate fish
species for the expansion of the European aquaculture industry (FP7-KBBE-2013).
• VERTIGEEN. Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to contain verticillium
wilt. (FP7-SME-2011).
• TRAFOON. Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation. (FP7KBBE-2013).
• FERTIPLUS. Reduction of the use of mineral fertilizers and agrochemicals recycling organic
material. (FP7- KBBE-2011)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER OF ANDALUCIA
- CTAQUA
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES389)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2015 Implementation of an Ecosystem based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAQUA is a non-profit private foundation focused on applied research in aquaculture, innovation,
sustainability and education whitin the aquaculture sector. We are in close contact with aquafarm
companies (inland and offshore)
and other related activities entities. CTAQUA gives support to
aquaculture companies and creates a platform for collaboration between the research community
and the private sector. This general objective is achieved by (1) providing services to the
aquaculture community focused on the development of R&D projects, (2) applying new technologies
in aquaculture companies, (3) transfer of knowledge from the academic sector to the industry and
(4) promoting the application of the new markets standards in the actual aquaculture practices in
the farms. Several farms, feed companies and equipment suppliers are part of the patronage of
CTAQUA. The Foundation also operates an Experimental Centre to carry out lab and pilot trials in
applied nutrition.
Ctaqua is involved in the project from the FP7 DIVERSIFY (KBBE-2013 GA Nº603121)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The expertise of CTAQUA is based on its R&D experience within applied aquaculture studies (public
and private funding) and on
different projects developed in the area ofaquaculture product
marketing and market studies . Among others, CTAQUA has developed an innovative project
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concerning the evaluation of integrated multitrophic aquaculture for cage farming. The project
involves industrial farm fish producers. 'The Experimental Center of CTAQUA has conducted rearing
trials under strictly defined and controlled environmental conditions for seawater species. The
members of CTAQUA provide an industrial field to complete the pilot trials developed in the
Experimental Center and evaluate the impact of research in real production conditions.
Previous FP experience
Ctaqua has participated in various projects at national level concerning the interrelation between
climate and aquaculture activities. Ctaqua is actually participating in DIVERSIFY, an EU funded
project in FP/, KBBE-2013 GA 603121, "Exploring the biological and socioeconomic potential of
new/emerging candidate fish species for expansion of the European aquaculture industry".
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK157)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Consolidating the environmental sustainability of European Aquaculture.
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
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Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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GEOGRAPHICA
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES158)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Geographica is a technology-based spin-off bussines from the University from Seville. It is
specialized in advanced geospatial technology and personalized software solutions that integrates,
analyze, and display data (for desktop, web and mobile). Our staff expert areas include:
- Physical and human geography
- Global Systems Science
- Geomatics, GIS and remote sensing
- Software and systems engineering and Technology Platform development
- Geographic database modeling, geographic modelization
- Geostatistical analysis, data and business intelligence
- Data flows integration and management, Data science
- Graphical and interactive design
- Geographic Big Data handling and processing
R&D Projects:
MedMIS: Information System for monitoring invasive species in Mediterranean Marine Protected
Area. Development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species monitoring in
Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean. This online tool contains a Species Guide based on the
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recent publication produced by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in the context
of the MedPAN North project, it has functionalities such as Maps, Reports, Discussion, and Warnings.
It allows marine scientists or people interested in conservational issues to upload reports of sightings
of invasive alien species and to take part in identification discussions.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Territorial Control Center tools for decision making: development of a complete tool for
geographical data management to assist corporate and government officers in critical decision
making processes in the investment, management, security, and facilities fields. It allows the online
visualization and edition of spatial information, reporting, creation of indicators in real time, make
hypothetical scenarios and comparisons of them, and perform evolutive studies.
Project: Mirador
Client: Province Governments of Burgos and Sevilla
URL: http://mirador.dipusevilla.es/
- From our beginnings as an enterprise we have had close ties with the University and research
world. Each year we spend more a more time researching new solutions for earth and social scientist
and geographers. As not just a development company, but one with an heterogeneous team of
developers and thematic experts (environmentalists, geographers and other earth scientists),
Geographica has feel always at home dealing with research institutions, because we share a
common language and are more suited to understand their technical needs.
Scientific
Modeling
Tools
Development:
Geographic
database
modeling,
data
storage
and
explotation, and analysis tool development for university and national scientific institutes research
teams.
Project: Andalusian Coastal Subsystem geographic DB
Client: Physical Geography & Coastal Research Group, University of Seville
URL: results integrated in REDIAM Portal,
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/rediam
For our developments we choose Open Source Software, as an Open Source company, it really
appeal to us that Horizon 2020 framework intends all software developments under the programme
to be open source and also to use open data for all the projects.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Geographica would like to hereby express our greatest interest in collaborating in projects under the
topic SFS 11 - 2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European
aquaculture that envisage projects that provide operational tools for spatial planning (including
Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and mapping for data management, analysis and
modeling, decision-support tools).
We think that the initiatives promoted are really challenging for an organization like Geographica:
We are specialized in advanced geospatial technology and software solutions that integrates,
analyze, and display data (for desktop, web and mobile); We are experts data integration within
custom software developments. First we understand the data and second we integrate them into a
personalized software, ranging from the quick and simple to the specific application with high
functionality; We use the latest technologies in geographic information systems to geolocalize data
and show them in a clear and tidy way, with high-end functionality.
Because of our cross-cutting expertise we think we could fit in a large range of projects under this
topic, collaborating in projects of different themes. Our multidisciplinary skilled staff and expertise
area are able to contribute to any project in this topic providing added value.
We have participate in a international projet (MedMIS) which scope was very similar to those that
this topic address, we have deployed a solution for the International Union for the Conservation of
Nature (IUCN) in the context of the MedPAN North project (URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org)
For MedMIS project we have developed an online information system and a mobile application for
monitoring invasive non-native species in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
It contains information on the pathways and impacts of major marine species that have invaded the
Mediterranean Sea, their distribution on MPAs and how to monitor and identify them as well as what
can be done to prevent their establishment and spread in the MPA´s environment. it has
functionalities such as Maps, Reports, Discussion, and Warnings.
It allows marine scientists or people interested in conservational issues to upload reports of sightings
of invasive alien species and to take part in identification discussions.
We are experts in Global and Information Systems Science: We manage a big deal of heterogeneous
information and Big Data within an organization coming from different sources to put it to full use
with innovative tools focused on maps, data, advanced statistics and indicators . This new
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information is of prime importance for citizens, NGOs, policy makers, etc. to assist in the decision
making and policy processes.
Our approach to software development is not just centered on technology: we put on all our projects
a great thematic and specialized knowledge. We develop software with the aim to get the greatest
understanding of the data and a proper data analysis with it.
We have experience in geospatial technologies applied to scientific research and computing projects.
We provide technical-scientific assistance and training to projects, bringing into them advanced
statistical analysis and geomatic developments. We have ample experience designing scientific
proposals with universities and research centers.
We have experience contributing to European Project´s consortiums providing high-tech solutions.
Added value to any project: Collaborative technology platform for integrated project management
Geographica has deployed and customized tools for integrated project management for several
european project consortia. Integration between tools like Content Management Systems, Document
Management Systems, user’s forums, shared calendars and contacts, and project planning
methodologies makes for a powerful environment for consortia and project management. It has
already been applied in FP7 PEGASO Project.
Previous FP experience
Expertise in International and European projects:
- IUCN - MedPAN: development of a Mobile App and Web Platform for Marine Invasive Species
monitoring in Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.
Project: MedMIS for IUCN
URL: http://www.iucn-medmis.org
- Collaborative Platforms and Corporate Identity Project design: We build easy to use collaborative
webs, both public and intranets, aimed at project, knowledge, team, and document management.
We also make the Corporate and project identity design, ranging from naming,branding, web site,
instructions manuals, and casing design. PEGASO Project (FP7):
- Geomatics for European Projects: Assistance in EU Projects from FP7 in the geomatics area.
Generation of nodal, multipartners SDI, with OGC services interfaces and compliant with INSPIRE
and EuroGEOSS directives. MEDINA Project (FP7)
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Real-time
meteorological
data
post-processing
and
storing:
Our
role
is
the
meteorological data post-processing and storing, the Project Website development
Real-time
and project
identity design. MARG Project (FP7)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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ISOIN
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES159)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ISOIN (www.isoin.es) is a Spanish SME working in Information Technology field, with deep
experienced and a high qualified labour in software development, ambient intelligence, mobile
communications and system integration. ISOIN has been developing, for years, high quality products
for its customers, doing consultancy services, analysing the ICT market, and providing training to
public and private companies. ISOIN workforce is composed by a multidisciplinary team ranging
from different areas of engineering (mechanical, telecommunications, computer science, economics
and
agricultural
sciences)
being
spread
out
Spain,
Italy
and
Colombia.
At the same time, research and development have been one of ISOIN main aims in order to continue
improving its solutions and services to its customers. Hence ISOIN has been participating in National
and European R&D projects for more than ten years, starting back in FP5 at European level and
never stopping since then. ISOIN has several on-going projects in different European calls (FP7,
AAL, EUROSTARS), and national ones, developing innovative solutions for adding value to our
products and services. Some of these projects and its key-words are:
• FORSAT - A satellite image processing platform for high resolution forest assessment.
• DIET4Elders - A system that collects data regarding the older adult’s self-feeding activities and
generate a response based on a prescribed diet.
• COIN - Collaboration and Interoperability services based on cloud computing and SaaS.
• T&TNet - Travel & Transport solutions through emotional-social NETworking aimed at elderly.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The applications of ICT for this topic are quite board:
• Software engineering and software development of platforms, interfaces, DSS, etc.
• For the management of data we can provide Cloud Computing, Data Mining, image data storage
platform Ontologies, etc
• We can develop platforms for Smart Environments (Wireless Sensor Networks, Z-wave, OSGi,
Devices Profile for Web Services, etc)
ICTs can provide and manage extensive information that can be stored and accessed online. ISOIN
has an extensive experience in OpenGIS solutions developed for different projects and necessities.
This solution can be adapted for aquaculture
ISOIN counts in a previous experience thanks to FORSAT "A satellite image processing platform for
high resolution forest assessment," is a project to raise the current technological capacity of aerial
imagery combined with airborne laser scanning for forest cover mapping applications to a standalone, satellite-based monitoring capacity, where ISOIN is a partner.
Previous FP experience
ISOIN´s count on a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in European projects in
many different R&D programmes, but specifically in Framework Programme ISOIN has been involved
in:
FP5-OLIMP3D: 3D technologies applied to industrial design and modelling of industrial products for
SMEs
FP6-CADPIPE: Cad Production Pipeline
FP6-ECOLEAD: European Collaborative networked Organizations LEADership initiative
FP7-COIN: Enterprise Collaboration & Interoperability
FP7-MyUI: Mainstreaming Accessibility through Synergistic User Modelling and Adaptability
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
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Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES160)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
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Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES161)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT162)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our research is focused in the following items:
-Impacts of land use on communities dynamics (namely fish, macroinvertebrate and plankton)
-Impacts of land use on nutrient dynamics and on water quality
-Effects of environmental changes (e.g. precipitation, hydrology) on communities and on ecosystem
integrity
-Interactions between aquatic communities (e.g plankton/ macrophytes,
- Aquatic ecosystems conservation and management
- Development of natural algaecides/ water treatment by plants
Example projects:
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Initial ecological characterization survey- Serra do reboredo/Torre de Moncorvo iron ore deposite
project. ERM Iberia S.A. Rio Tinto Iron Ore. (componente Fauna)
Technical and scientific support to “ Technical assessment of the Portuguese National ProgrammeFor
Dams with High Hydropower Potential (PNDEPH)”. For ATECMA/ARCADIS BE/ European Comission
Consortium.
Fieldwork to assess the occurrence of algal blooms. Characterisation of phytoplankton and
zooplankton communities. The influence of some environmental parameters in those communities.
Possible solutions to control the excessive algal development. Bio Piscinas, Lda, Aljezur Portugal
Example publications:
Geraldes, A M e George, C. 2012: Limnological variations of a deep reservoir in periods with distinct
rainfall patterns. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia 24: 417-426
Geraldes, A M e M J Boavida, 2007 : Zooplankton assemblages in two reservoirs: One subjected to
accentuated water levels fluctuations, the other with more stable water levels. Aquatic Ecology
41:273-284.
Geraldes, A M e M J Boavida, 2005: Seasonal water level fluctuation: Implications for reservoir
limnology and management. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research & Management. 10: 59-69.
Geraldes, A M e M J Boavida, 2004: How important are emergent macrophytes to crustacean
zooplankton in a meso-eutrophic reservoir? Limnetica 23:57-64.
Geraldes, A M e M J Boavida, 2004: Limnological variations of a reservoir during two successive
years: One wet, another dry. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research & Management. 9:143-152.
Geraldes, A M e M J Boavida, 2004: What factors affect the pelagic cladocerans of the mesoeutrophic Azibo reservoir? Ann. Limnol. – Int. J. Lim. 40: 101-111.
Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
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- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: eenetwork@adi.pt
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REGIONAL CENTRE FOR WATER
CASTILLA LA MANCHA UNIVERSITY
STUDIES
-
CREA
-
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES163)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Consolidating the environmental sustainability of European Aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Wetlands Section of the Regional Centre for Water Studies (CREA) is an active contributor to the
CYTEMA Campus of International Excellence for Environment and Energy of Castilla-La Mancha
University. As such, it was responsible for the Lakes and Wetlands Chapter of the Spanish Project for
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment that is based on the application of the ecosystem approach.
Together with this unique experience, the research group maintains a compromise with stakeholders
in developing integrated tools for impact assessment of aquaculture production by applying a
combined approach of field-work, simulation, and experiments, i.e.: i) Continuous monitoring in situ
by a complete infrastructure that allows early diagnostic and real-time GSM alarm of potential
impacts, ii) Time-dynamic modelling to assess the different compartments and processes providing
ecological services related to aquaculture, and iii) Demonstration projects in the Pilot Plant for
Ecological Engineering Projects in Aquatic Ecosystems, consisting of different mesocosms set-ups
where a wide variety of experiments can be run. This approach proved to be very fruitful dealing
with the problems recorded by the Water Authority of the Guadiana Catchment in El Vicario and
Gasset reservoirs (Central Spain, neighbor to Ciudad Real city), where huge production of ciprinids is
threatened by periodic kills with what we showed that are events of combined subletal values of a
set of stressors (anoxia, hydrogen sulfide, ammonium...) and/or related to cyanobacteria blooms. In
addition, we are recently dealing with the effects of climate change on the invasion of Mediterranean
fisheries by cyanobacteria species formerly considered as having a tropical distribution.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group’s expertise offered related to the topic are the Integrated tools for impact
assessment of aquaculture production by applying a combined approach of field-work, simulation,
and experiments, i.e.: i) Continuous monitoring in situ by a complete infrastructure that allows early
diagnostic and real-time GSM alarm of potential impacts, ii) Time-dynamic modelling to assess the
different compartments and processes providing ecological services related to aquaculture, and iii)
Demonstration projects in the Pilot Plant for Ecological Engineering Projects in Aquatic Ecosystems,
consisting of different mesocosms set-ups where a wide variety of experiments can be run. In
addition, our integration into a centre where technical disciplines are taught allow us to offer good
opportunities for formation at different levels, from vocational training to postdoc, including graduate
and Master formation. We are also strong in dissemination activities, through our participation as
Collaborative Focal Point in the GEMS-Water Program of the UNEP and the Coordination of the Group
on Climate Change of the Spanish Platform of Environmental Technologies (PLANETA).
Previous FP experience
In the field of wetlands assessment, the research group has participated in several EU R&D projects,
like FAEWE I and II, and PROTOWET. More recently, we have participated in the project WATCH,
dealing with risk assessment of both water quality and quantity. Last, but no least, is international
cooperation for development, including three projects with Argentina, Brasil and Morocco
institutions, dealing with i) integrated planning of the Mar Chiquita watershed, where fisheries
provide increasingly important ecosystem services, once tourism decreased by climate change, ii)
wetlands assessment in floodplain systems of the Dos Sinos river, and iii) ecosystem management
and planning of reservoirs, respectively.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
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City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: gabrielar.gallicchio@uclm.es
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RESEARCH GROUP: "DINÁMICA FLUVIAL E HIDROLOGÍA"
(TEP-248). UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES164)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The University of Cordoba, founded as such in 1972, has its roots in the Free University of the
province of Cordoba in the late nineteenth century and has ancient studies such as Veterinary,
unique in Andalusia. The dynamism of the UCO due to its youth and average dimensions - 21,000
students, 1,600 teachers and 700 employees - has helped to get to the twenty-first century as a
high quality teaching and scientifically sound University. Since 2009, the University of Cordoba leads
the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CeiA3), a project to modernize and internationalize
the participating universities towards a sustainable production model based on knowledge.
Lecturers and researchers of the UCO, apart from lecturing among its more than 90 undergraduate
and graduate degrees, lead about 200 research projects at international, national and regional levels
of up to 28 millions of Euros. Similarly, there are 190 research groups whose average scientific
output reached the 3,170 publications in the last three years.
The River Dynamics and Hydrology Group, works in the integrated management of watersheds and
coastal areas and has certain experience in erosion studies. The Group has participated in 15
projects of public and private calls with a total of 74 publications in the last five years. A result of the
researching activities is WiMMed, a free software distributed hydrological model for Mediterranean
watersheds that includes the simulation of water flows and associated sediment and other
substances fluxes. The Group collaborates with the Andalusian Water Agency in participation actions,
training and transfer. Thus, the Group has been recently awarded with the Award for Knowledge
Transfer of the UCO Social Council UCO in its third edition.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
One of the main lines of research of the Group is the assessment of the hydrological response of a
certain area in terms of water quantity and quality. The non-point source pollution model developed
by the Group together with the prediction of water quality parameters through remote sensing
techniques constitute DSS that can be used to forecast and ensure the high quality water required
for European aquaculture operators. Besides the Group has broad experience in environmental flows
assessment to ensure the sustainability of the original ecosystem in inland waters. In this way, a
tool for the assessment of environmental flows with operationally criteria has been developed and
could be used in risk analysis.
Previous FP experience
The Group has participated in two previous projects of the FP: 1)Integrated Management of
Mediterranean Watersheds of the BVM INTERREG III-B MEDOCC call and 2)Novel Integrated water
management system for southern European regions (NOVIWAM) of the FP7 Regions of knowledge
call.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Leonor Camacho
Telephone: 0034 955 007 445
E-mail: leonor.camacho@juntadeandalucia.es
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GRONCONSULT
Other organization(consulting,association,…)
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK165)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-11-2014/2015: Implementation of an Ecosystem-based approach for European aquaculture
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Gronconsult is a consultancy lead by Arne Grønkjær Hansen. Mr. Hansen has a profound experience
within agricultural development and management including 9 years experience in project
management and extension service.
He is advisor for the Danish Ministry of Environment on emission abatement in agriculture. Teacher
on agricultural school for 4,5 year on farm management, housing design and logistics. Additionally,
he has extensive hands-on working experience advisory service in farm management including
planning and design of animal housing and feeding.
Experience with planning and conduction of tests and verifications of environment technology i.e. for
biogas production.
He has project management in skills developed through education and long experience in Danish
Agricultural Advisory Service and approved technological institutes (Agrotech and DTI). Is and has
been project
environment
manager
in innovation projects concerning
protection,
emission
animal
abatement,
housing, animal
slurry
welfare,
treatment.
Was representing Denmark in EU-Umbrella “Euroagrifoodchain” in the period 2008-2012.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Project management, dissemination and demonstration services.
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Project leader of BIOMAN (FP7 R4SMEs). Fundraising through Danish funds and EU funding
(Eurostars programmme/FP7 R4SMEs) - Areas: biomass treatment, biogas production , agriculture,
environment protection.
Role in the project
Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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CTAEX TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES166)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAEX is a private not-for-profit Research, Development, and Innovation centre located in the
south-west of Spain and backed by an association of food companies, SMEs and agricultural cooperatives.
CTAEX facilities and main activity areas are as follows:
Agricultural Dpt. counts with green houses and 25 hectares of experimental farms including 4
organic certified ones, indicated for pot trials and large scale cultivation.
Food Technology Dpt. counts with a fully equipped pilot plant, an experimental kitchen, a sensory
evaluation lab and chambers indicated for shelf life studies, postharvest treatments and maturation
and curing processes.
Food Science and Safety Dpt. which is highly specialized in agro-food matrixes analysis from
chemical, physical and microbiological procedures, can also carry out the extraction, purification and
isolation of active compounds found in Medicinal Plants and a agro-food by-products and residues.
Apart from the technical development of an R&D Project, CTAEX could carry out the Project Results
Dissemination through its Office for Research Results Transfer Activities by means of dissemination
that mostly reaches SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector
Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 projects, involving participation of
national, European and Latin American partners.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Food Science and Safety Dpt. of CTAEX has a vast expertise in the isolation, identification,
quantification and evaluation of specific active compounds existing in aromatic and medicinal plants
as well as agro-food industries residues and by-products, and consequent employment with
agricultural, feed, food, packaging, pharmaceutical and cosmetics purposes, such as:
- Extraction and stabilization of omega-3 lipids and natural antioxidants in feed, food and cosmetic
applications.
- Employment of biocide extracts of vegetable species to be used against weeds, biological agents
and pests during cultivation of legumes, cereals and fruits and vegetables crops.
- Evaluation of biocides as postharvest treatment agents.
- Substitution of chemical preservatives in food products by direct application or incorporation in the
packaging.
In other cases, the Department has employed the techniques needed in the development of
functional studies where plant extracts / agro-food residues are analyzed according to protocol
screening methodologies (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-biocide, etc.), depending on the
composition of their bioactive chemo type.
Previous FP experience
INPROFOOD. Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations (FP7-Science
in Society´11).
BIOCOPAC. Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal
packaging (FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME).
SATIN. Satiety Innovation (KBBE.2011.2.3-04).
MULTIHEMP. Multipurpose Hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (FP7-KBBE-2012-6singlestage)
Value4Wool. Market Umbrella for the utilisation of low grade grease sheep wool as organic soil
amendment and fertilizer (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2011).
SAVECROPS. Polivalent Biocides from local wastes (LIFE + 2011)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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FOUNDATION OF AUXILIARY INDUSTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
TECNOVA FOUNDATION
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES167)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Foundation for Agricultural Auxiliary Technologies (TECNOVA Foundation) is a Centre of
Technology Innovation Support on a national level. Furthermore, is a non-profit making private
institution having legal personality currently made up of 125 companies belonging to the agricultural
industry and auxiliary services, postharvest and packaging as well as administrations, entities
privates and publics.
In TECNOVA, we count on an innovation department responsible for the administrative and economic
management of R&D&I projects which are developed in the centre. Since 2001, date in which the
Foundation was developed, the projects have been overcome the hundred.
Research and services department
Tecnova rely on two important research zones:
• Horticultural Production Technology (TPH)
• Postharvest and Packaging Technology (TPE)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Postharvest and Packaging Technology
Postharvest consulting
• Advice regarding the implementation of the APPCC system.
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• Optimisation and monitoring of food quality management systems.
• Innovation studies on agro-industrial processes (preservation, transport conditions etc.)
• Market research (new products, trends etc.).
• Electronic fruit: determination of major points of impact during handling and design optimisation.
• Studies on respiration rates (metabolic study on plants).
• Characterisation of varieties.
Non-destructive analysis techniques
• Measurement of biofunctional compounds in fruit and vegetable products.
• Characterisation of diverse attributes of fruit and vegetable products and in real time.
• Calibration and validation of quality parameters in fruit and vegetable products using NIT
technology (ºBrix, pH, firmness, moisture, etc).
Packaging studies
• Product shelf life: microbiology and sensory quality.
• Optimization of packaging conditions.
• Modified atmosphere evolution inside containers for fresh and ready prepared products.
• Physical-chemical parameter evolution: texture, colour, firmness, etc.
• Biofunctional compound evolution.
• Nutritional composition evolution.
Ready-prepared and ready-cooked products.
• Establishing shelf life.
• Microbiological control.
• Nutritional composition.
• Packaging optimization.
• Intelligent packaging.
• Labeling studies.
Previous FP experience
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“Reducing mineral fertilizers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and
bio-char products” “FERTIPLUS”.This is a collaborative research project within the cooperation and
thematic zone of agriculture, nutrition and biotechnology, KBBE.2011.1.2-02,from the 7th
Framework Program (FP 7) FP7. Tecnova participates as a leader of a work package focused on the
life cycle analysis. “Lactic acid bacteria and other microorganisms antagonists as preservatives in
minimally processed fruit and vegetables” “BIOSAFOOD” funding by Eurotransbio under ERA-NET
scheme FP7 tool for research, technological development and demonstration of the European Union.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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TECNOGRANDA SPA
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT168)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
TECNOGRANDA is the first innovation cluster for the agro-food and nutrition technology research in
Piedmont, offering a wide range of tools to satisfy all compartment needs: innovation and R&D,
technological transfer, enterprise services, spin-off, start-up and easy contact with public and private
funds.
TECNOGRANDA, supported by mixed public and private funds, joins a regional network of
technological innovation centers, sharing knowledge and technological tools and promoting
Technology Transfer activities focused on process & product innovation.
TECNOGRANDA helps enterprises identifying their actual needs in terms of innovation, gathering
internal skills or as aggregation centre between numerous academia and research centers.
TECNOGRANDA coordinates and realizes research and innovation projects. As manager of the agrifood innovation cluster, Tecnogranda gathers more than 420 companies in Piedmont Region, mostly
SMEs, active in all the fields of food technologies (traceability and logistics, food processing, food
products, ….), thus representing a wide potential of dissemination and exploitation.
Technological platforms available in TECNOGRANDA concern traceability systems, nanotechnology
and materials processing, innovation in packaging, innovative technologies for food/packaging
sanitization, such as cold plasma, microwaves, ozone, etc.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Experience was gained in the field of several R&D and TT transfer projects regarding:
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- decontamination of fresh food (rice, hazelnuts, milk, dry fruits) from mycotoxins by means of non
conventional techniques (cold atmospheric plasma, MW)
Previous FP experience
Experience in EU projects:
- Interreg ALCOTRA "FASST" project (2009-2010), partner.
- Interreg ALCOTRA "Eco-Extraction Transfrontaliere" project (2011-2013), partner.
- Public Health "SALUX" - A EUROPEAN NETWORK TO FOLLOW-UP THE REFORMULATION OF
MANUFACTURED FOODS IN TERMS OF THE REDUCTION OF THE LEVELS OF FAT, SATURED AND
TRANS FAT, SALT AND SUGAR, Project Coordinator.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode:
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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ALPHAFILM & COMMUNICATION APS
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK169)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
AlphaFilm & Communication was founded in 1998 as an alternative to the traditional communication
agencies, and is specialized in communicating science-based material, making communication
strategies for information-heavy projects, and distributing knowledge to the public by the use of
broad media. The main goal is to deliver a clear, strong and understandable message through the
best suitable communication platform, through various types of television broadcasts, high-end
films, visual web solutions, radiobroadcasts, electronic press kits and written material. They work on
all platforms, from hour long broadcast documentaries, to web based broadcast, and Apps for social
media. All employees in the staff hold university degrees in science, humanities, communication or
marketing, which is essential for the broad understanding of scientific processes and for the
knowledge of distributing possibilities. This insight gives a unique ability to communicate
complicated scientific material in a way that is understandable for the stakeholders – without
compromising the scientific content. The company has mostly dealt with science, natural history,
environmental issues, and anthropological stories, and has produced two information films for the
European Commission and numerous films for national Ministries and private enterprises. The films
have been shot and distributed in several countries.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
AlphaFilm & Communication can be in charge of the development of the dissemination plans, both
internal and external. The main focus will be identifying the major target groups in order to deliver
the most efficient and widespread outreach. The scientific research and results of the project will be
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made available to the defined target groups and to the public through web solutions, high end film,
teaching material for elementary school and college, and perhaps also tv-broadcast in different
countries.
Previous FP experience
Involved in FP6 - SOCIETY - project - Future Detectives - Co-production on European research and
future studies targeted at young people. A consortium of film producers, experts in future studies
and TV broadcasting organisations intending to co-produce a serial of TV-programmes targeting
young people unfamiliar with science. The purpose of the TV-programmes was to create awareness
of the impact of science on the society.
FP7 - Climate Change, Policy and Risks/Stability of the ThermoHaline Circulation/THC project THOR
("Thermohaline Overturning – at Risk?"). The project is to establish an operational system that will
monitor and forecast the development of the North Atlantic THC on decadal time scales, and assess
its stability, and the risk of a breakdown in a changing climate.
FP7 - Marie Curie/Initial Training Network (ITN) project GLANAM (Glaciated North Atlantic Margins).
The project aims at improving the career prospects and development of young researchers in both
the public and private sector within the field of earth science, focusing specifically on North Atlantic
Glaciated Margins.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK170)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
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universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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CRPV (CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI VEGETALI - CROP
PRODUCTION RESEARCH CENTRE)
SME
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT171)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CRPV (Crop Production Research Centre – www.crpv.it) is a cooperative company located in Cesena
(Po Valley, Northern Italy), registered as a SME, developing research on crop production, through
four main topics: a) fruit, vegetables, seeds, floriculture; b) viticulture, oenology, olive oil; c)
cereals, beets, oilseed crops; d) bio-energy. CRPV members are producers associations, institutes
for technical assistance and professional education, provincial administrations and economic
organizations. CRPV, registered in EU as a SME, in 1998 received the acknowledgment by EmiliaRomagna Region as centre for planning, research co-ordination, experimentation and results’
diffusion.
Its mission is to promote, coordinate and manage research and experimental projects on agro-food
sector and spread the emerging results to the agricultural production system. The beneficiaries are
agro-food producers and stakeholders. CRPV main activities carried out are: a) research for
sustainable crop protection for organic and integrated crop production, b) genetic improvement &
patents (Plant Breeders’ Rights) management, c) research for production’s optimization and
integrated production guidelines, d) ICT applications, e) bio-energy development, f) economic
analyses for farmers, g) planning & testing biomasses for bio-energy production, h) supporting
producers in quality & traceability certification process, i) results' dissemination & technologies
transfer, j) experimental field activities and assessments on IPM and biological control of
pests/pathogens affecting crops, weeds control. CRPV has availability of facilities like experimental
vineyards, orchards, greenhouses, equipped laboratories for chemical, biochemical, bio-molecular
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and microbiological analyses. Other Services: technology transfer, data bank management,
guidelines for IPM application updating, new variety production, tracing of supply chain, accounting
and administrative support.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CRPV offers its know-how to reduce the risk of biological contamination represented by mycotoxins
in viticulture and cereal poductions (wheat and maize). In particular, the attention is focused on a
multidisciplinary research project (agronomy, pathology, phytoiatry, microbiology, forecasting
models ,enology) able to strengthen the knowledge on the factors influencing the formation of
mycotoxins (ochratoxins, DON, aflatoxins and fumonisins) in order to identify the necessary tools to
improve food security.
Other projects implemented by CRPV have regarded the following issues: monitoring activities on
grain production for the definition of risk maps, agronomical and chemical control methods,
modelling for the risk of contamination, decision support systems, and others.
Previous FP experience
CRPV at present is partner of a FP7 project, "MARS - Marker Assisted Resistance to Sharka" (FP7KBBE.2013.1.4-7). The project (with a duration from 2013 to 2015) aims to boost the production of
sharka resistant stone fruit cultivars by transferring the efficient and reliable procedures of MAS,
conceived in a previous EU project "SharCo", to SMEs. The role of CRPV in the project is to
contribute to the dissemination of project technologies and results and promotion of PPV resistant
apricot cultivars, also providing a number of facilities, which include: a) experimental orchards
(seedlings and selection fields); b) greenhouses and equipment for PPV phenotyping with most
spread strains; c) equipped laboratories for chemical, biochemical, bio-molecular and microbiological
analyses on fruit and vegetables.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: SIMPLER
Organisation name: ASTER
Address: Via Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
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City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishnica
Telephone: 0039 051 6398099
Fax: 0039 051 6398131
E-mail: simpler@aster.it
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DMC RESEARCH CENTER S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES172)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
DMC Research Center is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of a broad range of
compounds and ingredients for the food industry. DMC Research Center was set up in 2005 from the
R&D Department of DOMCA SAU, created in Barcelona in 1977 and subsequently moved to Granada
in 1980. Since the set-up DMC has been developing new products that provide essential solutions in
the food sector. Traditionally DOMCA has broad experience in the field of functional coatings and the
preservation of dairy and meat products, and it also produces other mixtures of additives for agrifood industries.
The experience of DMC has allowed the diversification of research until the development of concrete
solutions for any food sector. Since 1993, DMC’s key research area has been on active principles
with antimicrobial properties from natural sources, either of plant or microbial origin. The studies
have looked at and developed valid alternatives for preservation in the food industry (dairy, meat,
fruit and vegetable sectors, among others). DMC Research Center facilities include laboratories,
applications and quality, of production lines, storage warehouses and offices. DMC Research Center
has the most advanced production methods to ensure an efficient, uniform, top quality supply.
The Company has patents related to human and animal nutrition and collaborates with a number of
national and international universities and research centers. It has been involved in more than 40
National R&D Projects and has been involved as well in publications, 8 articles have been published
by the company, five of them in international magazines
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
1.-.Research and development of products from natural origin (vegetable or microbial), with
biological capacity.
2.- Development of natural antimicrobials with a wide spectrum (antibacterial and antifungal) as
preservatives in the food industry.
3.- Selective products against specific emergent foodborne pathogens (i.e. Listeria monocytogenes
and Campylobacter jejuni).
4.- Natural additives as substitutes of the antibiotics used in animal feeding growth-promoters,
including Aquaculture sector.
5.- Application of antagonist microorganisms for the control of diseases in post-harvest.
6.- Study of different supports for the dosage of the developed active principles and their inclusion in
the appropriate systems.
7.- Development of natural products for disinfection of environmental industrial premises, as well as
farming treatments (pre- and post-harvest).
8.- Study of potential applications in pharmaceutical industry, due to the antiviral power of some
products developed.
9.-Advice services for concrete sets of problems, with personalised studies and search of solutions
for different sectors of food industry.
Previous FP experience
DMC Research Center has a large experience in collaborative national projects and also has
experience with the elaboration of FP projects.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
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Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES173)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
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Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT
ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG
ZUR
FOERDERUNG
DER
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE174)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a leading organization of applied research and development in Germany.
It gathers 60 research institutes with some 20.000 employees. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is working
on research with industry, the service sector and the government.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is actively involved in industrial consortia seeking technical solutions to
improve the competitiveness of European industry, also with strong contact to another markets (e.g.
China). The Institute of Molecular biology and applied Ecology (IME) conducts research in the field of
applied life sciences from a molecular level to entire ecosystems. One of the major objectives in the
business field "Food and Feed Safety" is to ensure high quality standards and safety levels for food
including food quality assessments. Therefore research is dedicated towards the development of
innovative detection procedures for the analysis of food and feed based on sophisticated reference
analysis. These chemical and microbiological reference analyses are assured by an accreditation
according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and a certificate according to Good Laboratory Practice
(GLP).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The department of Environmental and Food Analysis disposes of excellent technical equipment and
highly qualified personal in biological and instrumental analytics. IME, together with its partners in
the Fraunhofer Food Chain Managment Alliance (FCM), is able to provide comprehensive solutions in
this area for all stake-holders in the food chain and finally to the consumer. The department is run
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by a large staff-pool with decades of experience of all instrumental analytical skills in the food and
environmental sectors.
The department counts with L2 and S1 facilities, and its certified to conduct GLP studies. We count
with fully equipped molecular-and microbiological laboratories for:
• Species differentiation
• Microbial profiling
• Pathogens fast detection in food
• Gene expression analysis
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mülheim an der Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: +49 208 3000451
Fax: +49 208 3000429
E-mail: ak@zenit.de
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ILT.NRW-INSTITUTE
FOR
FOOD
TECHNOLOGY.NRW,
OSTWESTFALEN-LIPPE
UNIVERSITY
OF
APPLIED
SCIENCES
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Germany
(15DE175)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The ILT.NRW - Insitute for Food Technology.NRW is part of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of
Applied Sciences. The Institute aims at providing secure, healthy and low-cost foodstuffs through
sustainable processes. The major fields of activity are meat technology, beverage technology,
bakery technology, food chemistry, microbiology, process technology and food histology. By now,
some 50 academic scientists are involved in research and develepment projects. Own capabilities for
chemical, physical, microbiological, histological and sensory analysis are available.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The department for Meat Technolgy has special interest in sustainability activities in the meat
production chain including mechanically separated meat.
The department of Beverage Technology holds competences in research projects focussed on the
development of functional beverages and fermentation technologies. Beverages can be produces
from lab scale up to large scale of 500 L per batch. All important downstream technologies are
available in large scale.
Previous FP experience
The ILT.NRW - Institute for Food Technology.NRW is currently involved in a project in the frame of
research for the benefit of SMEs on functional foods. The intstitute participates in a number of
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ongoing nationally-funded projects. The companies have good contacts to food SMEs, which can be
contributed to future projects.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: NRW.Europa
Organisation name: ZENIT GmbH
Address: Bismarckstr. 28
Postcode: 45470
City: Mühlheim/Ruhr
Country: Germany
Contact person: Agnieszka Kaminska
Telephone: 0049 (0) 208 30004 51
Fax: 0049 (0) 208 30004 29
E-mail: ak@zenit.de
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POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BRAGANÇA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Portugal
(15PT176)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CIMO
aims
at
developing
sustainable
land
use
systems,
improving
endogenous
research
competencies, and linking research and stakeholders in order to promote sustainable development
namely in mountain areas.
Objectives
a) Valorisation of ecosystem services in mountain areas at the landscape and ecosystem levels
within a global change framework
b) Optimisation of agroecosystems efficiency based on the concept of low-input farming systems,
management of organic matter and carbon, integrated pest management, and genetic improvement
c) Valorisation of mountain products in terms of quality, safety, authentication and traceability of
traditional and innovative food and other mountain products
CIMO is organized in three research groups: Marginal Land Ecosystem Services (MLES), Mountain
Farming Systems (MFS), and Food Safety and Technology (FST). Major scientific areas are
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinarian Science, Environmental
Sciences, and Bio-based Product Technology or Food Sciences.
CIMO works with numerous international partners in Brazil, Bulgaria,
Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, UK,
Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Ukraine, USA, as well as with
Portuguese Universities and Research Centres.
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The Centre is currently comprised of 145 members, of which 45 are PhD integrated. They are
specialists in a wide range of fields in life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. This
diversity makes CIMO remarkably suited to deal with complex socio-economic-ecological mountain
systems and to look for innovative and integrated solutions for these areas.
Results of research conducted at the Centre are published in international and national scientific
journals and books, and are presented in scientific events. Technology transfer publications are also
a priority for CIMO.
Ongoing national projects
– 21 projects under the PTDC (FCT), QREN, PRODER, and SIAC frameworks
Ongoing EU projects
– SIMWOOD (FP7; 2013‐17)
– TRADEIT (FP7; 2013-17)
EU networks
– BioLink (COST; 2014-18)
– Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (COST; 2014-18)
– SUPER-B (COST; 2014-18)
– Vegetable Grafting to Improve Yield and Fruit Quality under Biotic and Abiotic Stress Conditions
(COST; 2012-16)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise on fungal isolation and identification from various matrices, mostly food (nuts, meat
products and others), by polyphasic approach (morphological, molecular, spectral, physiological,
mycotoxigenic)
Expertise on mycotoxin detection from food matrices, by TLC, HPLC and ELISA. Expertise on fungal
ecophysiology and their responses to changing environments. Expertise on fungal taxonomy, mostly
genera Aspergillus and Penicillium.
Selection of projects:
FCT PTDC_AGR-TEC_3107_2012 “QTradiSaus - Avaliação integral de estratégias de intervenção
baseadas em risco para melhorar a segurança microbiana dos enchidos tradicionais portugueses
(Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages)”
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QREN SI I&DT Co-Promoção nº 21511/2011 “BISOVICAP – Obtenção de novos produtos” (New food
products development)
QREN SI I&DT Co-Promoção nº 13198/2010 CHESTNUTSRAD – “Tratamento alternativo de
conservação de castanha” (Alternative treatments for chestnut preservation)
Selection of publications: Arita C, Calado T, Venâncio A, Lima N, Rodrigues P, 2014. Description of a
strain from an atypical population of Aspergillus parasiticus that produces aflatoxins B only, and the
impact of temperature on fungal growth and mycotoxin production. European Journal of Plant
Pathology (online first). DOI: 10.1007/s10658-014-0438-1.
Rodrigues P, Venâncio A, Lima N, 2013. Incidence and diversity of the fungal genera Aspergillus and
Penicillium in Portuguese almonds and chestnuts. European Journal of Plant Pathology 137: 197–
209.
Soares C, Rodrigues P, Peterson S, Lima N, Venâncio A, 2012. Three new species of Aspergillus
section Flavi isolated from almonds and maize in Portugal. Mycologia 104(3): 682-697
Rodrigues P, Venâncio A, Lima N, 2012. Mycobiota and mycotoxins of almonds and chestnuts with
special reference to aflatoxins. Food Research International 48: 76-90
Rodrigues P, Santos C, Venâncio A, Lima N, 2011. Species identification of Aspergillus section Flavi
isolates from Portuguese almonds using phenotypic, including MALDI-TOF ICMS, and molecular
approaches. Journal of Applied Microbiology 111: 877-892
Soares C, Rodrigues P, Freitas-Silva O, Abrunhosa L, Venâncio A, 2010. HPLC method for
simultaneous detection of aflatoxins and cyclopiazonic acid. World Mycotoxin Journal 3(3): 225-231
Gomes S, Dias LG, Moreira LL, Rodrigues P, Estevinho L, 2010. Physico-chemical, microbiological
and antimicrobial properties of commercial honeys from Portugal. Food and Chemical Toxicology,
48:544-548
Rodrigues P, Venâncio A, Kozakiewicz Z, Lima N, 2009. A polyphasic approach to the identification of
aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus Section Flavi isolated from Portuguese
almonds. International Journal of Food Microbiology 129: 187-193
Rodrigues P, Soares C, Kozakiewicz Z, Paterson RRM., Lima N, Venâncio A, 2007. Identification and
characterization of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins. In: Microbiology Book Series - Communicating
Current Research and Educational Topics and Trends in Applied Microbiology (Méndez-Vilas, A. ed.),
Vol. 2, 527-534, Formatex 2007 (ISBN-13: 978-84-611-9423-0).
CIMO can also help in the identification of other stakeholders and/or partners for the proposal.
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Previous FP experience
CIMO has a long track of experience in coordinating and participating in International and National
projects. Some examples:
- SIMWOOD-Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood (FP7; 2013-17)
- TRADEIT: Traditional Food-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer (FP7; 2013-17)
- Transnational Epidemiologic Program on Zoonosis Research (POCTEP; 2011-14)
- CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - Ecogeographic, genetic and physiological
information (FCT; 2013-15)
- Eco-efficiency and the Eco-Management in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- Energy Efficiency in the Agro-Industrial Sector (SIAC; 2011-14)
- IND_CHANGE-INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the
application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management (FCT; 2013-15)
- Phytochemical traps for bee health control (FCT; 2013-15)
- Adaptation of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) to local climate and crop
management (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Deficit irrigation in olive trees in the "Terra Quente" region to optimize water resources,
productivity, and olive oil quality (PRODER; 2012-14)
- Effects of soil management on productivity and sustainability vineyards of Douro region
(GreenVitis) (PRODER; 2012-14)
- HiCC-Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal (FCT; 2013-15)
- Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of
Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae (FCT; 2013-15)
- OlivaTMAD - Thematic Network on Information and Disclosure of Table Olives and Olive Oil Sectors
in Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic chages: linking ecological
infrastructures to ecosytem functions (FCT; 2013-15)
- Strategic agricultural information network (PRODER; 2010-14)
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- Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)) (PRODER; 2011-15)
- Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of
Portuguese traditional sausages (FCT; 2013-15)
- PlantLact: New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives (PRODER; 2014-2015)
-“Serrana” goat selection based on casein profiles (PRODER; 2011-14)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: PORTUGALINOVA NET
Organisation name: Agência de Inovação
Address: Rua de Sagres, 11
Postcode: 4150-649
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Bibiana Neves Dantas
Telephone: 00 351 22 616 7820
E-mail: eenetwork@adi.pt
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"APPLIED
MICROBIOLOGY
AND
MOLECULAR GENETICS" (BIO219). UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES177)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The group is composed by experts in genetics and microbiology and applies techniques of molecular
genetics, genomics and proteomics to the authentication of food products and the production of
sustainable food and nutrition security of several origins (aquaculture, agriculture and oenology).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Exploring Pathogenic Mechanisms of phitopathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea & Colletotrichum
acutatum) by molecular biology and proteomic approaches: Applications to integral Management of
fungal control diseases. Study and genomic characterization of wine yeast: wine production
improvement
Previous FP experience
Projects
Design of formulations for the comprehensive control of fungal diseases in fruit and vegetable crops,
vines and stored grape. Impact on the winemaking and aging processes of Jerez wines.
Improvement of the qualities of bread and wine through modification of the yeasts involved in the
production processes.
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Development of genetic allozyme and microsatellite molecular markers in the sole species solea
senagalensis
Selective fungicides for the comprehensive control of botrytis infections in commercial crops
Inhibition of the biosynthesis of toxins involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis cinerea:
molecular characterization of the mechanisms of pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of
the phytopatogen.
Chemical and microbiological characterization of colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes. Search for new models of fungicides.
Molecular characterization of enzymatic complexes related with toxin biosynthesis and their
implication in botrytis cinerea pathogenicity. Application to the rational control of the phytopatogen.
Study of secondary metabolism in strains of the colletotrichum species involved in anthracnose in
strawberries and grapes.
Search for new molecular targets involved in the infection mechanism of botrytis and colletotrichum.
Proteome analysis and design of fungicides for the rational control of these phytopatogens.
Characterization of new molecular targets from botrytis cinerea and colletotrichum acutatum
proteome and genome. Development of selective fungicides to control these phytopatogens.
Preparation of a preliminary chromosome map of the karyotype of the sole (solea senegalensis).
Integration of physical and genetic mapping.
Transnational Web for Biotechnology in Aquaculture.
Transfer to Cupimar of the techniques for the determination of the effective population size in
gilthead bream culture: assessment of genetic variability and consanguinity.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of
biologically aged young wines (fino and manzanilla wines).
Determination of molecular markers for the identification of bullet tuna.
Use of immobilized microbial bioreactors in anaerobic degradation. Kinetic modeling of the behaviour
of microbial biofilms
Genetic improvement of gilthead bream growth through marker-assisted selection (RFLPS in
candidate genes).
Determination of sludge activity in urban wastewater treatment plants: application to process
control.
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Production of a human protein for therapeutical use in plant biofactories (Proteofactory).
Creation of an Andalusia-Morocco Fishing Observatory for scientific and technical cooperation and
information in the sphere of fishing and aquaculture.
Genome and citogenetic characterization of the genes involved in the metamorphosis of the sole
(solea senegalensis kaup).
Phytoprotectors and early detection of phytopatogenic fungal infections: development of resistance
to botrytis and colletotrichum infection in agrifood crops.
Development and application of genetic, molecular and cellular markers to reproduction, sexual
differentiation and phylogenetics: teleostei fish of the batrachoididae family as models.
Characterization and optimization of Andalusian wine, brandy and vinegar aging systems.
Genetic and biochemical characterization of the secondary metabolism of the botrytis cinerea
fungus. Biosynthetic design of natural botrycides.
Biosynthetic
design
of
natural
botrycides.
Genetic
manipulation
of
the
botrytis
cinerea
phytopathogen
Tools for a marker-assisted selection program in gilthead bream (sparus aurata). Search for QTLs
and analysis of heritability for growth.
Use of molecular techniques for the characterization of strains involved in the production of wines
aged under the biological system used for manzanilla.
Typification of alterations in gamets, larvae and juveniles through the study of molecular and genetic
markers in hormone-therapy induced reproduction in Senegalese sole.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
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Country: Spain
Contact person: Rocío Muñoz Maestre
Telephone: 34955058103
E-mail: rocio.munoz.maestre@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH
GROUP:
"QUÍMICA
CONTAMINANTES" (FQM170)
ANALÍTICA
DE
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
As cooperation partner, we are mainly focused on R&D and knowledge transfer activities in the field
of food safety and quality. Our activities, including on-going R&D projects, can be summarized as
follows:
a) Determination of residues and organic contaminants from chemical and biological origin. Thus,
mycotoxins (aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, trichothecenes), pesticides, veterinary drugs, polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs),
phenolic
compounds
of
environmental
interest
(i.e.
nonylphenol,
tert-octylphenol),
and
polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), including transformation products. The Group has expertise
on the determination of these compounds in food samples, nutraceutical products and environmental
samples. These determinations are based on chromatographic techniques coupled to mass
spectrometry (triple quadrupole, quadrupole-time-of-flight, Exactive-Orbitrap, magnetic sector).
Particularly, the Group has methods for the simultaneous determination of several classes of
mycotoxins in different matrices as cereals, milk (aflatoxin M1 according to EU legislation), animal
feed, beverages and nutraceuticals.
b) Moreover, analytical methods have been developed for the determination of contaminants and/or
antibiotics in biological fluids and environmental samples such as soils and wastewater. The
developed methods have been applied in several monitoring programs.
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c) Establishment of validation and quality control procedures for the evaluation of the reliability of
the developed methods. Quantitative validation and quality control procedures have been also
performed in order to fulfil the requirements set by international legislation (mainly the European
Union) and the chemical process of measurements is under statistical control, according to official
accreditation guidelines (i. e. ISO/IEC 17025).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The Research Group can provide analytical support related to this topic:
1) Quality control procedures for the reliable determination of organic contaminants from biological
origin such as mycotoxins, other contaminants/residues of interest for food safety (pesticides,
veterinary
drugs
or
persistent
organic
pollutants).
Matrix
of
interest
are
foodstuffs
and
environmental samples.
2) LC-MS and GC-MS instruments suitable for adequate identification/confirmation of a high variety
of compounds, including residues/organic contaminants are available.
3) Among the facilities of the Group, an Exactive-Orbitrap instrument is fully available. This
instrument has been used for the development of a database for the fast and reliable determination
of mycotoxins, pesticides, veterinary drug residues in food and environmental samples. Currently,
more than 500 compounds, including several classes of mytoxins as aflatoxins, trichotechenes,
ochratoxin A can be monitored in a single analysis. Moreover, unknown compounds could be
identified using this type of equipment.
The advanced analytical instrumentation available in the Group as well as the experience using it
must be also considered. In this sense, advanced instruments such as Exactive-Orbitrap would
increase the analytical capabilities of the EU cluster, improving the scope and the sensitivity of any
required analysis, including target, non-target or unknown analyses. Finally, it is important to
highlight that one of the main purposes of the research group is transferring the developed
methodologies and knowledge to control laboratories. Therefore, there are several research projects
with private laboratories related to this topic.
Previous FP experience
The group had participated as a partner in a Project during the IV EU Framework (FP4), entitled “The
assessment of risk of exposure to plant protection products by operators, bystanders and workers
and the environment” (REF: SMT4-CJ96-2048 (DG12-RSMT). Furthermore we have participated in
the preparation of other projects in several calls (i.e. FP7-REGIONS-2009-1,
Cooperation
ENV.2008.6.1.2.1.4), obtaining good score, although the Project was not finally founded. Finally, in
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the last call of the FP7, we submitted a proposal as coordinators and antoher one as partner (FP7KBBE-2013-7), but both projects were not founded.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: c/ Max Planck 3, Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle
Telephone: +34 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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RESEARCH GROUP: "AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY" (AGR
163). UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
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TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The research group "Entomología Agrícola" (AGR 163) was created in 1995 and is composed of
subject matter experts and doctors from the University of Córdoba (UCO). We have long experience
of research into insect pathology and microbial pest control and especially of the use of
entomopathogenic fungi. We have taken part in several projects support by the Spanish Ministry of
Science and Innovation, Andalusian Regional Government and EU framework. The following have
been our projects in the last five years:
• Aprovechamiento del potencial de biocontrol de los Hongos Entomopatógenos contenido en su
diversidad genética y en las proteínas insecticidas que sintetizan. AGR2008-01137/AGR (Spanish
Ministry of Science and Innovation)
• Empleo del hongo entomopatógeno Beauveria bassiana para la protección sistémica de la
adormidera frente al ataque del barrenador del tallo Timaspis papaveris PET2008-0050 (Spanish
Ministry of Science and Innovation)
• Los Hongos Entomopatogenos y sus Compuestos insecticidas en el desarrollo de Herramientas
Sostenibles de CIP adaptadas al escenario del Cambio Climático. AGL2011-27646 (Spanish Ministry
of Science and Innovation)
• Strategies for the eradication and containment of the invasive pests Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Olivier and Paysandisia archon Burmeister. FP7-KBBE-2011-5 289566 (VII EU framework)
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• Innovative biological products for soil pest control. Collaborative Project Proposal ID: 282767. FP7ENV-2011-3.1.9.-1 ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage/CP (VII EU framework)
• Sustainable strategies for pest control based on the establishment of rhizosphere-competent and
endophyte Entomopathogenic Fungi AGR-7681 (Andalusian Regional Government)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Our group has contributed significantly to the microbial pest control and especially with the use of
entomopathogenic fungi. The group has a collection of more than 1000 autochthonous fungal
isolates with information about their pathogenicity, virulence, ecological characteristics, and
compound secretions. It also has much experience of bioassays both in field and laboratory with this
type of biological control agents.
Previous FP experience
Membership in the working group of "Regulation of Biological Control Agents" of the REBECA Action.
Besides the group is already involved in two European Projects:
• Strategies for the eradication and containment of the invasive pests Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Olivier and Paysandisia archon Burmeister. FP7-KBBE-2011-5 289566 (VII EU framework)
• Innovative biological products for soil pest control. Collaborative Project Proposal ID: 282767. FP7ENV-2011-3.1.9.-1 ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage/CP (VII EU framework)
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Laura Valle Cerezo
Telephone: 955007482
E-mail: laura.valle@juntadeandalucia.es
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TRACE
ELEMENT,
SPECTROSCOPY
AND
SPECIATION
GROUP. UNIVERSITY OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.
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PROFILE from Spain
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Title: Optimization of the fat acids profile in milk through the cow feeding
Finantial support: Consellería de Innovación e Industria, Xunta de Galicia
Date: 2006-2007, Participants : Feiraco, USC
Title:
Optimization of minerals contents in cow milk through cow feed and zootechnical
management of cow farms
Finantial support: Consellería de Innovación e Industria, Xunta de Galicia
Date: 2007-2008, Participants: Feiraco Lácteos , USC
Title: Development of molecular imprinted polymers (MIP) for their application in the food field
,MIPFOOD
Finantial support: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (IMPACTO)
Date: 2010-12, Participants: 13 Universities and Companies
Title: Improvement in the detection and determination of drugs in clinical samples for a rapid and
reliable
answer in the toxicological-forensic laboratorios.
Finantial support: de Educación e Ordenación Universitaria, Xunta de Galicia
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Date: 2011-2013, Participants: USC
Title: Use of the multifunctional nanoparticles for the simplification of the analytical methods.
Finantial support: Consellería de Educación e Ordenación Universitaria, Xunta de Galicia
Date: 2011-2013, Participants: USC
Title: Multielemental, chemical and functional
Speciation of trace elements in disolve organic
matter in seawater
Finantial support: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Date: 2009-2012, Participants: Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Title: Tracking Drug Trafficking (TDT)
Finantial support: European Comission, Directorate-General Justice
Date: 2012-2015, Participants: Universitá Católica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia,
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela,Spain
Title:
Innovations
in
functional-chemical
speciation
in
environmental
nanotecnology
(nanometrology). Characterization of artificial nanoparticles and natural organic
Finantial support: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Date: 2013-2015, Participants: Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Trace Element Speciation Studies. Development of functional foods. Development of analytical
methodology for the study of bioavaliablity of trace elements and organic compounds in foods using
in vitro digestion methods. Development of analytical methodology for the study of trace elements
and endocrine disruptors in foods. Studies of transfer of chemical compounds from the packing to
the food.
Previous FP experience
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
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Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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SIK SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Sweden
(15SE181)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015 Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
SIK
is
a
non-profit
industrial
research
institute
with
the
purpose
of
strengthening
the
competitiveness of its member companies and contribute to a sustainable development of the food
sector. SIK has five main competence areas: 1) Product safety and process hygiene; Food
microbiology: Disease-inducing, product-destroying microorganisms and the response to different
additives,
product
features
and
processes.
Quantitative,
microbiological
risk
assessment:
Microbiological risk assessment methodology for the food chain. Microbiological analysis: Traditional
microbiological analysis and DNA/RNA-based analysis. Competence in biofilms. 2) Sustainable Food
Production; LCA: Methods development, impact of different foods on the environment and climate,
Agricultural and marine raw materials. LCM: (Life Cycle Management): System analysis of food and
bio-based materials, operational development, production development, supply chain management
and food logistics. SIK also has a large environmental database for food products. 3) Process and
technology development; Process design: Adaptation and development of food processes to optimise
quality features, Process technology: optimise traditional processes and develop novel techniques,
rapid heating processes, such as microwaves, IR technology and impingement. Development of new
technologies as well as combinations of new and traditional technologies. 4) Sensory and Flavour
Science; Sensory science; Sensory science that is related to both the chemical and physical features
in the products that are being analysed. Consumer choices and experiences in different situations,
Aroma chemistry: The chemical background to the aroma experiences registered by our senses,
Interactions between food and packaging: The sensory, chemical and microbiological impact of
packaging solutions on food quality during storage. 5) Structure and Material Design; Material design
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for tailored innovative products: Biopolymers, Innovative food textures, Renewable packaging
materials, Antimicrobial function of materials. Structure design; Microstructure and rheology applied
in the design of new structures. Advanced microscopy combined with image analysis, Experimental
rheology combined with viscoelastic flow simulation. Nano- and microtechnology.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Product safety and process hygiene; Food microbiology: Disease-inducing, product-destroying
microorganisms and
the response to
different additives, product features and
processes.
Quantitative, microbiological risk assessment: Microbiological risk assessment methodology for the
food chain. Microbiological analysis: Traditional microbiological analysis and DNA/RNA-based
analysis. Competence in biofilms.
Previous FP experience
Partner in FP7-project COATIM (project no 278425). , Development of antibiofilm
coatings for
implants. PRESERF (245280) Processing Raw materials into Excellent and Sustainable End products
while Remaining Fresh.
Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: SWENET
Organisation name: SIK Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology
Address: Box 5401
Postcode: 402 29
City: Gothenburg
Country: Sweden
Contact person: Mr Jesper Lindstrom
Telephone: + 46 - 10 - 516 66 07, Cell + 46 - 76 - 127 26 24
E-mail: jesper.lindstrom@sik.se
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES182)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015. Biological contamination of crops and the food chain.
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology research group at University of Castilla La Mancha is
focus on the study of plant secondary metabolites from different plant species. The main objective is
looking for new sources of nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals with different potentials as medicinal,
antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
The research group has been involved in several projects. Right now is running two national and one
regional research projects:
•
•
Phytochemical characterization of traditional Spanish plants used in folk medicine.
Omics technologies for the identification of the key players involved in the biosynthesis and
regulation of plant apocarotenoids.
•
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of garlic extracts for their implementation on bioactive
polymers.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group has large expertise in research activities related to plant secondary metabolites,
molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
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Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes. At the moment only R&D projects at
national and regional level.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: gabrielar.gallicchio@uclm.es
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UNIVERSITÀ OF PARMA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT183)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015 : Biological contamination of crops an the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The main goal of the Department of Biological sciences of the University of Parma is to develop a
Bio-competitive procedure to cope with the problem of aflatoxin contamination of crops (Corn,
mainly). We have screened the A. flavus population colonising the Po valley and isolated several
aflatoxin producing strains (afla+) and many strains that have lost the capacity to synthetise the
toxin (afla-). We are analysing some of the factors that may affect the efficacy of aflatoxin inhibition
when afla+ and afladissecting
strains are grown together (Bio-competition). We are also interested in
the regulatory mechanisms interfering with mycotoxin production.
We have a deep
collaboration with scientists from the Department of Chemistry of our University to identify
molecules (synthetic or from natural orign) that may interfere with Aspergillus flavus growth and/or
with mycotoxin production. We are developping collaborations with representative stake holders of
the relevant food chain ( seed companies, farmers etc.)
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Thechnological skills concerning Aspergillus flavus biology, physiology and molecular biology are
availlable in our lab. The department has developed a simple and cheap procedure that may be used
to scale-up the screening process of Bio-competitors and to increase knowledge on the molecular
mechanism involved in aflatoxin biosynthesis and on the mechanisms interfering with mycotoxin
production during co-infection.
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Previous FP experience
Partecipation to
research initiatives dealing with the specific topic (food security and food
protection) and two of our PhD students have been granted with fellowships from the european
funds allocated for the development of regional projects
in Emilia Romagna (called
SPINNER
projects)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: simpler@aster.it
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CICYTEX
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES374)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and
development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high
level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer
projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research
areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed
products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality,
new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food
treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive
husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology,
Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production,
Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products
and services
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The main aims of CICYTEX are to improve the competitiveness and innovation potential of food,
forestry and agriculture sectors.
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The European projects are one of the main goals for the institution since they aim to provide high
value-added technological services to improve the competitiveness of the SME´s, to contribute to
scientific knowledge in its field of action and, finally, to promote the welfare of society.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 6006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
Telephone: 34924014600
Fax: 34924001996
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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COVAP
Large company
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES184)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-13-2015: Biological contamination of crops and the food chain
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
COVAP is the largest agroindustry cooperative in Andalucia and is one of the most important in
Spain, founded in 1959. The business scope is mainly focused on dairy products, animal feed, and
meat products: 1) milk, milk shakes,enriched milks, 2) sheep, cow and goat cheese, 3) Iberian Ham
and sausages, and 4) Iberian pig, beef and lamb meats COVAP has an integrated production system
based on an eco‐sustainable model.
Its pastureland use rotational farming methods, meaning that the land is used to grow cereals for a
period, and then used for livestock grazing. This kind of relationship between crop and animal
farming is only possible due to a balance in the use of natural resources.
COVAP integrated production chain involve livestock, feeding, industrialization, commercialization
and consumer (markets). The main advantage using this model is to have the control over the
different steps till reach the end product and implement solutions from farm to fork. Each action at
different levels will affect the rest in the chain, following up the quality and traceability of each end
product. Moreover, COVAP has set up its own technical support service to get closer to members and
to provide them with everything they need to improve their production conditions. A skilled team of
professionals provides a highly personalised service to members by carrying out a lot of field work.
There are now four main support areas: 1) Rural Engineering and the Environment, 2) Hygiene and
Health, 3)Reproduction, and 4) Comprehensive Advisory Services to help members to take
advantage with the support of Public Administration.
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Expertise offered (related to the topic)
COVAP´s Composite Feed Factory and Fresh Mixes (Unifeed) Factory produce feed for different
animal species, which is supplied to their members. The Factories have capacity to produce 157
million kilos of feed and 156 million kilos a year of fresh mixtures, respectively . The product
catalogue is designed to cover the needs of each type of animal and productive state ( production ,
gestation , drying,. . ) .
For COVAP it is of great importance to ensure the quality of its raw material, which will contribute to
develop a high standard quality products. The growing concern about the presence of mycotoxins in
raw materials and feed, and disorders that can result in animals after its consumption, will require to
tackle different solutions in order to ensure product safety and traceability.
Previous FP experience
COVAP has participated in the following International Research Projects: BRIDGE Project (6th FP)
where the application of RFID in the processing of Spanish Iberian ham for traceability and storage
management. Currently, COVAP is involved in a Research Project from 7th FP Called BIOFOS which
attemp to develop a high-added value multi-analyte biosensor for quality control in food industry.
Under the figure of EUREKA, COVAP is running the Project INFORMED, which ddresses online
monitoring & control of production in the meat processing industry. Morevover, COVAP has huge
experience in developing research projects fincanced by its own resources and with National funding,
in areas such as Food quality, Food safety, Animal Health Status and Production Improvement, or
New Products/Processes Development.
Role in the project
Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
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Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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CTNS-TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES185)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-14-2014/2015: Authentication of food products
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The CTNS-Technology Centre of Nutrition and Health www.ctns.cat was created in 2008 as part of
the Catalan network of technology centres (TECNIO), which aim is to support the Catalan agrofood
industry with RDI activities.
The COS-Centre for Omic Sciences www.omicscentre.com is a scientific facility created to provide to
the industrial stakeholders community with a competitive and fully equipped infrastructure in the
systems biology field, using cutting edge methods, state-of-the art technologies and performing
continuous innovation in all omic sciences: metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and
genomics.
AINS, the Cluster of Nutrition and Health, www.ainscluster.cat was created in 2010 to contribute to
innovation within the Spanish food sector in the field of healthy and functional foods, and increase
its competitiveness through shared. AINS promotes business activities related to nutrition and health
claims, the development of ingredients, additives and functional foods, food safety, industrial
processes and technologies, market analysis, legal regulations and specialized training. AINS
comprises 21 companies (13 of which are SMEs) and 3 knowledge centres.
The CTNS, located in Reus (Catalonia, Spain) has a long experience in the research of several
bioactive compounds from a nutrigenomic and molecular nutrition point of view. For instance, we
have been researching on polyphenolic compounds and their effect on hypertriglyceridemia and
cholesterol levels as a strong predictor of atherogenic cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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The CTNS is an interdisciplinary technological centre associated to the University Rovira i Virgili
(URV). The CTNS focuses its activity in several programs based on the different experimental
approaches and technologies to address the development of ingredients and functional foods. These
programs include in silico, in vitro and in vivo studies in order to assess the pre-intervention
biological efficacy of ingredients and also to elucidate the mechanisms of action. The CTNS has also
an agreement with the Sant Joan Hospital of Reus in order to perform human nutrition intervention
studies in its facilities and in other complementary institutions such as the network of hospitals and
primary attention health care centers, and has experienced staff on statistical assessment of the
results and in the design of these studies.
The CTNS embraces several research groups with expertise in molecular biology, toxicology, in vivo
and in vitro studies, epidemiology, dietary intervention trials and bioavailability of ingested bioactive
compounds. Together, these groups and institutions provide a creative multidisciplinary scientific
environment.
As a technological centre, the CTNS team has also excellent contacts with food companies and
organizations such as the European Technology Platform Food for Life, and have expertise in
patenting and in technology transfer activities in general.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CTNS has considerable experience in preparing foods with enhanced nutritional properties in order to
develop products with nutritional or health claims, working with companies under confidential
agreements.
The centre participates in several large consortia in the field of healthier foods: NUGO Association,
Food for life Spanish technology platform and the Spanish Innovative Business Association of
Nutrition and Health (AINS). Among others, CTNS has been working in three of the biggest Spanish
projects in functional foods founded by the Spanish government with more than 12M€ each one
called MED-DEV-FUN, SENIFOOD and INVIAS. The goal of these projects is to find alternative
ingredients and develop new products addressed to different population groups.
As the food sector is one of the main strategic research areas of the URV and a strategic economic
sector for Catalonia, the CTNS is aimed at fostering scientific research and technological services to
the food industry with special emphasis in the validation of the efficacy of new ingredients and
functional foods, from design to the validation of health claims, according with the European
Regulation (CE) 1924/2006 of nutritional and health claims made on foods.
The CTNS team members have a very good grounding in nutrigenomics and applications to the
development of new ingredients and foods for launching to the market with collaborations with
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multiple organizations and societies of food/nutrition research at European and international level
such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the International Life Science Institute Europe
(ILSI-Europe) and the Nutrigenomics Organization (NuGO), among others. Currently participating in
the JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life.
In summary, we have the expertise and also a very-well established network of research centres,
techonology centres and food companies to develop and test the most appropiate ideas for ensuring
authenticity of food products.
Previous FP experience
CTNS team has expertise in a wide range of European projects of FP6 and FP7, Eureka, DG SANCO,
CIP and INTERREG; it is member of the Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO), former partner of the
MITOFOOD Cost Action.
Currently partipating in the large-scale collaborative project BIOCLAIMS (FP7-KBBE-2009) and in a
DG-HEALTH-project called EYTO.
Research Organisation within the last main projects in functional foods founded by the Spanish
Government: MED-DEV-FUN, SENIFOOD and INVIAS, about functional foods.
Partner of some innovation collaborative projects within AINS, Cluster of Nutrition and Health.
Leading a Catalan network of food research organizations and companies called Agrofood ConnectEU Group that aims to increase the participation of Catalan entities (mainly SMEs) in H2020-SC2
programme.
Currently participating in the JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: EEN CATCIM
Organisation name: Agència de Suport a l'Empresa Catalana
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 129
Postcode: 8008
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
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Contact person: Cristina Peña
Telephone: 34935517401
E-mail: cpenya@gencat.cat
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AINIA
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES186)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-14-2014/2015: Authentication of food products
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Ainia is a technology centre that works to promote the competitiveness of companies through
innovation. With over 700 member companies and 1,200 clients, is one of Europe's technology
centres with a largest business social base. Its mission is to give value to companies by leading
innovation in a responsible and committed way. It work for the following sectors: Food; Environment
and Energy; Packaging; Chemical products, cleaning and disinfection; Cosmetics and body care;
Pharmaceutics and biomedicine.
Ainia priority lines are: Food & Health; Food quality and safety; Design and industrial Production;
Sustainability; and Consumer.
ainia technology centre offers solutions covering the entire typology of innovation needs of small,
medium and large companies:
R&D&I:
•
Product formulations: development, improvement, etc.
•
Ingredients and raw materials: identification, validation, etc.
• Food, health: functionality of active ingredients, cell lines, bioavailability, nutritional improvement,
etc.
•
Security, authenticity and control: products, raw materials, processes.
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Hygiene and hygienic design: equipment, facilities, processes.
•
Packaging: design, materials, packaging systems, package-product interaction.
•
Industrial process automation
•
ICT applications to industrial and management processes
•
Pre-normative research
•
Sustainability: use of by-products and waste, biogas, carbon footprint, water footprint, etc.
Consulting and Management support
Analysis, laboratories, control
Industrial processes: BIOPROCESS; SCF TOLL MANUFACTURING; SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL
PROCESSES; Industrial-scaled.,
With 13,000 m2 of facilities, ainia has 10 pilot plants, 8 laboratories, 10 classrooms and training
rooms, Consumolab (centre for analysis of consumer behavior through sensory analysis) and Altex
(high-tech plant to provide a wide range of services based on supercritical CO2 extraction).
With a highly qualified team (over 70% of the staff are university graduates and PhD),
multidisciplinarity, confidentiality and flexibility to develop customized solutions tailored to the needs
of each client are different elements of ainia as part of its corporate culture.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Consummers aceptante: From our strong know-how and the experience to investigate consumer’s
attitudes and perceptions about specific products, concepts or product information we can contribute
in this topic to research and understand the impact of new developed methods for olive oil
authentication related with the confidence of consumers and markets Consumolab (ainia’s trademark
for sensory analysis) is accredited by the Spanish National Accreditation body (ENAC) under
standard EN 17025 to conduct sensory tests. Expertise in projects related with sensory methods and
their standardization as the aforementioned CALIBSENSORY project.
Instrumentation and Automation: Sensors development to measure quality and safety of food
matrices by means of fast and non destructive techniques: UV, VIS, NIR and MIR range and volatile
compound detection by e-nose and z-nose (fast and portable chromatography).
Chemical analysis: We have a wide know-how in the areas of food fraud, food quality, nutrients
characterization, food contamination, food spoilage, preservation, bioactive compounds, etc.
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Application of Information and Communication Technologies (models and software tools) in the
traceability and food safety domain.
New products development
Communication and Dissemiantion Capacities: Ainia’s main tools of communication, promotion and
dissemination on line are: corporate website ainia.es (over 20,000 monthly visits) , guiaenvase.com
(with a provider directory of over 3,500 companies), Ainia’s training website (over 110,000 annual
visits), ainia’s legislation website lexainia.com (over13,500 annual visits), Blog "ainia actual " (over
95,000
annual
visits),
Blog
"ainia
comunidad
"
(over
20,000
annual
visits)
,
Blog
“Megustaprobarcosas” (over 118,000 visits), Newsletter Tecnoalimentalia (over 9,000 subscribers),
Newsletter Guíaenvase (over 11,500 subscribers). Flash News "ainia info" and "Consumolab reports"
(over 15,000 suscribers), Flash News "ainia training" (over 9,000 suscribers). Flash News "solosocios
" (over 700 suscribers).
Additionally, ainia maintains a fluid conversation with its stakeholders through the following social
media. Ainia has 3,709 Twitter followers, 824 Facebook fans, 51.626 Youtube views, 1,470 LinkedIn
subscribers, 360,000 Slidershare views, 99 Scrib presentations and over 20,000 visits, 36,000 Flickr
visits, etc.
Previous FP experience
AINIA participates in over 200 R&D projects / year
(national and international, cooperative and
under contract), as well as a high number of consulting and training activities. Our most relevant
projects are: OPTIMOILS; MEDA GO TO EUROPE; TRACEBACK; BIOACTIVE; BIODET; APTPACK;
VINISERV; HELENA; GRUB’S UP; EMENSA; EuroMedCitrusNet; IRC-CENEMES (all EU FP6); PHBOTTLE, KNOWLEDGE 2 INNOVATION; AGRIFOODRESULTS; TRACK_FAST; BIOLISME; ADWISE;
BIOMAN; BIOLISME 2; GREENFOODEC; SUCCIPACK; SUSCLEAN; EDEN; BAKE4FUN; PATHWAY 27
(EU FP7). In addition, AINIA participates in other EU Programmes: SEIMED, SWITCH4FOOD,
ECO3CIP (CIP); QBAKE, ERiE, MEAT-TIPS, INNSENS, GI-LEARN (Life Long Learning Programme),
OZONECIP, INTEGRAL-B, ECODHYBAT, LO2X, WHEYPACK (LIFE); and QUBIC & FOODSME-HOP
(INTERREG). AINIA is also leading the Agrofood Sector Group in the Enterprise Europe Network.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: SEIMED
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Organisation name: Ainia
Address: C/Benjamín Franklin, 5-11, Parque Tecnóloigco
Postcode: 46980
City: Paterna, Valencia
Country: Spain
Contact person: Julio Carreras Llisterri
Telephone: +34961 366 090
Fax: 34961318008
E-mail: Jcarreras@ainia.es
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CITOLIVA-TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE FOR OLIVE FARMING
AND OLIVE OIL
Technological Centre
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES187)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-14-2014/2015: Authentication of food products
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CITOLIVA is a non-profit foundation established to implement methodologies and systems dealing
with technological requirements in the olive oil and table olive sectors.
Main activities are based on the following lines of R&D and innovation:
1. Health: improved olive oil quality and new healthy uses of olive oil or by-products. Relevant
projects:
a) ASOAN-Biotechnological use of olive by-products from Andalusia aimed at food and agriculture
sector
b) ATENA-Olive oil and other healthy fats. Technological applications for processing into value-added
products
c) OLEA TEMPURA-Study of the behavior of olive oil in frying
2. Sustainability in farms and olive industries. Related projects:
a) OiLCA-Enhancing the competitiveness and reducing the carbon footprint of the olive oil sector
through waste management optimisation and the establishment of an ecological label
b) AOFT NIR-Real time application of AOTF NIR technology in mills for the improvement of
production control, quality control and traceability of olive oil
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c) ACTIVEOLIVE-Preservation of highly perishable food products by active packaging with natural
compounds from olive oil industry
d) OLEOSIG-Geographic information system for the traceability of olive oil
3. Competitiveness: markets and strategies for the olive sector. Examples of projects:
a) STRATEGO-Strategic marketing plans of olive sector
b) Management of the Spanish Olive Technology Platform (ALENTA) and the Innovative Business
Association of Good&Services Providers of Olive Sector (INOLEO)
Finally, CITOLIVA acts as an entity of transfer between science, industry and society in these three
lines of action.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
CITOLIVA has a deep understanding of the process of olive oil production, in both the agronomic
phase and olive mill process, as well as chemical and organoleptic characteristics of olive oil. Specific
expertise in the topic is based in the following background and technological tools:
a. Application of NIR on-line technology for the detection of markers of quality and/or fraud in the
olive oil
b. Application of the expert panel test for sensory analysis and consumer panel test to determine
consumer preferences
c. Methods of sensory analysis complementary to the panel test.
d. Shelf-life studies for olive oil based on type of packaging, storage conditions, ... etc.
e. Communication, dissemination and transfer of research results
f. Mangament and coordination of European projects
Previous FP experience
FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: TraFooN-Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of
knowledge for innovation. Grant Agreement nº: 613912
FP7-SME-2011-BSG: VERTIGEEN-Inexpensive and reliable on-site solution for olive producers to
contain verticillium wilt. Grant Agreement nº: 286140
FP7-SME-2012-BSG: ENTOMATIC-Novel automatic and stand-alone integrated pest management
tool for remote count and bio acoustic identification of the Olive Fly (Bactrocera oleae) in the field. In
negotiation
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FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage: EUthentic -Harmonised solutions to Ensure food quality and
aUTHENTICity: innovative tools to support European consumers, producers and policy-makers.
Submitted
FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1: SYNELEA-Sustainable innovations and exploitation in agricultural
residues’ clusters. Submitted
FP7 FOOD UP-Evaluation of the determinants of nutrition and peripheral satiety signals in the brain.
Submitted
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Management; Dissemination; Demonstration; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode:
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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CTAEX TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Technological Centre
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES188)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
CTAEX is a private not-for-profit Research, Development, and Innovation centre located in the
south-west of Spain and backed by an association of food companies, SMEs and agricultural cooperatives.
CTAEX facilities and main activity areas are as follows:
Agricultural Dpt. counts with green houses and 25 hectares of experimental farms including 4
organic certified ones, indicated for pot trials and large scale cultivation.
Food Technology Dpt. counts with a fully equipped pilot plant, an experimental kitchen, a sensory
evaluation lab and chambers indicated for shelf life studies, postharvest treatments and maturation
and curing processes.
Food Science and Safety Dpt. which is highly specialized in agro-food matrixes analysis from
chemical, physical and microbiological procedures, can also carry out the extraction, purification and
isolation of active compounds found in Medicinal Plants and a agro-food by-products and residues.
Apart from the technical development of an R&D Project, CTAEX could carry out the Project Results
Dissemination through its Office for Research Results Transfer Activities by means of dissemination
that mostly reaches SMEs and stakeholders of the agro-food sector
Up to date, CTAEX has successfully developed more than 250 projects, involving participation of
national, European and Latin American partners.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
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The Food Science and Safety Dpt. of CTAEX has a vast expertise in the isolation, identification,
quantification and evaluation of specific active compounds existing in aromatic and medicinal plants
as well as agro-food industries residues and by-products, and consequent employment with
agricultural, feed, food, packaging, pharmaceutical and cosmetics purposes, such as:
- Extraction and stabilization of omega-3 lipids and natural antioxidants in feed, food and cosmetic
applications.
- Employment of biocide extracts of vegetable species to be used against weeds, biological agents
and pests during cultivation of legumes, cereals and fruits and vegetables crops.
- Evaluation of biocides as postharvest treatment agents.
- Substitution of chemical preservatives in food products by direct application or incorporation in the
packaging.
In other cases, the Department has employed the techniques needed in the development of
functional studies where plant extracts / agro-food residues are analyzed according to protocol
screening methodologies (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-biocide, etc.), depending on the
composition of their bioactive chemo type.
Previous FP experience
INPROFOOD. Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations (FP7-Science
in Society´11).
BIOCOPAC. Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal
packaging (FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME).
SATIN. Satiety Innovation (KBBE.2011.2.3-04).
MULTIHEMP. Multipurpose Hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (FP7-KBBE-2012-6singlestage)
Value4Wool. Market Umbrella for the utilisation of low grade grease sheep wool as organic soil
amendment and fertilizer (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2011).
SAVECROPS. Polivalent Biocides from local wastes (LIFE + 2011)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Demonstration
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EEN node: FUNDECYT-PCTEX
Organisation name: Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura
Address: Avda. de Elvas, s/n
Postcode: 06006
City: Badajoz
Country: Spain
Contact person: María García Rosa
E-mail: maria.garcia@fundecyt-pctex.es
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COMMUNIQUÉ
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK189)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Communiqué is a Danish owned communications company, founded in 1993, which in a consultant
role works closely with customers to create value. Communiqué focuses on building a bridge to a
better dialogue for a number of industries such as: IT, finance, health, lifestyle, industry and NGOs
and public organisations. Communiqué is the Danish representative of Edelman, the world's largest
independent PR network, which allows the firm to draw on Edelman experts, quality programs and
tools. It also means that Communiqué’s project portfolio includes work for a number of the world's
largest companies.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Communiqué offers its competences as to planning and executing dissemination strategies in project
consortia. The company's director is the founder of several communications agencies and has
worked with a very large number of clients within strategy, press relations and campaigns. He has
written and contributed to 8 books about efficient communication.
Previous FP experience
FP7 KBBE.2012.2.5-02 project (support action) FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by
Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies). A project about working towards achieving a more
resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from
August 2012 to July 2016. FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together
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universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. Communiqué is involved
in the execution of the project's dissemination strategy.
Role in the project
Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK-150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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NANOIMMUNOTECH
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES190)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
NANOIMMUNOTECH
is
the
first
European
company
specialized
in
the
Bioconjugation/Functionalization, Biological (in vitro & in vivo) and Physico-chemical characterization
of nanosystems. Our main area of activity is focused on biomedical, pharmaceutical and
biotechnological companies, cosmetic, veterinary and agrofood market and research groups
interested
in
the
use
of
nanostructures
with
potential
biotechnological
applications.
NANOIMMUNOTECH main objective is to become a world leader in Functionalization and
Characterization of nanometric systems, offering products and services within the Biotechnology and
Health sectors. The company has highly qualified and internationally recognized human resources,
state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, standardized protocols and finally, the know how to perform
proper supervision, advice and validation of different nanosystems, as a first step to the previous
use of nanoparticles in biotechnological applications.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Nanoimmunotech
wants
to
revolutionise
biosensing
and
offers
two
disruptive
transducer
technologies that have been designed using Nanotechnology, achieving very low detection limits,
using very different types of analytes for multiple industries (human or animal diagnosis, agrofood,
natural environment contaminants detection, etc.). These technologies have been successfully tested
already, with great results for example while detecting Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (human
health diagnosis) or detecting Salmonella (food industry), among others.
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Previous FP experience
We are already involved in an European project, offering our NITBIOSAFE services in the
development of nanotherapeutics for antibiotic resistant. We are also involved in multiple national
collaborative projects related to: (1) nanoparticles for drug delivery by magnetic ressonance, (2)
development of a vaccine against recurrent cystitis, (3) development of a new industrial
nanotechnology for obteining porcine products, (4) biosensing of drugs in water.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Galactea-Plus
Organisation name: CIS Galicia
Address: A Cabana, s/n.
Postcode: 15590
City: Ferrol
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jana Vavrinová
Telephone: 34 981 337 146
E-mail: galactea@cisgalicia.org
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OLIVAR DE SEGURA, 2ND GRADE COOPERATIVE
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES191)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Olivar de Segura is a local cooperative located in the North East of Jaen in Andalusia, Spain. We
specialise in the production, marketing and packaging of Designation of Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil
from the Sierra de Segura area, and also Ecologically Farmed Extra Virgin Olive Oil – as certified by
the the Ecological Farming Committee of Andalusia (CAAE - Comité Andaluz de Agricultura
Ecológica).
An average production of 20.000.000 pounds, 4.500 farmers, 14 mills scattered within 30,000
hectares of olive groves which produce the highest quality oil farmed from a single mountain-side
olive grove, reaching 900m above sea level.
The location, which boasts 214,336 hectares in the Segura, Cazorla and Las Villas Nature Reserve,
make it the largest Protected Nature Reserve in the whole of Spain. In 1983, the UNESCO’s “Man
and the Biosphere” Programme declared this mountainous region a Biosphere Nature Reserve.
Subsequently, in 1998, the European Union declared the Nature Reserve an Area for the Special
Protection of Birds.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Due to their own production they can supply the raw material for the research. OLIVAR DE SEGURA
has it is own laboratory completely qualified to make all the analysis under the UE regulation. The
Laboratory Deparment is managed by a Chemical Engineering specialist in technology and chemistry
of oils.
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Role in the project
Research; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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ROVIMATICA S.L.
SME
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES192)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
ROVIMATICA is a high tech engineering company specialised in providing industrial services in the
fields of Robotics, Computer Vision and Automation.
The company has highly qualified staff who work actively in the desi, implementation and
commissioning (in terms of control, regulation, supervision, treatment of information) of automation
solutions for factories. Rovimatica also designs and manufactures special machinery to meet the
client´s requirements. Furthermore, ROVIMATICA is able to face projects of important economic
dimensions by developing their internal capabilities and cooperating with its partners.
ROVIMATICA provides knowledge and experience in the following fields:
- Automation and Control
- Robotics, Computer Visión
- Engineering and commissioning
- Industrial Processes
- Electrical Engineering and Installations
- Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
- Maintenance works
- Special machinery and vehicules
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- Technical training courses
- R&D
As a relevant R&D project, Rovimatica has developed a robotic vehicule to clean the parabolic
cylindrical mirrors of the thermal solar plants. Today this vechicule is used and manufactured by
Abengoa Solar for all its thermal solar plants. This vehicule works completely in automatic mode.
The conductor of the industrial vehicule only has to drive like other lorries. The system does not
need anyone to run it and adjusts itself to the mirrors.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Expertise offered:
- Industrial Plants:
* Programming of PLCs and SCADAs.
* FAT tests
* SAT test, equipment control.
* Electrical engineering
* Fabrication of MCCs and Control Panels
* Commissioning
- Processes automation and machine control:
* Programming of PLCs and operator panels.
* Axis control systems with servomotors.
* Variable frequency drive.
* Instrumentation.
- Productivity control and traceability systems:
* SCADA programming
* PLCs programming with Ethernet connection to PC with Visual Basic.
- Computer vision:
* Quality control systems
* Robot control systems with computer vision
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- Robotics:
* Design and implementation of robotic systems
* Repair and maintenance works of robots. Authorised company to repair Mitsubishi robots.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance works
*
Through
qualified
professionals
with
experience
in
programming
and
electromechanical
installations.
- Design and developing of special machinery and systems for industrial vehicles
- Technical training courses
- R&D. Our company is actively involved in R & D both in collaboration with other companies and
individually.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3 Edificio Iris I
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Jaime Durán
Telephone: 0034 955 007 497
E-mail: jaime.duran@juntadeandalucia.es
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SIGMA BIOTECH, S.L.
SME
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES193)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Sigma Biotech offers a wide range of services focused on developing innovative agri-food projects,
thanks to a multidisciplinary team that meets the needs of R & D firms adapted to the food sector.
Experts on solving specific needs, medium-term undertaking projects and engage in strategic plans
that lead to the development of a variety of food products that are launched in the market by
implementing innovative new food technologies. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS.
CHARACTERIZATION
OF
FOOD.
ADVICE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE PREPARATION OF REPORTS AND PRESENTATION OF GRANTS
AND SUBSIDIES FOR R & D BOTH AT REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN.FUNDING I + D + i
Sigma Biotech collaborates with public and private agencies , offering full management for
companies to successfully access to existing financial aid for the development of R + D + i , taking
place from document management to technical development so integrity.
Our successes behind us. Some of the projects that your team works are:
-New range of spirits alcoholic dairy adjustable solidified .
-Development new range of soft drinks based on modifications of thixotropy , surface tension and
the use of colloidal suspensions .
-Systems emulsifiers based on fatty no additive for stabilizing batters.
-Development of a range of ion balance stabilizers for the standardization of the goat cheese rind .
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-New range of products consist of multilayer restructured quince and dairy .
-New range of soft drinks based on natural products.
-New range of oilseeds with different wall mounts .
-Textured products from natural raw materials.
-Enzyme Systems fermented bread with no thermal activation of yeast.
- Chromatic flavored alcoholic beverages , based on the ionization of anthocyanins by acid-base
shift.
-Ice high melting point surfactant systems based on the reduction of interfacial surface tension.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
Sigma Biotech is specialized in optimizing production processes and manage technology solutions
products, both for improving the same as for the correction of any physical alterations chemical,
microbiological, organoleptic , rheological ...
The methodology conducted by Sigma Biotech for the development of a project is based on a clear
philosophy: to accompany the client at all stages of the same , from idea generation until memory
document management , technical development laboratory scale and industrial location :
-Visit the customer premises, thereby acquiring much information as possible and thus facilitating
the development of the project.
-Signing a confidentiality agreement between the parties, ensuring the utmost privacy possible.
-Writing a previous projec , based on the research that is to be carried out , for review by the
customer and making the appropriate adjustments .
-Presentation of a final draft . Document management into CDTI presentation or in the appropriate
body .
-Confirming the proposal and the budget and signing the contract.
-Technical development laboratory and pilot scale and industrial location .
-Memory Presentation results and relevant technical justification to the appropriate body .
-Sigma success Biotech acceptance works if technical report presenting a funding agency, if it is
rejected , the customer does not acquire any financial commitment or technical .
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TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
Sigma Biotech, despite being a newly established company , is working in R & D with major
companies in the sector in Spain . Currently , is involved in many interesting projects that are giving
more interesting conclusions for the future of the industry agroalimnentaria . Some of the major
projects in which your team works are:
- New range of spirits alcoholic dairy adjustable solidified .
-Developing new range of soft drinks based on modifications of thixotropy , surface tension and the
use of colloidal suspensions .
- Development of a range of ion balance stabilizers for the standardization of the goat cheese rind .
- New range of soft drinks based on natural products.
Enzyme Systems fermented bread with no thermal activation of yeast.
Chromatic - alcoholic flavored drinks , based on the ionization of anthocyanins by acid-base shift .
Ice - melting high surfactant systems based on the reduction of interfacial surface tension
Role in the project
Tech. Development
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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INSTITUTE FOR FOOD
DEVELOPMENT IFAU
STUDIES
&
AGROINDUSTRIAL
SME
PROFILE from Denmark
(15DK370)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
IFAU is a private company specialised in European and international food and agribusiness. IFAU
carries out applied research on market aspects, consumer trends, innovations, trade, certifications
and value chains. IFAU has worked with all food industry sub-sectors as well as technologies,
ingredients and packaging for the food industry. IFAU has a comprehensive network to cmpanies,
organisations, research facilities and other bodies across the EU food sector. Relevant projects:
European network for financing food innovation ENFFI (FP6, coordination action); Enhancing the
innovative of food SMEs through strategic network behaviour NETGROW (FP7, research project).
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Understanding of food value chains, distribution patterns, innovations, certifications, consumer
trends, and the food industry in general in EU and other countries. Understanding of SMEs in the
food chain. Expertise in conducting interviews, workshops, conferences, training of food SMEs,
producing reports, and communication. Fluent in English, Danish, Swedish and German.
Previous FP experience
FP6 coordination and support action ENFFI project; FP7 research project NETGROW.
Role in the project
Research; Training; Dissemination
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Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: DK150121-09
Organisation name: Agro Business Park
Address: Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Postcode: DK-8830
City: Tjele
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Anders Skeem
Telephone: 4540309637
E-mail: as@agropark.dk
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UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES194)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology research group at University of Castilla La Mancha is
focus on the study of plant secondary metabolites from different plant species. The main objective is
looking for new sources of nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals with different potentials as medicinal,
antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.
Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
The research group has been involved in several projects. Right now is running two national and one
regional research projects:
•
•
Phytochemical characterization of traditional Spanish plants used in folk medicine.
Omics technologies for the identification of the key players involved in the biosynthesis and
regulation of plant apocarotenoids.
•
Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of garlic extracts for their implementation on bioactive
polymers.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The research group has large expertise in research activities related to plant secondary metabolites,
molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology.
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Web page: http://bmfv.uclm.es
Previous FP experience
No previous experience in European Framework Programmes. At the moment only R&D projects at
national and regional level.
Role in the project
Research; Training
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ACTIS
Organisation name: UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Address: Edif. ITQUIMA - Av. Camilo José Cela s/n . Campus Universitario
Postcode: 13071
City: CIUDAD REAL
Country: SPAIN
Contact person: GABRIELA R. GALLICCHIO PLATINO
Telephone: +34926295300 EXT 6268
Fax: +34926295242
E-mail: gabrielar.gallicchio@uclm.es
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UNIVERSITY OF PARMA
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT195)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The laboratory of HTP Proteomics,
within the Inderdipartemental Center SITEIA.PARMA (Food
Safety-Technology-Innovation) of the Parma Technopole that is focussed on food,
provides key
enabling expertize in the determination of food protein fingerprint. Different gel-free and gel-based
proteomics approaches are applied to identify adulteration, food origin, fraud, and to direct food
technological processes.
The trasformation from muscle to meat and, especially, from meat to
processed pig products (cooked and dry-cured hams) have been characterized using proteomics
tools. Moreover,
saffron maturation, adulteration and origin are investigated by proteomic and
spectroscopic methods.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
SITEIA.PARMA offers support for the development of novel products, and processes, for the
characterization of food, food products, food additives, and allergens, and food packaging.
Previous FP experience
COST ACTION Farm Animal Proteomics; COST ACTION Saffronomics;
Member of a Consortium that has presented a proposal on "Sustainable, efficient pig production
using local breeds and feed resources: Using Omics to ascertain pork products quality and
traceability from an animal welfare perspective” in the related work programme topic SFS-01a-2014:
Genetics and nutrition and alternative feed sources for terrestrial livestock production"
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Role in the project
Research
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: Simpler
Organisation name: Aster S. Cons. P.A.
Address: via P. Gobetti 101
Postcode: 40129
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Contact person: Viorika Dishinica
Telephone: 0039 051639 8099
Fax: 0039 0516398131
E-mail: simpler@aster.it
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ANDALOUSIAN CENTER FOR WINE RESEARCH
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES196)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
SFS-14-2014/2015: Authentication of food products
ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Andalusian Center for Wine Research is a mixed research institute. It is linked to the University of
Cadiz and the Andalusian Regional Government. The research areas include:
New technologies in viticulture.
Viability and quality of land.
Wine microbiology.
Biotechnology in the fermenting process.
Technological processes.
Improvement of vinicultural products.
Acetic acid fermentation.
Study of products distilled from wine.
Study of quality indicators used in processes.
Description and quality of vinicultural products.
Development of new viticultural products.
Recovery of byproducts and waste products.
The historical, cultural, economic and legal study of viticultural products.
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The chemical and integrated control of phytopathogenic fungi.
The Center has a long experience working with wine and food companies. It has been also involved
in research results dissemination and in public presentations about wine and related functional
foods.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
Authentication of wine and wine based products using both spectroscopic (NIR, FT-IR, MS, EN) and
chromatographic (HPLC, UPLC, GC, CZE) techniques. Three national and regional grants already
related in this topic.
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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CEIA3
EXCELLENCE
AGRIFOOD
CAMPUS
OF
INTERNATIONAL
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Spain
(15ES197)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
The ceiA3, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence, is the largest Spanish center for research &
specialized development. It is made up by the Universities of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Huelva and
Jaen, and headed by the University of Cordoba, the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC), the
Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Development of Andalusia (IFAPA), and it has also achieved
close cooperation with technology parks and a growing number of companies with innovative
objectives.
The ceiA3 advances towards the future fully oriented to EU innovation policies based on the
European H2020 strategy, on the EIP of Productive and Sustainable Agriculture, and also on the new
challenges of the Common Agricultural Policy, whose strategy appears clearly defined towards the
bioeconomy and sustainable agriculture.
Currently, ceiA3 has 285 research groups specialized in agriculture and the agrifood industry, with a
human potential of over 4,000 people, divided into 16 thematic lines according to their affinity, from
which 141 groups emerge with their own light, meeting excellence and scientific production criteria.
They comprise 7 research clusters covering strategic areas of knowledge. Since 2009, the number of
ceiA3 projects in International Research & Development Programmes totals 267, with a 237%
increase in the last year.
We promote the achievement of agreements with private companies and participation in open calls
for public institutions, both national (INIA, Andalusia, MECD, etc.) and European (FP7, Horizon 2020,
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etc.), through which we aspire to ensure the future viability of this project, making it possible to
continue our work without necessarily depending on funding through the CEI program calls.
These main lines of research and activity are:
• Biodiversity and the Environment
• Bioenergy
• Integrative Biology
• Food Quality and Safety
• Sustainable Territorial, Rural y Tourism Development
• Agricultural Economics, Policy and Law
• Soil Erosion, Conservation and Fertility
• Rural and Agrifood Engineering
• Plant Breeding and Health
• Animal Breeding and Health
• Nutrition and Health
• Chemistry and Agrifoods
• Water Resources
• Food Technology and Oenology
• Agricultural and Environmental Technologies
• Information Technologies and Biocomputing
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The ceiA3 Campus of Excellence focuses its efforts on the agrifood sector, as guarantor of a safe
food supply for the population and a key strategic axis. It links the community to the territory,
generates economic activity and employment, and plays a crucial role for the maintenance of rural
territories and the environment. In this crucial sector, the ceiA3 develops an essential potential
which allows for the innovation of the Agrifood industry from the technological, organizational and
commercial point of view.
The lines of research of our scientific groups cover all the fields related to Agrifood, from economical
or legislative aspects to those which are related to the improvement and optimization of resources
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for either the vegetal or animal production. Our research teams work with the most innovative
equipment and techniques in search for creative solutions for the Agrifood industry. Food quality and
safety, as well as and its control during the whole production process, from the soil to the dish, are
one of the key priorities in the work of our research groups.
In working to assure that these priorities are met, it is our understanding that University excellence
requires, on one hand, the attraction and consolidation of talent and, on the other, collaboration with
generators of knowledge that complement the university’s training and research. For this purpose
we are continually working towards the development of bilateral cooperation with international
institutions in the Agrifood sector. For years we have collaborated, in teaching and research, with
universities of excellence in Agribusiness, like those of California-Davis (U.S.), Concepción (Chile),
Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal), Montpellier 2 (France), Wageningen (Netherlands), among others.
Likewise, we are developing agreements, between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture (IICA) and the ceiA3. Agreements were also established with the INNOVAGRO Network in
Latin America, with institutions for the development of the agrifood sector, with active participation
in forums and definition of future strategies for collaboration. We have established projects involving
not only participation in platforms linked to the agrifood sector, such as Food for Life, sustainable
agriculture or Triptolemos platform, but also collaboration agreements with multiple major
institutions , such as the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, or Agropolis. Also, agreements with the
Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian Government), the
CIBERObn Institute, the FAO of the United Nations, the Spanish Agency for the Defense of the
Competence and Parque Sur Uruguay, among others.
One of the primary objectives is to reinforce the partnership between research and producers and to
promote the transfer of technology. In this way, the ceiA3 has established collaborations with
national companies, and different types of institutions (national and regional government
institutions, Interprofessional Organizations, Rural Development Groups, or D.O’s, for example)
seeking collaboration and knowledge transfer, but also the creation of university-industry synergies
that allow us to look to Europe for the capture of funds, to encourage business development through
research, enabling us to meet the sector’s challenges.
As an example of our potential, a brief description of our Partnerships with companies and
institutions for the development of validating and harmonizing analytical methods and quality
parameters that specifically address technical authenticity issues; particularly those of olive oil,
though there are other sectors involved as well:
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1. With Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español (The Spanish Interprofessional organization of
olive oil). Project title: “Identification of enabling technology to complement the EU analytical
method called "Tasting Panel" in virgin olive oils”.
This project involves the participation of six ceiA3 research groups and it is an ambitious partnership
initiative of between Sector agents, Regional and National Administrations, and Research Centers
and University.
2. With Sovena España, S.A. Project title: “Identification of the spectral fingerprint of different types
of olive oil using ion mobility spectrometry”.
Previous FP experience
With the Junta de Andalucía, Agency for Protection of Competition:
- "DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE QUALITY AGRIFOOD PRODUCTS" (34/2012) (in progress).
With Universidad de Córdoba. IPAFA, Junta de Andalucía:
- "Sensores MEMS y NIRS-imagen para el análisis no destructivo e in situ de productos animales y
vegetales”. P09 AGR-5129". Entidad financiadora: Proyecto de Excelencia. Convocatoria 2005. Profª
ANA GARRIDO VARO. Total funding: 250.931,68 euros
OTHER PROJECTS: please note these are EXAMPLES, as the complete list includes 267+ ceiA3
international projects since 2009
- Title: Farm Animal Proteomics. COST Action FA1002. European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific
and Technical Research. Duration, 2010 -2015. Resp. David Eckersall (University of Glasgow), Juan
José Garrido Pavón (Management Committee) AGR-231
- Title: EADGENE. European Animal Disease Genomics Research Group for Animal Health and Food
Safety. FP7 KBBE.2010.4-01. Duration, 2011 -2013. Resp. Juan José Garrido Pavón. AGR-231
- Title: A systems approach to minimize Escherichia coli O157:H7 food safety hazards associated
with fresh- and fresh-cut leafy greens NIFSI nº 97170. USDA/CSREES/NIFSI Grants. Duration:
2007-2011. Resp. M. Doyle, Gonzalo Zurera (UCO). AGR-170
- Title: Cost Action "Feed For Health" (Fa0802). FP7-UE Duration 2008-2012 Representante COST
(España), Ana Garrido Varo AGR-128
- Title: A systems approach to minimize Escherichia coli O157:H7 food safety hazards associated
with fresh- and fresh-cut leafy greens NIFSI nº 97170 USDA/CSREES/NIFSI Grants Duration: 20072011 Resp. M. Doyle, Gonzalo Zurera (UCO) AGR-170
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- Title: EUI-2008-00114: Development of ultra-sensitive detection methods and plant nano-vaccines
for the fungi Fusarium spp. using nanotechnological devices. AGR-252
- Title: Signalling circuitry controlling fungal virulence: identification and characterization of
conserved and specific fungal virulence genes as common antifungal targets (ARIADNE) FP7PEOPLE-ITN-237936 (Marie Curie Initial Training Networks). Duration 2009-2013. Resp. A. Di Pietro
BIO-138
- Title: Host-induced gene silencing by RNAi in fungal and oomycete pathogens for healthier and
safer food (RNAiGuard) Plant KBBE EUI2009-03942 Unión Europea-MICINN (ERA-NETs) Duration
2010-2013. Resp. A. Di Pietro.BIO-138
- Title: Transcriptional networks controlling virulence in filamentous fungal pathogens (TRANSPAT)
Pathogenomics BIO 2008-04479-E Unión Europea-MICINN (ERA-NETs), Duration, 2009-2012. Resp.
A. Di Pietro.BIO-138
- Title: Plant Proteomics in Europe (COST Action FA 0603). Duration 2007-2011. Resp. Jesús Jorrín
Novo BIO-269
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Title:
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in
membrane
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and
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restriction
NIH
1R01AG028125-01A1 (USA) Key investigator Resp.John J. Ramsey (University of California at Davis)
Resp. JM Villalba BIO-276
- Title: Mechanisms Underlying Coping Strategies and Welfare In Farmed Salmon, Sea Bass and Sea
Bream. FP7-KBBE. Duration 2010-2014. Resp. José Antonio Muñoz Cueto. RNM-216
Role in the project
Research; Training; Tech. Development; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: CESEAND
Organisation name: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Address: C/ Max Planck, 3. Edificio Iris 1.
Postcode: 41092
City: Sevilla
Country: Spain
Contact person: Cristina Cabeza
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Telephone: 34 955048511
E-mail: cristina.cabeza@juntadeandalucia.es
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL,
SCIENCE
(DISAFA)
FOOD
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
FORESTRY AND FOOD
MICROBIOLOGY
AND
R&D Institution
PROFILE from Italy
(15IT198)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
Research activities in Food Microbiology and Technology Sector of DISAFA includes the entire food
chain from field to fork, as well as the health-promoting properties of foods and food constituents.
The Food Sector possesses leading capabilities and resources, as well as active national and
international networks, and is therefore able to make significant contributions to current food-related
global challenges: food supply, food wastage, food quality, differentiation of foods, and novel,
convenient and healthy foods. Most of the research is carried out in collaboration with industrial or
research partners, and there is a significant focus on dissemination, development, demonstration
and implementation of researches findings to the benefit of industry and society.
Expertise offered (related to the topic)
The science team performs research on food quality and changes in quality parameters related to
processing, packaging and storage of foods, especially in relation to wines, dairy products, meat
products and plant food products.
With this aim the science team employs chemical-physical (GC-MS, LC-MS ion trap, electronic nose,
electronic tongue, texture analyzer) and microbiological (PCR, DGGE)
different foods in order to understand the effect of metabolites
methods to investigate the
on sensory and technological
properties.
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Also sensory analysis is used for describing and measuring food quality and a trained sensory panel
is used to quantify sensory attributes within appearance, odor, taste and texture.
Previous FP experience
The Food Sector has work on WP5 (CRAFT Project) and on WP7 (PATHOGEN Combact Project)
Role in the project
Research; Tech. Development; Dissemination; Other
Network partner contact for this profile (Enterprise Europe Network)
EEN node: ALPS EEN
Organisation name: Unioncamere Piemonte
Address: Via Cavour 17
Postcode: 10123
City: Torino
Country: Italy
Contact person: Daniela Vismara
Telephone: 0039 011 5669239
Fax: 0039 011 5669238
E-mail: d.vismara@pie.camcom.it
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FAICO.
OPTICA
FUNDACION
ANDALUZA
DE
IMAGEN
COLOR
Y
R&D Institution
PROFILE from SPAIN
(15ES199)
TOPIC OF INTEREST
TOPIC
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ORGANIZATION EXPERTISE
ENTITY PROFILE
FAICO is a private non-profit organization located in Seville and Cádiz (Andalusia, Spain), specialist
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