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Twinning for intensified enzymatic processes for production of prebiotic-containing functional food and bioactive cosmetics

Objective

The general objective of the project is to advance the research and innovation capacity of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (FTM) in the area of prebiotics technology by collaboration with leading institutions with complementary expertise able to implement substantial improvement of the research staff profile, project management and administration skills. The consortium includes Maastricht University and Radboud university medical center contributing with the expertise in analysis of human microbiota, which provides determination of the activity of prospective gut and skin prebiotics, and Spanish National Research Council contributing with the expertise in protein engineering, which enables improvement of catalytic properties of enzymes applied in production of prebiotics. In addition to transferring knowledge within these two areas expertise, specific objectives are also to strengthen management capacities of the FTM, to unleash potential of young scientists and to form network of scientific community and potential industrial partners. Joint research is designed to result with joint scientific publication, which will increase research profile and attractiveness of the FTM and provide wider scientific impact by dissemination in accordance with open science concept. Additionally, wider economic, technological and societal impact will be facilitated through establishment of the Center of Scientific Excellence for Prebiotics and two innovative prebiotic technologies developed to technology readiness level 6. Still, motives behind formation of the consortium goes beyond goals of this project because long-term sustainable cooperation between four institutions is envisioned. All members of the consortium foresee increased demand for innovative prebiotic technologies, for which the consortium with such a high level of interdisciplinarity is needed.

Coordinator

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY AND METALLURGY UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Net EU contribution
€ 410 812,50
Address
Karnegijeva 4
11120 Belgrade
Serbia

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 340 862,50
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 387 875,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 327 125,00
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10 Zuid
6525 GA Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00