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Greener, more sustainable platforms for high-value recombinant protein production

Objective

The greenerRPP project aims to markedly enhance the EU’s capacity for the production of secreted high-quality recombinant proteins, especially industrial enzymes and therapeutic proteins (biotherapeutics). The combined markets are in excess of $330 billion p.a. and the products are of massive significance for healthcare and a sustainable bio-based economy. greenerRPP will address urgent problems in these industries, such as difficult-to-express proteins and the rapidly-emerging issue of 'sustainability' in the European biotechnology industry. It will deliver improvements in yield and process design that increase the industry's effectiveness while simultaneously reducing high current levels of waste. It will deliver industrial enzymes that reduce energy and raw material costs in countless industrial and domestic settings. To achieve this, we will develop powerful new microbial and mammalian cell platforms that produce recombinant proteins in unusually high quantities and in unparalleled quality, and bring to market a suite of super-producing platforms.
A comprehensive training programme will equip greenerRPP ESRs with the interdisciplinary and intersectoral skills required to be future leaders in these industries, while emphasising sustainability and gender-diversity dimension principles at every level. Finally, the programme addresses the stark global inequality in this biotechnology sector: recombinant protein production is largely carried out in (or outsourced by) high-income countries, placing low/middle income countries at a massive disadvantage. greenerRPP includes a series of South East Asian Institutions as Associated Partners, to develop a global network with a knowledge exchange-secondment programme that boosts these countries' own manufacturing programmes. greenerRPP ESRs will thus enhance a European industrial sector that has never been more important to society, while making it 'greener' and reaching out to lower income countries.

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 685 926,00
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (6)

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 572 976,00
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Fleischmannstrasse 8
17489 Greifswald

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 137 185,20
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIOPROCESSING RESEARCH AND TRAINING LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 286 488,00
Address
Fosters Avenue Mount Merrion
4 Blackrock Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM RCV GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 270 331,20
Address
Dr Boehringer Gasse 5-11
1121 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data