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Risk AssessmenT InnOvatioN for low-risk pesticides

Objective

Low risk pesticides (LRP) including (i) plant extracts (ii) semiochemicals like pheromones and allelochemicals, (iii) microbial pesticides, are gaining ground in the global market, as substitutes of synthetic pesticides. In addition, new microbial solutions (phages, protists, microbial consortia) and ds-RNA pesticides are emerging, low-risk solutions expect to reach the market in coming years. Despite on-going regulatory efforts by the European Commission, we are still lacking a concrete risk assessment (RA) scheme relevant to LRPs, a point which blocks LRPs reaching the EU market. RATION timely comes to address these regulatory constraints and aims to develop a novel RA scheme, supported by the necessary guidance on methods and tools, tailored to the specific characteristics of established and emerging LRP solutions. This main goal will be achieved through a series of interrelated WPs aiming (i) to map the current status of LRPs in Europe and identify main regulatory constraints (WP1). In this quest it will be supported by a stakeholders forum composed of all relevant actors (industry, regulators, academics, famers, general public); (ii) to develop and validate, through a proof-of-concept exercise, innovative RA (and associated tools) for microbials (WP2), plant extracts, semiochemicals, pheromones (WP3) and, ds-RNA (WP4); and from there (iii) build a harmonized RA for all LRP and determine its socioeconomic impact (WP5), (iv) to effectively communicate and disseminate the new RA knowledge and its associated tools developed by RATION to relevant actors ensuring sustainability beyond project duration (WP6). RATION will benchmark EU regulatory science, uplift blockers holding back LRP uptake by the EU market and motivate research innovation in plant protection. To achieve these goals 22 partners from academia, industry and regulatory bodies, representing 10 member states and 2 non-EU member states, will join forces in a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary effort.

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 697 375,00
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Greece

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Region
Μαγνησία Θεσσαλία Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 697 375,00

Participants (20)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 499 571,00
Other funding
€ 499 571,00
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 373 750,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 373 750,00
METABOLIC INSIGHTS LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 700 250,00
Address
Golda Meir 7i
7414002 Ness-ziona

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 700 250,00
AEIFORIA HELLAS LTD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 194 687,50
Address
Malashewska 1
2800 Sandanski

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен Благоевград
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 194 687,50
ECT OEKOTOXIKOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 391 832,50
Address
Bottgerstrasse 2-14
65439 Florsheim

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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
Darmstadt Main-Taunus-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 391 832,50
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 266 500,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 266 500,00
INTERNATIONAL BIOCONTROL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 75 000,00
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 75 000,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 192 346,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 192 346,00
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 452 837,50
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Harz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 452 837,50
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 407 625,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 407 625,00
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 207 500,00
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy

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Region
Makroregion wschodni Lubelskie Lubelski
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 207 500,00
BIOBEST GROUP NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 141 875,00
Address
Ilse Velden 18
2260 Westerlo

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 141 875,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 207 725,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 207 725,00
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 197 187,50
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 197 187,50
SYNGENTA AGRO GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 152 500,00
Address
Lindleystrasse 8 D
60314 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 152 500,00
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 195 875,00
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 195 875,00
EUROQUALITY SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 233 750,00
Address
Rue De L Isly 8
75008 Paris 08

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 233 750,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 278 265,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 278 265,00
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 7 500,00
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 7 500,00
CBC (EUROPE) SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 120 796,00
Address
Via Zanica 25
24050 Grassobbio

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 120 796,00

Partners (1)

Genolution
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
63, Magokjungang 8-ro 3-gil,
07793 Seoul

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00