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EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE FOR NUTRIFOOD-BASED THERANOSTICS FOR HEALTHY EUROPEAN SOCIETY

Project description

Transforming Serbia’s education system via Nutricrops

The EU-funded EINSTEIN project is developing organic crops with enhanced nutritional and bioactive properties, known as ‘nutricrops’. These nutricrops will serve both as food for human consumption and as raw materials for the production of nutrifood-based sensors and microfluidic chips, which will have therapeutic and diagnostic applications. With a focus on Serbia, the project aims to modernise the country’s education system by creating and testing environmentally sustainable nutricrops. Specifically, it will develop theranostic devices based on nutrifood and nutriwaste and provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for the workforce. The aim is to transform the University of Novi Sad in Serbia into a hub for regional development through initiatives focused on regeneration and cultural development.

Objective

Transformations are needed throughout Europe, including a widening country - Serbia, especially in terms of institutional reforms and upskilling. With this in mind, we created the Excellence Initiative of Science-Tech Team for European Innovations (EINSTEIN), which consists of nine institutions from Serbia, Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark. The EINSTEIN will use a trans- and multi-disciplinary approach to increase knowledge and technologies in the organic production of crops with improved nutritional and bioactive properties (nutricrops) for human nutrition, which will be also used as a raw material for manufacturing nutrifood-based sensors and microfluidic chips that will have a dual function: therapeutic and diagnostic. The transformation model that will reform the outdated education system in Serbia is proposed. Successfully implemented transformation in Serbia through this project will spread like a positive tide of change in education, research and innovation system throughout the whole Western Balkans region.

This will be done within the following work packages:
WP1: Transformation of Education Ecosystem;
WP2: Creating and Testing Eco-friendly Sustainable Nutrifood;
WP3: Development of Nutrifood- and Nutriwaste-based Theranostic Devices;
WP4: Upskilling and Reskilling of Workforce;
WP5: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation - Phase 1;
WP6: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation - Phase 2;
WP7: Project management and coordination - Phase 1;
WP8: Project management and coordination - Phase 2.
Far-reaching goal is to transform the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, to contribute to regional development, promote business growth by contributing to regional human capital development, and improve social equity through regeneration and cultural development. The establishment of the alliance with top-class universities from Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark will be a key momentum for achieving this long-term strategic direction.

Coordinator

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Net EU contribution
€ 1 339 500,00
Address
DR ZORANA DINDICA 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
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