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Enhancing collaboration in research for Livestock

Objective

RTD2Farm has a simple, yet effective strategy to increase the uptake of RTD Results by livestock farmers.
RTD2Farm will be involving the three main players of the process; RTD providers (Research centres, Universities, Industry, etc), Technology Transfer experts (Networking and Training Organisations) and Farmers (End Users).
RTD2Farm will analyse methods for knowledge and technology transfer, define Best Practice, and spread these. RTD2Farm has concentrated on pig farms, as they are the main animal for meat production in the EU. The process to optimise Knowledge and Technology Transfer should be transferable to other species, as the main Technologies are similar: Feed, Genetics/Breeding and Farm Management. Obviously there will be differences in the technologies, but the Knowledge and technology Transfer methods will be similar.
Three regions have been selected to represent the diversity of Livestock farming Regions in the EU. Benelux has a similar “farm landscape” (farm size and production techniques), covers a small area and has a high uptake of new knowledge and technologies (K&T). Austria has a very diverse farming landscape; with a very diverse uptake of K&T. Italy has more small farms where dissemination of K&T is especially challenging.
These three landscapes are a representative majority of the EU wide situation. Industry Partners will be especially keen to take these new K&T Transfer methods into their most important developing markets in the Newer Member States and beyond. A main goal of RTD2Farm is to develop Best Practice methods for a variety of K&T Transfer scenarios..
K&T Transfer from Universities has the air of being inefficient. Of course K&T Transfer by Industry is more efficient, as the research itself is very consumers oriented. The difference in the RTD developed will influence the best transfer practice. For this reason we have included both UNI and IND partners as RTD Providers in the RTD2Farm consortium to accommodate for the difference in RTD results by Universities and Industry.
RTD2Farm will develop a variety of Best Practice models for Knowledge and Technology Transfer from Research to Farm.
SMEs represent a major innovation engine in Europe and are the key drivers for the EU’s prosperity. Seven of the nine RTD2Farm members are SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Coordinator

VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Veterinaerplatz 1
1210 Vienna
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 179 865
Administrative Contact
Barbara Greineder (Ms.)

Participants (10)

ENCO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 160
Address
Via Michelangelo Schipa 115
80122 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giampiero De La Feld (Mr.)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 556
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Bruggeman (Dr.)
LEBENSMITTELVERSUCHSANSTALT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 100 823
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julian Drausinger (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 378
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vezzosi Roberta (Ms.)
RATTLEROW SEGHERS HOLDING NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 93 625
Address
Oeverstraat 21
9160 Lokeren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lies Thermote (Ms.)
CAMPO BO' SOCIETA SEMPLICE AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 475
Address
Via Resga 20 A
43022 Montechiarugolo Pr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Andrea Sartori (Mr.)
MOSER ANDREAS MAS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 27 470
Address
Sylvester Jordan Strasse 13 Top 4
6094 Axams
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Moser (Mr.)
VERBAND OESTERREICHISCHER SCHWEINEBAUERN VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 79 180
Address
Dresdnerstrasse 89/19
1200 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Georg Mayringer (Mr.)
VERENIGING VARKENSHOUDERS - VEVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 61 273
Address
Derbystraat 381
9051 Gent
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marianne Vandenberghe (Ms.)
Eutema Technology Management GmbH & Co KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
Lindengasse 43/13
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Melzer (Mr.)