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Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations

Objective

Over the past decade, most EU Member States have identified food and health as key priorities. This is in response to increases in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases amongst their populations. Also an insufficient nutrient supply in subgroups of the populations and special demands in ageing societies are identified as abiding challenges. Attempts to increase public awareness of appropriate ways to eat more healthily though do not seem to have led to significant changes in patterns of food purchase and consumption. It has become obvious that the development of effective measures for improvement is a demanding task and requires further systematic research and innovative approaches. One main question that this research needs to tackle is the role that innovations in foods (e.g. improved nutrient preservation through the use of mild pathogen inactivation) and new basic research technologies (e.g. for gaining greater insight and understanding of the mechanisms underlying the effects of food intake on health) could play in counter-acting the alarming rise of food-related health problems. Advocating and promoting the production of knowledge that is close to the concerns of European citizens the European Commission has emphasized that simply inventing new technologies is not enough to overcome the pressing societal challenges in Europe (European Commission 2009). In the first place, it requires a purposeful communicative exchange between research, business, and civil society actors on the nature of the problem and the role that innovative products and technological approaches (besides or complementary with social measures) could play in tackling it.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 386 812
Administrative Contact
Stephan Dabbert (Prof.)

Participants (17)

DIALOGIK GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 316 595
Address
Lerchenstrasse 22
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lampke (Ms.)
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 343 260
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mónica Coelho (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 269 475
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Schabregs (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 020
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)
ROWE EUGENE JOHN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 107 812
Address
Wellington Road 12
NR2 3HT Norwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugene John Rowe (Dr.)
OBSERVA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 800
Address
Viale A Fusinieri 65
36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Federico Neresini (Prof.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 218 280
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joao Breda (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 160 290
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 670
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sofia Valleley (Ms.)
BUCKENHUSKES Herbert Johannes
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 110
Address
Hirschstrasse 25
71282 Hemmingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herbert Buckenhüskes (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 168 650
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)
WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN WIEN - SCIENCE SHOP VIENNA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 385 204
Address
Wahringer Strasse 59
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Strähle (Dr.)
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 138 141
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Beytepe Kampusu Rektorluk Binasi
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Selen Yegenoglu (Dr.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 895
Address
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Martín De Prado (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 138 355
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zuzana Kiczková (Ms.)
AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 176 340
Address
Avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean Artacho (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 183 282
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)