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VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry

Objective

Many EU and nationally funded research projects in the fields of agriculture and forestry provide excellent results, but the outreach and translation of these results into field practices is limited. The overall aim of VALERIE is to boost the outreach of research by facilitating the integration into innovative field practices. The work in VALERIE consists of three major approaches. (1). Stakeholder-driven approach. Ten case studies set the central stage for the bottom-up approach of the project, aided by highly effective tools of web semantics and ontology. Cases are centred around a specific supply-chain, a farming sector or a landscape. The stakeholder communities (SHC) represent the natural networks engaged in innovation. They drive the process of articulating innovation needs, enabling the retrieval of precisely matching knowledge and solutions, and evaluating their potential in the local context. (2) Theme-driven approach. VALERIE retains six thematic domains that are at the heart of sustainable production and resource use. These six provide the back-bone for structuring the annotation and summarising activities, which in turn will provide a vast body of knowledge accessible via the Communication Facility (CF). (3) Knowledge disclosure. VALERIE will launch a ‘Communication Facility’ (CF) for the EIP-Networking Facility. The CF supports communication amongst actors in the field and researchers. Next, it injects new knowledge into the innovation process, by enabling users to retrieve highly relevant (tailored-to-needs) information, based on their own vocabularies. In offering tools for communication, as well as content structured for efficient knowledge retrieval, the CF fuses the advantages typical of ‘learning networks’ and ‘linear’ modes of knowledge sharing. The CF will be set up, tested and integrated into the EIP-NF platform, as a generic infrastructure for use by ‘fresh’ stakeholder communities, also beyond the life of the VALERIE project.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 810 402
Administrative Contact
Christianne Marcelis (Dr.)

Participants (15)

METSATALOUDEN KEHITTAMISKESKUS TAPIO

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 68 160
Address
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21B
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olli Aijala (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 181 569
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudine Derras (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 800
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Arioni (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 340
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Rayfield (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 680
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlo Grignani (Prof.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 175 914
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leena Salminen (Ms.)
IT-OBJECTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 794
Address
Hestertstrasse 39
58135 Hagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eicker (Prof.)
AD2 REALISATIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 112 864
Address
Pendeford House - Pendeford Business Park - Wobaston Road
WV9 5AP Wolverhamptom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Newell Price (Dr.)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 198 735
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sonia Ramonteu (Ms.)
DELPHY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 080
Address
Agro Business Park 65
6708 PV Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harm Brinks (Mr.)
CADIR LAB SRL*
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 667
Address
Strada Alessandria 13
15044 Quargnento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Costanzo (Dr.)
UNION DE SELVICULTORES DEL SUR DE EUROPA AEIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 000
Address
Larrauri 1B
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arantza Zelaieta (Ms.)
TAPIO OY
Finland
Address
Maistraatinportti 4 A
00240 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olli Aijala (Mr.)
GAME AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 600
Address
Burgate Manor
SP6 1EF Fordingbridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alastair Leake (Dr.)
RSK ADAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 451
Address
Spring Lodge 172 Chester Road Helsby
WA6 0AR Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Newell-Price (Dr.)