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Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation

Objective

In the European Union, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the food sector are increasingly under pressure due to developing open markets, increasing demand of standardized and price competitive food products by the consumers, rising importance of large retailers and challenges in obeying governmental regulations. This raises the risk of losing many traditional foods as well as traditional processing techniques which are applied by SMEs using regional raw materials and often have a role in the cultural identity of regions.
In urban centers in Europe, groups of consumers are increasingly demanding traditional, local and/or organic food productions as food poisoning cases and the dispute on GMO undermined public confidence on industrial food producing systems. To reach these markets, SMEs of traditional foods must extend their skills in modern as well as competitive marketing and production techniques to comply with existing European regulations and to promote the aspects of their products related to nutrition and health.
To support these traditional SMEs, a knowledge transfer network shall be established with the focus on different food product sectors: Grains, fishes, fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. These food sectors are traditional, healthy foodstuffs which are essential for a balanced nutrition. To support traditional SMEs in these food sectors, a European network will interlink researchers, knowledge transfer organizations and associations of SMEs on European, national and region levels. The network will act as a mediator of information about innovations in production and marketing of traditional food, will foster entrepreneurship in the sector of traditional food producers and researchers as well as will develop strategic research and innovation agendas for the traditional food sectors to be competitive on future markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/root crop
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

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

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 429 632
Administrative Contact
Susanne Braun (Mrs.)

Participants (30)

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 287
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Welck (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 405 461
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Blankenspoor (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 53 601
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sonja Smole Možina (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARMINSKO MAZURSKI W OLSZTYNIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 778
Address
Ul. Oczapowskiego 2
10 719 Olsztyn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Dusza (Mr.)
Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
EU contribution
€ 118 940
Address
Tuwima 10
10748 Olsztyn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Caplap (Mrs.)
ZAKLAD ICHTIOBIOLOGII I GOSPODARKIRYBACKIEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 51 611
Address
Ul. Kalinowa 2
43 520 Chybie-zaborze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilgiz Irnazarow (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 204 612
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Pelka (Mrs.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 88 850
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Looney (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 161 979
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 147 152
Address
Branisovska 31A
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jiri Kolecek (Dr.)
AGENCIA ANDALUZA DEL CONOCIMIENTO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 337
Address
Av Albert Einstein Edificio Wtc
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Palanco (Mr.)
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 443
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Moreno Rojas (Dr.)
GABINETE DE GESTION INTEGRAL DE RECURSOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 689
Address
Calle Santarem 4 1 Oficina 2
06011 Badajoz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco José Cerrato González (Mr.)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 98 981
Address
Nemanjina 6
11080 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Viktor Nedovic (Prof.)
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 36 848
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanja Vranes (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 118 617
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaëlle Bujan (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 229 439
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hugo De Vries (Dr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 150 906
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Andlauer (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 188 818
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Carlen (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 255
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luana Imbastaro (Dr.)
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 261 667
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
Augusto Medina (Prof.)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 181 385
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Sanders (Mr.)
VEREIN ISEKI-FOOD EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR DIE INTEGRATION DER LEBENSMITTELWISSINSCHAFT UND -TECHNOLGIE IN DIE LEBENSMITTELVERSORGUNGSKETTE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 115 860
Address
Muthgasse 18
1190 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schleining (Prof.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PRODUCTEURS AQUACOLES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 71 692
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 160
33127 Saint Jean D Illac
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Pons (Mrs.)
FRUITVEGETABLES EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 796
Address
Rue De La Loi 38
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luc Hellebuyck (Mr.)
FUNDACION CITOLIVA, CENTRO DE INNOVACION Y TECNOLOGIA DEL OLIVAR Y DEL ACEITE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 40 121
Address
Calle Sierra Morena Manzana Parque Cientifico Tecnologico Geolit Edificio Ctsa Modulo 1 11
23620 Mengibar Jaen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Esther Campos Arias (Mrs.)
FOODDRINKEUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 080
Address
Avenue Des Nerviens 9 31
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Campos (Mrs.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDS BAKKERIJ CENTRUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 26 442
Address
Agro Business Park 75-83
6708 PV Wageningen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Grandia (Mr.)
SLOW FOOD ASSOCIAZIONE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 621
Address
Piazza Xx Settembre 5
12042 Bra
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina Agrillo (Ms.)
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 82 008
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreja Brecelj (Mrs.)