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Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors

Objective

Using the laying hen sector as a case study, we aim to demonstrate the potential for practice-driven innovation networks, supported by existing science and market-driven actors, to develop practical cost-effective solutions to sustainability challenges (objective 1). Multi-stakeholder networks will develop technical innovations to injurious pecking and the management of end-of-lay hens concerns based on practice, economics and scientific information (objective 2). A generic “support package” of communication web based tools, facilitation guides and on-line training programmes, designed to help science and market- driven actors, will then be available to support practice-driven innovation networks in other livestock sectors (objective 3). Finally we will develop policy recommendations that help realize the full potential of practice-driven innovation through multi stakeholder networks in livestock sectors (objective 4). This project will tackle four challenges associated with the need for grass-root innovation highlighted in the Horizon 2020 call; 1) legitimacy by robust practical and financial evaluation, 2) accessibility by communication between producers and existing innovation support actors, 3) connectivity by an industry-led dissemination strategy ensuring information about innovations are widely spread using existing communication tools and finally 4) sufficient resource by production of a support package and policy recommendations that facilitate better interaction of science-driven and practice-driven innovation. The success of this approach to the laying hen sector and other sectors will be evaluated by the ability of the network to encourage practice-led innovation, check the effectiveness of the innovation, ensure optimum use of scientific information, provide a route for traditional knowledge transfer when required, disseminate results of innovation to others and ensure that policy is informed by practice-led solutions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 613 703,75

Participants (7)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 675
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 296 247,50
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VETERINARNI A FARMACEUTICKA UNIVERZITA BRNO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 64 680
Address
Palackého Tř. 1/3
612 42 Brno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 214 335
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 565 026,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AD2 REALISATIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 310,21
Address
Pendeford House - Pendeford Business Park - Wobaston Road
WV9 5AP Wolverhamptom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RSK ADAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 077,29
Address
Spring Lodge 172 Chester Road Helsby
WA6 0AR Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)