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SmartCow: an integrated infrastructure for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector

Objective

SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures, to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to 11 major research infrastructures from 7 countries (18 installations) of high quality services and resources. These are needed to develop innovative and ethical solutions for efficient use of animal and feed resources that promote animal welfare and healthy livestock, as well as sustainable competitiveness.
SmartCow combines strong scientific and technical skills in animal nutrition (in vivo methods for nutrient utilisation and emissions measurements), genetics (genotyped animals, phenotyping capabilities), health and welfare (sensors and automatic recordings of physiological and behavioural traits) and ethics in animal experimentation. A central promotion and management of transnational access to the research infrastructures will provide access to around 10,000 cow.weeks and facilitate up to 33 research projects involving 59 users. Networking activities will harmonise and standardise procedures especially in animal care and measurements, design of experiments, data recording and analysis thanks to a cloud-based data-platform specifically developed in the project. Joint research activities will produce refined methods and proxies to evaluate feed efficiency and emissions, develop new protocols to reduce the use of animals and produce new methods to exploit sensor data for cattle husbandry. Promotion of transnational access and dissemination of SmartCow outcomes and innovations for maximum impact will be supported by a Stakeholder Platform composed of pre- and post-farm gate industry, farmer organisations, NGOs, policy makers at national and EU levels.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 887 022,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

SRUC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 414 246,25
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 239 502,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 337 347,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 522 657,50
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR NUTZTIERBIOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 400 603,25
Address
Wilhelm-stahl-allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landkreis Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 379 370,75
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 587 553,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 273 964,75
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 176 547,50
Address
Rue De Liroux 9
5030 Gembloux

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Région wallonne Prov. Namur Arr. Namur
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 138 402,50
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 141 950,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3 A/1
00161 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGRIMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 220 250,00
Address
West Common Hertfordshire
AL5 2JQ Harpenden

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East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 280 525,00
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00