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Establishment of an Agricultural Genomics Centre in Cyprus

Objective

The objective of AGRICYGEN is to establish a world class Centre to conduct high-throughput Agricultural Genomic studies in order to support the advancement and sustainability of the livestock and feed production sectors in Cyprus. The project addresses the specific scope of the H2020 CSA-Teaming call by aiming to provide, currently lacking, broad-range technological and scientific foundations for a Centre of Excellence to support activities of huge economic value to Cyprus. AGRICYGEN also has multifaceted alignment with the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Cyprus. The Centre development shall increase Cyprus' international visibility and competitiveness in cutting edge agricultural research, by enhancing research capacity in the area of genetics and genomics and through its applications within the livestock and agricultural production industries. It will also strengthen collaborations and initiate new collaborative links for sharing expertise and knowledge in areas associated with Agricultural Genomics, and will create an ever-expanding, well-educated task-force of researchers in this area. The Centre establishment and consolidation will be achieved by capitalizing on existing local research capabilities of three Cypriot Institutions, and through effective collaboration with three advanced European institutions that are world leaders in animal, plant and microbial genetic and genomics research. This long-term partnership will create the conditions for innovative research, and for extensive service and training provisions to animal, plant and other production chains. The Centre’s excellence will be strengthened through collaboration with the advanced partners for the development of a Cyprus-based postgraduate programme in Agricultural Genetics and Genomics, affiliated to advanced partners. The long-term aspiration is for the Centre to become sustainable and to continuously expand its activities through investment in research, industrial engagement and education.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1

Coordinator

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS
Net EU contribution
€ 103 835,00
Address
Athalassa
1417 Nicosia
Cyprus

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 36 250,00
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KYPRIAKO IDRYMA EREVNON GIA TI MYIKI DISTROFIA
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 28 281,25
Address
6 Iroon Avenue
2371 Agios Dometios

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 59 281,25
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 57 875,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 18 750,00
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.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 45 175,00
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Salzlandkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RTD TALOS LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 50 550,00
Address
Diogenous 1 Block A Egomi
2404 Lefkosia

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00