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Development of microalgae-based natural UV Sunscreens and Proteins as cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals

Objective

The biotechnology of microalgae has gained considerable importance in recent decades, as they represent a largely untapped reservoir of novel and valuable bioactive compounds. The biological and chemical diversity of the microalgae, has been the source of unique bioactive molecules with the potential for industrial development as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements. The proposed project will combine both basic and applied research in the fields of –omics technologies, biochemistry, applied and enzyme biotechnology in order to exploit microalgae resources for the development: 1) Natural UV sunscreens, based on algae mycosporine-like aminoacids, 2) Algae-based nutraceuticals as functional foods and food supplements, 3) Algae-derived proteases with applications in cosmetic (skin repair enzymes) and food industry. The implementation of the project will offer to the involved academic and SMSs the opportunity to translate scientific research into well defined knowledge-based ‘green’ products and analytical tools. Apart from scientific objectives, the project will enhance the European’s capacity in the field of Blue Growth and Marine Biotechnology by exchanging interdisciplinary knowledge, developing and disseminating joint research activities, thus strengthening the intersectoral links between academia and industry for sustainable growth.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38098 San Michele All'adige

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIONOS BIOTECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 180 000,00
Address
Bulev Sur S/n - Biopolo La Fe Edificio Torre A Ho
46029 Valencia

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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
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IGV GREENFOOD GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 40/41
14558 Nuthetal Ot Bergholzrehbrucke

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam-Mittelmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EPARELLA GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 40 500,00
Address
Eco-plus Park 1. Strasse 8
2460 Bruck An Der Leitha

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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
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRESH FORMULA PRIVATE LIMITED COSMETICS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 171 000,00
Address
1 St Km Koropiou-markokoulou Av.
19400 Koropi

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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
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL DE LA CONSERVA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 171 000,00
Address
Calle De La Concordia
30500 Molina De Segura

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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
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PARTICULA GROUP DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ISTRAZIVANJE RAZVOJ I PROIZVODNJU
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 130 500,00
Address
Tina Ujevica 9
51000 Rijeka

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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
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Primorsko-goranska županija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00