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Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems

Objective

CIRCLES aims to discover and translate innovative microbiomes-tailored circular actions into concrete applications that will ultimately enhance EU food system performances and their overall sustainability. The setup of real-world labs in the field of 6 food systems relevant to the EU market – tomatoes, spinach, poultry, pigs, Atlantic salmon and seabream aquacultures – will, first, enable CIRCLES to increase knowledge on the importance of food system microbiomes as determinants of productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. This discovery phase will nurture the design and implementation of food system-specific microbiomes-tailored circular actions. Relying on an integrative usage of different Smart Microbiome (SM)-modulators, circular actions aim to optimize the microbiomes of food systems, from farm to fork, for an overall improvement of food system performances. The effectiveness of actions will then be tested in the labs in the field. This real-world validation phase will allow CIRCLES to translate the project results into concrete products, applications, procedures and tools, ready to be exploited and communicated to penetrate the EU market. In particular, CIRCLES will conceptualize and create SM-food systems for the 6 CIRCLES food chains, defined as food systems with optimized microbiome configurations. CIRCLES will also provide innovative, newly defined SM-food products, as foods derived from the SM-food systems and certified by Microbiome Transparent (MT)-labels. Finally, a vast panel of food system-specific SM-modulators will be provided as new agro-biotech applications to be integrated into circular actions to reach the status of SM-food system. In conclusion, the conceptualization, creation, and dissemination of SM-food systems, as well as all connected procedures, products, and tools, will allow CIRCLES to endow the EU food systems with new, cost-effective commercial applications for improved productivity, quality, safety and sustainability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 186 213,75

Participants (30)

VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 662 187,50
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
0454 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 872 500
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 375
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 200 550
Address
Diplomvej 381 St
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 321 585
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROVIX SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 509,88
Address
Viale Enrico Mattei 17
24060 Entratico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 749 972,50
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MSBIOTECH SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 002,50
Address
Via Zara 23
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 781,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 225 750
Address
Wurmisweg 576
4303 Kaiseraugst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 198 985
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
OROGEL SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 611,25
Address
Via Dismano 2830
47522 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 125 775
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Activity type
Research Organisations
A.I.A. AGRICOLA ITALIANA ALIMENTARE S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 272,50
Address
Piazzale Apollinare Veronesi 1
37036 San Martino Buon Albergo Vr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
BOLTON FOOD SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 581,25
Address
Via L.einaudi 18/22
22072 Cermenate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOILFOOD OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 49 831,25
Address
Tammelan Puistokatu 21
33500 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 511 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 687,50
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 439 450
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO RICERCHE PER LA CHIMICA FINE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 462,50
Address
Piazza San Francesco 2
12051 Alba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAGUE CORPORATE AFFAIRS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 800
Address
Fluwelen Burgwal 1 E
2511 CH 'S-gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMMEFOOD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 925
Address
Via Delle Industrie 6
47824 Poggio Berni Rn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WELLMICRO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Viale Giuseppe Fanin 48
40127 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 81 875
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 850
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREVIWO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 631,25
Address
Gunnar Randers Vei 24
2007 Kjeller
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORDLAKS SMOLT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 144 725
Address
Straumsnes
8260 Innhavet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAGUE BELGIUM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 450
Address
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)