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AN INTERACTIVE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR INDUSTRIAL CROPS & THEIR APPLICATIONS

Objective

The principal objectives of IENICA are to :

- create synergy within the EU industrial crops sector through the formation of an
integrated network linking key individuals for industry, government and science
in all member states;
- use this network to identify or create scientific, industrial a market opportunities
for specific industrial crops or the applications;
- identify the strengths of each EU member state in order to maximise the
efficiency of RTD funding for industrial crops and encourage industrial and
scientific collaboration between member states.

IENICA will also :

- determine the current state of scientific, industrial a commercial knowledge of
each industrial crop or application member state and EU level;
- identify barriers to the progress of industrial crops (which could be scientific,
technical, legislative or economic);
- identify and evaluate environmental benefits arising from industrial crops or
applications;
- identify RTD priorities and make recommendations to policy makers on the basis
of that analysis.

These objectives will be achieved through a carefully approach with 3 component
parts :

- Discussive meetings, initially at national then later at EU level to :
- determine current state of scientific, industrial and commercial knowledge
for industrial crops and their applications;
- identify opportunities in different types of industrial crops (eg fibres, oils,
carbohydrates) for scientific or commercial development;
- identify environmental benefits from industrial crops or industrial crop
applications;
- identify barriers to progress in scientific, commercial legislative or other
areas;
- prioritise RTD needs in EU;
- The formation of an interactive information network run on electronic or hard
copy systems according to facilities open to users;
- A number of seminars to debate in depth specific issues related the industrial
crops and facilitate technology transfer to industry.

Lead players in each state will be responsible for ensuring widest possible liaison
at all levels of interest in that state for industria crops. Additionally, regional
co-ordinators are envisaged for Scandinavia and the Mediterranean countries where
geographical or climatic factors create some generic crop production challenges.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS)
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