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ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS)

ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS)

Objective

Plant sciences face important challenges at the European and global scale due to a burgeoning world population that requires sustenance. Reliable production of high-quality and safe food, feed and renewable Carbon supplies for green chemistry, without the use of excess land, energy, water, pesticides and chemicals is therefore essential.

To ensure that we have the scientific understanding to again revolutionise agricultural capabilities to deliver higher yields with lower inputs in a changing climate, we propose a network focusing on Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS). This will unite the scientific and economic capabilities of member states and enable the coordination of sustainable transnational plant science research programmes.

ERA-PG (2004-2009) successfully initiated a programme to structure the scientific and technological basis for plant genomics programmes in Europe. This has fostered the development of the common knowledge base necessary to build coherent transnational policy frameworks. However, if transnational cooperation and resolute mutual goals in the plant sciences are to be firmly embedded in national policies and processes, these foundations must be strengthened and expanded.

To bring this about ERA-CAPS will pursue the development of a common agenda for plant science in Europe and create a joint research programme. ERA-CAPS will also facilitate data management, access and sharing solutions. Through external engagement ERA-CAPS will enable interaction between researchers, funders and relevant European initiatives, and assist in the systematic exchange of information to facilitate the expansion of the network and the involvement of new members and affiliates.

Such a network will significantly help plant sciences address both current and future challenges in food and non-food crop production.
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Coordinator

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Address

North Star Avenue Polaris House
Sn2 1uh Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 595 640

Administrative Contact

Tim Willis (Mr.)

Participants (22)

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MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

New Zealand

FONDS ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 38 520

FEDERAAL FONDS VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 176 100

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA

Canada

STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 119 009

SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 71 048

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 949

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 293 180

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TITKARSAGA

Hungary

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 37 450

MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 64 200

LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 79 608

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 122 149

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

New Zealand

EU Contribution

€ 16 050

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 57 780

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 35 310

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 76 505

MINISTARSTVO PROSVETE, NAUKE I TEHNOLOSKOG RAZVOJA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 31 030

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 34 240

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 28 890

INNOVATIONSFONDEN

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 291864

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 220 093,63

  • EU contribution

    € 1 989 658

Coordinated by:

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom