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Development and Coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European Research Area

Development and Coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European Research Area

Objective

Synthetic biology is an emerging and promising research area with the potential to have a strong impact on innovation and technological progress that is beneficial for the economy and for society as a whole. It is an area at the intersection of engineering, bioscience, chemistry, and information technology.
The central idea of ERASynBio is to promote the robust development of synthetic biology by structuring and coordinating national efforts and investment. ERASynBio will develop a white paper (WP1), which will support the emergence of national synthetic biology programmes and which will lay the ground for transnational funding activities via joint calls in the project (WP6). ERASynBio will stimulate and tackle the interdisciplinary nature and immaturity by offering training and educational possibilities (WP4), establishing an interdisciplinary advisory board and inviting observers of other funding organisations. It will further provide extensive dialogue options (WP1-5) and exchange fora (WP3) for the scientific community. Close collaboration between academia and industry aiming to fertilize the innovation process will occur on several levels (WP1, WP3, WP6). To adhere to ethical, legal and societal aspects as well as to technical issues like standardisation and infrastructure development ERASynBio will trace and integrate the ongoing work and research on these framework conditions and integrate them in the white paper (WP2 and WP5).
It is a challenge for the ERA-Net to successfully coordinate the newly emerging activities in this field as only a few partners have fully developed national programmes for synthetic biology. Thus it is the aim to create the ERA of synthetic biology in parallel with the development of the scientific community. It is the first time a truly European research community can be build almost from the beginning of its development.
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Address

Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 494 721

Administrative Contact

Anke Krüger (Ms.)

Participants (16)

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MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 484 660

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 131 299

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 194 472

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 35 684

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 56 269

GENIKI GRAMMATIA EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 89 023

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 33 745

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 31 832

MINISTRSTVO ZA VISOKO SOLSTVO, ZNANOST IN TEHNOLOGIJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 136 264

LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 35 351

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE

France

EU Contribution

€ 97 316

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 39 536

STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 43 643

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 93 207

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 291728

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 350 282,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 022

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany