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Expanding EPNOE leadership towards Food and Health related materials, and increasing industrial participation

Objective

The need for a transition towards a CO2 neutral biobased economy or bioeconomy, increasing population and globalisation of economies will have the consequence of a need for enhanced supplies of biobased resources. To this end, polysaccharides will be at the central point of the world of tomorrow for sustainable fuel, food, materials and medicine production. EPNOE (European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence) is the short name for the EC Network of Excellence project called “Polysaccharides”. Established with the help of the European Commission (EC), the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) connects the initial 16 EU academic and research institutions and now 26 companies, all being members of the Durable Integrated Structure called EPNOE Association. Activities include research (e.g. EPNOE research Road Map published end of 2010 in Carbohydrate Polymers journal), education (e.g. student mobility or common undergraduate courses), services (e.g. six main academic-industry services), infrastructure (e.g. EPNOE Tool Box) and communication (e.g. sixteen Newsletters issued to 500 subscribers). EPNOE is dedicated to materials made from or with polysaccharides.
The general concept at the origin of this proposal is to participate to the improvement of competitiveness of European industry and generate new knowledge in polysaccharides through the expansion of EPNOE leadership in two new areas (Food and Health) and through increasing EPNOE participation and interactions with industry, with a special focus on SME’s.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-CSA-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 138 294
Administrative Contact
Sophie Cousin (Ms.)

Participants (16)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sinikka Soirinsuo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Kosma (Prof.)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Heinze (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 268
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 36 380
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sinikka Soirinsuo (Ms.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Uwe Schmitt (Dr.)
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 17 120
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Haanila-Heinistö (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA PETRU PONI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41A
700487 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angelica-Elena Săcăleanu (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 17 120
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dragica Hauptman (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 36 380
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Van Deursen (Mr.)
THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 120
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 97
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Schubert (Ms.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT BIOPOLIMEROW I WLOKIEN CHEMICZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 380
Address
Ul Marii Sklodowskiej-curie 19 27
90570 Lodz
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Danuta Ciechanska (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 380
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjon Bleeker (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 17 120
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bechtold (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Ribitsch (Prof.)