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ECOPOTENTIAL: IMPROVING FUTURE ECOSYSTEM BENEFITS THROUGH EARTH OBSERVATIONS

Objective

Terrestrial and marine ecosystems provide essential services to human societies. Anthropogenic pressures, however, cause serious threat to ecosystems, leading to habitat degradation, increased risk of collapse and loss of ecosystem services. Knowledge-based conservation, management and restoration policies are needed to improve ecosystem benefits in face of increasing pressures. ECOPOTENTIAL makes significant progress beyond the state-of-the-art and creates a unified framework for ecosystem studies and management of protected areas (PA). ECOPOTENTIAL focuses on internationally recognized PAs in Europe and beyond in a wide range of biogeographic regions, and it includes UNESCO, Natura2000 and LTER sites and Large Marine Ecosystems. Best use of Earth Observation (EO) and monitoring data is enabled by new EO open-access ecosystem data services (ECOPERNICUS). Modelling approaches including information from EO data are devised, ecosystem services in current and future conditions are assessed and the requirements of future protected areas are defined. Conceptual approaches based on Essential Variables, Macrosystem Ecology and cross-scale interactions allow for a deeper understanding of the Earth's Critical Zone. Open and interoperable access to data and knowledge is assured by a GEO Ecosystem Virtual Laboratory Platform, fully integrated in GEOSS. Support to transparent and knowledge-based conservation and management policies, able to include information from EO data, is developed. Knowledge gained in the PAs is upscaled to pan-European conditions and used for planning and management of future PAs. A permanent stakeholder consultancy group (GEO Ecosystem Community of Practice) will be created. Capacity building is pursued at all levels. SMEs are involved to create expertise leading to new job opportunities, ensuring long-term continuation of services. In summary, ECOPOTENTIAL uses the most advanced technologies to improve future ecosystem benefits for humankind.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2014-two-stage

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 970 001,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (53)

UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce

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Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 180 498,75
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 319 495,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 425 003,75
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 161 875,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 554 500,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth

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Bayern Oberfranken Bayreuth, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 189 483,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 50 272,50
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 420 000,00
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 189 852,50
Address
Fiveways Temple Street
LD1 5HG Llandrindod Wells

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wales East Wales Powys
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 159 995,00
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ICETA INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGIAS E AGROAMBIENTE DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 239 791,25
Address
Rua D Manuel Ii Apartado 55142
4051 401 Porto

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Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 239 786,25
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 380 000,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 260 750,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 649 391,25
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISRAEL NATURE AND NATIONAL PARKS PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Am Ve Olamo Street 3
95463 Jerusalem

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PSI HYDROBIOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OHRID
North Macedonia
Net EU contribution
€ 112 587,50
Address
Naum Ohridski 50
6000 Ohrid

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Северна Македонија Северна Македонија Југозападен
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 188 906,25
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 240 000,00
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 168 733,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 215 000,00
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 268 750,00
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

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Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 459 812,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 499 925,00
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 120 000,00
Address
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDATION TOUR DU VALAT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 430 000,00
Address
La Tour Du Valat Le Sambuc
13200 Arles

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 638 831,25
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARATOS ANONYMOS ETERIA ANAPTYXIS PARAGOGIS & EMPORIAS PROIONTON PLIROFORIKIS & IPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Riga Feraiou Str 93 Floor 3
26221 Patras

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 261 250,00
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 340 000,00
Address
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 660,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 219 725,00
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
92294 Klaipeda

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Klaipėdos apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 389 800,00
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75007 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 280 460,00
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 310 836,25
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TERRADUE UK LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 76 716,53
Address
Old Jewry 11 8th Floor South
EC2R 8DU London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 220 635,00
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 75 365,00
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

STIFTELSEN GRID ARENDAL
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 187 000,00
Address
Teaterplassen 3
4836 Arendal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Agder
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NARODOWA FUNDACJA OCHRONY SRODOWISKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 187 000,00
Address
Ul. Erazma Ciolka 13
01 445 Warszawa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 187 132,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 345 200,00
AGENCIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y AGUA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Calle Johann G Gutenberg 1 Isla De La Cartuja
41092 Sevilla

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Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
TERRADUE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 592 658,47
Address
Via Ravenna 34
00161 Roma

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 31 250,00
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00