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PlantHUB - Boosting technology transfer and responsible research and innovation (RRI) in plant sciences

Objective

In PlantHUB will capture the academic, industrial and regulatory expertise from 5 world-class universities, 1 governmental organization, 7 enterprises including 4 SMEs to train 10 ESRs in skills and competencies necessary to apply responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the area of plant breeding and production. We wish to address the demand of RRI leadership in plant science related research and diffusion of innovation. The individual research projects are demand-driven, responding to the needs of companies - particular SMEs - to increase R&I capacities. The outcomes are new molecular tools for plant breeding, new forage, cereal and oil crop varieties, non-invasive imaging and phenotyping technologies, intelligent lighting systems for plant growth, new software and services for complex genomic analyses, and plant product quality. PlantHUB industrial doctoral programme is ground-breaking in a number of respects: (i) doctoral training is placed into an entrepreneurial environment of leading public and private organisations (ii) it combines practical hands-on R&D and technology transfer in plant breeding and production with RRI training and practise. On completion of the training, graduates will have deep interdisciplinary knowledge of plant breeding, crop improvement, high-throughput technologies, isotope and big data analysis. In combination with a portfolio of transferable skills they will be able to take a lead in stakeholder & public engagement, innovation management, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Our programme will become a flagship example at the forefront of intersectoral research, underpinned with a carefully created training curriculum to foster awareness, know-how, expertise and competence in RRI.
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Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Address

Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 508 351,29

Participants (10)

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CARLSBERG AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 306 197,54

DEUTSCHE SAATVEREDELUNG AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

BASECLEAR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

AGROISOLAB GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 124 608,24

HELIOSPECTRA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 131 829,66

LEMNATEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 48 458,76

NPZ INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

PSI (PHOTON SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTS), SPOL. SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 187 229,22

Partners (6)

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

Institut für Jungunternehmen AG

Switzerland

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

Switzerland

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722338

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 597 093,27

  • EU contribution

    € 2 597 093,27

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland