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IPM-4-Citrus, Citrus desease Integrated Pest Management: from Research to Market

Objective

IPM-4-Citrus aims to strengthen collaborations between academic and non-academic partners based in 3 European Member States (FR, GER, IT), 2 Associated Countries (Turkey and Tunisia) and 1 Third Country (Lebanon), in order to develop a new bio-pesticide active against citrus pests and scale it up from lab to market. The project’s research and innovation activities are based on a multidisciplinary approach, which aims at understanding and sensitising stakeholders about the health risk factors related to citrus pests and their treatment by chemical pesticides and developing an alternative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach based on biological control. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) based bio pesticides occupy almost 97% of the world’s bio pesticide market and their use was estimated to exceed 30,000 tons. Despite this widespread use, the originality of Citrus-IPM is to focus on 2 promising, newly identified strains (Bt kurstaki BLB1 and LIP), which were shown to be more efficient than the commercial (Bt kurstaki HD1). In conjunction with validation through field tests, the project will pave the way for future commercial exploitation of a new biopesticide product by drawing up a feasibility study for future spin-off activities and/or new production lines in partner SMEs. Staff secondments and inter-sector and international mobilities between complementary partners will represent a unique opportunity to optimise bioproduction processes and obtain high added-value bioproducts, while building up the partners’ skills and reinforcing the training of early-stage researchers through knowledge sharing and networking. Inter-sectors mobility will bring SMEs and researchers to work conjointly on conditioning procedures for field tests, impact evaluation and product maturation/exploitation. The project will also adopt a concrete RRI approach by favouring public engagement and informal education through the different outreach activities aimed at a variety of target groups.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 117 000

Participants (9)

CENTRE DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE SFAX - CBS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Route Sidi Mansour Km 6
3018 Sfax
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOINDUSTRY PARK SILVANO FUMERO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Via Ribes 5
10010 Colleretto Giacosa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
WIKI START-UP
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Rue Du Lac Constance Les Berges Du Lac
1053 Tunis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIYANS BIYOLOJIK URUNLER AR-GE DANISMANLIK SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Universiteler Mahallesi 1596. Cadde Ek Idari Binas Kulucka Merkezi Hacettepe Teknokent 4 Ar-ge Binasi No Zemin Kat Ofis No 31
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE TUNIS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Place Pasteur 13
1002 Tunis
Activity type
Research Organisations
LES LABORATOIRES MEDIS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Route De Tunis Km7
8000 Nabeul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES AGRUMES
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Zaouiet Jedidi
8099 Beni Khaled Nabeul
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITE SAINT-JOSEPH
Lebanon
Address
Rue De Damas Rectorat Usj
1104 2020 Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments