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Chicory as a multipurpose crop for dietary fibre and medicinal terpenes

Objective

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. Its objective is 1) to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and 2) to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs.
CHIC will develop four different NPBTs. They will be used to steer bioprocesses in chicory and mobilize its under-explored potential to produce immunomodulatory prebiotics and medicinal terpenes. The conceptually different NPBTs will be assessed with respect to technological potential, risks, regulatory framework and their socio-economic impacts. This will be done in close consultation with a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) composed of relevant stakeholders in industry and society. Ongoing project activities and results will be discussed with stakeholders and communicated to interested public using innovative methods including cultural communication and linking art to science. In this context, CHIC will develop two business cases in different application areas, inulin as healthy food ingredient and terpenes as medicinal lead compounds.
This effort requires a highly interdisciplinary approach with expertise from molecular sciences, economy, arts, social sciences & humanities, and legislation. The partnership includes three SMEs and a chicory end-user, and international collaboration is established via a research institute in New Zealand. The SAG plays a crucial role in consultation in all phases and activities of the project. Via this co-innovation approach, we aim to contribute to leadership in responsible research innovation and to promote improved understanding of plant biotechnology. Chicory will be boosted as a robust multipurpose crop, tolerant to adverse environmental conditions from which bioactive compounds can be extracted, contributing to sustainable agriculture and a biobased economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 009 631,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 393 592,50
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR PFLANZENBIOCHEMIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 469 210,00
Address
Weinberg 3
06120 Halle

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Halle (Saale), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mount Albert Road 120 Mount Albert Research Centre
1025 Auckland

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 318 750,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 383 455,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 352 698,75
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38098 San Michele All'adige

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 547 057,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT ZA BIOLOSKA ISTRAZIVANJA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 361 280,00
Address
Bulevar Despota Stefana 142
11060 Beograd

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Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 507 567,50
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg

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Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Harz
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 516 500,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACJA ART & SCIENCE SYNERGY FOUNDATION
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 355 725,00
Address
Ul Chelminska 11 6
60 645 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPESE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK PLANTENONDERZOEK E.P.S.O. IVZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 301 875,00
Address
Rue De L'industrie 4
1000 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SENSUS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 100 750,00
Address
Borchwerf 3
4704 RG Roosendaal

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Region
Noord-Brabant West-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 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.

KONINKLIJKE COOPERATIE COSUN UA
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 94 141,25
Address
Van De Reijtstraat 15
4800 MG Breda

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Noord-Brabant West-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 382 537,50
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras

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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
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 430 695,00
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KEYGENE NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 419 605,00
Address
Agro Business Park 90
6700AE Wageningen

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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
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDCONSORTIUM SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 373 275,00
Address
Calle Betis 30
41010 Sevilla

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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
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00