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Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers: Impact on health, obesity, safety and sustainability

Objective

The SWEET project has been designed to i) identify and address the barriers and facilitators to the use of sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) and ii) examine the risks and benefits of using S&SEs to replace sugar in the diet in the contexts of health, obesity, safety and sustainability. Industry experts will integrate technological, health and sweetness databases to provide a platform on which new and emerging S&SEs can be selected for inclusion in food products. The behavioural and physiological impact of specific S&SEs will be examined in acute and repeated dosing studies and natural population differences (by age, region, gender etc) in sweetness perception established. A sensory profile will be developed and genetic determinants assessed. The core randomised controlled trial will adopt a whole diet approach to examine the impact of prolonged sugar replacement on weight control, appetite and energy intake. Underlying mechanistic effects of S&SE use, alone and in combination, will be evaluated using the technology platform developed in acute studies. Outcomes relating to safety and overall health risks will be i) measured in acute and chronic studies and ii) investigated in secondary data (long term interventions, prospective cohorts). The preferences for and perceptions of S&SEs within European consumers, and the barriers to their acceptance, consumption and use will be determined. The environmental cost and sustainability of replacing sugar with S&SEs will also be modelled. Consumers will be engaged to inform research design, and stakeholder driven exploitation and impact plans will be developed to communicate and disseminate project objectives and results to i) address the role of sweeteners in weight control for target audiences (consumers, health professions, scientists, policy makers, regulators) and ii) move effective products nearer to market. A gender action plan will be developed and implemented to promote equity across all research activities.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 829 882,50
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 829 882,50

Participants (35)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 202 650,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 202 650,00
CARGILL R&D CENTRE EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 257 603,75
Address
Havenstraat 84
1800 Vilvoorde

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 257 603,75
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 580 212,50
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 580 212,50
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 732 061,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 732 061,25
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 781 446,00
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 781 446,00
European Association for the Study of Obesity
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 119 375,00
Address
High Street 113-119
TW12 1NJ Hampton Hill

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 119 375,00
ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION NANTES ATLANTIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 301 881,25
Address
Site De La Chantrerie, Route De Gachet
44307 Nantes

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 301 881,25
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 202 967,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 967,50
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 568 125,00
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
176 71 Athina

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Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 568 125,00
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA INVESTIGACIO NUTRICIONAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 150 062,50
Address
Calle Montnegre 18 Esc A Planta En Puerta 2
08029 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 150 062,50
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 176 635,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 176 635,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 88 125,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 88 125,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 417 462,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 417 462,50
TEREOS PARTICIPATIONS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 181 400,00
Address
Rue Pasteur 11
02390 Origny Sainte-benoite

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Aisne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 181 400,00
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 179 030,00
Address
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)

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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
Extremadura Badajoz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 179 030,00
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN NUTRITION HUMAINE RHONE-ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 196 885,00
Address
Chemin Du Grand Revoyet 165
69310 Pierre-benite

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 196 885,00
PECTOLITE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 31 250,00
Address
Spiesheimer Weg 28-30
55286 Woerrstadt

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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
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Alzey-Worms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 31 250,00
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 598 550,00
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 598 550,00
NETUNION SARL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 232 212,50
Address
Avenue Des Figuiers 20
1007 Lausanne

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 232 212,50
CLARINGBOULD HELEEN ELSA
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 41 365,00
Address
Buys Ballotstraat 35
3572 ZT Utrecht

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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
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 41 365,00
VITAGORA POLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 109 125,00
Address
16 Rue De L'hopital
21000 Dijon

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Region
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne Côte-d’Or
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 109 125,00
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 79 250,00
Address
Av. E. Mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 79 250,00
BLONK MILIEU ADVIES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 144 791,25
Address
Groen Van Prinsterersingel 45
2805 TD Gouda

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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
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Oost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 144 791,25
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION RESSOURCE AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 150 000,00
SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY GEIE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 3 750,00
Address
Viale Pasteur 10
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 3 750,00
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.

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
9 Bd Malesherbes
75008 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
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.

SYNDESMOS ELLINIKON VIOMICHANION TROFIMON SOMATEIO
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
Kifissias Avenue 340, Neo Psychiko
154 51 Athens

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
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.

LEBENSMITTELVERSUCHSANSTALT
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 4 750,00
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien

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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
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 4 750,00
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.

GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 13
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
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.

FEDERACAO DAS INDUSTRIAS PORTUGUESAS AGRO-ALIMENTARES
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
Rua Da Junqueira Edificio Rosa 39-1
1300 307 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
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.

FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA DELL INDUSTRIAALIMENTARE ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
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.

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE INDUSTRIAS DE LA ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
Calle Velazquez 64 3 Planta
28001 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 11 500,00
BIOIATRIKI IDIOTIKO POLYIATREIO IATPIKH ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 335 625,00
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 132
11526 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 335 625,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 162 801,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 162 801,25
ECRIN EUROPEAN CLINICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
France
Net EU contribution
€ 59 304,25
Address
5 Rue Watt
75013 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 59 304,25