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Climate change impact mitigation for European viticulture: knowledge transfer for an integrated approach

Objective

Although among the top 10 Portuguese universities with higher number of top quality scientific papers published, and despite the growing attractiveness that it has been gaining in terms of research and teaching, UTAD is still far from the European high performing R&D institutions. Thus, the Clim4Vitis project aims at enhancing UTAD’s S&T capacity, as well as raising its staff’s research profile, specially focusing one of the fields of research in which the University has become a national reference: viticulture. Within this broad area, particular attention should be given to two main lines of research: 1) grapevine modelling and 2) tools for assessing climate change impacts on European viticulture, in general, and on grapevine productivity, quality attributes and risk of diseases and pests in particular. In order to boost competences in these topics, the project gathers 5 international partners (1 university from a Widening country, 3 internationally-leading research institutions, and an international consultancy & training company). The 3 internationally-leading research institutions are from the same field of study, but with complementary skills. The implementation of several twinning activities (thematic workshops, staff exchange, short courses, thematic seminars, webinars, conferences, among others) will enable the access to systematized knowledge and cutting edge-technology, as well as the knowledge and technology transfer between the high performing partners and the UTAD. Clim4Vitis is based on an integrated approach, which envisages the effective internationalization of the University, through extensive networking, dissemination and the establishment of long-term transnational cooperation relationships with world-leading R&D institutions. Furthermore, the project actively contributes to the sustainability of UTAD, once it also foresees the increase of contracts with business partners and stakeholders.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Address
Quinta De Prados
5000 911 Vila Real
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 374 163,75

Participants (4)

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 350
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 450
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 167 250
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 74 775
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)