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Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and EnteRprise

Objective

Although microorganisms dominate almost every ecological niche in our planet, it has only been during the past 10-15 years that we have begun to gain insights into the composition and function of microbial communities (microbiomes) as a consequence of major advances in High Throughput DNA sequencing (HTS) technologies. These approaches have allowed a comprehensive analysis of microbiomes for the first time. Following initial curiosity-driven investigations of microbiomes using HTS technologies, the field has evolved to harness the insights provided, leading to the development of a new multi-billion euro industry focused on characterisation and modulation of microbiomes. The vast majority of this investment has been in the clinical space. In contrast, far less is known about microbiomes across complex food chains, making it difficult to harness food-chain microbiome data for the development of more sustainable food systems and to yield innovative products and applications. This is despite the evident importance of microbes throughout the food chain. MASTER will take a global approach to the development of concrete microbiome products, foods/feeds, services or processes with high commercial potential, which will benefit society through improving the quantity, quality and safety of food, across multiple food chains, to include marine, plant, soil, rumen, meat, brewing, vegetable waste, and fermented foods. This will be achieved through mining microbiome data relating to the food chain, developing big data management tools to identify inter-relations between microbiomes across food chains, and generating applications which promote sustainability, circularity and contribute to waste management and climate change mitigation. We will harness microbiome knowledge to significantly enhance the health and resilience of fish, plants, soil, animals and humans, improve professional skills and competencies, and support the creation of new jobs in the food sector and bioeconomy.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 314 378,75

Participants (29)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 905 353,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 449 390
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FFOQSI GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 200
Address
Technopark 1 Haus C
3430 Tulln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 462 940
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 505 250
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CIRCA GROUP EUROPE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 92 942,50
Address
Pembroke Street 26 Fitzwilliam Business Centre
D02 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 949 298,75
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 616 781,02
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
QIAGEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 231 945
Address
Qiagen Strasse 1
40724 Hilden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 148 954,75
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca
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
€ 450 107
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
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Research Organisations
NOVOLYZE
France
EU contribution
€ 143 937,50
Address
50 Rue De Dijon
21121 Daix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 539 512,50
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
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Research Organisations
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 647
Address
Grote Markt 1
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD NANOPORE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Robert Robinson Avenue - Oxford Science Park 4
OX4 4GA Oxford
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 387 682,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 621 670
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INOQ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 470
Address
Solkau 2
29465 Schnega
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEVENISH RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dowth Hall, Dowth, Co. Meath
A92 T2T7 Dowth
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
4D PHARMA CORK LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 176 837,50
Address
Room 447, Food Science Building University College Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHR. HANSEN A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 4 286
Address
Boege Alle 10-12
2970 Hoersholm
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 186 429
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 509 950
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANADIAG
France
EU contribution
€ 36 190
Address
16 Rue Ampere
67500 Haguenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASECLEAR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 143 252,38
Address
Sylviusweg 74
2333 BE Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 519 632,50
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANONE RESEARCH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 4 202
Address
Route Departementale 128
91767 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FISH VET GROUP NORGE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 46 931,50
Address
Hoffsveien 21 23
0275 Oslo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRISH CATTLE BREEDING FEDERATION SOCIETY LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Highfield House Shinagh
Bandon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)