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Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems

Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems

Objective

CIRCLES aims to discover and translate innovative microbiomes-tailored circular actions into concrete applications that will ultimately enhance EU food system performances and their overall sustainability. The setup of real-world labs in the field of 6 food systems relevant to the EU market – tomatoes, spinach, poultry, pigs, Atlantic salmon and seabream aquacultures – will, first, enable CIRCLES to increase knowledge on the importance of food system microbiomes as determinants of productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. This discovery phase will nurture the design and implementation of food system-specific microbiomes-tailored circular actions. Relying on an integrative usage of different Smart Microbiome (SM)-modulators, circular actions aim to optimize the microbiomes of food systems, from farm to fork, for an overall improvement of food system performances. The effectiveness of actions will then be tested in the labs in the field. This real-world validation phase will allow CIRCLES to translate the project results into concrete products, applications, procedures and tools, ready to be exploited and communicated to penetrate the EU market. In particular, CIRCLES will conceptualize and create SM-food systems for the 6 CIRCLES food chains, defined as food systems with optimized microbiome configurations. CIRCLES will also provide innovative, newly defined SM-food products, as foods derived from the SM-food systems and certified by Microbiome Transparent (MT)-labels. Finally, a vast panel of food system-specific SM-modulators will be provided as new agro-biotech applications to be integrated into circular actions to reach the status of SM-food system. In conclusion, the conceptualization, creation, and dissemination of SM-food systems, as well as all connected procedures, products, and tools, will allow CIRCLES to endow the EU food systems with new, cost-effective commercial applications for improved productivity, quality, safety and sustainability.
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Address

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 058 713,75

Participants (29)

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VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 662 187,50

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 000 000

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 375

INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 200 550

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 321 585

EUROVIX SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 215 509,88

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 749 972,50

MSBIOTECH SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 002,50

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 253 781,25

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 225 750

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 198 985

OROGEL SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 193 611,25

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 125 775

A.I.A. AGRICOLA ITALIANA ALIMENTARE S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 346 272,50

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 330 000

BOLTON FOOD SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 581,25

SOILFOOD OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 49 831,25

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 511 125

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 203 687,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 439 450

CENTRO RICERCHE PER LA CHIMICA FINE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 151 462,50

HAGUE CORPORATE AFFAIRS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

EMMEFOOD SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 71 925

WELLMICRO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 81 875

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 121 850

PREVIWO AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 143 631,25

NORDLAKS SMOLT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 144 725

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818290

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.3.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 087 508,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 964,88

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy