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Sustainable innovation of microbiome applications in food system

Objective

"As the world population is continuously increasing, the supply of food with equal accessibility has become a major issue and future challenge. Microbes are unexploited tool to increase food productivity and quality. The objective of SIMBA project is to harness complex soil and marine microbial communities (microbiomes) for the sustainable production of food. SIMBA will focus on two interconnected food chains, i.e. crop production, aquaculture. SIMBA will first launch an in silico phase in order to analyze the further pre-existing microbiome databases and earlier studies, to identify the best microbiome layout capable of supporting food chain quality and productivity. Microbiome-tailored interventions will be specifically developed including soil, plant, fish, aquaculture and food/feed processing towards optimal layout as defined in the modelling step, as follows: i) Identified optimal microbiome consortia will be designed and tested in lab, pot and field trials to improve plant productivity and health; ii) Marine microbiomes will be applied to facilitate sustainable aqua and agriculture; iii) Optimal microbe/microbe consortia will be used to convert raw-materials and residuals to high quality food, feed or finally to energy. In a final intervention step, these interactions will be monitored and tested in field, aqua-culturing, fish feeding and human studies, measuring the impact on microbiome consortia, interactions in association with factors evaluating their efficacy in terms of improving food security, productivity, quality, safety, sustainability, nutritional and health aspects. ""Near to market” microbiome applications for sustainable food systems will be provided thanks to the interdisciplinary and cross-sectional nature of the proposal and the active role of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)."

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2018-1

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 567 772,12
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,01

Participants (22)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 985 000,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 737 418,75
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 804 112,50
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 478 500,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 387 648,75
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 440 003,00
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
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 469 125,00
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin

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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
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FERMBIOTICS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 104 702,37
Address
Vorbassevej 12
6622 Baekke

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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
Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 44 872,44
Fermentationexperts AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 112 297,63
Address
Vorbassevej 12
6622 Bække

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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
Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 48 127,56
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 534 750,00
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 578 750,00
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 332 412,00
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MATIS OHF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 467 000,00
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 432 875,00
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZILT PROEFBEDRIJF BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mokweg 41
1797SB De Hoorn Texel
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NECTON-COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE CULTURAS MARINHAS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 212 875,00
Address
Belamandil Sn
8700 152 Olhao

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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 Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 91 232,14
AGRIGES SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 104 987,75
Address
Contrada Piana Zona Industriale
82030 Ponte Bn

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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
Sud Campania Benevento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 44 994,75
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 297 125,00
Address
Muelle Comercial S/n Edif Ctaqua
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria Cadiz

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Region
Andalucía Cádiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 615 000,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALLMICROALGAE NATURAL PRODUCTS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 213 587,50
Address
Rua 25 De Abril Sem Numero
2445-413 Pataias

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Oeste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 91 537,50
SUDAU AGRO GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 9 450,00
Address
Wilhelm-von-diez-str. 18
85435 Erding
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Erding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 4 050,00
CENTRO COLTURE SPERIMENTALI VALLE D'AOSTA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 114 607,40
Address
Frazione Olleyes 9
11020 Quart Ao

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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
Nord-Ovest Valle d’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste Valle d’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 49 117,45