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Boosting Crop Growth using Natural Product and Synthesis Enabled Solar Harvesting

Project description

Special molecules could help make plants more resilient to cold stress

Cold stress can seriously hamper crop yield. Low temperatures restrict plant growth and development, while frost causes tissue damage. Yield losses are even more severe when cold stress occurs during the reproductive stage. The EU-funded BoostCrop project aims to increase plant resilience to cold stress and stimulate growth under different conditions using a breakthrough concept called molecular heaters. These are nature-inspired molecules that absorb parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that are either harmful to the plant or not used during photosynthesis and then convert these wavelengths into longer wavelengths (heat). The proposed method could greatly reduce yield losses and extend growth seasons.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Net EU contribution
€ 769 352,50
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 892 695,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 844 805,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 355 418,75
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGROPARISTECH
France
Net EU contribution
€ 461 000,00
Address
Rue Claude Bernard 16
75231 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

AGROPARISTECH INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 359 710,00
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 368 876,25
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58 Le Pharo
13284 Marseille

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 483 296,25
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PLANTRESPONSE BIOTECH SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 081,04
Address
Calle Ciruelos Sn Edificio Centro D Campus Upm Montegancedo
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon

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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
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GAB CONSULTING SPAIN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 312 918,96
Address
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 39 8 B
46015 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

GAB CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 91 250,00
Address
Ottenbecker Damm 10
21684 Stade

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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
Niedersachsen Lüneburg Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00