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Smart Protein for a Changing World. Future-proof alternative terrestrial protein sources for human nutrition encouraging environment regeneration, processing feasibility and consumer trust and accepta

Objective

It is undeniable that protein is an indispensable part of the human diet, but the way we produce and consume it today presents many challenges, in terms of both global consumption patterns and their social, environmental and economic impacts. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is therefore an immediate challenge. SMART PROTEIN aims to industrially validate and demonstrate innovative, cost-effective and resource-efficient, EU-produced, nutritious plant (fava bean, lentil, chickpea, quinoa) and microbial biomass proteins from edible fungi by up-cycling side streams from pasta (pasta residues), bread (bread crust) and beer (spent yeast and malting rootlets) industries. The alternative SMART protein will be used for the production of ingredients and products for direct human consumption, through developing future-proofed protein supply chains with a positive impact on bio-economy, environment, biodiversity, human nutrition, food and nutrition security and consumer trust and acceptance. These priorities will be addressed through global partnerships forged with consortium members from Europe, North America, Israel, Thailand and New Zealand to develop and demonstrate a climate-smart, sustainable protein-food system for a healthy Europe. We will harness plant and microbial protein knowledge to significantly enhance the sustainability and resilience of a new European protein supply chain, improve professional skills and competencies, and support the creation of new jobs in the food sector and bioeconomy.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 438 476,25

Participants (32)

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TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 299 552,50

GLANBIA IRELAND DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 136 237,50

BEOTANICS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 178 701,25

UCC ACADEMY DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 180 625

SOGUIMA COMERCIO INDUSTRIA ALIMENTAR SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 81 681,25

INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 98 896,88

CONTROL DE PORCIONES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 800

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 192 187,50

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 81 025

DELPHY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 161 175

NUTRICIA RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 250 468,75

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 773 063,75

CHR. HANSEN A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 103 681,38

SICCADANIA A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 167 037,50

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 182 227,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 879 126,25

PROVEG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 577 960

EURA AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 800

DOHLER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 481,25

MULLER'S MUHLER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 23 537,50

GEBRUDER WOERLE GESELLSCHAFT M B H

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 74 738,13

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 138 931,25

LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 499 375

MOGU SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 285 075

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 762,50

ARCA SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA SOCIETA' BENEFIT

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 51 689,75

QUINOA MARCHE SRL SEMPLIFICATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 138,75

EQUI-NOM LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 143 325

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 151 875

THAI UNION GROUP PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Thailand

EU Contribution

€ 97 562,50

AGRESEARCH LIMITED

New Zealand

THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE, INC.

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862957

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 607 843,75

  • EU contribution

    € 8 179 214,89

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland