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COMBINING APPROACHES FOR PHOTOSYNTHETIC IMPROVEMENT TO ALLOW INCREASED SUSTAINABILITY IN EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE

Project description

Exploiting biodiversity to boost the efficiency of photosynthesis for better crops

Photosynthesis uses light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates for plant growth and development. This natural process is crucial to sustaining life on our planet. The question arises whether photosynthesis can be improved significantly as a new strategy to increase crop yields. The EU-funded CAPITALISE project aims to answer this question by exploring three strategies in model plants: the tuning of the Calvin cycle, the kinetics of photosynthetic responses to changes in irradiance, and the tuning leaf chlorophyll content. The project will specifically focus on barley, tomato and maize in order to identify the genetic resources needed to improve their photosynthetic properties. The results of these scientific investigations can be translated to other important crop species. By 2030, CAPITALISE plans to have developed a solid strategy that will improve photosynthetic efficiency by 10 % in key crop plants.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2019-two-stage

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 052 298,33
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 964,17

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 834 987,24
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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Region
East of England Essex Essex Haven Gateway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 600,26
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 294 308,40
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 694,10
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 546 539,01
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Harz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 117,24
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 740 883,06
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 442,69
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 424 337,40
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 912,60
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 136 250,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CERATIUM BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 381 784,61
Address
Veemkade 240
1019 HD Amsterdam

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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
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 090,39
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.

CERATIUM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 148 125,00
Address
The Haven 20 Burlingham Avenue
CH48 8AP West Kirby

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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
North West (England) Merseyside Wirral
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 355 455,25
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 797,25
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 304 183,61
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 711,39
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 571 900,00
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 000,00
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 271 665,56
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 656,94
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 691 038,29
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Salzlandkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 359,21
PSI (PHOTON SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTS), SPOL. SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 898 543,30
Address
Drasov 470
664 24 Drasov

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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
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 706,70
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 485 594,04
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 127,21
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.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 66 903,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
KWS SAAT SE & CO KGAA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Grimsehlstrasse 31
37574 Einbeck

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Northeim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 148 750,00
NUNHEMS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 243 309,30
Address
Voort 6
6083 AC Nunhem

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Region
Limburg (NL) Midden-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 609,45
AMHARA NATIONAL REGION AGRICULTURALRESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 125 789,35
Address
Bahir Dar
1000 Bahir Dar

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 210,65
LIMAGRAIN NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Dijkwelsetsraat 70
4421AJ Kapelle

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Region
West-Nederland Zeeland Overig Zeeland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 000,00