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Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

Objective

TechCare is a multi-actor approach project aiming to develop appropriate business models using innovative technologies to improve welfare management for all EU small ruminant (SR) systems, to enable stakeholders to choose animal welfare-friendly products. SRs play a key socio-economic role in Europe, especially in harsh environments where innovative technology is not much implanted. SRs are often managed as a flock/herd, allowing only average welfare states to be considered. Innovative technologies are a unique opportunity to monitor and improve SR welfare management at the individual or flock/herd level, along the value chain.
Based on SR welfare state-of-the-art, TechCare will undertake a multi-actor approach to encapsulate stakeholders’ expectations in terms of welfare and innovative technologies, and provide them with adapted solutions, in a co-design approach. TechCare will cover all stages of SR production and build novel welfare approaches to develop and validate tools, early warning systems, algorithms and indicators for efficient identification of welfare issues, including positive welfare, to include them in welfare management models. The innovative technologies identified in TechCare will pass different stages of validation, from prototyping to large scale studies. TechCare identified solutions will therefore be replicable and adapted to different SR systems, production purposes, and value chains, for improvement of SR welfare management EU-wide.
Business models will be constructed and validated with stakeholders. Dissemination, communication and exploitation materials will be produced and widely shared for easy use of TechCare solutions, ensuring their uptake and relevance to all sectors and stakeholders.
TechCare will offer a durable improvement of SR welfare management using innovative technologies along the whole value chain and across the EU, and will act as an example in terms of approach and solutions for other species and production systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SRUC
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 963 960

Participants (18)

MOREDUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 341 358,75
Address
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ Penicuik
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 460 365
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 395 755
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 352 403,75
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 329 418,75
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 357 595
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRIS SARDEGNA - AGENZIA PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 540
Address
Localita Bonassai Ss 291 Km 18 6
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 145
Address
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3 A/1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Other
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 381 312,50
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BREEDR LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 116 175,50
Address
4 Waterstone Close
PO20 7BP Chichester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA A BANATULUI REGELE MIHAI I AL ROMANIEI DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 345 883,75
Address
Calea Aradului 119
300645 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
API AGRO
France
EU contribution
€ 129 156,13
Address
149 Rue De Bercy
75012 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABINSULA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 106
Address
Viale Umberto 42
07100 Sassari (Ss)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAGE UP
France
EU contribution
€ 113 553,13
Address
Rue Marguerite Yourcenar 13
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPARK ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT COMPANY(1999) LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 169 106
Address
Beer Garmin 42
4050923 Even Yehuda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMITE NATIONAL BREBIS LAITIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 215 745
Address
Chemin De Borde Rouge
31320 Castanet-tolosan
Activity type
Other
CARNES OVIARAGON SCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 041,25
Address
Carretera De Cogullada 65
50014 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 375 072,50
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments