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Technologies of the Future for Low-Cost Enzymes for Environment-Friendly Products

Objective

In FuturEnzyme, a multi-disciplinary and multi-actor consortium of 16 leading academic and industrial partners will develop technologies of the FUTURe for low-cost ENZYMEs for environment-friendly products. The consortium will develop the most advanced innovative solutions in a fast-track to market platform to discover, design, optimise and formulate enzymes. The high-tech enzyme development platform will use big biodata mining of both public and internal databases and bio-resources, and disruptive machine learning, activity-based bioprospecting, protein engineering, nano-biotechnology, upscale fermentation, and downstream processing systems. The enzymes developed will be used to develop economically viable products on 3 market segments, textiles, detergents, and cosmetics, which combine a higher level of functionality with greater sustainability during their production, use or end-of-life: they respond to consumer and industry requests for greener products. We will also bring to fruition the enormous potential of the developed enzymes for use as catalysts to faster yield greener, more valuable, and sustainable products in other market sectors. The strong collaboration of the academic and industry partners will be supported by clusters, thus making sure we take a holistic approach. Analysing technology, market, consumer, and socio-economic demands, and assessing safety, risk, and life-cycle analysis during the technology and product development in an iterative process, will ensure the results will be effective and relevant. They also contribute to the goals of ensuring innovation capacity and economic success, while reducing the environmental impacts of consumer products. The consortium will interact with a broad stakeholder network to ensure uptake of its developments and feedback insights towards policy-makers.

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-2
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 760 726,25

Participants (15)

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 352 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 549 925
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 125
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 366 250
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 307 231,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO ITALBIOTEC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 250
Address
Via Fantoli 16/15
20138 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 551 250
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLUSTER INDUSTRIELLE BIOTECHNOLOGIE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 500
Address
Volklinger Strasse 4
40219 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Other
INOFEA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Hofackerstrasse 40B
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOC-CHEM SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 540,13
Address
Piazza Della Trivulziana 4/A
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHOELLER TEXTIL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 406 250
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 17
9475 Sevelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 062,50
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 851,25
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUCODIS BIOSCIENCE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 445 573,75
Address
Viehmarktgasse 2 A 2 Og Campus Vienna Biocenter Ii
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)