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AN INTERACTIVE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR INDUSTRIAL CROPS & THEIR APPLICATIONS

Objective

The principal objectives of IENICA are to :

- create synergy within the EU industrial crops sector through the formation of an
integrated network linking key individuals for industry, government and science
in all member states;
- use this network to identify or create scientific, industrial a market opportunities
for specific industrial crops or the applications;
- identify the strengths of each EU member state in order to maximise the
efficiency of RTD funding for industrial crops and encourage industrial and
scientific collaboration between member states.

IENICA will also :

- determine the current state of scientific, industrial a commercial knowledge of
each industrial crop or application member state and EU level;
- identify barriers to the progress of industrial crops (which could be scientific,
technical, legislative or economic);
- identify and evaluate environmental benefits arising from industrial crops or
applications;
- identify RTD priorities and make recommendations to policy makers on the basis
of that analysis.

These objectives will be achieved through a carefully approach with 3 component
parts :

- Discussive meetings, initially at national then later at EU level to :
- determine current state of scientific, industrial and commercial knowledge
for industrial crops and their applications;
- identify opportunities in different types of industrial crops (eg fibres, oils,
carbohydrates) for scientific or commercial development;
- identify environmental benefits from industrial crops or industrial crop
applications;
- identify barriers to progress in scientific, commercial legislative or other
areas;
- prioritise RTD needs in EU;
- The formation of an interactive information network run on electronic or hard
copy systems according to facilities open to users;
- A number of seminars to debate in depth specific issues related the industrial
crops and facilitate technology transfer to industry.

Lead players in each state will be responsible for ensuring widest possible liaison
at all levels of interest in that state for industria crops. Additionally, regional
co-ordinators are envisaged for Scandinavia and the Mediterranean countries where
geographical or climatic factors create some generic crop production challenges.

Coordinator

Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS)
Address
Woodthorne Wergs Road
WV6 8TQ Wolverhampton
United Kingdom

Participants (13)

ADEME
France
Address
Rue Louis Vicat 27
75015 Paris
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address

31600 Jokioinen
Alternative Crops Technology
United Kingdom
Address
Broad Oaks West Broyle Road
PO19 3PR Chichester
BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY UNIT
Greece
Address
Zografou Campus
157 00 Athens
DANISH DIRECTORATE FOR DEVELOPMNET IN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES
Denmark
Address
Toldbodgade, 29
1253 Copenhagen
DIPL - VOLKSW DIETRICH WITTMEYER
Germany
Address
Karlstraße, 21
60329 Frankfurt Am Main
FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Address
Passage Des Déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
TEAGASC
Ireland
Address
Oak Park Research Centre
Carlow
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
Address
Crta. De Circunvalacion S/n
24071 Leon
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Address
Apartado 202
5001 Vila Real
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Filippo Re 6-8
40126 Bologna
UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel-straße, 33
1180 Vienna
Wageningen Agricultural University
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
6701 BH Wageningen