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Training in Research, Product Developement, Marketing and Sales in Biobusiness

Objective

The combination of new technology with biology offers high opportunities for EU in terms of realising and implementing directives in different applications as well as economic terms. The main problem however is that people educated in biology are not aware of the possibilities of modern technology. At the same time technical people developing technology are not participating to the world of bio-processes. The objective is to train biologically educated people to collaborate with technology driven people. In this regard, they will be trained in research, product definition and development, marketing and sales for bio-business in EU. Our goal is to fill the gap of the education that veterinarians, animal scientists and bio-engineers receive introducing them to emerging technologies and lead them to the practical use of their science. This is achieved by making them work as part of a team that is realising a new product for biological processes. Also, the fellows that will be affiliated with academic partners will be encouraged to obtain a PhD and follow the necessary courses by the affiliated doctoral schools. Finally, additional training events have been foreseen to cover the topics that are considered of significant importance. The network will focus on research that will enhance animal welfare and health management. The main areas of interest are behaviour monitoring, disease detection and monitoring, growth monitoring and management. The research outcome will lead to new knowledge in concepts and understanding. Also, mathematical modelling techniques will be used that allow for the results to be quantified whilst providing insight of the biological process. The results of the individual fellows will then be evaluated by the industry and valorised. Researchers that will successfully complete the training program will be able to continue their career skills in different sectors of EU such as industry, civil service, academia, teaching or research institutions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 649 318
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)

Participants (9)

THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 452
Address
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carol Lawson (Ms.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 208 652
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Salvat (Mr.)
STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 604
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Joppe (Mr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 206 010
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Lerer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 953
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Zampaglione (Dr.)
DeLaval International AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 205 032
Address
Gustaf De Lavals Väg 15
S-147 21 Tumba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Lind (Mr.)
Fancom B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 284
Address
Industrieterrein 34
NL 5980 AC Panningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Janssen (Mr.)
Petersime NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 610
Address
Centrumstraat 125
9870 Olsene
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Degraeve (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 285
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boudewijn Kroes (Mr.)