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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238296

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 468 200

  • EU contribution

    € 2 468 200

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

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.

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

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 652

STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 204 604

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 206 010

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 207 953

DeLaval International AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 205 032

Fancom B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 194 284

Petersime NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 192 610

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 194 285

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238296

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 468 200

  • EU contribution

    € 2 468 200

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium