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Countering diet-related diseases through competitive regional food- and physical activity clusters

Objective

"The European Commission has identified poor diets and low physical activity levels as health challenges wich should be adressed by actions across policy areas and engaging a range of public and private actors. Research points to a necessary link between nutrition and physical activity, but regional health economies need better collaboration between triple-helix actors to tap this potential.
This project aims at developing a research agenda for reducing diet- and physical inactivity-related (chronic) diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and various types of cancer, by developing innovative products and services within the field of nutrition and physical activity. Instrumental for this is collaboration on a EU wide platform for new research and innovation in the combined field of healthy food and physical activity.
The novelty lies in a multidisciplinary approach closing the gap between regional economic hotspots related to food and physical activity. Following this logic they chose the acronym ""AFRESH - activity and food for regional economies supporting health"".
Novel is also the fact that highly competitive RDCs undertake mentoring activities to help those to “get on board” where the collaboration within the triple-helix is insufficient.
Finally, the project is novel in the actions which will be implemented: ‘AFRESH Ideas’ research and product concepts and a Change Management Toolkit for mentoring regions."

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2010-1
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSFOERDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH
Address
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 736 700
Administrative Contact
Birgit Häbich (Ms.)

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 289 435
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
ERKEND REGIONAAL SAMENWERKINGSVERBAND OOST-VLAANDEREN VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 119 091
Address
Gouvernementstraat 1
9000 Gent
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frank Geyssens (Mr.)
Erkend Regionaal Samenwerkingsverband West-Vlaanderen vzw/
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 71 690
Address
Koning Leopold Iii-laan 41
8200 Sint-andries
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Smessaert (Ms.)
MENSANA-M.C.S.B.R.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 435
Address
Gentse Steenweg 132
8340 Sijsele-damme
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Latre (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL
France
EU contribution
€ 252 627
Address
Avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michel Salas (Mr.)
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 321 000
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Gomez-Reino Garrido (Ms.)
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 003
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gareth Stratton (Prof.)
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 378
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Hopman (Prof.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 939
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Kowrygo (Prof.)
Sante A. Kowalski sp.j.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 35 738
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 55
03 301 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Etryk-Kowalczyk (Ms.)
Mazowiecki Osrodek Doradztwa Rolniczego w Warszawie
Poland
EU contribution
€ 62 060
Address
Czeresniowa 98
02-456 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wojciech Rzewuski (Mr.)
INNOVA ESZAK ALFOLD REGIONALIS FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS UGYNOKSEG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 204 156
Address
Kassai Ut 26 Inkubatorhaz
4028 Debrecen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anita Tóth (Ms.)
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 89 987
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nora Kovacs (Ms.)
KATKER 2005 KERESKEDELMI VENDEGLATOES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 37 664
Address
Furedi Ut 49-51
4027 Debrecen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Katona (Mr.)
Innovativ Elelmiszeripari Klaszter Kft.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 37 129
Address
Boszormenyi Ut 138
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
József Prokisch (Dr.)