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  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 825903
    Overall Budget: 6,039,980 EURFunder Contribution: 5,395,290 EUR
    Partners: QMUL, UMG, ESC/ SEC, UKE, FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, KUL, UPF, McMaster University, McGill University, BBMRI-ERIC...

    euCanSHare will develop the first centralised, secure and sustainable platform for enhanced cross-border data sharing and multi-cohort personalised medicine research in cardiology. At its heart, the platform will contain the most comprehensive cardiovascular data catalogue ever assembled, which will facilitate data discoverability and exploitation in full alignment with the FAIR principles. The project will implement the interoperability of currently fragmented yet mature IT solutions developed by the consortium members for generating a comprehensive multi-functionality platform. It will also integrate major cardiovascular data sources from Europe and Canada, including the renowned MORGAM, BiomarCaRE and CAHHM initiatives. euCanSHare’s legal framework will be built through detailed ethical and legal interoperability analysis, while investigating innovative solutions for promoting responsible Open Science based on the emerging blockchain technology. Initially populated with 35 European and Canadian cohorts (corresponding to about one million records), the platform will provide extensive functionalities, including for data deposition, data harmonisation and quality control, which will support the integration of new cohorts beyond the duration of the project, thus ensuring its scalability. Moreover, sustainability will be targeted by leveraging through our multi-disciplinary partners the most established data infrastructures, namely ELIXIR, EGA, BBMRI and euro-BioImaging in Europe, as well as Maelstrom from Canada. The unique features of the platform will be demonstrated and adjusted through several use cases, including for biomarker validation, knowledge discovery, cardiovascular risk assessment, public health research and industry-driven studies. Furthermore, intensive outreach campaigns and hands-on workshops will be organised to attract a range of stakeholders, data providers and end-users from the academic, public health and industrial sectors.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 818116
    Overall Budget: 3,590,470 EURFunder Contribution: 3,520,470 EUR
    Partners: UNICAMP, SECRETARIA DE GOBIERNO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN PRODUCTIVA, IAR & FR, INRAE, AUA, Tallinn University of Technology, EUFIC, CSIC, DLR, MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INNOVACION...

    The proposed Coordination and Support Action (CSA) has the overall objective to establish an international network of experts and stakeholders in the field of microbiome food system research, elaborating microbiomes from various environments such as terrestrial, plant, aquatic, food and human/animal and assess their applicability and impact on the food system. MICROBIOMESUPPORT will follow the approach of food system and integrate actors and experts from all stages in this circular economy of food. The food system approach is part of the FOOD 2030 concept to promote a systems approach to research and innovation (R&I). MICROBIOMESUPPORT will be one of the key drivers to implement FOOD 2030 strategies, will facilitate multi-actor engagement to align, structure and boost R&I in microbiome and will support the European Commission by coordinating the activities, meetings, workshops and results from the International Bioeconomy Forum (IBF) working group ‘Food Systems Microbiome’. The main concept behind MICROBIOMESUPPORT IS to boost the bioeconomy and the FOOD 2030 strategy, by focusing on the new avenues generated by microbiome R&I efforts. MICROBIOMESUPPORT WILL have a main impact on the coordination of commonly defined R&I agendas which will be incorporated into regional, national, European but also global funding programmes related to microbiomes in food systems. MICROBIOMESUPPORT will create a collaborative international network and integrate know-how in plant, terrestrial, animal, human and aquatic microbiome R&I as well as expertise in bioeconomy applications. MICROBIOMESUPPORT has integrated international partners form Brazil, Canada, South Africa, China, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India and USA in order to improve the international cooperation and coordination of common bioeconomy research programmes and set a basis for common microbiome R&I agendas.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 786571
    Overall Budget: 3,885,270 EURFunder Contribution: 3,492,020 EUR
    Partners: GERMAN MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICE, UAS, AECO, MARITIMT FORUM NORD SA, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, E-GEOS SPA, Forsvarsdepartementet, CIT, MARITIME NEW ZEALAND, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...

    The ARCSAR project will establish international best practice and propose innovation platforms for the professional security and emergency response institutions in the Arctic and the North-Atlantic. The focus is on increased interaction in targeted networks between the professional institutions, academia and the innovators in the preparedness service and equipment industry. The ARCSAR project will monitor research and innovation projects and recommend the uptake and the industrialization of results, express common requirements as regards innovations that could fill in capability and other gaps and improve their performance in the future, and indicate priorities as regards common capabilities, or interfaces among capabilities, requiring more standardization. The project will look into the need for enhanced measures to respond to composite challenges including surveillance of and mobilization in case of threat situations, and emergency response capability related to search and rescue (SAR), environmental protection, fire fighting, and actions against terror or other forms of destructive action.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 730965
    Overall Budget: 5,996,570 EURFunder Contribution: 5,996,560 EUR
    Partners: CNR, NERC, AWI, NORSK POLARINSTITUTT, CNRS, Université Laval, DTU, ARTIC PORTALAP, University of Alaska, FMI...

    The recent changes of the Arctic and the increased economic activity in the region have triggered a demand for accurate sea-ice and weather predictions, for information on the status of the Arctic Ocean, and for complex predictions of future scenarios. To address these issues of particular environmental and societal concern and to develop policy recommendations for a sustainable usage of the Arctic Ocean and its resources, the Arctic science community needs world-class research icebreakers (RIs) to access the ice-covered Arctic Ocean. The current shortage of availability of RIs and a not optimally coordinated polar research fleet impedes Europe’s capacity to investigate this region. There is thus an urgent need for providing European researchers with better RI capacities for the Arctic. ARICE aims at reaching this goal with the existing polar fleet by: 1) Networking ARICE will develop strategies to ensure the optimal use of the existing polar research vessels at a European and international level, working towards an International Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium which will share and jointly fund operational ship time on the available RIs. 2) Trans-national access (TNA) ARICE will provide TNA to six key European and international RIs for European scientists, based on scientific excellence of submitted proposals: - PRV Polarstern, Germany - IB Oden, Sweden - RV Kronprins Haakon, Norway (under construction, to be operative in 2017) - RRS Sir David Attenborough, United Kingdom (under construction, to be operative in 2018) - CCGS Amundsen, Canada - RV Sikuliaq, United States of America 3) Joint research activities ARICE will improve the RIs’ services by partnering with maritime industry on a “ships and platforms of opportunity” programme and by exploring into new technologies that will lead to an improvement of ship-based and autonomous measurements in the Arctic Ocean. ARICE will implement virtual and remote access of data via an innovative 3D Virtual Icebreaker.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 779967
    Overall Budget: 8,074,960 EURFunder Contribution: 7,999,960 EUR
    Partners: BLUMORPHO, TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY, TECNALIA, CEMI, DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MADE MANUFACTURINGACADEMY OF DENMARK, LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT PIAP, SERVEO, FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO, ISDI...

    RobotUnion will discover, support and fund 20 European Superstar Scaleups confirmed by top VC investors and global corporates of 4 new market domains for robotics: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and civil infrastructure. 40 companies developing research will be selected out of a pan-European deal flow of 300 Scaleups through 2 Open Calls. The top 20 will join an acceleration program that will help them progress from TRL4 to TRL7 onwards. This 2 up to 16-months program will provide them with technical and non-technical support services: • Ph-D in residence type of service (the so-called Technical Mentors and Researchers-in-Residence will provide access to knowledge in abilities such as configurability, adaptability, motion, manipulation, decisional autonomy, dependability, interaction, perception, and cognitive ability) • Entrepreneur-in-residence type of support (provided by a pool of world-class training and high-level business mentoring complemented by fundraising mentors) • A voucher scheme to provide access to facilities and technical services across Europe • Up to €200K of free-equity funding for the best-in-class companies. 8 best-in-class companies will start a fundraising campaign led by the VCs and platforms in the consortium leveraging the €8M of public funding with additional €8M of private investment. To this end RobotUnion counts on 5 premier-class RTOs specialized in Robotics at European Level to provide technical support; 4 corporates enabling access to new markets: MADE in Manufacturing, ARLA food in Agri-food, FENIN in Healthcare and FERROVIAL in Infrastructure; CHRYSALIX and ODENSE S&V, as VCs of references in robotics, to lead the fundraising campaigns. Business support partners are FMWC (dissemination), FBA (open call management), ISDI (business acceleration) and BLM (fundraising and access to corporates). RobotUnion will help demonstrate how Europe can lead disruption around Robotics and turn the EU into the EU of entrepreneurial states

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 772787
    Overall Budget: 7,643,750 EURFunder Contribution: 6,998,910 EUR
    Partners: INRAE TRANSFERT SAS, IOZ CAS, University of Leon, SERVICE ICAR, University of Edinburgh, BUAS, FIBL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, CAPGENES, ARAL, IDELE (FRENCH LIVESTOCK INSTITUTE)...

    SMARTER will develop and deploy innovative strategies to improve Resilience and Efficiency (R&E) related traits in sheep and goats. SMARTER will find these strategies by: i) generating and validating novel R&E related traits at a phenotypic and genetic level ii) improving and developing new genome-based solutions and tools relevant for the data structure and size of small ruminant populations, iii) establishing new breeding and selection strategies for various breeds and environments that consider R&E traits . SMARTER with help from stakeholders chose several key R&E traits including feed efficiency, health (resistance to disease, survival) and welfare. Experimental populations will be used to identify and dissect new predictors of these R&E traits and the trade-off between animal ability to overcome external challenges. SMARTER will estimate the underlying genetic and genomic variability governing these R&E related traits. This variability will be related to performance in different environments including genotype-by-environment interactions (conventional, agro-ecological and organic systems) in commercial populations. The outcome will be accurate genomic predictions for R&E traits in different environments across different breeds and populations. SMARTER will also create a new cooperative European and international initiative that will use genomic selection across countries. This initiative will make selection for R&E traits faster and more efficient. SMARTER will also characterize the phenotype and genome of traditional and underutilized breeds. Finally, SMARTER will propose new breeding strategies that utilise R&E traits and trade-offs and balance economic, social and environmental challenges. The overall impact of the multi-actor SMARTER project will be ready-to-use effective and efficient tools to make small ruminant production resilient through improved profitability and efficiency.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 730970
    Overall Budget: 5,108,400 EURFunder Contribution: 4,991,210 EUR
    Partners: KIT, CNRS, INAF, CNES, DLR, ASI, Cranfield University, SWEDISH NATIONAL SPACE BOARD SNSB, CNIM AIR SPACE, SWEDISHSPACE CORPORATION ESRANGE SSC RYMDBOLAGET...

    HEMERA will integrate a large Starting Community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, in order to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the EU. The project involves major space agencies dealing with balloon infrastructures, companies operating the balloons, companies providing the necessary technology and scientific experts. Balloon borne instruments are suitable for a wide range of science fields, such as atmospheric measurements, climate and environment related investigations, astronomy and astrophysics, space instruments validation and testing of new technologies. The objectives of HEMERA are to: - Provide better and coordinated balloon access to the troposphere and stratosphere for scientific and technological research - Attract new users to enlarge the community accessing the balloon infrastructure - Enlarge the fields of the science and technology research conducted with balloons - Improve the balloon service offered to scientific and technical users - Favour standardisation, synergy, complementarities and industrialisation through joint The infrastructure deals with a wide range of mission characteristics including altitude, flight duration, instrument mass and volume. Flights can be performed during all seasons at various latitudes, satisfying various scientific needs. Currently, the HEMERA programme will use the Zero Pressure Balloons for stratospheric flights (relevant for measuring Essential Climate Variables and for astrophysics), additional types of balloons can be considered. HEMERA will give access to launch bases and is thus capable of conducting scientific balloon campaigns, in Europe and abroad, necessary in particular for scientific issues in the context of climate change. HEMERA includes 3 major components : - Operational activities to organize and conduct the flights - Development of innovative technologies and infrastructure to optimize the balloon offer - Networking

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 776622
    Overall Budget: 3,320,690 EURFunder Contribution: 3,200,070 EUR
    Partners: GRAFINTEC OY, UGA, SISPROBE, INSTITUTE OF MINE SEISMOLOGY (PTY)LTD, DIAS, GENERATION PGM INC., Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, STILLWATER CANADA INC, ARTTIC, BEOWULF MINING PLC

    The PACIFIC consortium will develop a new, low-cost and environmentally friendly tool for exploring for mineral deposits beneath the surface. The approach will build on the "traditional" passive seismic method, which is capable of providing useful broad-brush background information about the geological and structural setting of mineralised regions, but lacks the resolution needed for reliable identification of ore bodies. Two radically new developments are planned; reflection passive seismics, which is appropriate from greenfields exploration, and the multi-array method, which will typically be deployed during drilling or in brownfields exploration. Both techniques have major advantages over current techniques, namely relatively low cost and minor impact on the environment. Through the participation of two mineral exploration companies in the project, the two techniques will be validated on test sites in Canada and Sweden, thus brought from TRL2 to TRL5. Research on social acceptance and public perception of risk for mining activities will accompany the deployment and testing of the techniques. The PACIFIC consortium comprises a major university and a research institute who will develop the theoretical background and codes for data treatment, a mid-tier mining company and a junior exploration company who will provide logistic support and access to test sites, two small service companies who will conduct the surveys and analyse the data, a geological survey who will conduct research on public opinion, and a company who will manage the project. The PACIFIC project will thereby transfer the fruits of cutting-edge scientific research to industry and launch the development and deployment of new mineral exploration methods. This will enhance the competitiveness of the European mineral exploration industry, contribute to the discovery of new European ore deposits and decrease the dependence of European industry on imported mineral products.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 773330
    Overall Budget: 6,180,270 EURFunder Contribution: 5,998,800 EUR
    Partners: WU, LEBECHE SPAIN SL, AWI, Ca Foscari University of Venice, AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE, SHP, University of Stirling, FEM, LONGLINE ENVIRONMENT, GIFAS...

    GAIN is designed to support the ecological intensification of aquaculture in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), with the dual objectives of increasing production and competitiveness of the industry, while ensuring sustainability and compliance with EU regulations on food safety and environment. Eco-intensification of European aquaculture is a transdisciplinary challenge that requires the integration of scientific and technical innovations, new policies and economic instruments, as well as the mitigation of social constraints. Successful eco-intensification of aquaculture will provide more and better aquatic products, more jobs, and improve trade balance by reducing imports. GAIN, besides looking at innovative ways of integrating cultured species, will seek integration with other sectors, in order to promote the implementation of the principles of circular economy in Aquaculture. The GAIN Consortium includes a wide range of complementary expertise and a well blended mix of research institutes and industrial partners, which will ensure the achievement of the following specific objectives: (i) Develop and optimize sustainable feeds, without increasing the pressure on land and fish stocks; (ii) Add value to cultivation, by means of innovative processes, which turn both by-products and side-streams into valuable secondary materials, thus increasing profits and minimizing the environmental footprint; (ii) Improve the management of finfish and shellfish farms, in terms of FCR, fish welfare and reduction of wastes, through the use of sensors, biomarkers, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and predictive mathematical models; (iv) Support integrated policies and address current barriers to the implementation of the principles of circular economy in aquatic production.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 777450
    Overall Budget: 9,127,320 EURFunder Contribution: 4,498,930 EUR
    Partners: UCB Pharma (Belgium), Eli Lilly and Company Limited, VUA, SYNAPSE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PARTNERS SL, GRT, EATG, MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP, ALEXION, TEAM - IT RESEARCH SL, UOXF...

    PARADIGM will provide a unique framework that enables structured, effective, meaningful, ethical, innovative, and sustainable patient engagement (PE) and demonstrates the ‘return on the engagement’ for all players. Much needed processes and tools for three key decision-making points (research priority setting, design of clinical trials and early dialogue) will be developed by consensus. Building on advances at international level, PARADIGM will integrate the needs, perspectives and expectations of all actors (including vulnerable populations) involved and will also produce a stakeholder-tailored set of metrics to measure the impact of PE. PARADIGM will deliver to the community, recommendations and tools to support the implementation of PE, leveraging pre-existing resources. These will address capacity and capability questions, managing potential conflict of interest, the compensation of individuals and organisations, and the ethics of engagement. A targeted communication, dissemination and engagement strategy will promote the endorsement of the outputs for their integration in existing structures. PARADIGM will develop a strategy for sustaining the long-term implementation of PE resources aimed at structuring and supporting the community. This will be a game-changer, addressing fundamental gaps and creating real assets to ensure the sustainability of the PE ecosystem in the years to come. PARADIGM has a common vision and values-base, and is a highly innovative, consensus-oriented, and experienced consortium, comprising pan-European leaders in patient engagement, academia, SMEs, health professionals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, pharmaceutical corporate associations, and representatives of competent authorities, all bringing complementary know-how to partner with industry, and a strong commitment to transform patient engagement in Europe.

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  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 825903
    Overall Budget: 6,039,980 EURFunder Contribution: 5,395,290 EUR
    Partners: QMUL, UMG, ESC/ SEC, UKE, FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, KUL, UPF, McMaster University, McGill University, BBMRI-ERIC...

    euCanSHare will develop the first centralised, secure and sustainable platform for enhanced cross-border data sharing and multi-cohort personalised medicine research in cardiology. At its heart, the platform will contain the most comprehensive cardiovascular data catalogue ever assembled, which will facilitate data discoverability and exploitation in full alignment with the FAIR principles. The project will implement the interoperability of currently fragmented yet mature IT solutions developed by the consortium members for generating a comprehensive multi-functionality platform. It will also integrate major cardiovascular data sources from Europe and Canada, including the renowned MORGAM, BiomarCaRE and CAHHM initiatives. euCanSHare’s legal framework will be built through detailed ethical and legal interoperability analysis, while investigating innovative solutions for promoting responsible Open Science based on the emerging blockchain technology. Initially populated with 35 European and Canadian cohorts (corresponding to about one million records), the platform will provide extensive functionalities, including for data deposition, data harmonisation and quality control, which will support the integration of new cohorts beyond the duration of the project, thus ensuring its scalability. Moreover, sustainability will be targeted by leveraging through our multi-disciplinary partners the most established data infrastructures, namely ELIXIR, EGA, BBMRI and euro-BioImaging in Europe, as well as Maelstrom from Canada. The unique features of the platform will be demonstrated and adjusted through several use cases, including for biomarker validation, knowledge discovery, cardiovascular risk assessment, public health research and industry-driven studies. Furthermore, intensive outreach campaigns and hands-on workshops will be organised to attract a range of stakeholders, data providers and end-users from the academic, public health and industrial sectors.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 818116
    Overall Budget: 3,590,470 EURFunder Contribution: 3,520,470 EUR
    Partners: UNICAMP, SECRETARIA DE GOBIERNO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN PRODUCTIVA, IAR & FR, INRAE, AUA, Tallinn University of Technology, EUFIC, CSIC, DLR, MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INNOVACION...

    The proposed Coordination and Support Action (CSA) has the overall objective to establish an international network of experts and stakeholders in the field of microbiome food system research, elaborating microbiomes from various environments such as terrestrial, plant, aquatic, food and human/animal and assess their applicability and impact on the food system. MICROBIOMESUPPORT will follow the approach of food system and integrate actors and experts from all stages in this circular economy of food. The food system approach is part of the FOOD 2030 concept to promote a systems approach to research and innovation (R&I). MICROBIOMESUPPORT will be one of the key drivers to implement FOOD 2030 strategies, will facilitate multi-actor engagement to align, structure and boost R&I in microbiome and will support the European Commission by coordinating the activities, meetings, workshops and results from the International Bioeconomy Forum (IBF) working group ‘Food Systems Microbiome’. The main concept behind MICROBIOMESUPPORT IS to boost the bioeconomy and the FOOD 2030 strategy, by focusing on the new avenues generated by microbiome R&I efforts. MICROBIOMESUPPORT WILL have a main impact on the coordination of commonly defined R&I agendas which will be incorporated into regional, national, European but also global funding programmes related to microbiomes in food systems. MICROBIOMESUPPORT will create a collaborative international network and integrate know-how in plant, terrestrial, animal, human and aquatic microbiome R&I as well as expertise in bioeconomy applications. MICROBIOMESUPPORT has integrated international partners form Brazil, Canada, South Africa, China, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India and USA in order to improve the international cooperation and coordination of common bioeconomy research programmes and set a basis for common microbiome R&I agendas.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications
    Funder: EC Project Code: 786571
    Overall Budget: 3,885,270 EURFunder Contribution: 3,492,020 EUR
    Partners: GERMAN MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICE, UAS, AECO, MARITIMT FORUM NORD SA, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, E-GEOS SPA, Forsvarsdepartementet, CIT, MARITIME NEW ZEALAND, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...

    The ARCSAR project will establish international best practice and propose innovation platforms for the professional security and emergency response institutions in the Arctic and the North-Atlantic. The focus is on increased interaction in targeted networks between the professional institutions, academia and the innovators in the preparedness service and equipment industry. The ARCSAR project will monitor research and innovation projects and recommend the uptake and the industrialization of results, express common requirements as regards innovations that could fill in capability and other gaps and improve their performance in the future, and indicate priorities as regards common capabilities, or interfaces among capabilities, requiring more standardization. The project will look into the need for enhanced measures to respond to composite challenges including surveillance of and mobilization in case of threat situations, and emergency response capability related to search and rescue (SAR), environmental protection, fire fighting, and actions against terror or other forms of destructive action.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 730965
    Overall Budget: 5,996,570 EURFunder Contribution: 5,996,560 EUR
    Partners: CNR, NERC, AWI, NORSK POLARINSTITUTT, CNRS, Université Laval, DTU, ARTIC PORTALAP, University of Alaska, FMI...

    The recent changes of the Arctic and the increased economic activity in the region have triggered a demand for accurate sea-ice and weather predictions, for information on the status of the Arctic Ocean, and for complex predictions of future scenarios. To address these issues of particular environmental and societal concern and to develop policy recommendations for a sustainable usage of the Arctic Ocean and its resources, the Arctic science community needs world-class research icebreakers (RIs) to access the ice-covered Arctic Ocean. The current shortage of availability of RIs and a not optimally coordinated polar research fleet impedes Europe’s capacity to investigate this region. There is thus an urgent need for providing European researchers with better RI capacities for the Arctic. ARICE aims at reaching this goal with the existing polar fleet by: 1) Networking ARICE will develop strategies to ensure the optimal use of the existing polar research vessels at a European and international level, working towards an International Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium which will share and jointly fund operational ship time on the available RIs. 2) Trans-national access (TNA) ARICE will provide TNA to six key European and international RIs for European scientists, based on scientific excellence of submitted proposals: - PRV Polarstern, Germany - IB Oden, Sweden - RV Kronprins Haakon, Norway (under construction, to be operative in 2017) - RRS Sir David Attenborough, United Kingdom (under construction, to be operative in 2018) - CCGS Amundsen, Canada - RV Sikuliaq, United States of America 3) Joint research activities ARICE will improve the RIs’ services by partnering with maritime industry on a “ships and platforms of opportunity” programme and by exploring into new technologies that will lead to an improvement of ship-based and autonomous measurements in the Arctic Ocean. ARICE will implement virtual and remote access of data via an innovative 3D Virtual Icebreaker.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 779967
    Overall Budget: 8,074,960 EURFunder Contribution: 7,999,960 EUR
    Partners: BLUMORPHO, TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY, TECNALIA, CEMI, DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MADE MANUFACTURINGACADEMY OF DENMARK, LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT PIAP, SERVEO, FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO, ISDI...

    RobotUnion will discover, support and fund 20 European Superstar Scaleups confirmed by top VC investors and global corporates of 4 new market domains for robotics: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and civil infrastructure. 40 companies developing research will be selected out of a pan-European deal flow of 300 Scaleups through 2 Open Calls. The top 20 will join an acceleration program that will help them progress from TRL4 to TRL7 onwards. This 2 up to 16-months program will provide them with technical and non-technical support services: • Ph-D in residence type of service (the so-called Technical Mentors and Researchers-in-Residence will provide access to knowledge in abilities such as configurability, adaptability, motion, manipulation, decisional autonomy, dependability, interaction, perception, and cognitive ability) • Entrepreneur-in-residence type of support (provided by a pool of world-class training and high-level business mentoring complemented by fundraising mentors) • A voucher scheme to provide access to facilities and technical services across Europe • Up to €200K of free-equity funding for the best-in-class companies. 8 best-in-class companies will start a fundraising campaign led by the VCs and platforms in the consortium leveraging the €8M of public funding with additional €8M of private investment. To this end RobotUnion counts on 5 premier-class RTOs specialized in Robotics at European Level to provide technical support; 4 corporates enabling access to new markets: MADE in Manufacturing, ARLA food in Agri-food, FENIN in Healthcare and FERROVIAL in Infrastructure; CHRYSALIX and ODENSE S&V, as VCs of references in robotics, to lead the fundraising campaigns. Business support partners are FMWC (dissemination), FBA (open call management), ISDI (business acceleration) and BLM (fundraising and access to corporates). RobotUnion will help demonstrate how Europe can lead disruption around Robotics and turn the EU into the EU of entrepreneurial states

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 772787
    Overall Budget: 7,643,750 EURFunder Contribution: 6,998,910 EUR
    Partners: INRAE TRANSFERT SAS, IOZ CAS, University of Leon, SERVICE ICAR, University of Edinburgh, BUAS, FIBL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, CAPGENES, ARAL, IDELE (FRENCH LIVESTOCK INSTITUTE)...

    SMARTER will develop and deploy innovative strategies to improve Resilience and Efficiency (R&E) related traits in sheep and goats. SMARTER will find these strategies by: i) generating and validating novel R&E related traits at a phenotypic and genetic level ii) improving and developing new genome-based solutions and tools relevant for the data structure and size of small ruminant populations, iii) establishing new breeding and selection strategies for various breeds and environments that consider R&E traits . SMARTER with help from stakeholders chose several key R&E traits including feed efficiency, health (resistance to disease, survival) and welfare. Experimental populations will be used to identify and dissect new predictors of these R&E traits and the trade-off between animal ability to overcome external challenges. SMARTER will estimate the underlying genetic and genomic variability governing these R&E related traits. This variability will be related to performance in different environments including genotype-by-environment interactions (conventional, agro-ecological and organic systems) in commercial populations. The outcome will be accurate genomic predictions for R&E traits in different environments across different breeds and populations. SMARTER will also create a new cooperative European and international initiative that will use genomic selection across countries. This initiative will make selection for R&E traits faster and more efficient. SMARTER will also characterize the phenotype and genome of traditional and underutilized breeds. Finally, SMARTER will propose new breeding strategies that utilise R&E traits and trade-offs and balance economic, social and environmental challenges. The overall impact of the multi-actor SMARTER project will be ready-to-use effective and efficient tools to make small ruminant production resilient through improved profitability and efficiency.

  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 730970
    Overall Budget: 5,108,400 EURFunder Contribution: 4,991,210 EUR
    Partners: KIT, CNRS, INAF, CNES, DLR, ASI, Cranfield University, SWEDISH NATIONAL SPACE BOARD SNSB, CNIM AIR SPACE, SWEDISHSPACE CORPORATION ESRANGE SSC RYMDBOLAGET...

    HEMERA will integrate a large Starting Community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, in order to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the EU. The project involves major space agencies dealing with balloon infrastructures, companies operating the balloons, companies providing the necessary technology and scientific experts. Balloon borne instruments are suitable for a wide range of science fields, such as atmospheric measurements, climate and environment related investigations, astronomy and astrophysics, space instruments validation and testing of new technologies. The objectives of HEMERA are to: - Provide better and coordinated balloon access to the troposphere and stratosphere for scientific and technological research - Attract new users to enlarge the community accessing the balloon infrastructure - Enlarge the fields of the science and technology research conducted with balloons - Improve the balloon service offered to scientific and technical users - Favour standardisation, synergy, complementarities and industrialisation through joint The infrastructure deals with a wide range of mission characteristics including altitude, flight duration, instrument mass and volume. Flights can be performed during all seasons at various latitudes, satisfying various scientific needs. Currently, the HEMERA programme will use the Zero Pressure Balloons for stratospheric flights (relevant for measuring Essential Climate Variables and for astrophysics), additional types of balloons can be considered. HEMERA will give access to launch bases and is thus capable of conducting scientific balloon campaigns, in Europe and abroad, necessary in particular for scientific issues in the context of climate change. HEMERA includes 3 major components : - Operational activities to organize and conduct the flights - Development of innovative technologies and infrastructure to optimize the balloon offer - Networking

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 776622
    Overall Budget: 3,320,690 EURFunder Contribution: 3,200,070 EUR
    Partners: GRAFINTEC OY, UGA, SISPROBE, INSTITUTE OF MINE SEISMOLOGY (PTY)LTD, DIAS, GENERATION PGM INC., Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, STILLWATER CANADA INC, ARTTIC, BEOWULF MINING PLC

    The PACIFIC consortium will develop a new, low-cost and environmentally friendly tool for exploring for mineral deposits beneath the surface. The approach will build on the "traditional" passive seismic method, which is capable of providing useful broad-brush background information about the geological and structural setting of mineralised regions, but lacks the resolution needed for reliable identification of ore bodies. Two radically new developments are planned; reflection passive seismics, which is appropriate from greenfields exploration, and the multi-array method, which will typically be deployed during drilling or in brownfields exploration. Both techniques have major advantages over current techniques, namely relatively low cost and minor impact on the environment. Through the participation of two mineral exploration companies in the project, the two techniques will be validated on test sites in Canada and Sweden, thus brought from TRL2 to TRL5. Research on social acceptance and public perception of risk for mining activities will accompany the deployment and testing of the techniques. The PACIFIC consortium comprises a major university and a research institute who will develop the theoretical background and codes for data treatment, a mid-tier mining company and a junior exploration company who will provide logistic support and access to test sites, two small service companies who will conduct the surveys and analyse the data, a geological survey who will conduct research on public opinion, and a company who will manage the project. The PACIFIC project will thereby transfer the fruits of cutting-edge scientific research to industry and launch the development and deployment of new mineral exploration methods. This will enhance the competitiveness of the European mineral exploration industry, contribute to the discovery of new European ore deposits and decrease the dependence of European industry on imported mineral products.

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 773330
    Overall Budget: 6,180,270 EURFunder Contribution: 5,998,800 EUR
    Partners: WU, LEBECHE SPAIN SL, AWI, Ca Foscari University of Venice, AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE, SHP, University of Stirling, FEM, LONGLINE ENVIRONMENT, GIFAS...

    GAIN is designed to support the ecological intensification of aquaculture in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), with the dual objectives of increasing production and competitiveness of the industry, while ensuring sustainability and compliance with EU regulations on food safety and environment. Eco-intensification of European aquaculture is a transdisciplinary challenge that requires the integration of scientific and technical innovations, new policies and economic instruments, as well as the mitigation of social constraints. Successful eco-intensification of aquaculture will provide more and better aquatic products, more jobs, and improve trade balance by reducing imports. GAIN, besides looking at innovative ways of integrating cultured species, will seek integration with other sectors, in order to promote the implementation of the principles of circular economy in Aquaculture. The GAIN Consortium includes a wide range of complementary expertise and a well blended mix of research institutes and industrial partners, which will ensure the achievement of the following specific objectives: (i) Develop and optimize sustainable feeds, without increasing the pressure on land and fish stocks; (ii) Add value to cultivation, by means of innovative processes, which turn both by-products and side-streams into valuable secondary materials, thus increasing profits and minimizing the environmental footprint; (ii) Improve the management of finfish and shellfish farms, in terms of FCR, fish welfare and reduction of wastes, through the use of sensors, biomarkers, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and predictive mathematical models; (iv) Support integrated policies and address current barriers to the implementation of the principles of circular economy in aquatic production.

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 777450
    Overall Budget: 9,127,320 EURFunder Contribution: 4,498,930 EUR
    Partners: UCB Pharma (Belgium), Eli Lilly and Company Limited, VUA, SYNAPSE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PARTNERS SL, GRT, EATG, MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP, ALEXION, TEAM - IT RESEARCH SL, UOXF...

    PARADIGM will provide a unique framework that enables structured, effective, meaningful, ethical, innovative, and sustainable patient engagement (PE) and demonstrates the ‘return on the engagement’ for all players. Much needed processes and tools for three key decision-making points (research priority setting, design of clinical trials and early dialogue) will be developed by consensus. Building on advances at international level, PARADIGM will integrate the needs, perspectives and expectations of all actors (including vulnerable populations) involved and will also produce a stakeholder-tailored set of metrics to measure the impact of PE. PARADIGM will deliver to the community, recommendations and tools to support the implementation of PE, leveraging pre-existing resources. These will address capacity and capability questions, managing potential conflict of interest, the compensation of individuals and organisations, and the ethics of engagement. A targeted communication, dissemination and engagement strategy will promote the endorsement of the outputs for their integration in existing structures. PARADIGM will develop a strategy for sustaining the long-term implementation of PE resources aimed at structuring and supporting the community. This will be a game-changer, addressing fundamental gaps and creating real assets to ensure the sustainability of the PE ecosystem in the years to come. PARADIGM has a common vision and values-base, and is a highly innovative, consensus-oriented, and experienced consortium, comprising pan-European leaders in patient engagement, academia, SMEs, health professionals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, pharmaceutical corporate associations, and representatives of competent authorities, all bringing complementary know-how to partner with industry, and a strong commitment to transform patient engagement in Europe.