The SME is based in Edinburgh, Scotland developing high performance Black Soldier Fly genetics for the insects as feed sector.
The company propose the further development of high-performance breeds of Black Soldier Fly for use within the EU "insects-as-feed" industry. It is their mission to maximise the productivity of the sector, enabling it to compete on price point with other feed ingredients.
The company is available to lead and develop a work package on insect genetics, and link this to a wider project that assesses how insects-as-feed, or the wider alternative protein space address the EU's farm to fork strategy. Expected end users will be Black Soldier Fly producers, along with key stakeholders in the agri-food chain who will utilise this solution within their supply chain.
The SME is able to execute on the work package themselves within their facilities in Edinburgh, and can engage with other insects as feed companies, and a leading animal genetics academic partner to deliver against project objectives.
The company is seeking to work with SMEs, large companies and Universities from the agri-food or insects-as-feed sector, with experience of having led and managed EU projects, and worked with delivering other innovation projects.
LC-GD-6-1-2020: Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy
Subtopic A.  Achieving climate neutral farms by reducing GHG emissions and by increasing farm-based carbon sequestration and storage (IA)
Subtopic E.  Reducing food losses and waste at every stage of the food chain including consumption, while also avoiding unsustainable packaging (IA)
Call Deadline: 3rd week of January 2021
EoI Deadline: 4th January 2021