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Scottish (UK) insects-as-feed company interested in taking part in H2020 Green Deal Farm-to-Fork Strategy Projects (LC-GD-6-1-2020)

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOUK20200918001
Published
18/09/2020
Last update
22/09/2020
Expiration date
23/03/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Animal Production / Husbandry
Precision agriculture
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Raising of other animals
Research and experimental development on biotechnology
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
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Summary

Summary: 
A Scottish (UK) SME working in the insect protein space proposes Farm2Fork Work Package related to the further development and distribution of high performance Black Soldier Fly genetics within the EU agri-food supply chain. The SME seeks research cooperation agreements with other SMEs, corporates and Universities from the agri-food space that are leading an H2020 Green Deal project. The SME is available to run or be involved with work packages relating to insect protein and genetics.

Description

Description: 

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.

Project details:
LC-GD-6-1-2020: Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy

https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/m...

Subtopic A. [2021] Achieving climate neutral farms by reducing GHG emissions and by increasing farm-based carbon sequestration and storage (IA)

Subtopic E. [2021] 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

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Insects design - Through the company's unique combination of biotech and advanced breeding they are creating a genetic library from which they selectively breed. The company is well positioned 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. They have experience of winning EU projects having had a successful EIC Accelerator application last year.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Seeking to work with SMEs, corporates and Universities from the agri-food space that are leading a H2020 Green Deal project. Specifically, having experience with: - Feed trials of livestock on insect and other alternative proteins building whole value chain relationships - Developing zoo technologies for novel industries - Aqua and animal feed production - Insect protein production The company would like to work with a partner under a research cooperation agreement to achieve shared goals.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,251-500,SME 51-250