Russian National Contact Point Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy & Biotechnology

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The deadline for proposal submission isOctober 14th, 2016 – 3 PM CET.

Projects in the frame of „Bioeconomy International“ shall significantly contribute to at least one of the following fields of action of theNational Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030: Securing global nutrition, Ensuring sustainable agricultural production, Producing safe and healthy food, Using renewable resources for industry, Developing biomass-based energy.

The aim of this program is to fund German partners (universities, research organisations and industry) in international consortia (the international partners have to demonstrate their own financing - except module 2 and 3), preferring cooperation projects with partners in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Malaysia, Russia and Vietnam.However, cooperation projects with other countries are also welcome.
The Bioeconomy International 2016 call is subdivided into three modules:
  • Bioeconomy International - Basis (BI-Basis),
  • Bioeconomy Germany/Russia (Bio-Ger/Rus),
  • Bioeconomy Germany/Vietnam(Bio-Ger/Vnm)

Module 2: Bio-Ger/Rus
German-Russian consortia have to apply via this module. The RussianMinistry of Education and Science (MON) has launched an equivalent program in parallel to fund the cooperation partners in Russia.

Eligible topics in the frame of module 2 are the following ones:
  • Development of new and improved biocatalysts (enzymes, cells) and microbial strains for innovative and more efficient bioprocesses by e.g. metabolic engineering, synthetic and systems biology approaches, directed evolution technologies and/or exploiting natural biodiversity
  • Innovative fermentation and integrated biocatalytic processes including bioprocess engineering for platform chemicals, biomonomers, biopolymers, bioproducts for agro and food and feed industry and second generation and advanced biofules
  • Biotechnological processing (including strain development, separation and conversion) of different carbon sources like biomass, syngas and various side streams into value added products
  • Sustainable and integrated utilization of biomass in bio-refinery concepts
  • Development of novel, unique-performance biobased products
  • Waste (agricultural, industrial, municipal) valorization via biotechnology means

Proposals for projects on the following subjects are ineligible for funding:
  • First generation biofuels utilizing food crops
  • Biopharma, biomedicine and other related red” biotechnologies
  • Agricultural biotechnologies if not directly relevant to the scope of the call
  • Marine biotechnologies if not directly relevant to the scope of the call
  • Bioinformatics, omic technologies, etc. if not directly relevant to the scope of the call
  • Environmental issues like e.g. water and air purification, soil remediation etc.

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