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PLATFORM for Bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions
The FP7 project 'Platform of knowledge Based Bioeconomy relevant ERA-NETs' brings together the coordination initiatives in the area of food, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, climate, biodiversity, and biotechnologies, with the aim to improve exchange and cooperation and to strengthen their impact on the ERA and the European bioeconomy. PLATFORM is funded under the Grant Agreement 288422 of the EC Seventh Framework Programme. Coordinator: Christine Bunthof, Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), The Netherlands.

Newsletter 12 September 2014

Welcome to the first PLATFORM Newsletter! 

The PLATFORM newsletter informs about the project's ongoing activities, gives you the latest news from the bioeconomy ERA-NET actions and an overview of the upcoming meetings and events. The newsletter will be distributed on a regular base. We hope you enjoy the reading!

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PLATFORM keeps you informed!

The PLATFORM office keeps you informed about PLATFORM's ongoing activities and gives you the latest news from the bioeconomy ERA-NET actions.

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PLATFORM presents Outcomes & Outlook on October 9

Join us at the presentation and discussion of the outcome and results of the PLATFORM project on October 9th.

PLATFORM Outcomes & Outlook will present and discuss the results of the work of the FP7 Coordination and Support Action 'Platform of knowledge-based bioeconomy relevant ERA-NETs' over the last three years. Through this project a robust network of Member State coordination activities has been established aimed at increased impact.

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PLATFORM Outcomes and Outlook is an open satellite event of the 3rd European Bioeconomy Stakeholders' Conference, 8-9 October 2014, Torino, Italy

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PLATFORM recommendations available on website

During the past three years PLATFORM organised inspiring and animated workshops. The legacy of this process is a set of recommendation documents for the ERA-NET community and environment, for example on call management, cost/benefit indicators and collaboration of ERA-NETs and other stakeholders.

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SmartAgriFood & ICT-AGRI joint call on Smart Agriculture opens September 15

To provide farmers and agricultural producers throughout Europe with new services and applications for Smart Agriculture a joint call will be opened on 15 September 2014. It entails FI-WARE enabled ICT products (services and applications) ready for immediate use through an open and easily accessible online marketplace called FIspace.

The upcoming call is a joint effort between SmartAgriFood, a Future Internet accelerator project, and ICT-AGRI.

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EuroTransBio recommends funding for 13 high quality trans-national projects and launches it's 10th Joint Call

Funding has been offered to innovative industrial R&D&I projects in the fields of health (31%), agro-food (15%), marine-aquatic (8%) and industrial (46%) biotechnologies. 22 SMEs, 10 research organizations and 1 large industry from 9 European Countries/Regions are involved in the projects and raise a global budget of 17,7 million €.

The 10th joint call for trans-national projects of the EuroTransBio (ETB) initiative will open on the 1st of October, 2014. The deadline for submitting proposals is the 30th of January, 2015. The overall budget allocated for this call is of at least 15 million €.

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Upcoming events

1 October 2014   Core Organic II Seminar in Stockholm, Sweden
6-7 October 2014   ERASysAPP Foundry Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany
8 October 2014  
C-IPM Workshop 'Future challenges for IPM in a changing agriculture', Berlin, Germany
8-9 October 2014   TOBE 2014 BioEconomy Stakeholders Conference, Turin, Italy
9 October 2014   PLATFORM Outcomes & Outlook Satellite Meeting, Turin, Italy
21 October 2014   SUSFOOD Final Conference, Paris, France
28-29 October 2014   First Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET Stakeholder Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal
11 November 2014   10 Years ERA-NET Bioenergy conference, Hanover, Germany
11 November 2014   WoodWisdom-2 Final Seminar Joint Call 2010, Hanover, Germany
19 November 2014   SUMFOREST EU-Russia workshop, Kazan, Russia
2 December 2014   SUMFOREST Foresight Workshop, Brussels, Belgium
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