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The Strength of Grape Extracts: Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties Preventing the Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals (NeoGiANT), Horizon 2020, Call: H2020 – LC – GD – 2020, Subject: LC – GD – 6-1-2020 – Testing and Demonstrating Systemic innovations supporting the “farm to fork” strategy. 

The NeoGiANT project will present a sustainable extraction process on a pre-implementation scale. This process will enable the extraction of polyphenolic compounds from pomace biomass, from white grapes, in order to produce natural, high-value products with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, meeting the requirements of the feed and pharmacy market and niche sectors for artificial insemination. The project is being carried out in cooperation with key players, who are involved in its implementation. The new products will meet the demand for more affordable, natural, functional products from alternative sources.

The key objectives of the NeoGiANT is to develop and test the functionality of the project products, taking into account animal health, reduction of the negative impact on the environment and the inclusion of products into the circular economy. NeoGiANT deliverables, i.e. enriched feed, medical drugs for animals and sperm preservatives, will not only prevent the development of undesirable microorganisms, but also improve animal health and welfare, increasing the profitability of breeding.

Implementation and Sustainability of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure for 21st Century IS_MIRRI21.

IS_MIRRI21 is a Horizon 2020 project that supports research, development and innovation in the use and preservation of microbial life for the purpose of basic and applied scientific research through the implementation of the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) and securing its long-term sustainability.
IS_MIRRI21 will implement and sustain the collection, preservation, study and exploitation of microorganisms through microbial collection infrastructures attained in the preparatory phase of MIRRI and continuously enforce the activities for MIRRI to join the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

SeCuRe – Microbiological Resource Center

The main objective of the project is related to the construction of biotechnology infrastructure and the industrial (food and related) application of biotechnological solutions based on microorganisms and metabolites of microorganisms at the local, national level and its close integration with international, European and global databases and services related to the activities of cultural collections. The manufactured and purchased infrastructure can function independently. The objectives of the project are related to the MIRRI project.

Incubator 4.0

Incubator 4.0 project is financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Education and its main objective is to effectively manage the deliverables of the scientific research and development projects mainly within the field of commercialisation. The initiative is designed to contribute to the promotion of scientific achievements and increase their impact on advancing of innovation as well as strengthen the cooperation between the scientific community and the business environment. Incubator 4.0 managing and administrative staff will provide support for entities within the field of commercialisation of the results of scientific research and development works, in initiating cooperation of the scientific community with the economic environment and in carrying out tasks that will lead to the application of the results of these studies and works on the basis of specific market solutions, in particular those acting for the benefit of disseminating science.

Scope of activity:

1. Initiating and strengthening cooperation between the scientific community and business environment, facilitating technology transfer.

2. Commercialisation of R&D projects results, particularly the analyses of the market potential as well as implementation readiness level.

3. Technology portfolio management: monitoring and analyses of the results of R&D projects and their practical applications, analyses of market needs and adequate selection of future R&D areas.

4. Pre-implementation works, such as additional laboratory tests or adaptation of the results to the needs of industry or business.

5. Networking activities – Incubator 4.0 Innovation Brokers, search for opportunities to commercialise the projects results and transfer the research know-how.

“Bioactive Flavonoids of Plant Origin and their Metallocomplexes in Combination with Anthracycline Antibiotics in the Treatment of Cancer”

The main objective of the project research is to determine the impact of chemically active flavonoids, which are a natural element of the human diet, on the effectiveness of chemotherapy based on anthracycline antibiotics.

“Development of an Innovative Method for Calculating the Carbon Footprint for the Basic Food Mix”

The objectives of the project were the research activities aimed at developing an innovative methodology for calculating the carbon footprint (CF) for the basic basket of frozen food, which contributed to the development of carbon footprint reduction technology, with the use of full-fledged vegetable sorting in the food production with increased health and nutritional values. The project was carried out by an interdisciplinary scientific and industrial consortium.

“Waste Biomass Processing in Combined Biological-Chemical Processes”

The key objective of the project is to create a model biomass waste processing system, aimed at its transformation into valuable bioproducts and chemical compounds from the green chemicals group with high market potential.

“Development of Innovative Fruit Products with High Health-promoting Potential for People with Specific Nutritional Needs”

The aim of the project was to develop recipes and production technologies for three ranges of fruit products with health-promoting features: fruit drinks with reduced energy value with the addition of herb extracts mixture, fruit jellies with a high content of fruit ingredients and concentrated fruit purees-based desserts.

“Waxes of Local Fruits as a Source of Natural Substances with Pharmacological Action”

The main objective of the study was to prove that the substances present in the cuticular waxes of fruits have bioactive properties and can be used in the prevention and therapy of various diseases.

“New Derivatives of Plant Carboxylic Acids as Active Ingredients of Biopreparations Safe for People and Environment”

The aim of the project was the study of the properties and mechanisms of the impact of ingredients in the human diet on the activity of the immune system and ways to eliminate potential inflammation of the organism.