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Call to Industry and Research for Participation in the Food/Health Access4EU-NZ Promotion Tour

Deadline: 31.10.2012

The Access4EU-NZ project offers the possibility for selected New Zealand delegates to participate in a promotion tour through Europe in February 2013. The task of the delegation is to promote opportunities for collaboration in research and innovation with New Zealand, to strengthen existing and to stimulate new collaboration with European research organisations and innovation partners. The overall interdisciplinary theme of the tour is on food/health, while the specific topics are:

  • Food for health, efficacy testing and biomarkers (medical foods);
  • Food processing, novel processing technologies for generating new products;
  • Food integrity e.g. traceability, safety, anti-tampering;
  • Minimizing food wastage at all stages of the food value chain.

Potential tour destinations:

  1. Leatherhead Food Research Institute, UK
  2. Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK
  3. Wageningen University Research, including Food Valley, NIZO, The Netherlands,,
  4. Danone, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  5. German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), Quakenbrueck, Germany
  6. International Center for Food Chain and Network Research, Bonn, Germany
  7. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn, Germany
  8. University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Plant Foodstuff Technology, Institute of Crop Science, Food Security Center (FSC), Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany
  9. Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany
  10. ETH - Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, Zurich, Switzerland
  11. French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Paris, France
  12. International Research Centre for Agricultural Development (CIRAD), Montpellier France
  13. French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, France

Representatives from New Zealand research, university and innovation sectors, including from industry can apply for sponsorship. Please fill out the application form and send it to Dr. Gerd Ruecker (, Coordinator Access4EU-NZ Promotion-Tour Food/Health until 31st October 2012. The selection will be done until 6 Nov. 2012.

Editing: 22.10.2012 by Sandra Brouwers, DLR Projektträger, Europäische und internationale Zusammenarbeit
Countries: New Zealand
Topics: Skilled Personnel, Funding, Life Sciences
Categories: Programme calls
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