1st GEN4OLIVE CALL PROPOSALS

ARE YOU A SME WITH AN INNOVATIVE IDEA FOR THE OLIVE SECTOR?

GEN4OLIVE project has launched its 1st Open Call for Proposals with €750.000 of funding available for SMEs in the fields of olive pre-breeding and new breeding technologies. The Call will be open until December 1st, 2021.

SMEs can apply for funding up to €50.000 (“Individual Projects”) or up to €100.000 (“Collaborative Projects”).

More information regarding the Open Call for Proposals application, submission, evaluation criteria is available in the Guide for Applicants.

Templates and forms for the Individual and Collaborative projects are available in the
following links:

WHICH ACTIVITIES WILL BE GRANTED?

The Call for Proposals will fund olive pre-breeding activities and the development of
new technologies that accelerate and make the breeding process more effective.

The proposals must start from previous research results in order to carry out
pre-breeding activities, both by taking advantage of the existing olive genetic
resources in and out of the Germplasm Banks, and by applying or adjusting new
techniques and technologies to accelerate the process.

WHO CAN APPLY?

SMEs established in one of the following countries: FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ITALY, MOROCCO, SPAIN and TURKEY, who are:

  • Interested in olive breeding activities. They are the end-users of Germplasm Banks:
    mainly breeders, olive farmers and olive oil or table olives producers.
  • ICT SMEs that may contribute to accelerate and upgrade the olive genetic resources.

 

Selected projects will enhance multi-actor collaboration and knowledge transfer between the Germplasm Banks and the SMEs.

CALL FOR EXPERTS

BECOME A GEN4OLIVE EXPERT!

The GEN4OLIVE consortium is looking for Independent Experts with expertise in international collaborative RTDI planning, exploitation and commercialization strategies to evaluate the proposals under the GEN4OLIVE 1st Call for Proposals.

The experts must be experienced evaluators with 5 years of expertise in one of the following fields:

· Varietal development processes using pre-breeding technologies or methodologies.

· IT tools, that can support plant pre- breeding activities, based on technologies.

· Technology innovation projects led by SMEs to increase their competitiveness.

The guidelines to know the requirements are available HERE and the call will be open until 15th November 2021.

SAVE THE DATE: Information Events

If you are thinking about participating in this 1st Call for Proposals and need further information about it, we are pleased to invite you to the
following online infodays. Save the dates!

September 15th, 2021 – International Infoday (language: English). Register now!

   The video and presentations of the Infoday and Matchmaking Event organised on September 15th are available at the following links:

     o   Recorded session

     o   Presentations

October 13th, 2021 – National Infoday (language: Spanish). Register now!    

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CALL?

For any enquiries regarding the Call for Proposals, please contact: call@gen4olive.eu or fill the following form:

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