TRANSDAIRY
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TRANSborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the DAIRY value chain

About the project

The Dairy Value Chain (DVC) faces joint challenges at Mediterranean level: the growing market demand for high quality and safe products and the industrialization of farming and globalization. In this context, cross-border cooperation is needed to create the critical mass of research results marketable by spin-offs to address the entire DVC. The TRANSDAIRY project intends to enhance technology transfer among research, industry and SMEs in the fields of Key Enabling Technologies (KET) applied to the Dairy Value Chain. To do so, it will establish 8 cross-border Living Labs, increase institutional capacity through specialized trainings, provide a market analysis for new products and services enabled by KETS. TRANSDAIRY will provide new tools and techniques for a more efficient and sustainable DVC, which will decrease delivery times, waste and logistic costs, increasing and improving the quality and safety of milk and dairy products. 

Key information

TRANSDAIRY
TRANSborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the DAIRY value chain
A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
A.2.1 Technological transfer and commercialisation of research results
Italy, Tunisia, Lebanon, Greece

Financial data

3.8 million
Total budget
3.4 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

10
Partners
4
Countries
27
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Objective

To enhance technology transfer among research, industry and SMEs in the fields of Key Enabling Technologies applied to the Dairy Value Chain, through the creation of Living Labs, the increase of institutional capacities, and the development of market intelligence for sustainable and consolidated spin-offs

What will be improved?

The regions involved in the project share a Dairy Value Chain based on small farms generally family-run whose younger members tend to flee from such demanding jobs, in regions already impacted by the effects of climate change. This situation is made more challenging by international competition which offers low cost and low quality imported dairy products. TRANSDIARY will modernize some practices and support the transition towards a model more adapted to the reality of today´s globalization. Besides creating jobs, the project will increase the quality and safety of dairy products, improve productivity and small farmers' revenues.

Who will benefit?

  • Government research agencies and universities
  • Actors of the dairy value chain: farmers, transporters, distributors, etc.
  • Women and younger people working in the sector, seeking new opportunities and jobs 
  • Research entities in ICT and Bio/Nano Technologies
  • Dairy products consumers
     

Expected achievements

  • 8 Living Labs set up, 4 in Biotechnologies and 4 in ICT
  • 2 web platforms launched for pre-competitive analysis of products and services
  • 8 training courses implemented with at least 200 beneficiaries
  • 16 vouchers for spin-off establishment
  • 12 vouchers for co-development of patents
  • 28 vouchers for co-publication on KETs
     

Contribution to policy-making

TRANSDAIRY is consistent with most regional and national policies for innovation. In Campania and Piedmont (Italy), the innovation policy network provides multiple initiatives of regional development and agriculture plans. In Mediterranean Partner Countries, the involvement of national public entities from Tunisia and Lebanon is an asset to ensure that the outcomes of the project will be supported at policy level. 

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