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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TRANSDAIRY: Successful Accomplishment of the first round of the Entrepreneurship seminars in Greece

20 selected participants received a specialized training in the fields of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the dairy sector.

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Lebanon: TRANSDAIRY stresses role of technology transfer to boost productivity and competitiveness of the dairy sector

A virtual focus group was held with representatives from different dairies in Lebanon as well as experts in the Bio/Nano Technologies sector…

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TRANSDAIRY recruits for the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation in Tunisia

The Industry and Innovation Promotion Agency recruits a communication officer and an assistant to the project coordinator. Deadline for submitting applications: July 06, 2021

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TRANSDAIRY: Call for the first round of entrepreneurship training sessions in Greece

The two Greek ICT & Nano-Bio Living Labs invite stakeholders to apply to the first round of entrepreneurship training sessions before the 10th of July 2021.

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TRANSDAIRY is calling all Lebanese Dairy-Preneurs for an entrepreneurship training program

The project has issued a call for applications to select 20 candidates for admission to the entrepreneurship training program. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

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TRANSDAIRY launches a call for entrepreneurship training sessions in Tunisia

The training sessions aims to support the creation of cross border spin-offs in Nano/Bio technologies applied to dairy value chain.

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TRANSDAIRY: the Agency for the promotion of industry and innovation is recruiting in Tunisia

The TRANSDAIRY project is recruiting an assistant to the project coordinator and a communication officer. Deadline for submitting applications 5 May 2021.

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TRANSDAIRY project: The National Research Council (CNR) is looking for an external auditor in Italy

The deadline for submitting the financial and technical offer is 23rd April 2021.

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TRANSDAIRY starts up in Tunisia to modernize the dairy sector

The project was officially launched on 8th April 2021 by Ms. Olfa Ben Ouda, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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Tunisia: TRANSDAIRY sets up two living labs to boost innovation in the dairy value chain

The living labs willl focus on Key Enabling Technologies, namely bio-nanotechnologies & ICT/nanotechnologies, to modernize the dairy value chain.

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TRANSDAIRY project is looking for an external auditor in Tunisia

The deadline for submitting the financial and technical offer is 16th March 2021.

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Tunisia: the TRANSDAIRY project is looking for an external auditor

The Higher School of Engineers of Medjez El Bab is looking for an external auditor under the TRANSDAIRY project. Deadline for submitting bids is 22nd February 2021.