Open call - "Fungi Systems" - supported by Avina Foundation

How can (novel) "fungi systems" be used to shape a more sustainable and healthier agro-food system?

"Fungal systems" have multiple applications along the entire food value chain (farm to fork). Their role in soil health and plant protection was demonstrated early on. The utilization of fruit bodies or mycelium to produce meat alternatives is also enjoying increasing demand. Nevertheless, the full potential of "fungal systems" does not seem to have been exploited yet.

Subquestions are:

  • What other "fungi systems", besides champignon and shitake, exist and how can they be used?
  • How can "fungi systems" be used more integrative and autonomously?
  • Which production technologies need to be further developed for this?
  • Which process systems need to be developed for this?

Submit & Receive up to 12'000 CHF for innovative ideas!

Further information to be found in the Section "Documents for Call 2021"

Open call - "Fungi Systems" - supported by Avina Foundation

How can (novel) "fungi systems" be used to shape a more sustainable and healthier agro-food system?

"Fungal systems" have multiple applications along the entire food value chain (farm to fork). Their role in soil health and plant protection was demonstrated early on. The utilization of fruit bodies or mycelium to produce meat alternatives is also enjoying increasing demand. Nevertheless, the full potential of "fungal systems" does not seem to have been exploited yet.

Subquestions are:

  • What other "fungi systems", besides champignon and shitake, exist and how can they be used?
  • How can "fungi systems" be used more integrative and autonomously?
  • Which production technologies need to be further developed for this?
  • Which process systems need to be developed for this?

Submit & Receive up to 12'000 CHF for innovative ideas!

Further information to be found in the Section "Documents for Call 2021"

NTN Innobooster Call - Joint funding initiative

Additional funding up to 20'000 CHF can be applied for in the NTN Innobooster Swiss Food Ecosystems.

If you are interested in the joint initiative just email us! - Information on the Innovation Booster can be found here - Important to note! Modified conditions will be issued soon!

General Information about Swiss Food Research Calls

The Swiss Food Research Call aims at funding ideas and proof of concepts in a very early stage of a research project. The project should focus on a topic along the entire Agro-Food value chain including its adjacent fields. The funding should enable you to take the first steps and to get a better “understanding” of your innovative idea. The more innovative ideas can be funded, the greater the pool of potential research projects for the future.

To apply for funding you should have not only a project idea but also some potential applications in mind, where your project idea will provide a value add. Industry partners in the project are very welcome – to participate the industry partner has to be member of Swiss Food Research. Funding is accessible for all Research Institutes and Labs who are member of Swiss Food Research. Funding can be combined with other funding schemes, but work packages have to be different and double funding for the same topic is not allowed.

General Information about Swiss Food Research Calls

The Swiss Food Research Call aims at funding ideas and proof of concepts in a very early stage of a research project. The project should focus on a topic along the entire Agro-Food value chain including its adjacent fields. The funding should enable you to take the first steps and to get a better “understanding” of your innovative idea. The more innovative ideas can be funded, the greater the pool of potential research projects for the future.

To apply for funding you should have not only a project idea but also some potential applications in mind, where your project idea will provide a value add. Industry partners in the project are very welcome – to participate the industry partner has to be member of Swiss Food Research. Funding is accessible for all Research Institutes and Labs who are member of Swiss Food Research. Funding can be combined with other funding schemes, but work packages have to be different and double funding for the same topic is not allowed.

Documents for Call 2021 – OPEN

Rules:

  • Thematic focus on fungi systems
  • Only proposals from members get funded
  • Only the research partner receives the funding for the research work to be carried out
  • Industry partner should be identified and be a Swiss Food Research member once call is granted
  • Research Call can be combined with the Innovation Booster "Swiss Food Ecosystems" to create higher impact

Timing:

  • Submission of Call till – 1st of November 2021
  • Notification of general acceptance of proposal for evaluation - 24th of November 2021
  • Presentation of proposal and review with experts – Week 48/49 December 2021
  • Notification on grant by December 2021

Application:

  • Application form is provided below
  • Fill in and submit as Word only - do not submit as PDF!

Presentation:

  • The template which is used to present your project is found below
  • The template provides guidance on what type of content should be presented

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