BECOTEPS: The Bio-Economy Technology Platforms join forces to address synergies and gaps between their Strategic Research Agendas

Project Leader(s): Kirsten Brandt
Staff: Mary Brennan, Sharron Kuznesof
Sponsors: European Commission 7th Framework Programme
Partners: The 8 other European Technology Platforms

Nine European Technology Platforms (ETPs) focus on the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) and join forces in this CSA to address three main objectives:
•    Achieve closer and more coordinated collaboration among KBBE ETPs
•    Develop recommendations for better interaction among KBBE ETP stakeholders along the product chains and the sustainability issue regarding multidisciplinary research, application and policy issues
•    Encourage discussions between European and national private and public research initiatives to foster implementation of the Strategic Research Agendas (SRAs)
This CSA will help to link science and application by addressing synergies and gaps between the SRAs of the ETPs and with respect to the research preparedness of the scientific community by topical workshops on cross-cutting KBBE issues.
Three workshops will address the food and feed chain including trust, the non-food chain, and the sustainability issue. The workshop recommendations on research and policy will be summarized in a White Paper.


Kirsten Brandt, represents ‘Food for Life’  – the overall coordinator is Karin Metzlaff from ‘Plants for the Future’


Dr Kirsten Brandt
Senior Lecturer