CIRCLES

Controlling MIcRobiomes CircuLations for BEtter Food Systems

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About CIRCLES

Despite increased recognition for the microbiome, there is an urgent need for studies providing decision-makers, academia and companies with an integrated vision of and testing microbiomes impact on food systems, from farm to fork. CIRCLES will deeply explore microbiomes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) dynamics and connections across all the actors (from farm to fork) of 7 food systems relevant to the EU market: spinach, tomatoes, poultry, pigs, Atlantic salmon aquaculture, seabream aquaculture and fisheries (wild Atlantic salmon and seabream).

CIRCLES main goal is to discover, translate and communicate innovative, microbiome-based applications to enhance food system performances and their sustainability.

Gate2Growth participation

In CIRCLES, G2G is leading the microbiomes-tailored circular action exploitation, in close interaction with the design and prototyping of the microbiome modulators. The aim is to evaluate the impact in terms of market penetration and EU business opportunities for the exploitation and market replication of expected protocols and products. To this end, we will explore viable and sustainable business models, build a robust replication and exploitation strategy to ensure high market uptake and maximize the environmental and economic impact of CIRCLES project results about how each food chain can benefit in economic terms from involving actors and their microbiomes.

Circles partners

The CIRCLES project spans five years and the consortium behind it consists of 30 partners from 14 European countries.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 818290.

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