Role in the Project: Dissemination and Communication Leader
LOBA is a business and marketing agency based in Portugal with branches in Angola (Africa) and Brazil (South America) and with an annual turnover of 2.1 mln EUR. Established in 2000, LOBA has more than 40 qualified staff members, including senior executives, consultants, creatives, researchers, designers, programmers, as well as, a team of engineers specialised in the development of web-based solutions such as business/enterprise platforms. Through a comprehensive and integrated range of solutions from branding, promotion, communication, to relationship build-up and interaction with customers we put into practice our mission “to provide excellent customer experiences to the customers of our clients”. Main people: Catarina Pereira (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Project Manager & Communication Manager; 2. Mariana Lopes (email@example.com) | Project Manager; 3. Alexandre Almeida (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Financial Manager
Role in the Project: Project Coordinator, Exploitation Strategy Leader & Public Out-reach E-Learning Tool
AITIIP Technological Centre is a non-profit private entity which goal is to increase the competitiveness of companies and as well as to spread knowledge and to transfer the know-how to face new technological challenges. The technical office at AITIIP is composed by a Design Engineering team, with long experience in industrial processes, which has evolved to apply the latest technologies in the manufacturing actions, developing automated applications for advanced manufacturing tasks incorporating CAD/CAM/CAE techniques including its prototype moulds and tooling and developing new research in these engineering fields. Its R+D department has three strong research lines: composites and nanomaterials, manufacturing processes (in collaboration with design engineering) and product development. In cooperation among departments AITIIP´s team pursues the improvement of composites technologies and adaptation of novel material to manufacturing processes. AITIIP is associated member of the biobased industries consortium (BIC) that brings together an authoritative pool of cross sector and multi-disciplinary expertise in the field of bio-based industries. Main persons: 1. Marta Redrado (email@example.com) | Project Coordinator ; 2. Carolina Peñalva (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Project Manager ; Javier Vicente (email@example.com) | Financial Manager ; firstname.lastname@example.org (Exploitation Manager)
Role in the Project: Evaluator of EnXylaScope enzymes for functionality and commercialisation potential in relevant food and beverage end use markets.
Kerry Taste & Nutrition is the global leader in the development of taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Our broad technology foundation, customer-centric business model, and industry leading integrated solutions capability makes Kerry the co-creation partner of choice. Since our modest beginnings in 1972, in a greenfield site in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Group has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions has succeeded in achieving sustained profitability. Today we have annualised sales in excess of €7 billion and employ over 26,000 people globally. About Kerry Enzymes & Applied Health and Nutrition (AH&N): The Global Kerry Applied Health and Nutrition (AH&N) division presents a vast portfolio of advanced Technologies (Excipients, Cell Nutrition, Vinegar, Enzymes, Brewing Ingredients, Proteins, Proactive Health, Food Protection). AH&N supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label, sustainability and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Main persons: 1. Niall Higgins (email@example.com) | Lead representative; 2. Jacques Georis (firstname.lastname@example.org); 3. Derek Carr (email@example.com) | Technical Lead Fermentation
Role in the Project: Discovery of xylan debranching enzymes, Production and conversion of xylan and Techno-economic assessment of the whole process
Celignis is an SME dedicated to the development of innovations, related to the use and valorisation of biomass and wastes, for our global network of clients. This is enabled through our state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, and experienced personnel. We are a spin-out from an EU research project developed by Celignis's founder and are involved in a number of ongoing H2020 projects that are advancing the art in biomass valorisation. We have a top-class multidsciplinary team of scientists and business leaders with ambitions to develop commercially-relevant products and processes. Whether our clients need sample analysis or the development of a full process for the production of commercially relevant products, the Celignis team works passionately to make the most of the opportunities the modern bioeconomy offers. Main people: 1. Lalitha Gottumukkala (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Technical Manager; 2. Sajna KV (email@example.com) | Bioanalysis Developer; 3. Daniel Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) | IPR Management
Role in the Project: Evaluation
An Air Liquide Healthcare company, subsidiary of the Air Liquide group, Seppic has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing unique ingredients for over 75 years. These ingredients are used by consumers, patients, and professionals. Main people: 1. Segur Margaux (email@example.com) | Project Coordinator; 2. Dumaine Marion (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Application lab Manager
Role in the Project: Leader of Integrated Lifecycle Sustainability Assessment
IFEU - Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg conducts research and provides a worldwide consultancy service in relation to all major environmental and sustainability issues. With more than 40 years of experience, IFEU is one of the most important ecological research institutes in Germany. It has an extensive track record in areas such as waste management and packaging materials, transport & mobility, renewable energies and energy efficiency as well as food and bio-based systems. IFEU is especially renowned for its expertise (>25 years) in the field of life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA) as well as on integrated life cycle sustainability assessment (ILCSA) since it came on place. IFEU is and has been leading work packages on sustainability assessment in numerous EU-funded projects. Our work is characterised by experience and independence combined with a practical and target-based approach. IFEU currently employs 80 staff with a background in natural sciences, engineering and social sciences at its sites in Heidelberg and Berlin. Main people: 1. Heiko Keller (email@example.com) | Senior project manager; 2. Nils Rettenmaier (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Senior project manager
Role in the Project: Discovery of xylan debranching enzymes and development and optimization of efficient production systems for these enzymes.
With approximately 25,000 students and 6,000 staff, TU Delft is the largest university of technology in the Netherlands. With a tradition of more than 175 years in civil engineering, TU Delft has developed a broad research portfolio that, divided among 40 departments and eight faculties, spans practically the entire range of engineering sciences. The mission of the university is to contribute to solving global challenges by training new generations of socially responsible engineers and expanding the frontiers of the engineering sciences. Main people: 1. Walter M. van Gulik (email@example.com) | Principle Investigator; 2. Martin Pabst (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Principle Investigator
Role in the Project: Data driven machine learning and optimization for formulation development
divis’ core field of expertise is predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and optimisation for production processes and product development in industry. Based on our core technology kernels for data analytics and optimisation (ClearVu AnalyticsTM software kernels), DIVIS develops solutions and licenses software for industrial use of machine learning and optimization technology and offers consulting services. Key focus areas are automotive, chemical industry, consumer goods industry including food and cosmetics, and sustainable energy. Application domains include e.g. product and process optimisation (e.g., for robustness, quality, cost, yield), anomaly detection, predictive maintenance, and process control. One of divis’ key areas of expertise is in the application of machine learning and optimization methods for formulation development, e.g. in the cosmetics and food industry. Main people: 1. Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäck (email@example.com) | Scientific Advisor; 2. Dr.-Ing. Peter Krause (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Head of R&D
Role in the Project: Application testing of enzymatically modified xylans (WIS-xylan and Xyl-phe) for nutraceuticals application
Fermentationexperts is a Danish biotech company founded in 2008 by CEO Jens Legarth. The company researches and develops lactic acid fermented food and feed ingredients that improve the health of humans and animals through gut microflora modulation. The process and products are patented globally, and fermentation factories exist in Denmark, Ukraine, and the USA. The ingredients are distributed through the company’s own sales channels and as a co-product in food and feed. 14% profit from Fermentationexperts is reinvested in research to ensure a continuous elaboration of fermented ingredients influence on health. We have productions facilities in situated the southern part of Denmark and do much of R&D together with Copenhagen University. Main people: 1. Ninfa Rangel Pedersen (email@example.com) | Scientist and Project Manager; 2. Rene Schepens | Project Manager; 3. Rikke Mathiesen | Scientist; 4. Maria Almind | Marketing Manager
Role in the Project: Perception and Consumer Studies
RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services. Main people: 1. Kathryn Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) | WP Leader, Scientist; 2. Elizabeth Collier (email@example.com) | Scientist; 3. Lisa-Maria Oberrauter (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Scientist
Role in the Project: Leader of Discovery of Xylan Debranching Enxymes
SINTEF Industry performs contract research and delivers solutions and services that create value for customers. With our cross-disciplinary knowledge base and advanced laboratories as a base, we develop – in close collaboration with our customers – technology and solutions within a broad range of research areas and industries. The SINTEF department of Biotechnology and nanomedicine provides enabling technologies for various sectors of society and multiple industries. The technology is used in development of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biomaterials, enzymes, food, feed, chemicals and energy. SINTEF Industry has a strong operation in the fields of microbial molecular biology, bioprocess- and medical technology, biopolymers/polymers, biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicine, and is operating a state-of-the-art research infrastructure including advanced mass spectrometry. Main People: 1. Alexander Wentzel (Alexander.email@example.com) | PI & WP leader; 2. Anna Sofia Lewin (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Main scientist and co-leader of WP; 3. Francesca Di Bartolomeo (Francesca.email@example.com) | Scientist
Role in the Project:
Lund University is a prestigious public research university in Sweden and one of northern Europe's oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral. Lund University has nine faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with around 44,000 students in 270 different programmes and 1,400 freestanding courses. The university has 640 partner universities in nearly 70 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network. Lund University is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. Two major facilities for materials research are in Lund University: MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory – inaugurated in June 2016, and European Spallation Source (ESS), a new European facility that will provide up to 100 times brighter neutron beams than existing facilities today, to be starting to produce neutrons in 2023. The university centers on the Lundagård park adjacent to the Lund Cathedral, with various departments spread in different locations in town, but mostly concentrated in a belt stretching north from the park connecting to the university hospital area and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Faculty of Engineering.
Role in the Project: Scale-up of developed enzymes, supply of additional enzymes and lignin phenolics
MetGen Oy is an innovative biotech SME with 27 professionals that designs, develops, supplies and markets tailor-made enzymatic solutions and enzymatic biorefinery technologies for pulp & paper, biorefinery and cleantech industries. MetGen Oy was founded in 2008 in Kaarina, Finland, and is backed by some of the leading venture capital investors. MetGen has built incredible new technologies from idea to market readiness and brought dozens of new bio-based value chains and products to existence through open-innovation and collaborative projects. To emphasize this, MetGen is one of the most successful SMEs in Europe with 11 ambitious projects to receive 14.3M€ of H2020 and TEKES funding in total. In addition, MetGen is a member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium. MetGen’s enzyme technology was mentioned in 2019 World Economic forum report as one of the Top 10 emerging technologies, and MetGen has won several awards including the 2019 European Technology Innovation Award, 2017 Millennium Distinction Award, and the John Sime Award in 2018. The near-term goal is to accelerate the commercialization of the proven technologies and widen the bio-based products’ market as fast as possible. MetGen believes that everything that is made from oil today, can be made of wood tomorrow. Until now, the business model for MetGen is to sell the enzymes directly and/or license the related technologies, including MetZyme® enzymes and METNIN™ technology for lignin valorisation, provide support with process design packages, and to provide the know-how needed in their projects. Currently, MetGen does the research and development related to the enzyme solutions and the processes and owns the IP, whereas the large-scale industrial production is done at contract manufacturers’ sites. Main people: 1. Liji Sobhana (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Management & PoC; 2. Petri Ihalainen (email@example.com) | Senior Management; 3. Matti Heikkilä (firstname.lastname@example.org) | LEAR & Executive Management
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