Call for Proposals - Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) 2013 FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage Closed!


Building a European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy by bringing together science, industry and other stakeholders, to exploit new and emerging research opportunities that address social, environmental and economic challenges: the growing demand for safer, healthier, higher quality food and for sustainable use and production of renewable bio-resources, the increasing risk of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and food related disorders; threats to the sustainability and security of agricultural, aquaculture and fisheries production; and the increasing demand for high quality food, taking into account animal welfare and rural and coastal context and response to specific dietary needs of consumers.


Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environment

Area 2.1.1 Enabling research

  • KBBE.2013.1.1-01: Development and exploitation of genomic data and tools, phenotyping approaches and breeding concepts to sustainable animal production systems

Area 2.1.2 Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture); plant health and crop protection

  • KBBE.2013.1.2-01: Agro-forestry Increased systems for Europe
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-02:Legume breeding and management for sustainable agriculture as well as protein supply for food and feed
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-03: Integrated approach towards small grain cereal production and diversification in Europe
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-04: Control of pests and pathogens affecting fruit crops
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-05: Biological control agents in agriculture and forestry for effective pest and pathogen control
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-06: Improved coordination and collaboration for EU Plant Health reference collections
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-07: Novel practices and policies for sustainable wood mobilisation in European forests
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-08: Innovative insights and tools to integrate the ecosystem-based approach into fisheries advice
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-09: Diversification of fish species and products in European aquaculture
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-10: Boosting the domestication of established farmed finfish species through selective breeding
  • KBBE.2013.1.2-11: Assessment of organic aquaculture for further development of European regulatory framework

Area 2.1.3 Optimised animal health, production and welfare across agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

  • KBBE.2013.1.3-01: Emerging viral vector borne diseases
  • KBBE.2013.1.3-02: Sustainable apiculture and conservation of honey bee genetic diversity
  • KBBE.2013.1.3-03: Sustainable animal production: an integrated and multi-factorial approach
  • KBBE.2013.1.3-04: Coordination of research between EU and China on major infectious diseases of animals and zoonoses
  • KBBE.2013.1.3-05: Ecology of drug resistant bacteria and transfer of antimicrobial resistance throughout the food chain

Area 2.1.4 Socio-economic research and support to policies

  • KBBE.2013.1.4-07: Boosting the translation of FP projects' results into innovative applications in the field of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture.
  • KBBE.2013.1.4-08: Boosting the outreach of research with focus on agricultural and forestry knowledge and innovation systems
  • KBBE.2013.1.4-09: Improving the capacity of agro-meteorological crop modelling to integrate climatic variability and extreme weather events
  • KBBE.2013.1.4-10: Agriculture and trade development in EU's Eastern Neighbours
  • KBBE.2013.1.4-11: Measurement of research impact in European agriculture
  • KBBE.2013.1.4-12: Support to agricultural policy - Establishing and testing farm-level indicators

Activity 2.2 Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being

Area 2.2.1 Consumers

  • KBBE.2013.2.1-01: Impact of food and nutritional behaviour, lifestyle and the socio-economic environment on depression and proposed remedial actions

Area 2.2.2 Nutrition

  • KBBE.2013.2.2-01: New technologies to study brain function in relation to eating behaviour
  • KBBE.2013.2.2-02: Factors influencing the human gut microbiome and its effect on the development of diet-related diseases and brain development
  • KBBE.2013.2.2-03: Food-based solutions for eradication of vitamin D deficiency and health promotion throughout the life cycle

Area 2.2.3 Food processing

  • KBBE.2013.2.3-01: Development and industrial application of sensors for food processing operations
  • KBBE.2013.2.3-02: Network for the transfer of knowledge on traditional foods to SMEs

Area 2.2.4 Food quality and safety

  • KBBE.2013.2.4-01: Assuring quality and authenticity in the food chain

Area 2.2.5 Environmental impacts and total food chain

  • KBBE.2013.2.5-01: Assessment of the impact of global drivers of change on Europe's food security
  • KBBE.2013.2.5-02: Saving water and energy for resource-efficient food processing

Area 2.2.6 European Research Area

  • KBBE.2013.2.6-01: Exploitation of results of Framework Programme projects in food, health and well-being by small and medium-sized enterprises

Activity 2.3 Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes

Area 2.3.1 Novel sources of biomass and bioproducts

  • KBBE.2013.3.1-01: Plant High Value Products - from discovery to final product
  • KBBE.2013.3.1-02: EU-Latin America Partnering Initiative on sustainable biodiversity in agriculture

Area 2.3.2 Marine and freshwater biotechnology (blue biotechnology)

  • KBBE.2013.3.2-01: The CO2 algae biorefinery

Area 2.3.3 Industrial biotechnology: novel high addedvalue bioproducts and bioprocesses

  • KBBE.2013.3.3-01: Support for demonstrating the potential of biotechnological applications
  • KBBE.2013.3.3-02: Bioeconomy and bioregions
  • KBBE.2013.3.3-03: Opening markets for bio-based products: Standardisation, labelling and procurement
  • KBBE.2013.3.3-04: Optimal and cost-effective industrial biocatalysts

Area 2.3.4 Biorefinery

  • KBBE.2013.3.4-01: Preventing and valorising bio-waste in biorefineries

Area 2.3.5 Environmental biotechnology

  • KBBE.2013.3.5-01: New, fast, and reliable molecular detection methodologies
  • KBBE.2013.3.5-02: GMO ERA-NET preparatory action

Area 2.3.6 Emerging trends in biotechnology

  • KBBE.2013.3.6-01: Novel bioinspired materials and processes

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 341,35 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 February 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (Work programme)
  • Call - Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) 2013 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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