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RDGR20190415001

Business Innovation Greece proposal: research or production partners from Norway or Iceland sought by Greek university for sustainable sea urchin production project.

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ABSTRACT

The Faculty of Veterinary Science of a Greek university seeks aquaculture research partners or specialised food packaging companies from Norway or Iceland to participate in a Business Innovation Greece funded pilot programme aimed at using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and also testing other techniques in order to significantly improve the shelf life of sea urchin caviar.


FULL DESCRIPTION

The Veterinary Science Faculty of a Greek university is preparing to submit a proposal to the Business Innovation Greece funding scheme, aimed at producing fresh edible sea urchins on a pilot scale by integrated and sustainable aquaculture methods at inshore, as well as coastal installations (in order to be able to have access to salt sea water).

Sea urchin fisheries in Europe are on the decline. From an output of 100,000 million tonnes per year in 1995, they declined to 76,000 million tonnes per year in 2016. Sea urchin fishery in Greece is also depleted and, since 2014, it has been regulated by national legislation.

The price of fresh sea urchins can vary from 7-100€/kg. Sea urchin eggs can be processed and packaged for export to markets such as Japan where the retail price can reach anything up to 1,000€/kg.

Modified atmosphere packaging is a technique used to alter the composition of the internal atmosphere of packaging in order to improve the shelf life. The need for this technology is particularly important for specific food products with a short shelf life such as meat, fish, poultry, and dairy so as to prevent degradation from exposure to oxygen in the air.

The proposed project aims at investigating the optimum processing and packaging conditions, which will maximise the nutritional value of sea urchin roe (caviar) and increase their shelf life. The ultimate objective is to reverse the declining trend in the sea urchin fishery sector by gaining access to distant and potentially lucrative foreign markets.

Programme: Business Innovation Greece

Official deadline: 1 October 2019 (13.00)

Deadline for receiving EoIs: 26 July 2019

Anticipated project duration: 2 years

The Greek university is looking for aquaculture research partners or specialised food packaging companies in Norway or Iceland to contribute their expertise and specialised knowledge related to sustainable aquaculture of sea urchins.


Partner expertise sought:

- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Greek university is searching for potential partners in Norway or Iceland:-
- research centres or universities or private companies with expertise in the field of aquaculture, (particular experience in sea urchin culture would be an advantage)
- food packaging and processing companies with know-how in Modified Atmosphere Packaging.


Development Stage:

Under development/lab tested


IPR:

Secret Know-how

Programme - Call:

Acronym: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/en/start-page/eea-norway-grants/Programmes/business-development/greece--business-development-innovation-and-smes/first-call-for-proposals-on-greece-business-innovation/

Website: https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/en/start-page/eea-norway-grants/Programmes/business-development/greece--business-development-innovation-and-smes/first-call-for-proposals-on-greece-business-innovation/

Deadline: 01/10/2019

Coordinator required: No

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
GREECE
Profile date
24/04/2019
Deadline
26/07/2019

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Aquaculture and Fisheries \ Environment & Protecting Man \ Renewables
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
AGRICULTURE AND MARINE RESOURCES / Resources of the Sea, Fisheries / Aquaculture
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Marine aquaculture / Freshwater aquaculture
MARKET KEYWORDS
MEDICAL/HEALTH RELATED / Agro and Marine biotech / Food and feed ingredients

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number RDGR20190415001