• Title:
    Eurostars: partner sought for development of new biological solution for plant production
  • Technology profile
  • REQUEST from France, reference: RDFR20160530001, valid from 02-06-2016 untill 07-06-2017
  • Created:
    8 juni 2016
  • Updated:
    6 juli 2016

General information

  • Reference:
  • Profile type
    Research & Development request
  • Country of origin:
  • Deleted
  • Status:
  • Start date:
    2 juni 2016
  • End date:
    7 juni 2017

Technologic information profile

  • Description:
    Weeds cause more economic losses on agricultural lands than all other pests combined. Currently, the most effective means of managing weeds are herbicides, which account for more than 60 % of all pesticides used in crop production.
    In recent years biological methods have become known as effective and appropriate ways of weed control. Phytotoxic secondary metabolites from pathogenic as well as non-pathogenic microorganisms can, as a biological product, be a valuable component in integrated weed control programs.
    One group of microorganisms largely overlooked as biocontrol agents of weeds is the Deleterious Rhizobacteria (DRB) that can colonize plant root surfaces and suppress plant growth. Many DRB are plant specific, as for downy brome (Bromus tectorum) occurring in winter wheat fields, and others colonize several broadleaf weed seedlings.
    On the other hand, mycorrhizal fungi procure beneficial effects on plant growth and health and could provide a good partner for DRB for developing a new product with 2 specificities: one for stimulating crop development and the second for protecting against crop weeds. The development of this new biological product is the aim of this project.
    A French company, specialised in development of biological solutions as alternatives to chemical input in plant production and more specifically in technologies for managing mycorrhizal fungi in plant production, will submit a project to the Eurostars call. The company is presently participating in 2 european projects (Eurostars and Eco-innovation) and in 1 project for Mediterranean countries.
    They are looking for SMEs, R&D institutions or universities from Eurostars countries with experience in DRB to complete the project.

    Deadline for EOI : 15/07/2016
    Deadline for the call : 15/09/2016
  • Technologie keywords
    • Agriculture
  • Activity codes
    • Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
  • Preferred countries
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Korea, Republic of
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
  • Sector groups
    • Agrofood

More information

  • Plus Value:
  • IPR Status:
  • EOI Status:
  • Experience:
    The company is already engaged in EU research and technology projects


  • Type of organisation:
  • Since:
  • Type and Size:
    Industry SME = 10
  • Transnational
  • Turnover:


  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
    pExperience in Deleterious Rhizobacteria or generally in mycorhize for horticulture and plant growingppSME, R&D institution or university with expertise in Deleterious Rhizobacteria for product development or upscalingppSME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME 10,SME 51-250p
  • Partnerships
    • Research cooperation agreement


  • Acronym:
  • Coordinator
  • Deadline:
    15 september 2016
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