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AGRICYGEN Kick-off Meeting took place in Cyprus

Sep 20, 2017

During 13-15 September 2017, the successful launch event and first consortium meeting took place of the European Project AGRICYGEN (CYprus AGRIcultural Genomics CENtre) at the Agricultural Research Institute, Lefkosia, Cyprus, funded by the Teaming (Phase 1) call of the Horizon 2020 framework programme.

It's worth mentioning that AGRICYGEN ranked 5th, over 208 submitted proposals from 13 countries. Overall, 30 projects received funding in the current Teaming Phase 1 call. During Phase 1 the European Commission grants 400,000 euros for a period of 12 months, in order for the project consortium to demonstrate the potential of the future Centre of Excellence by developing a thorough Business Plan, through effective collaboration and the sharing of expertise. During Phase 2, the proposals that succeed the evaluation, will receive up to 15 million euros from the European Commission, and a matching fund from the respective national government, for a period of 5-7 years, in order to launch the Centre of Excellence.

 

The photo below shows some of the key-consortium members that will be involved in the project.

 


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