Lagal Notice


PLANT-KBBE means: “Transnational PLant Alliance for Novel Technologies – towards implementing the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy in Europe” and represents the continuation of a mutual international funding activity between France, Spain and Germany - originally initiated as so-called “Trilateral Activity” - which was gradually expanded with funding partners from Portugal and Canada.

In detail, those partners are:

  • in CANADA: Genome Prairie,
  • in FRANCE: the Ministry for Research and Innovation (DGRI) – represented by a national funding agency (ANR),
  • in GERMANY: the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) – supported by a funding agency (PtJ),
  • in PORTUGAL: the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education, represented by a national funding agency (FCT), and
  • in SPAIN: the Ministry for Science and Innovation (MICINN).

The overriding scope of the PLANT-KBBE funding initiative is the establishment and accordingly continuation of transnational research projects between France, Spain, Portugal, Canada and Germany in order to further deepen the already existing cooperation between economy and academia in these countries. Furthermore, with this transnationally organised funding measure also research institutions and companies from other countries will be explicitly addressed in order to become associated partners at pre-existing transnational networks and provided that they have their own funding budget available.

Purpose of this 5th transnational Call for Proposals („Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Plant Genome Research as basis of the ‚Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy’“) is to accelerate the practical application of research findings, accompanied by an immediate transfer of research results in new innovative processes, products and services. PLANT-KBBE intends to promote predominantly industry-driven and clearly application-oriented transnational research in Europe and beyond.