- DatesDecember 2022-November 2025
- SponsorEuropean Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme and UKRI Horizon Europe guarantee funding for Cranfield University
- Funded€1,028,062.50 for EU members (€86,000 for Cranfield)
- PartnersTechnology of Agricultural Products (ITAP) of Hellenic Agricultural Organisation – DIMITRA (ELGO-DIMITRA), Greece, University of Parma/Dept of Food and Drug, Italy, University of Lleida/Food Technology Dept, Spain, Cranfield University/Environment and Agrifood Theme, UK, National Kapodistrian University of Athens/Dept. of Chemistry, Greece
The overall aim of the FunShield4Med project is to strengthen the scientific excellence and innovation capacity of the Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products (ITAP) of Hellenic Agricultural Organisation – DIMITRA (ELGO-DIMITRA) from Greece in the field of food safety against mycotoxigenic spoilage fungi and mycotoxins under climate change challenges. The strategic collaboration with the advanced partners of the project, originating from Italy (University of Parma/Dept of Food and Drug), Spain (University of Lleida/Food Technology Dept), UK (Cranfield University/Environment and Agrifood Theme), and an internationally-leading University from Greece (National Kapodistrian University of Athens/Dept. of Chemistry), will ensure the knowledge and expertise transfer, help build new research alliances, and enrich, apart from Institute’s personnel, as well as young researchers’ capacities from all members of the consortium.
FunShield4Med has been structured to bridge the gap between Greece and advanced EU member states in securing EU consumers from mycotoxin contaminated imported goods. This assumption is based mainly on the fact that most mycotoxin related notifications for EU imports come from northern Member States while concerning products that originate from Middle and Far East countries and Africa.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101079173 and from the UKRI Horizon Europe guarantee funding in the UK