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Our Impact

Expected Impacts

Scientific & Technological Impacts
  • High-quality new knowledge
  • Freely available protocols related to gene editing in potato or microalgae
  • Developed base editing becomes a standard
  • Mutation screening method implemented in European research institutes
  • Consumer NGT survey results
Strengthening human capital in R&I
  • Trained young researchers
  • Stakeholders network bridging research and practice
  • Peer-to-peer learning and interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation
Environmental impacts
  • Virus-resistant potato crops tested at a large scale
  • Microalgae for optimised production of industrially valuable compounds
  • Studies on nutritional value of microalgae residual biomass as poultry feed additive
  • Reduced used of chemicals in agricultural production and bioindustry processes
  • Contributing to a Circular and zero-pollution bioeconomy
Economic impacts
  • Economic impact assessments of NGT products
  • Improved European competitiveness in the international NGT marketplace
  • Virus-resistant starch potato material available to companies for further breeding
  • New cross sector interconnections between the Primary sector (potato and microalgae) and the biobased industries and energy industry
Societal impacts
  • Published data requirements for risk assessment of NGT products
  • Inputs to regulatory options aiming at a regulatory framework that is fit for purpose
  • Improved awareness by example and concrete applications of NGT in comparison to traditional crops and products
  • Increased social awareness about NGTs innovations, NGT crops and biobased products, their benefits and issues

RRI – Responsible Research and Innovation

We apply Responsible Research and Innovation in all our project activities following the RRI dimensions and by applying the RRI Roadmap.

01.  Public engagement:

From the start of the project, we inform and work with all types of stakeholders, including citizens, to map concerns and issues, to collect insights and ideas. 

02.  Open science:

Results including our toolbox NGTs will be openly available and free of charge. Our publications will be open access. Find our results here.

03.  Science education:

We are creating awareness by explaining and educating about gene editing and the positive impact they may have for a zero-pollution agriculture, aquaculture, food industry and bioeconomy.

04.  Considering gender issues:

We are carefully considering any gender-specific perceptions in our project work. Our consortium has women and men working equally and voice equally their opinions without any prejudice. In our workshops, we are striving to involve women and men and to improve perception to consider gender differences in our research and innovation processes.

05.  Ethics:

We are all working under the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity ensuring that our research and innovation activities follow scientific ethical integrity and regulatory norms and at the same time flag any ethical gaps that may arise. We have defined quality control procedures and we are peer-reviewing each other’s work to ensure a responsible research and innovation ethos.

06.  Governance:

We are transparent and we base our work on responsible scientific conduct. We are working in an honest, respectful, reliable, and accountable project environment. We are discussing all activities, results and with our external stakeholder advisory group.

We are providing scientific and transparent information to all stakeholders for informed decisions.

We are studying European governance NGT issues and we are striving to provide truthful and reliable results.

We are aiming towards predictability and proportionality, and also inclusiveness for a more engaging science-to-society relationship.