New Business opportunities & Environmental suSTainability using MED GRAPE nanotechnological products

Grape as a traditional crop in the Mediterranean area has a strong innovation potential, which has not been effectively exploited yet. People working in the grape cultivation sector are generally focused on improving the quality of grape and wine, but usually don’t consider how to make the most out of grape waste. Based on the R&D experience of the partners in the fields of grape valorization, waste exploitation and development of nanotechnological antioxidant/anti-inflammatory/anti-neurodegenerative formulations, BESTMEDGRAPE aims at supporting the creation of new startups/SMEs by transferring scientific/technological knowledge on local grape cultivars and the exploitation of wine by-products as a source of bioactive compounds that can be transformed into innovative commercial health products. Hence, the project will not only valorise a Mediterranean product - grape - but also the expansion of the grape value chain through the development of nanotechnological products, thus boosting the local economy, reducing environmental pollution and increasing employment opportunities.

Impact sector: Clustering and economic cooperation, SME and entrepreneurship, Agriculture and fisheries and forestry

Outcome target group: Farmers and local wineries 35 early-stage researchers 210 potential entrepreneurs Existing enterprises and industrial processing companies interested in recycling wine-making waste Consumers and end-users interested in environmental-friendly grape products 15 public institutions involved in environmental sustainability

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Engage Workers, Living Labs

Rating: 3.68

Budget: $3,323,615.00
Funded: $2,658,892.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: University of Cagliari ( UniCa )
Address: via UniversitĂ  40 Cagliari 9124 Italy
Contact Name: Gianluigi Bacchetta
Phone: 390706753508
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 3.4
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 4
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 3.75
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.83
Technological Advancement: 3.4
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 87 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 217 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 3145725 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 84 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 7 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 34 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 75 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 231 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 175 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 7 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 23 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 7 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 53 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 61 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 127 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 351 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 25 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 16 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 105 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 7 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 46 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 4 (9)