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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): Hold Regular Meetings, Create Cultural Cohesiveness

Budget: $3,323,615.00
Funded: $2,658,892.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: University of Cagliari ( UniCa )
Web: https://www.unica.it/unica/en/homepage.page
Address: via UniversitĂ  40 Cagliari 9124 Italy
Contact Name: Gianluigi Bacchetta
Email: bacchet@unica.it
Phone: 390706753508