GoodBerry kicks off project activities in Málaga

Kick-off Meeting in Málaga, Spain marks successful project start

The GoodBerry project was officially launched at the kick-off meeting from 14-15 April 2016 and hosted by the coordinating institution Universidad de Málaga on its premises. The meeting was a perfect opportunity for the consortium members to come together for the first time and to lay the foundation for a successful cooperation in the years ahead.

The kick-off meeting was introduced by the scientific coordinator Dr Sonia Osorio who welcomed all consortium members warmly. All partners introduced themselves and highlighted their role in the project. To ensure a successful implementation, the work package leaders provided detailed information about the scientific work within GoodBerry. This was complemented by targeted discussions of the next steps towards future planning.

GoodBerry seeks (1) to identify berry germplasm exhibiting advantageous balance of production vs nutritional quality throughout the European Union, (2) to search for innovative production systems to maintain high yield in a range of European-wide environments and (3) to develop standardized and reliable analytical tools evaluating berry production and fruit quality under suboptimal growing conditions.

GoodBerry has received funding from the European Union / Horizon 2020 with a total budget of €4.87 million and the project has a duration of four years, starting on 01 March 2016. GoodBerry is characterized by a multi-actor approach including academic groups with extensive experience in plant breeding, plant genomics, and plant metabolite profiling and SME’s from the berry-breeding sector.

Eurice is management partner of GoodBerry and supports the consortium in the successful performance during the course of the project. As part of the kick-off meeting, Eurice addressed project management, contractual and administrative issues in order to inform the project partners about H2020 regulations and procedures.

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