Demonstrating the value of building synergies with cross regional applications

Sites: Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal
Manger: UNITO
Crops: Pea, lupin, chickpea

IPS 5 will build cross-regional production models where best locations to grow crops are exploited in synergies across Europe, as well as innovative post-harvest technologies, storage, logistics and processing that enhance the value of the final product and reduce the overall emissions related to it. This Innovation Production System will demonstrate how the creation of high value protein products, their efficient transfer, and attention to circularity by utilizing by-products from residual biomass can create sustainable business models.

Furthermore, IPS 5 will consider the impact of different cropping practices (conventional/organic), while demonstrating optimized crop sourcing considering yields, quality and environmental indices, also used for assessing innovative storage/logistic solutions, for high value functionality or to enhance identity preservation, quality, shelf life, with the intent to demonstrate the business opportunities and value generated by transferring the ingredients through regions in the EU, capitalizing on optimal environmental footprint and optimal market uptake.

Project Coordination:

Dr. Ewen Mullins

Head of Crop Science Department at Teagasc and VALPRO Path Project Coordinator

Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12, Ireland


Project Communication:

Prof dr Mladen Radisic

CEO Foodscale Hub

THESSALONIKIS, 57001, Greece



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101059824.