About START - Centre for Sustainable Agrifood Systems

START is a research driven collaboration platform that enables crucial knowledge-sharing across universities and offers researchers an unique opportunity to engage in new national partnerships with an international focus. The platform favours interdisciplinary collaborations across all sciences disciplines. The strong, integrative, inclusive and interdisciplinary profile of START enables the researchers to adopt mission-based research approaches that impel solutions and strategies for a more sustainable development of the agrifood system.

START Key Strategic Areas

START is focused and organized around seven strategic priority areas defined as key issues in the green transition of the agrifood system – all of which requires an integrative, inclusive and interdisciplinary approach and collaboration in order to find future green solutions.

Motivation and incentives

  • Research networks across disciplines 
  • Funding opportunities and consortia
  • Increased exposure to European and national research and innovation landscapes 
  • Increased international impact and visibility  
  • Increased access to research infrastructures across the institutions 
  • Increased access to data, analyses, and models