A successful green transition of the agrifood system is paramount for addressing the worldwide green challenges; ensuring nutritious food and other biomass for the biobased society by securing resource sufficiency within the planetary boundaries.
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; natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. And the strong integrative, inclusive and interdisciplinary profile of START enables the START researchers to adopt mission-based research approaches that impel solutions and strategies for a more sustainable development of the agrifood system.
START is driven by a strong commitment of the engaged researchers organised into multiple thematic and interdisciplinary research HUBs. These HUBs are forums for dialogues on collaborations related to research challenges and opportunities within the green transition of agrifood systems. The HUBs serves as networking platforms and as a starting point for research-based multidisciplinary collaborations, in particular fundraising for specific project ideas within the HUB theme.
START is focused and organized around 7 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.
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