ACTIA and European programmes
Since 1996, Actia has been dedicating its resources to promoting the integration of Food Technology Institutes within the European Research Area. Actia's European activities have undergone positive developments thanks to the 7th Research and Development Framework Programme (FP7) and currently Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), by coordinating or participating in collaborative R&D projects alongside its Food Technology Institutes.
Actia, a federative structure, also participates in support and coordination projects, including within several SSA (Specific Support Actions) and CSA (Coordination and Support Actions).
Role of ACTIA centres
Benefiting from the European Network and Actia's federative actions, arbout ten Food Technology Institutes regularly participate in R&D projects. As technology intermediaries between research and industry, Actia and its centres are essential partners for collaborative research projects (R&D, demonstration activities, technology transfer and dissemination).
ACTIA, the french representative
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Today, Actia is the assistant national contact point for Societal Challenge 2 "European bioeconomy challenges: Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research" of Horizon 2020 and the Key Enabling Technology “Biotechnology”of Horizon 2020.
Actia, which participated in the establishment of the "Food for Life" European Technological Platform, is closely involved with Ania in implementing and managing the "Food for Life France" national technological platform.