“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 282767”
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Georg-August-University Goettingen, UGOE

Department of Crop Sciences, Agricultural Entomology

Prof. Dr. Stefan Vidal

Grisebachstrasse 6, D 37077 Goettingen, Germany

Fachhochschule Bielefeld, FHB

Department of engineering and mathematics

Prof. Dr. Anant Patel

Wilhelm-Bertelsmann-Str. 10, D-33615 Bielefeld,

Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, UIBK

Faculty of Biology, Institute of Microbiology

Dr. Hermann Strasser

Technikerstrasse 25, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Description of the University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck. This is one of Austria's oldest and largest universities. The Institute of Microbiology is one of seven institutes of the Faculty of Biology that focuses on “mycology and soil microbiology”. The Institute of Microbiology comprises three working groups (1) Systematics, Taxonomy and Evolutionary Biology, (2) Applied Microbiology, and (3) Physiology and Ecology.

Dr Strasser (Senior Scientis at the Institute of Microbiology) leads "The BIPESCO Team Innsbruck", which is an international acknowledged group on the control of subterranean pests (e. g. grape phylloxera, scarab, wireworm and weevil pests, western corn root worm) and ticks with mycoinsecticides such as Beauveria spp. and Metarhizium spp., and of diseases (e. g. ESCA, grapevine root rot) with mycoparasitic fungi such as Clonostachys spp. and Trichoderma spp..

The research topics covered by the BIPESCO group include: soil microbiology, structure elucidation of secondary metabolites, plant diseases and biological pest control, risk assessment and registration, exploitation of metabolites from biocontrol agents – subjects highly pertinent to the current project INBIOSOIL. The BIPESCO Team has also considerable experience in applied agriculture, viticulture and pest management. In collaboration with companies, he developed a Beauveria and a Metarhizium product, “MELOCONT®-Pilzgerste” and “GRANMET®”.





Swansea University, SU

Department of Biosciences, College of Science,

Prof. Dr. Tariq Butt

Singleton Park, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

University of Copenhagen, UCPH

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,

Prof. Dr. Jørgen Eilenberg

Contact: Prof. Dr. Lene Sigsgaard

Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART, FDEA-ART

Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, Molecular Ecology

Dr. Jürg Enkerli

Reckenholzstrasse 191, CH 8046 Zurich, Switzerland

Description of the Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART

Research for agriculture and nature 

Producing healthy, nutritious food is part of the remit of agriculture in the 21st century, as is protecting our natural resources of soil, water, air, climate, biodiversity and cultural landscape. All this comes at a cost, and should be done as efficiently and sustainably as possible. The Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART has therefore set itself the following targets: 

  • We conduct research for environmentally compatible and economically competitive farming. Our primary concern is for a diverse rural area. 
  • We develop and assess sustainable plant-production and animalhusbandry systems. 
  • We combine ecology, economics and agricultural engineering in a holistic research approach. 
  • We create scientific knowledge and decision-making tools for agriculture, government authorities and society. 

University of Cordoba, UCO

Dpto de Ciencias y Recursos Agrícolas y Forestales. Unidad de Entomología Agrícola.

Prof. Dr. Enrique Quesada Moraga

Campus de Rabanales. Edificio C4 "Celestino Mutis". 14071 Cordoba, España

Technical University of Munich, TUM

Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Agriculture and Food Economics Group,

Prof. Dr. Justus Wesseler

Weihenstephaner Steig 22, 85354 Freising

Description of the Technical University of Munich

The department of Agricultural and Food Economics at the Center of Life and Food Sciences, Technische Universität München Weihenstephan is a  research based institution, amongst others, in the field of:

§  sustainable food production along the value chain: Research – Production – Consumption; and

§  the contribution of the bioeconomy and the agricultural sector in particular to sustainable development.

A major research focus is the analysis of regulations and their contributions to sustainable development from a positive (How do regulations effect …?) as well as a normative (How should regulations for … look like?) perspective.

Research methods applied use tools that explicitly consider irreversibilities and uncertainties.




ToxMinds, TM

Dr. Francesca Tencalla,

Ave de Broqueville 116, 1200 Brussels, Belgium

Description of the ToxMinds BVBA

ToxMinds BVBA is a product safety and regulatory affairs firm located in Brussels, Belgium. We provide scientific, regulatory and strategic advice to a broad range of industries that are committed to the safety of their products. Human and environmental safety of industrial and consumer products is essential for business sustainability and growth. With our broad industry experience, we are able to support our customers in bringing safe, regulatory compliant and publicly acceptable products to the market.


e-nema GmbH, ENE

Dr. Arne Peters

Klausdorfer Str. 28-36, D 24223 Schwentinental, Germany

Description of the e-nema GmbH

The company was founded in 1997. It starts with the production and marketing of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Steinernema feltiae. Production facilities where limited that time to 500 l and the market mainly to Germany. Today the company sells entomopathogenic nematodes worldwide and the company has expanded its product portfolio with several micro-organisms not only used for plant protection. The production capacity increased up to 80,000 l. E~nema is member of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (http://www.ibma.ch) and part of the BIOCATALYSIS Cluster (http://www.biocatalysis2021.net). From the beginning the company was involved in national and international coordinated research projects aiming the development of new market ready biological agents for plant protection, biocides, biocosmetica and aqua culture.


Dr. Miloslav Nesrsta

Ostrozska Lhota 413, 68723 Ostrozska Lhota

Description of Fytovita...

Fytovita is a private manufacturing and research company, located in the Czech Republic. The main specialization of the company lies on the production of fungal biocontrol agents. The production technology is based on the method of stationary surface cultivation on a thin layer of a nutrient medium. The final product is a dispersible powder containing a high concentration of fungal spores. The main business and research partners are national and international agro-industrial companies, farmer organizations, universities and research centres.

Neem Biotech Ltd., NB

Units 1-3, Willowbrook LHB Units

Andrew Shearer

Llandogo Rd, St Mellons Cardiff, United Kingdom

Description of Neem Biotech Ltd.

Neem Biotech Limited, recently acquired by InQpharm Group http://www.inqpharm.com , is an SME with laboratories and office based in Cardiff, Wales, specialising in the development of low cost processes to extract, separate and purify active compounds from natural sources for scaling up towards commercial production. The Company has been heavily involved over many years in the production and development of standardised garlic extracts, especially focusing on the active metabolites including allicin and ajoene. The Company has been keen to be involved in developing efficacy data which includes collaborations with consortia involving universities and research organisations to establish this efficacy with its production patent protected material targeting different market sectors with strong commercial drivers in new product development.”


InQpharm are currently working on developing a website for Neem Biotech. Currently there is just a single homepage at www.neembiotech.com

Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH, KD

Hermann Limbers

Georg-Klasmann-Str. 2-10, 49744 Geeste, Germany

Description of Klasmann-Deilmann

Klasmann-Deilmann is the most successful group of companies in the international substrate industry. With production companies in Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as sales companies and trade partners in more than 70 countries, we lead the world market in this sector. “Klasmann” growing media provide the basis for successful plant cultivation for professional growers all over the world.

At present, Klasmann-Deilmann develops a new business unit within the field of renewable resources and energies. The company cultivates fast-growing tree species in short-rotation forestry and uses wood chips as a source of heat and to produce wood fibre for growing media.

The Klasmann-Deilmann Group generates consolidated sales of more than EUR 150 million p/a and employs 900 people at its sites in Europe, America and Asia.

Klasmann-Deilmann’s mission statement, which is based on the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification, confronts the company with the daily task of assuming responsibility for man, the environment and future generations. For that reason alone, Klasmann- Deilmann faced up to the diverse challenges of protecting the environment at a very early stage. As a result, we now have comprehensive expertise in matters of re- waterlogging former peat extraction sites. Over the long term, this will transform around 4000 hectares back into a typical bog landscape. The company makes a further important contribution to environmental protection with the production of quality compost as well as wood fibres and their increasing use in growing media.

EWH Bioproduction, EWH

Eric W. Hansen

Centervej syd 4, DK-4733 Tappernoeje, Denmark

Torux Software Ltd., TX

Athanasios Koukoutsakis

1C Kings Terrace, London, NW1 0JP, United Kingdom


Description of Torux Software Ltd.

Torux Biotech is a division within Torux Software specialized in Biotech Project/Asset Investment and Valuation using advanced computational techniques and software technology.

Torux Biotech is currently providing Biological Control Investment Valuation services as part of INBIOSOIL, an FP7 EU-funded consortium. We apply recent academic research and best practices transferred from the Financial Derivatives Industry, towards the valuation of Biological Control Investments, as well as Financial Risk Management, the formulation of Business Plans (mainly the financials), as well as other non-financial components (e.g. Market Analysis).


Services Overview

  • Investment/project valuation using standard and more advanced methodologies (Net Present Value, Discounted Cash-flows and Real Options)
  • Business Plan Formulation, including Financial (Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and Cash-flows Analysis) and non-Financial (e.g. Market Analysis) components
  • Project Financials/Economical Feasibility Assessment
  • Financial Risk Management: Scenario Analysis, Simulations, Risk Matrix and Stress Test Analysis





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