Expected results

For the pig producing industry a long-term co-operation will be established between the major universities groups, applied R&D institutions and R&D laboratories of pig companies… and transfer of innovations from pig nutrition, genetics/breeding and farm management will be encouraged among all European stakeholders. Long-term integration will be established and guaranteed by:

  • the development and establishment of the information platform “wikipigs” as initiated by the partners in this project (including personnel exchange / sharing of facilities / integrating activities progressing in time during the project);
  • open membership of “CEPS” to new participants from the academic world, the livestock (especially pig) industry as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public sector organizations (it is meant to grow on open membership);
  • active promotion of the multidisciplinary (merging of scientific disciplines) approach;
  • establishing tools and models to allow cross fertilization and synergy;
  • taking into account both the opportunities arising from the scientific field, the stakeholder needs and particularly the interaction and synergy between the two;
  • promotion of exchange and collaboration between academic and industrial sites through training and knowledge transfer activities (mobility programs, common training programs, common research programs);
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy to boost number of patents in pig production.

Indirect results:

  • Enhancing the innovation capacities and capabilities of the pig producing industry industry as well as their willingness to participate in research and to exploit research results,
  • Realising interaction and exchange between the pig producing scene,
  • Building a close relationship between the outputs of the ETP’s communication, training and technology outputs and the activities and funding in public-private partnerships or collaborative projects at national and regional level,
  • Complementing and supporting existing channels, identifying requirements common to other industry sectors,
  • Promoting the benefits of collective research addressing the shared interests of pig sector.