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Research projects


Ongoing projects

Formative scenarios for sustainability
[2017-2021]

This project will construct, through participatory methods, future scenarios for sustainable regional development in the area of Walloon Brabant, Belgium. In particular it (a) will accompany a set of real world laboratories for transition in this territory facilitated by the co-construction of these scenarios and (b) compare the methods used for scenario building to other territorial transition processes in Europe.
It is financed by the Wallon Institute for Sustainable Development - WISD.
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Collaborative cities for collaborative entrepreneurs (city4coEN)
[January 2017-December 2021]

This project conduct a comparative and systematic assessment of advantages and disadvantages of organisational and business models of the collaborative economy in the Region of Brussels-Capital in three specific sectors: mobility, housing and food. The project is a collaboration between 3 Belgian universities (UCLouvain, StLouis and Odisee-KUL) and is financed by Innoviris-Anticipate (Prospective Research).
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Food4Gut [March 2014–February 2019]

Thanks to an innovative approach to nutrition, Food4Gut aims to demonstrate that a change in individual and societal behavior, promoting the supply of locally produced vegetables and high in fructan -type prebiotic , creates a real public health benefit in agreement with the ecological and economic development of the Walloon Region which finances the project.
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Food4Sustainability [October 2013–December 2017]

Food4Sustainability analyses the governance of initiatives involved in the transition to a sustainable agro-food system as well as the motivations of the actors. The project is a collaboration between 3 Belgian universities (UCLouvain, KU Leuven and ULB) and is financed by BELSPO : BRAIN - Belgian Research Action Through Interdisciplinary Network.
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Completed projects

GENCOMMONS (October 2011–September 2016)

Institutionalizing global genetic-resource commons (FP7- ERC Starting grant 2011).
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MICRO B3 (January 2012–December 2015)

Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. WP on Intellectual Property Management for Marine Bioprospecting (FP7-OCEAN2011-2).
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BIOMOT (September 2011–August 2015)

Motivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of Biodiversity (FP7-ENV-2011). More about the project.

LowInputBreeds (May 2009–April 2014)

Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and 'low input' milk, meat and egg production (FP7-KBBE-2007). More about the project.

Governing global science commons (January 2012–December 2014)

FNRS - Incentive Grant for Scientific Research. More about the project.

INVALUABLE (January 2012–December 2014)

Integrating Valuations, Markets and Policies for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
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Impact assessment of the implementation in Belgium of the Nagoya protocol
(December 2011–November 2012)

Etude en vue de la mise en œuvre au niveau belge du Protocole de Nagoya sur l'accès et le partage des avantages à la Convention sur la Diversité biologique (DG5/AMSZ/11008).
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Partnerships

Strengthening national capacities to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (January 2010 - December 2014)

A proposal for follow-up activities to the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI), prepared by Bioversity International.