Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

SiEUGreen: Sino-European innovative green and smart cities

Active Last updated: 04.11.2017
End: dec 2021
Start: jan 2018

Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership

Project partners

Name Country
1 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)  NO
2 Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research (NIBIO) NO
3 Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) CN
4 CREVIS SPRL BE
5 Nordregio (Nordic Centre for Spatial Development) SE
6 EMETRIS SYMVOULOI ANAPTYXIS ORGANOSIS KAI PLIROFORIKIS AE GR
7 Aarhus municipality DK
8 VILABS (CY) LTD CY
9 OKYS LTD BG
10 Beijing Agricultural Ecological Ideas Services Union EAEISU CN
11 Beijing Green Valley Sprout CO., LTD CN
12 A-Aqua AS NO
13 Hatay Metropolitan Municipality TK
14 Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) CN
15 Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. TK
16 Hunan Hengkai Environmental Protection Science & Tech Ltd. CN
17 SEECON INTERNATIONAL GMBH CN
18 LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR GEMUSE- UND ZIERPFLANZENBAU DE
19 Beijing Photon Science & Technology Co., LTD.  CN
Start - end date 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021
Project manager at Nibio Jihong Liu Clarke
Division Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health
Department Viruses, Bacteria and Nematodes
Total budget 7,000,000.00 EUR and 5,000,000.00 Chinese Yuan. NIBIO receives 1,500,000.00 EUR
Funding source European Union (EU) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in China

SiEUGreen aspires to enhance the EU-China cooperation in promoting urban agriculture for food security, resource efficiency and smart, resilient cities. Building on the model of zero-waste and circular economy, it will demonstrate how technological and societal innovation in urban agriculture can have a positive impact on society and economy, by applying novel resource-efficient agricultural techniques in urban and peri-urban areas, developing innovative approaches for social engagement and empowerment and investigating the economic, environmental and social benefits of urban agriculture.

 

In order to achieve its objectives, SiEuGreen brings together a multi-disciplinary Consortium of European and Chinese researchers, technology providers, SMEs, financiers, local and regional authorities and citizen communities. The project consists in the preparation, deployment and evaluation of showcases in 5 selected European and Chinese urban and peri-urban areas: a previous hospital site in Norway, community gardens in Denmark, previously unused municipal areas with dense refugee population in Turkey, big urban community farms in Beijing and Central China.

 

Throughout SiEUGreen’s implementation, EU and China will share technologies and experiences, thus contributing to the future developments of urban agriculture and urban resilience in both continents. The impact measurement during and especially beyond the project period is a key component in the project’s design. Information and results obtained from the project will be disseminated through diverse communication and dissemination tools including, social media, an innovative app enhancing urban co-design, stakeholder conferences, hand-on training workshops, showcase demonstration forums, municipality events. A sustainable business model allowing SiEUGreen to live beyond the project period is planned by joining forces of private investors, governmental policy makers, communities of citizens, academia and technology providers.