Working Groups

WG9. Economic feasibility, environmental sustainability, and business case development and team qualification


Jorge Miranda (InCubus, Portugal) - MMXX

Jorge Miranda (InCubus, Portugal) - MMXX

Alda Brás (Portugal) - MMIII

Objectives and impacts

  • Development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Product (PEF) and Organization (OEF) Environmental Footprint studies in sustainable practices for the agriculture, food products and processes.

  • Promotion of environment, social and economic sustainable development.

  • Development of Business cases and Economic Feasibility studies (EFS): Economic viability and environment sustainability of novel prototypes of sourdough biotechnology-based products and processes.

  • Training in business qualification: Team and stakeholder qualification; Entrepreneur activities; Enterprises qualification; Promotion and sales.

  • Development and training in new business models in local/regional food systems for farmers and companies, based on multi-actor approach.

  • Aleksandra Figurek
    Bosnia and Herzegovina WGL9
  • Alexandrina Sirbu
    Romania WGVL9

Ongoing WG projects

Project of books

  • Life cycle thinking in managing baking business sustainability

Project of special issues in peer-reviewed journal

  • SPECIAL ISSUE: Sustainability in the cereal production and breadmaking industry

Projects of collaborative manuscripts

Project of biobanks

Ongoing research projects in consortium

WG outputs

  • TS 1 - GP1 - Training Schools (TS’s)

    Team qualification: tools and skills to encourage actions to support business creation and entrepreneurship actions

    November 27, 2019 -

    The objective of this TS is to transmit qualifications and deepen knowledge to the members of the SOURDOMICS project, to disseminate the results obtained through the research developed by the different working groups, to their potential users, companies, farmers, agro industries. The aim is to provide the team with specific tools and techniques, so the results of research can actually reach the business world and become useful for society as a whole, but especially for farmers in small towns and cities, who can value their products and acquire economic benefits that will allow them to continue to live in the European rural world, contributing to the maintenance of a balanced and sustainable Europe in its various fields. Competencies will be transmitted in the areas of motivation, leadership, structuring the entrepreneurial idea, project analysis, impact assessment. There will also have visits to good practices, allowing on-site observation of successful projects and direct contact with entrepreneurs. This TS has a more theoretical component in the room, complemented with practical parts in visits, direct contact with the entrepreneurs and experts in the different competences transmitted in class. This TS will take place at the INCUBO – Business Incubator of Alto Minho (, in Arcos de Valdevez, in the Portuguese Region Minho. Good practices visits will be organize in our region (North of Portugal / Galicia - Spain).

Face-to-face and teleconference WG9 meetings

  • 2019-05-24 WG9 Teleconference Meeting

  • 2019-09-19 WG9 Teleconference Meeting

  • 2019-10-04 WG9 Teleconference Meeting

  • 2019-12-06 WG9 Teleconference Meeting

  • 2020-02-07 WG9 Teleconference Meeting

Project proposals in consortium

Concluded research projects in consortium

Poster and Oral communications in events



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