The regional Decree 1903 / PROTUR of 5/6/2018 approved the list of eligible applications on the Intervention Line 1.2.a.1 “Incentives to companies for process innovation and organization activities” of the POR FESR 2014 -2020 calls (announcement approved by DGR 1233/2017). The ranking list is published on the dedicated website [ITA].

The “PReCIOUS” project, presented by Transactiva, was approved for funding, ranking third. The entire requested contribution, equal to € 95.491,28, has been admitted and can therefore be financed.

The complete project title is “PReCIOUS: “Pianificazione e REalizzazione di impianti per la Coltivazione in Idroponica di O. sativa e di un’Unità di Scalo tecnico (per plant molecular farming)“, meaning: planning and making of a hydroponic cultivation system for O. sativa and a rice processing unit (for plant molecular farming).

The main objective of the PReCIOUS project is to set up, test and validate two new plants to support the renewal of two fundamental business processes: the cultivation and processing of rice used in Plant Molecular Farming (PMF) activities.

The new out-of-soil growing plant for rice will be based on hydroponic technologies and will be entirely dedicated to the establishment of seed banks. In parallel, the introduction of a new technical processing unit directly adjacent to the cultivation facilities is envisaged, with the use of innovative equipment.

PReCIOUS will increase the quality of the finished product (processed rice), speed up the timing of development of PMF projects, increase the degree of standardization, traceability and internalization of production processes and finally allow a better and direct management of materials and personnel.