CHIC strategic objectives are:
CHIC will develop four different new plant breeding techniques. They will be used to steer bioprocesses in chicory and mobilize its under-explored potential to produce prebiotics that stimulate gut health and medicinal terpenes from chicory.
The conceptually different new plant breeding technologies will be assessed with respect to technological potential, risks, regulatory framework and their socio-economic impacts. This will be done via a close consultation with different stakeholders from the industry and society.
The implementation of innovative communication tools including cultural communication and linking art to science to improve communication and understanding of New Plant Breeding Technologies by the public and for informed decision making.