Agropolis International

Agropolis International

  Languedoc- Roussillon – France

Agropolis International, based in the south of France, is
an international complex of research and higher education in Agriculture Food Biodiversity and Environment, grouping for 28 years, 53 organizations: knowledge organizations, research/industry interfaces and companies  and  local Authorities (city, metropolitan, regional and national  levels).

Research Development and Innovation :

  • 30 knowledge organizations  - major French agronomical research and higher education organizations such as INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), CIRAD (Agricultural Research for Development), IRD (Institut de recherche pour le Développement), Montpellier SupAgro,  5  universities, etc

         - 7 500 scientists in the region with 2 700 focused on Agriculture Food Biodiversity and Environment thematics inside 80 laboratories and 1 450 PhD

         - 90 000 students in the region with 7 000 focused on Agropolis thematics courses (155 degree courses from technicians to PhD levels)

RESEARCH AND HIGHER EDUCATION GEARED TOWARD THE  SOUTH AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
A platform of global scope with a window towards Mediterranean and tropical regions (300 French scientists based in 60 partner countries), International institutes in Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAM.M, ICRA, Bioversity International) ,  foreign laboratories (Australia-CSIRO, Argentina-INTA, Brazil-EMBRAPA, USA-USDA) and  the new headquarters of the Consortium of CGIAR.


Industry and services :

  • A regional incubator to support the creation of start-up companies (47 incubated projects from 2000 to 2010 in the field of Science-Health-Food-Biotechnologies)
  •  Qualiméditerranée competitiveness cluster focused on innovating in Mediterranean agriculture and food : with 126 companies
  •  Business & Innovation Centers supported by local authorities (consultants, office space, training  and information on business)
  • Technological infrastructures  (experimental greenhouses, pilot halls, Water science House, Remote Sensing Centre, platforms)


Major topics: 
Mediterranean and tropical productions (Wine and grapevine products, fruits and vegetables, cereals), green technologies, genetic resources and integrative plant biology, agro-ecology, food security and link to food & health.

 

The following organizations, members of Agropolis International, are involved  within the Feeding the Planet project:

Montpellier Agglomération (metropolitan authorithy with a 26 years old Business Innovation Center), Qualiméditerranée (the benchmark agro-technology cluster of the Euro-Mediterranean, including grapes, cereals, Mediterranean agronomy), Montpellier SupAgro (IRC) (Institute for Higher Education in Tropical Agri-food Industries and Rural Development with a DEFIS team involved in engineering training for agricultural and food sectors, universities cooperation and engineering for the South).

Contacts

Project coordinator(s)

Eric Fargeas
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Sabrina Deforge
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Véronique Planchot
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Chantal Salson
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Other people involved

Guillaume Baud
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Frédéric Mens
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Nicolas Nguyen-The
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Valérie de Saint Vaulry
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Address

Agropolis International
1000 avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5
France

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