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Plant InterCluster Network
PIC

France: Loire Region
Nicolas FEGEANT
Nicolas FEGEANT

Overview

Profile:
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Type of Network
Legal form of the cluster network
Date of establishment
Languages spoken
Resource efficiency support services
Resource efficiency expertise
Digitalization expertise

About us

Our focus:

Nowadays, agriculture is facing the global challenge to feed the world. Climate changes, reduction of pesticides, sustainable use of resources are strongly impacting our sector and particularly plant industry. To overpass these barriers, several plant clusters decided to join their effort and facilitate the linkage between innovative projects.

The Plant InterCluster has almost 10 years and built a strong international network with clusters around those sectors: cider, cereals, fruit and vegetables, ornamental horticulture, medicinal plants, mushrooms, seeds and winegrowing.This international and sectorial network works thanks to a common vision and motivation from its stakeholders.After 10 years of existence, back in 2018, the PIC founders decided to open up the steering committee to 5 others European clusters. In December 2020, the 10 european clusters signed a common MoU. This commitment ensures a sustainable action between clusters with clear objectives and roadmap.

Our objectives are:

  • Exchanges of best practices in innovation governance,
  • Support of technological cooperation and partnerships for innovation
  • Identification of complementary international skills in order to remove technological bottlenecks
  • International business opportunities (prospection and commercial values).

Who is part of the Plant InterCluster Network ?  

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Name Country Contact
VEGEPOLYS VALLEY FRANCE nicolas.fegeant [at] vegepolys-valley.eu
Agri Sud Ouest Innovation FRANCE isabelle.guichard [at] agrisudouest.com
Innov’alliance FRANCE clement.diot [at] pole-innovalliance.com ([email protected])clement.diot [at] pole-innovalliance.com (innovalliance.com)
Greenport West-Holland NETHERLANDS MGMVintges [at] GemeenteWestland.nl
Clust-ER ITALY celia.gavaud [at] agrifood.clust-er.it
FEMAC SPAIN international [at] femac.org
AgroClusterRibatejo PORTUGAL claudia.rodrigues [at] agrocluster.com
CTA SPAIN nathalie.chavrier [at] corporaciontecnologica.com
Biovegen SPAIN dlapuente [at] invegen.org
UNIMOS POLAND kkowalska [at] unimosalliance.com
Food & Bio Cluster DENMARK cm [at] foodbiocluster.dk
Ind.Agro.Pol ROMANIA indagropol1 [at] gmail.com

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Services offered

Services offered

How to join us?

Your cluster works in plant industry or related to plants?

Your members want to get a contact in one of those sectors? Plant Breeding, Plant and seeds health, AgTech, Preservation of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables, innovating growing methods…

We are glad to receive you in our network, write to [email protected] to received news from us!

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use
Areas of specialisation not covered above

Our actions:

  • Monthly online meeting: This regular meeting aims to get a better understanding of our respective ecosystem, identify potential collaboration for EU projects (interclustering or for our members), discuss about new services or events for clusters.
  • PIC Meeting: Since 2011, the PIC network organizes a 2-days event with: conferences, thematic workshops, B2B and fields visits. It has been held in France every two years but also, in the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. 
  • EU projects : Several projects came out from PIC network and PIC meeting. The discussion allows to anticipate better the future calls for proposals and identify the consortium in advance (COSME, Innosup, Erasmus+…).

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