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Plant InterCluster Network

France: Loire Region
Nicolas FEGEANT
International Development Manager
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Overview

Type of organisation
Resource efficiency support services
Resource efficiency expertise
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Cooperate with international partners
Geographical coverage

Mission, vision and objectives

Agriculture is facing the global challenge of feeding an increasing world population. Climate change, reduction of pesticides, sustainable use of resources are strongly impacting our sector and particularly the plant industry. To overcome these barriers, several plant clusters have decided to join their effort and to facilitate the linkage between innovative projects.

The Plant Inter Cluster Network has been existing for almost 10 years and has built a strong international network with clusters around multiple agricultural sectors (From seeds, machinery, others inputs…). Among them, 5 pillars are the priorities of our actions, defined in June 2020, as : Production, Equipment, Horticulture, Food, ICT for Agri-food. This international and sectorial network works thanks to a common vision and to the motivation of its stakeholders. Born in France with 3 agri/agro clusters, the coordination is still delegated to VEGEPOLYS VALLEY. Since 2019, 8 other European clusters have joined the steering committee.

Services offered

 The concrete means and tools to implement it are :

  • Monthly Online Meetings
  • Annual Event: PIC Meeting
  • Thematics Working Groups

To achieve the different missions mentioned above, the PIC Network :

  • Exchange best practices in innovation governance,
  • Support technological cooperation and partnerships for innovation
  • Identify international synergies and complementary skills in order to remove technological bottlenecks
  • Facilitate and promote International business opportunities (prospection and commercial values)

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 international@vegepolys-valley.eu 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
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing

Examples of training materials

PIC Meeting 2020: https://picweek-2020.b2match.io/ All conferences, workshop and field visit available in replay. 

PIC Webinars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEY4YadYQao 

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