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The Association Agropolis International was founded in Montpellier in 1986 by the research and higher education institutes working in the field of agriculture, food, biodiversity and environment, with the support of government and local authorities.
This platform is open to the development of the mediterranean and tropical regions; it also gathers a large range of stakeholders and partners involved in economic development.

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Agropolis international-presentation

  1. 1. Agriculture  Food  Biodiversity  Environment Agropolis International World centre for agriculture, food and environmental scienceswww.agropolis.org
  2. 2. A bit of history 12th century Montpellier: A long university and scientific tradition 1842
  3. 3. A bit of history Progressive development of tools and infrastructures within the Agropolis sphereInstallation Founding Founding ofof agricultural of the Agropolisresearch Agropolis- Productionsinstitutes in Museum (subsidiary of (closed in 2010) AgropolisMontpellier International)1970-85 1986 1992 1994 1996 2007 Founding of Lycée agricole Founding of the Agropolis renamed Lycée Agropolis association Agropolis Fondation Set-up of the → to facilitate interinstitutional relations Agropolis → to enhance the visibility of the scientific community with the support of the French government and regional Science Park authorities
  4. 4. Agropolis International today:a springboard for interinstitutional exchange 25 higher education and 5 • Montpellier 1,2 and 3, research institutes areuniversities Nîmes and Perpignan members of Agropolis International 7 • Montpellier higher SupAgro, CIHEAM/IAM.M, AgroPaeducational risTech/ENGREF, ESCAIA, ICRA, institutes ISTOM, Sup de Co • National: BRGM, CEA, CEMAGREF, CIRAD , CNRS, IFREMER, INRA, INSER13 research M, IRD institutes • International: Bioversity International, CSIRO, EMBRAPA, USDA
  5. 5. Agropolis International today:a platform of global scopewith a window into Mediterranean and tropical regions o French institutions specialised in international cooperation: CIRAD, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro/IRC o International institutions: CIHEAM-IAM.M, ICRA, Bioversity International o Foreign laboratories (Australia, Brazil, USA) and international programme representatives (Water and Food, Generation) o Network integration: CGIAR, AgriNATURA, CILBA… o New headquarters of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  6. 6. Agropolis International today:a platform of global scope o A network of 300 French scientists based in 60 partner countries and especially in tropical and Mediterranean regions o Many partnerships and agreements with foreign universities and institutions o 1000 scientists hosted yearly in laboratories o 15-20% foreign students
  7. 7. Agropolis International today:a scientific centre open to stakeholdersof economic and agricultural developmento Members of Agropolis International: - Regional authorities: Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier Agglomération, Conseil général de l’Hérault, Ville de Montpellier - Transfer and interface bodies: Transferts LR, ACTA, ACTIA - Company representatives: LRIA, CRCI, VERSeau Développement - Consultancy and company offices: BRL, IBMA, ITK, Cade…o Collaboration with several competitive clusterso Integration of competitive clusters and technology parks in international networks - International Association of Science Parks (IASP) - Europe INNOVA programme - Mediterranean agricultural technology clusters
  8. 8. Agriculture  Food  Biodiversity  Environment Agropolis International Scientific communitywww.agropolis.org
  9. 9. An exceptionally large-scale platform Highest concentration in Europeo 2300 researchers and teachers research and training in: for Agricultureo 5000 students and trainees Food Biodiversity→10000 people overall Environment
  10. 10. A broad scope of expertiseo Integrative Biologyo Biodiversity and Environmento Natural and Cultivated Ecosystem Functioning and Engineeringo Aquatic Ecosystemso Water and Environmento Sustainable Development and Societieso Food-Nutrition-Healtho Information Science and Technologyo Vineyards and Wineo Environmental Technologyo Animal Production and Healtho Territory Risk and Vulnerability
  11. 11. Organization based onpooled resources and expertise 3 agricultural • Specialised research hubs: centres, remote sensing, water 5 university sciences, human campuses and 3 sciences research sites • Technology platforms: Ecotron, MEDIMEER, Station aquacole de Palavas, genotyping-sequencing- cloning, phenotyping, bioinformatics, polyphenols, Common high- fractionation of plant material, 100 research performance environmental units, mainly inter- infrastructures technology… organizational • Collections, databases…
  12. 12. Comprehensive and diversified training opportunitieso 80 degree courses (professional and academic): for technicians, engineers, BSc, MSc and PhD studentso 6 graduate schools grouped in a graduate school centre – over 600 PhD studentso Continuing education packages: short- or long-term (standard or customised), with some involving e-learningo Training course design structures
  13. 13. Scientific and technical informationresources and support o 250 information and documentation professionals o 40 documentation centres and publishing services o 1.5 million documents o a network and tools available for students, teachers, researchers, PhD candidates from the regional and international community
  14. 14. Technology and innovation transfer structureso Organization development and innovation serviceso Technology facilities (MEDIMEER, EcoTech LR…)o LRI, regional incubator and incubation sites in research institutes and universitieso Transferts LR, a single structure providing a liaison between research institutes and companieso European innovation centres and business incubators
  15. 15. Boosting civil society awareness Scientific and technical awareness activities for youths and the general public: o Exhibits o Conferences o Special events o Public awareness support
  16. 16. Agriculture  Food  Biodiversity  Environment Agropolis International ASSOCIATION at the service of the community and partnerswww.agropolis.org
  17. 17. Roles, missions and ventureso Promotion of expertise worldwideo Coordination and organization of the regional scientific communityo Global support for regional innovation stakeholderso Management of partnerships and collective projects visibility forum facilitation added value subsidiarity
  18. 18. Promotion of expertise worldwide
  19. 19. Promotion of expertise worldwideo Participation in global networkso Hosting delegations and visitorso Hosting foreign scientists
  20. 20. Global supportfor regional innovation stakeholders o Partnerships with technology and competitive clusters in association with IASP, a Catalan agrifood cluster… o Participation in European projects on technology and competitive cluster networks Europe INNOVA, Régions de la Connaissance… o Global development of competitive cluster initiatives Qualiméditerranée, territory risk and vulnerability management o Inclusion of agricultural development partners in global projects and networks INTERREG/SUDOE, decentralised cooperation…
  21. 21. Contribution to coordination and organizationof the scientific communityo Scientific and technical committeeo Coordination of thematic groups/ interinstitutional committees (CSFD, AGRUMES, Europe Committee…)o Monitoring and targeted dissemination of informationo Organization of scientific events and meetingso Scientific and technical initiatives
  22. 22. Organization and management of partnerships andcollective projectso Support for original partnerships (EMBRAPA’s LABEX)o Decentralised cooperation for regional authorities (Morocco, Chile, China) Partnership scopingo European research and innovation dissemination projects By mandate and for ouro Multi-stakeholder foresight members analysis project (ARP-PARME) Multi-stakeholder mobilisation interface Multi-institutional project engineering
  23. 23. Organization and operations 45 membres, including: Governance 25 research institutions and General and global policy universities Assembly of setting 4 regional authorities 16 economic development Members stakeholders Elects President + 27 members + invited Technical parties: Board of and budgetary 15 institutions 4 regional authorities Directors planning 4 economic development stakeholders honourary presidents DesignatesPresident + 15 members + invited parties Steering committee Executive Board Runs Supports Executive ProgrammeScientific Committee Secretariat implementation (operations team) 27 peer-designated members
  24. 24. Operational resources Human resources Headquarterso Staff of 30 including 10 posted members o 900 meetings/year o 70 amphitheatre events/year o 21 websites hosted
  25. 25. 2010 budget: expenditure distribution(Total: €2,633 K excluding allocated resources) 3000 2500 858 2000 414 1500 1000 1361 500 0 2010 Specific projects Agropolis operations Payroll
  26. 26. 2010 budget: source of proceeds Consolidated budget: €3,400 KAutonomous resources Allocated resources(contributions/subsidies)587 292 206 295 663 265 1092 Regional authorities LR Region building Member organization contributions Public service staff French ministries Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Other resources
  27. 27. Agriculture  Food  Biodiversity  Environment promotion of expertise global support coordination Agropolis gateway International multi-stakeholder facilitation area collective project management headquarterswww.agropolis.org

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