May 2011 : The Firt Plant InterCluster meeting

The Plant InterCluster, is hosting a gathering of 22 international clusters from 15 countries, mainly in North and South America and Europe, at France's Ministry of Finance on the 25 and 26 May.

This opening meeting has a dual objective: to lay down the architecture for an operational international network, and to exchange and present French industry developments to clusters from other countries, particularly in the fields of agroecology in fruit and vegetable production, the eco-extraction of plants and plant extracts and varietal innovation to develop plants with natural resistance to bioagressors.

These meetings are a first step only; the consortium's ambition is to lay down the architecture for a global network to promote:

  • exchanges of best practices in innovation governance, emergence and support and to envisage,
  • technological cooperation and partnerships for innovation, and in particular to identify complementary international partners in order to remove technological bottlenecks
  • international business opportunities (prospection and commercial ventures).

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First day of the meeting : May 25 , Paris

May 25 a.m

G. Boismorin, P. Rogard et M. Pannetier 2

  • Welcome by P. Rogard from the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and presentation of the french clusters model : Click here

  • Presentation and approach of the Plant InterCluster Network : Click here

  • Presentation of 27 clusters : Click here

Dr Philipps et G. Boismorin 2
  • Focus on Agri-Science innovation Clusters : "a critical analysis of the opportunity for community-based innovation" by Professor  Peter Philipps - University of Saskatchewan : Click here

May 25 p.m

Workshop 1:

New varieties of plants resistant to the bio-agressors and adapted to the climate constraints finaliezd thanks to the genomics tools : an element determining for environment-friendlier productions

  • Project "Fruitbreedomics", François LAURENS : Click here

  • Project "BreedWheat & Amaizing", Grégoire BERTHE : Click here
Atelier 2 Qualitropic

Workshop 2 :

Agroecology of fruit & vegetables

  • Project "Gamour", JP. DEGUINE

  • Project "Biophyto", E. TARNUS : Click here

  • Project "Disp'eau", E. JALLAS : Click here

  • Project "Defistim", Laurent PEYRON : Click here
Atelier 3 Peifl

Workshop 3 :

Plant eco-extraction and natural extract

  • France Eco Extraction - PEIFL
    - Green extraction platform
    - Short projects overview
  • A new green technology facility for extraction of Indian Ocean plants and marine organisms - Qualitropic : Click here
  • The usage of olive leaf extract for the development of antimicrobial films for food packaging - Mersin : Click here
  • Strawberry puree by-products valorisation - ADESVA : Click here
  • Phytomarc : Plant extracts to protect the plant against pest aggressions and environmental stress -
    Qualimediterranée : Click here
  • Functional foodstuffs: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) for Commercial Project - Agrocluster

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May 25 : Paris by night

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Tour Eiffel Tour Eiffel 2
Vue Notre Dame

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Copie de CA - 2 lignes - rvb

May 26 : meetings cluster to cluster

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