Home of Agropolis International, a major worldwide research hub, Montpellier Métropole hosts one of the world’s largest scientific communities involved with agriculture, food, biodiversity, and the environment.
With 2,700 researchers and professors, and the leading French competitiveness cluster for agriculture and food – Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation – the Montpellier Métropole area is the center of an ecosystem that promotes innovation through synergy between the business and research worlds. About forty agro-tech companies, representing some 900 jobs, are active locally, including Smag (InVivo group), ITK, Fruition Sciences, Matahi, Il était un Fruit, Qualiplante, ADNid, Envilys, Nyseos, Indatech, Histalim, and more.
Montpellier Métropole implements an exemplary collaborative agroecological and food policy (P2A).
With its headquarters in Montpellier, the CGIAR global consortium (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), coordinates the work of 11 major global centers of the international agricultural research system (10,000 scientists worldwide and a budget of approximately 800 million US dollars) with the mission to fight hunger and poverty in the world.
This competitiveness cluster unites more than 420 private and public organizations working in the agriculture, agri-food, and agro-resource sectors.
One of its roles is to help companies and research organizations set up their projects in order to obtain funding from various sources, such as France’s Single Inter-ministerial Fund (FUI), National Agency for Research (ANR), Diva calls for projects, etc.
Based in France's Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions, this network brings together the worlds of science and business, working [MI1] to support its members’ growth and the area’s vitality by stimulating innovation as a response to major contemporary issues.
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