Le 5/27/2020

Public research enhancing innovation

Supported by INRAE, the Carnot Plant 2 Pro Institute is a label of excellence dedicated to plant production in France. Composed of 14 mixed research units and 1800 researchers, this label is awarded to groups of academic laboratories and/or French institutes, aiming at promoting public/private partnership research.

Plant 2 Pro works on 3 major subjects:

- genetics and varietal selection

- plant protection and nutrition

- precision farming and cultivation systems

Several experiments are underway and focus on two major topics: high-throughput phenotyping and the different agricultural tasks (harvesting, weeding..)

Three projects are presented, Phenotoul, the Challenge Rose and the Digifermes with a question that opens up the discussion about the intellectual property in the context of this type of public/private research.

Fiona Bourdoncle, Business Developper "AgTech", explains.