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Over 20 companies

10357 square metres of offices and laboratories

Next to the campuses dedicated to environmental sciences: 2300 researchers and teachers, 1400 technicians and administrative staff, access to universities and technical platforms: Minéa, Cirad’s technology hall, Montpellier SupAgro ...


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Agropolis Science Park

An ideal location to set up companies and laboratories working in the fields related to agriculture, food or environment. A place to enhance links between research and industry

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Montpellier Agglomeration area, a regional capital of 400 000 inhabitants, is characterised by a high population growth and an important research network, especially in the sectors linked to medicine, chemistry, agriculture and environment. Close to the Mediterranean, the Cévennes mountains and the Camargue, Montpellier offers an excellent living environment.

Agropolis Science Park is located at the North of Montpellier Agglomeration, in Montferrier-sur-Lez (Boulevard de la Lironde, 34980 Montferrier-sur-Lez)

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Equipped surface: > 2 ha including
10 357 square metres of business premises.


Downtown Montpellier: 10 min – Montpellier St Roch railway station 7 km - Bus service (and tramway 3rd line in 2015)
Airport: 13 km (20 min) - A9 motorway :10 km - Sète harbour : 40 km

Premises (use): offices and research activities

Situation: In a natural preserved and calm setting, offering easy car park, the science park is next to the La Valette and Baillarguet campuses which are hosting numerous public research and training institutes, members of Agropolis International. Agropolis International, world center for agricultural, food and environmental sciences, gathers the most important European scientific community in the fields of agriculture, food, water, biodiversity and environment: 2 300 researchers and teachers

Services: hotels, restaurants, commercial center (nearby)


Main companies, research units and consultants already settled on the park (related to agriculture and environment)
Name Short description
Bioversity International

Bioversity International (ex-IPGRI and ex-INIBAP) undertakes research aimed at improving people's lives through the use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity.

Montpellier’s office hosts the program ‘basic foods for a better life’ which studies banana and also cacao and coconut

ISM RN Pôle cartographie des risques

Consultants for 20 years specialising in geotechnics, geophysics, management, prevention and cartography of natural risks. The company employs 51 people in several agencies in France and North Africa

IRAM - Institut de Recherche et d’Application des Méthodes de développement

Since 1957, Iram, an independent organisation specialising in applied research in development methodology, has been active in international development cooperation. Iram works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South East Asia and Europe.

Iram carries out different types of work: conducting studies, providing methodological advice, organising training and implementing development programs

IRD – Research support services Publishing and other research support services
IRD – ‘Biology and Control of Vectors’ laboratory
This research unit is focused on the study of arthropods vectors of human diseases, with special interests in mosquitoes vectors of Malaria, Dengue and Yellow Fever, and triatomine bugs that transmit Chagas disease. The main objectives are to unravel the mechanisms by which the vectors can transmit the pathogens, with the aim to improve the control of these infectious diseases
Oenobrands Designs and markets oenological products.
PalmElit PalmElit, a Cirad subsidiary, has taken over applied research for the production and distribution of oil palm planting material
Since 1987, Racines has proposed a range of food products throughout the world, meeting popular demand from African communities. The company' s head office in Montpellier is equipped with a high-quality Research & Development facility, specially designed for the food-processing sector.

RENATER, French Research and Education Network, was deployed in the early 90s in order to federate telecommunication infrastructures for Research and Education. To achieve this goal, a non profit organisation called "Groupement d’Intérêt Public" RENATER was created in January 1993. It employs around 50 people  in  4  sites: Paris (headquarters), Montpellier, Rennes and Grenoble.

Joint research unit GRED Gouvernance, Risque, Environnement, Développement, Dynamiques sociétales et gestion des territoires (IRD, Université Montpellier 3)
Joint research unit AMAP - Botany and computational plant architecture (Cirad-Cnrs-Inra-Ird-Université Montpellier 2) The unit is organised into three main research groups having a wide variety of disciplines, including botany, ecology, evolution, applied mathematics and informatics. The combination of approaches in both research and teaching represents a scientific and technical innovation for modern agronomy, botany and forestry. Research holds a central place in the analysis and modelling of the structure, development and diversity of plants and plant communities.
Incubated in Montpellier, Valorhiz is a start-up company in the field of environmental engineering. It provides engineering services for biological projects based on the use of biotechnologies and fungal ecology to optimise land potential and ensure sustainable regional development: replanting in difficult terrains, remediation of polluted soils and economic upgrading of regions through conversion or diversification. The company benefits from more than thirty years of experience and research results, mostly acquired at INRA in the areas of fungi, the rhizosphere and plant ecophysiology




Update on 9/12/16

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