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Foreign Laboratories without walls from South research organisations in Agropolis International (Montpellier, France) to develop strategic partnership with Europe in cutting-edge technologies


Host foreign laboratory to stimulate strategic collaborations by linking agencies from overseas and European scientific community.
By posting senior scientists in cutting-edge teams located in France and Europe, the establishment of Laboratories without walls aims to:

  • Conduct advanced research to generate innovations
  • Identify and develop scientific collaboration through innovation networks
  • Increase the competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural production


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Global scale: Cooperating to meet international challenges beyond borders

Multilateral relationship: Looking beyond your own interests and combine them with those of others

Cross-looking: Integrating foreign researcher within the European community to encourage emergence of new problematics

Dynamic approach: Participative collaboration

Collaborate: Working towards convergent and complementary agendas to optimize human and financial resources
Scientific collaboration to academic mobility

Thematic areas

  • Local dynamics & territorial development
  • Organisational innovations
  • Natural resources management
  • Technologies for conservation and sustainable management of the environment
  • Agrifood and agroindustrial technologies
  • Emerging technologies
  • Advanced biology and molecular plant-microorganism interactions
We want our EMBRAPA researchers, and not just our students, to ‘rub shoulders’ with leading top-notch scientific research teams in programs that are at the cutting-edge, each in its specific field, as regards new technologies and


Eliseu Alves & Francisco Reifschneider (EMBRAPA)

The Labintex programme of INTA in France is a strategic action because it allows Argentina to be positioned on cutting-edge research by cooperating with european partners.

Carlos Casamiquela (INTA Chair in 2012)

Establishing Labex UPM in France has provided a good International
partnership platform for UPM synergize innovation and advancement
via research collaboration, academic development with foreign

Shaufique Fahmi Sidique (LABEX UPM, 2016)


For more than 15 years...


In Montpellier from More about Mail/contact


Labex Europe EMBRAPA (Brazil)


Labintex INTA (Argentina)


Labex UPM (Malaysia)

... more to come from West Africa, Asia...


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Update on 5/05/17

Eric Fargeas
Tel : +33 (0)4 67 04 37 44

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