Bernard Hubert
Agropolis International

Eric Fargeas
Agropolis International

Sabrina Deforge
Agropolis International


Agropolis cluster model exported to Brazil: setting up of Agropolo, the Brazilian agrocluster (Campinas)


Signature of a partnership agreement between Agropolis International and the representatives of Agropolo (Campinas) – Thursday 24 March 2016 at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

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Signature of the agreement on 24 March 2016 at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)
From left to right:

Gérard Chuzel, French General Consul in Sao Paulo
José Luiz Guazzelli, Director of Techno Park Campinas, French Honorary Consul
Jonas Donizette Campinas Mayor
Bernard Hubert, President of Agropolis International
Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, UNICAMP Vice Dean
Eric Fargeas, Director Agropolis International

The signing was done in the presence of Damien Alary, Vice President in charge of regional attractiveness and international affairs, Région Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées
Michaël Delafosse, Quaestor, Conseil départemental de l’Hérault
and Chantal Marion, Vice President in charge of the economic development and attractiveness at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

The visit of a delegation from Campinas, 20-25 March 2016, took place in Montpellier within the framework of this agreement.
Further information about the visit >>

For the record the agreement aims to support the setting up of a cooperation platform gathering universities, training clusters, R&D clusters and companies to develop research and technological innovation in the fields of agriculture, food, biotechnology, biodiversity, biofuels, sustainable development and environment.
Further information about the agreement >>


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Jonas Donizette, Campinas Mayor
Bernard Hubert, President of Agropolis International
José Luiz Guazzelli, Director of Techno Park Campinas
Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Vice-Dean, UNICAMP

Several actions in partnership are planned:

In the field of training: agreements between Unicamp and Montpellier SupAgro starting in 2016

  • Academic mobility including reciprocal reception of PhD students, researchers-lecturers, and Master students

  • Setting up of double diplomas

  • Cross internships in French and Brazilian companies

In the field of innovation and transfer

  • Development of a French-Brazilian book on technologies-

  • Setting up of a partnership on soft landing issues in collaboration with BIC (Business Innovation Center), a tool supported by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

In the field of research

  • Scientific collaborations on 5 research themes pre-identified: Biomass/Biofuels/Biocombustible - Sustainable management of water – Precision agriculture – Aromatic and medicinal plants – Wine growing and wine making

  • Organization of common workshops on some issues.

After the realization of these steps, a delegation from Montpellier cluster including stakeholders in the research and innovation sectors will go to Campinas to continue the implementation of the partnerships.

During its visit to Montpellier, the delegation also signed a Memorandum of cooperation with Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, (to reinforce the protocol signed in March 2003) in favor of the “development of new digital technologies”.

Among the objectives: obtaining the French label « French tech hub » and attracting companies.
Press release issued by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (in French)


Update on 4/28/16

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