Eric Fargeas
Agropolis International


Campinas/Agropolis International: an agreement for technical and scientific cooperation between Brazilian and Montpellier institutions – 26 June 2015

Press release


A cooperation agreement has been signed on 26 June 2015 between the Brazilian organizations supporting a cluster in Campinas.

This agreement follows the contacts initiated by G. Frêche’s visit (in 2004) which resulted in

  • a Memorandum of Understanding between Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Campinas Town Hall (in June 2011) and

  • a letter of intent between the University, the Techno Park, the Town Hall in Campinas and Agropolis International, in a view to set up cooperation and exchange programmes in the areas of research, training and technological innovations (in May 2014).

Signature accord de coopération Campinas (Brésil) / Agropolis International (France)

from right to left :
(1) Dr. Augusto Barbosa Cortez - Vice-Reitor de Relações Institucionais e Internacionais da Unicamp
(2) Dr. Sergio Augusto Morais Carbonell - Diretor Geral do Instituto Agronômico (IAC/SAA)
(3) Dr. Orlando Melo de Castro - Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA/SAA)
(4) Sra. Margarete Lopes Leal - Representante da Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico, Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação
(5) Sra. Marie-Christine Lang - Consulesa Geral Adjunta do Consulado da França em São Paulo
(6) Sr. Jonas Donizette - Prefeito Municipal de Campinas
(7) Deputado Arnaldo Jardim - Secretário de Estado da Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento do Estado de São Paulo (SAA)
(8) Dr. Álvaro Costa - Vice-Reitor e Coordenador Geral da Unicamp
(9) Sr. Gérard Chuzel - Adido para Ciência e Tecnologia do Consulado da França em São Paulo
(10) Sr. Miguel Gilberto Pascoal - Presidente do TECHNO PARK CAMPINAS
(11) Sr. José Luiz Camargo Guazzelli - Diretor do TECHNO PARK CAMPINAS
(12) Dr. Ladislau Martin Neto - Diretor Executivo de P&D da Embrapa
(13) Deputado Estadual Davi Zaia

Organizations involved

The organizations involved in the agreement include on the French side: Agropolis International on behalf of its member institutions, on the Brazilian side:

In the presence of representatives of Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria) and the French Consulate in São Paulo.


This Cooperation agreement will be implemented through Projects of Technical Cooperation (PCT) in the areas of agriculture, food, biotechnologies, biodiversity, biofuels, sustainable development and environment, aiming at enhancing research, development and technological innovation.

The actions set up within the framework of this agreement will aim at:

  • Strengthening academic and industry interest
  • Facilitating access to new sources of fundings for activities in the areas of development and technological innovation
  • Mobilizing sources of funding for support and investment activities
  • Stimulating and supporting the processes related to scientific and technical cooperation for the development of new products or the improvement of existing products
  • Sharing human and material resources
  • Encouraging the widening of the range of academic and professional training between Campinas and Montpellier regions
  • Facilitating access to new markets for companies and promoting the creation of start-up and spin-off companies.
  • These actions will be carried out by a steering board composed of universities, clusters, research institutions and companies related to specific scientific and society issues.

Press and web review

SINTPq, 26/06/2015 : Nos 128 anos do IAC, Secretaria de Agricultura assina acordo de cooperação com instituições de Campinas e da França

Web site: Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento do Estado de São Paulo, Qua, 24 de Junho de 2015 : Secretaria de Agricultura assina acordo de cooperação com instituições de Campinas e da França

Correio Popular, 26/06/2015: Campinas se une à França para desenvolver cooperação agrícola


Update on 12/12/18

Contacts média:

Nathalie Villeméjeanne - Agropolis International, +33 (0)6 07 18 52 73 -
Anne Hébert - Cirad, +33 (0)6 88 82 64 43 - /
Jeremy Zuber - Inra, +33 (0)1 42 75 91 69 -
Cristelle Duos - IRD, +33 (0)4 91 99 94 87 -
Vanessa Maedu - CGIAR, +44 7772195317 -

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