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10 years of Labex Europe in figures

4 countries covered by Labex Europe up to now:
France (Montpellier, Avignon, Dijon),
United Kingdom (Rothamsted Research Station),
Netherland (Wageningen University, Plant Research Institute),
Germany (Jülich Institute)

Numerous publications including more than 60 scientific newspapers in rank A

Visits to about twenty laboratories

6 seminars or workshops in France, Netherlands and United Kingdom

3 coordinators

12 researchers welcomed since its creation, which means 430 researchers per month

3 issues of Labex Program :
• Natural resource management,
• Agrifood technologies,
• "Avanced biology" and molecular plant-microorganism interactions


Pedro Arcuri
Coordinator Labex Europe Tél. : +33 (0)4 67 04 37 43

Paula Dias
Agropolis International
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 04 75 13


"les dossiers d'Agropolis International - Special issue on partnership"

"From Brazil to Europe : 10 years of Labex Program, EMBRAPA's laboratory without walls" (n° 15 - October 2012 - 48 pages)

The series is a publication issued by Agropolis International, in French and English, within its mission for the promotion of the scientific community skills. Each series which is a directory of skills, is dedicated to a major scientific issue.

10 years of Labex Program - les dossiers d'Agropolis International, n° 15 - octobre 2012 - 48 pagesAgronomy research expertise in Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon

Partnership is an essential component of research today. To say that no major question can be settled by a single institute is no novelty. Buiding up and managing multilateral partnerships forms a difficult operation requiring good knowledge of capacities and of the complementary features of those involved. It can be optimised, however, by sending experienced scientists to work with partners with the twin aim of sharing knowledge and prospecting. Sharing knowledge, using their own competences and making partners discover those of the institute that they represent. Prospecting, outside the host team, to find new partnership opportunities within their field of competences that are relevant for the strategy of their institution.

Embrapa has implemented this strategy through 'Labex', ’virtual laboratories abroad without walls’ (from Laboratórios no Exterior, in Portuguese), in the United States, Europe and more recently in Asia.

Senior scientists are posted to ‘cutting-edge’ teams to work two-thirds of their time on an ambitious project of joint interest. They use the rest of the time for prospecting and for seeking new opportunities. Information flows from these Labex to Brazilian research institutes. After the first decade in Europe, we can observe a strong increase in collaborative projects.

This special Agropolis International Dossier devoted to ‘Partnership’ describes results and experiences of Labex-Europe’s 10 years of functioning. Experiences that Embrapa and Agropolis International wish to share.

Coordinator Labex Europe : Pedro Arcuri
Agropolis International : Paula Dias

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These thematic directories provide a global and easy to consult presentation of the laboratories, teams and research units of all the Agropolis intitutes involved in the given issue. They also provide information on the wide range of training sessions available.

One of the objectives of the series is to facilitate contacts for the development of exchanges and technical and scientific cooperations by a wider promotion of the community skills.


Update on 15/06/18

Pedro Arcuri - Coordinator Labex Europe - Tél. : +33 (0)4 67 04 37 43

Paula Dias - Agropolis International - Tél. +33 (0)4 67 04 75 13

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