As Pierre Guez, President of AgrOnov, said, “Agroecology is everyone’s business”. The challenges of agriculture are borderless, so are the values of AgrOnov. Aspiring to develop its network of international partners, AgrOnov is on the way to create links with new partners in North America.
Matthieu Aubry, Deputy Director of AgrOnov, talks about his mission in North America:
“AgrOnov is the agricultural innovation park. The key word is innovation. But how is innovation promoted? Innovation relies in the sharing and exchange of information, more than in technology. To manage so, we have to break down the walls so that both Research and Business work together.”
Our cluster has the richest agricultural research capabilities in the country. We now need to develop a dense economic support for this quest for excellence, the network of entrepreneurs needed to innovate. To this end, AgrOnov is developing a network of partners that will enable companies to have in their environment the factors that promote their growth and competitiveness. And in these factors, there is amongst others, internationalization.
That’s the reason why we are developing our relationship in North America as a first step. We wish to facilitate access to North American markets for French and European companies that join our network, by putting them in touch with our partners in the United States. And of course it works the other way back. We met American start-ups who want to access the European market, we will be their gateway! “