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Visuel du dossier partenariats région mp. © Inra

Regional partnerships

Updated on 12/18/2013
Published on 11/19/2013

The Midi-Pyrénées area comes first as French region regarding the overall volume of the Research and Development activity (with 60% dedicated to Private research). Midi-Pyrénées spends 10% of its gross domestic product on Public Research.

Our INRA Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Centre is involved with regional competitiveness clusters among which the “Agrimip Sud Ouest Innovation” cluster ranks first. Agrimip works on agro chains engineering  in relation with the regional Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine food industry. It is also member of the Cancer-Bio-Health cluster mostly within the Food Safety and Health Consortium (PAS3S). It is a partner of the “Water” competitiveness cluster gathering industrial and scientific workforce of the Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence- Alpes- Côte d’Azur regions. It contributes to the thematic network of Advanced Research on Sciences and Technologies for Space and Aircraft industry (RTRA STAE) and its groundwork regarding agriculture and the environment.

The Research program For and On the Regional Development (PSDR3) developed in partnership with the “Conseil Régional” connects Research and the rural agricultural stakeholders of the Midi-Pyrénées area in order to set sustainable development strategies on territories.

INRA carries the pre-industrial demonstrator TWB (Toulouse White Biotechnologies) offering a wide range of public/Private partnerships. The Toulouse Centre is member of 2 Carnot Institutes (3BCAR**, ICSA***).

It sets close partnership with stakeholders of Technical Institutes: ARVALIS, CETIOM , The Breeding Institute,  within Technological Mixed Units (UMT Water, Small Ruminants, Sunflower) and Technological Mixed Networks.

Hence, through the ALLENVI Alliance, and the Thematic Consortium for Promotion (CVT COVALLENVI) INRA will become official partner with the SATT Toulouse Tech Transfer (Technological Transfer Acceleration Company).

**3BCAR: Carnot Institute for bio-energies, bio-molecules and bio-materials of renewable carbon.

***ICSA: the Carnot Institute for Animal Health.

On the subject of

The TMU 'Water'

Technological Mixed Unit : “Tools and methods for quantitative management of water: from farming to territories

The TMU “Water” aims at getting and disseminate knowledge For and On quantitative water management at different scales, set methods and tools for stakeholders policy making, improve modeling methods and assessment of irrigated systems, and favor interaction between partners.

The program deals with:

  • various scales in space:  territories of a Unit management given to a Single Organism of Collective Management and the farming level for which water access can be shared by other holdings
  • The various time scales in water management: medium or long term annual programming, annual management and guidance through the course of events

 Within the Technological Mixed Units,  interaction between partners aims at developing scientific, cross-disciplinary activities on water management, a better transfer between Research, Technical Institutes, Development and Water Managers,  methods and tools development serving the water management stakeholders and the development of training sessions on sustainable water management.

The UMT partners are: ARVALIS - The Plant Institute - INRA, The Inter-professional Technical Centre on Oilseed and Hemp (CETIOM) The Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse III) - referred to as UPS - (the CESBIO Unit) the Development Company for the Gascogne Côteaux, the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Agriculture Chamber.

PSDR results

The PSDR program is a major contributor of regional partnership for the Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Centre. With its outstanding scientific results(100 yearly scientific articles) and its actions towards Regional Development ,  It federates a panel of 65 scientists and 75 regional partners.

It also contributed to the reinforcement of production processes, networks and territories, guidance and public policy, competitiveness, environment and management of natural resources.