Welcome in UMT InnoPlant
Towards a stronger partnership between research and the French seed potato sector
InnoPlant Joint Technological Unit (Unité Mixte Technologique) was established in 2012 by the FN3PT / RD3PT (French Federation of seed potato growers) and INRA (French Institute for Agriculture Research) as a tool to promote innovation and to increase the competitiveness of the French seed potato industry. The partnership is supported by the French Ministry of Agriculture. GNIS (French Interprofessional body for seeds) and ACVNPT (Association of potato breeders) are associated for some activities.
A national research cluster for seed potato
InnoPlant’s ambition is to become a reference structure for research and development on seed potatoes in France and abroad. InnoPlant is a scientific program that combines research, development, dissemination and transfer on four major themes that concern the seed potato industry: health of seed potatoes, breeding for sustainable genetic resistances against pests; integrated pest management and innovative strategies to increase the competitiveness of the sector.
InnoPlant joint technological unit brings together public and private researchers, engineers and technicians with complementary competences. The unit is hosted by IGEPP (Institute for Genetic, Environment and Plant Protection) which has two sites in Brittany, one at Rennes-Le Rheu (Plant Protection) and one at Ploudaniel (Genetics).