Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario

Project Coordinator and Project Manager

The Murcia Institute of Agri-Food Research and Development (IMIDA) is a public body of research, with an autonomous condition, established in 2003 from a former structure for research, which dated from 1883.

IMIDA owns 11 locations for experimentation, with a total surface of 70 ha and 200 people as staff; in 2013 the approximate budget was 11.000.000 Euros, with around 90 projects in progress, 100 technical and scientific publications, and 100 congress contributions.

The main objective of the institution is to support the research and the technological development in the sectors: agriculture, forest, food, aquaculture and any other way of industrial cultivation, through the development of five sub-programmes:

  • Implementation of agricultural and food projects in RTD.
  • Training of researchers and technologists.
  • Acquisition and improvement of the R+D infrastructure.
  • Support for other research public bodies in the Region as a complement to the regional programme.
  • Office for Technology Transfer.

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Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third-largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim.

CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centres and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions, and its more than 15,000 staff, of whom more than 3,000 are staff researchers and the same number again are doctors and scientists who are still training. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated to Research and Development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country. It also manages a range of important facilities; the most complete and extensive network of specialist libraries, and also has joint research units.

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IDConsortium S.L.

IDConsortium is a consultancy firm founded in Seville, Spain, in 2009 with the aim of helping researchers and businesses to internationalise and showcase their R&D by joining international consortiums to pursue different lines of research, development, and innovation. The firm is an offshoot of IDAction S.L., a company with a wide range of experience in managing R&D, innovation, and investment projects.

IDConsortium promote clusters and sectorial organizations reach their potential at a national and international level. With their experience and involvement in various international innovation projects, they provide strategic advice in the following areas: Industrial Biotechnology, Advanced production systems in Agriculture, Livestock and Aquaculture based on Industry 4.0., and Innovative systems while promoting an active, healthy, and sustainable aging.

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Novedades Agricolas S.A.

Novedades Agrícolas S.A. was founded in 1978 and although initially it began manufacturing and installing trickle watering systems, it soon evolved by incorporating new business lines, directly related with intensive production, such as the installation of greenhouses, screens, construction of gardens, large parks and green spaces, heating, substrates, humidification, climate control, osmosis, reservoirs, etc.

Novedades Agricolas developed into a pioneer company in Spain, constantly growing and absolute leader in its sector, as well as becoming the Spanish company with the most international projection in this field through its international & Greenhouses Department APR Greenhouses & Technology.

The mission of Novedades Agrícolas is to investigate, develop and discover solutions to make the different stages of plant growing more profitable, productive and efficient, as well as to assist in the continuous improvement and transmission of know-how to our staff and our clients. In this way, we grow together.

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