Call for Expression of Interest – Precision Agriculture mission to France, Oct 2018
Apply before August 31st to take part in the Precision Agriculture Mission to France that will take place on October 22-26. Created by the French Embassy in New Zealand, this programme aims at fostering new Research and Development partnerships between New Zealand and French institutions in the area of precision agriculture and will be consisting of multiple visits of research laboratories and precision agriculture-related organisations in France.
Created by the French Embassy in New Zealand, the programme aims at fostering new Research and Development partnerships between New Zealand and French institutions in the area of precision agriculture.
Examples of such partnerships include co-development of research projects, technology validation and development of products, processes or services.
The Precision Agriculture Mission to France will be a one-week programme consisting of multiple visits of research laboratories and precision agriculture-related organisations in France.
The three-person delegation will include exploratory group meetings as well as personalised meetings, in no more than three French cities.
A call for applications is launched from August 1st until the 31st of August, 2018.
New Zealand candidates are invited to submit their applications for projects contributing to the development of new partnerships and scientific collaborations between French and New Zealand organisations.
Applicants may be eligible to receive support for their participation for costs, such as:
• Return air fares between New Zealand and France
• Daily expenses to cover accommodation and food
Please, note that domestic air fares in France are not included in the eligible expenses. The successful applicants will be responsible for arranging their plane tickets, accommodations and domestic transports in France.
To be eligible, applicants must be part of a New Zealand University, Crown Research Institute, or Research Centre.
Candidates will be evaluated on the followings criteria:
• Scientific excellence
• Strategic benefits
• Interest, capacity and milestones to develop a multi-year R&D collaboration and/ or commercialisation
• Complementarity of the research groups, if applicable
Please, note that students are not eligible.
Annual call timeline
Opening date: 1st August 2018
Closing date: 31st August 2018 (midnight NZ time).
Results: 7th September 2018
Mission: 22nd -26th October 2018
Feedback report submission to the French Embassy: 4th November 2018
Submit an application
Applicants must fill the online application form below.
To be eligible, applicants must also send a CV and scanned copy of their passport by email to the Cooperation and Cultural Action Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand.
Dr Jessica Roche
Science and Innovation Officer
Cooperation and Cultural Office
French Embassy in New Zealand
Read the report on the Precision Agriculture Mission to France written by Dr Joseph Pollacco and Dr Matteo Poggio (Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research)
Dr Joseph Pollacco and Dr Matteo Poggio, working for Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research (MWLR), were supported by the Embassy of France in New Zealand to attend the Precision Agriculture Mission to France from 22-26 October 2018. Dr Pollacco also obtained funding from the Dumont d’Urville programme, which aims to develop science and technology exchanges between research laboratories by fostering new partnerships.
Read more about the current collaborations between MWLR and French laboratories on the topic ‘Increasing productivity within environmental limits’ and new opportunities emerging from the mission in Dr Pollacco and Dr Poggio joint report: