Carnot Plant2Pro

Innovations to enhance the sustainable competitiveness of crop production

The Plant2Pro Carnot Institute is dedicated to integrated R&D “from laboratory to field” in the area of agricultural crop production.

Plant2Pro is a network of academic research units and agricultural technical institutes which aims to help companies and foster innovation, technology transfer and public-private partnership in the fields of varietal innovation, crop protection and biological control, agronomy, crop designs and precision farming, including digital applications.


Core business

Food / Nutrition
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
including PhD Students
Global budget
180 M€
incomes with industry
22 M€


+33 (0)6 80 84 94 96
+33 (0)4 32 72 27 26

Deputy Director
+33 (0)1 42 75 92 96

Deputy Director
+33 (0)6 26 39 34 04

Email contact
Parent institutions

Parent institutions

- INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

- INRA Transfert

- ARVALIS (Institut du Végétal)

- IFV (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin)

- Terres Inovia

- AgroCampus Ouest

- AgroParis Tech

- AgroSup Dijon

- Montpellier SupAgro





Producing more and better to contribute to the economic and environmental performance of agriculture


Promising range of application for public-private partnership to:

  • Speed varietal innovation process and maximize the use of genetic diversity by using green biotechnologies.
  • Improve plant varieties for new characters (productivity, seed and products quality, disease resistance, reduced need for agri-chemicals, climate change adaptation…).
  • Innovate in the field of crop health by developing biocontrol and exploiting natural regulations.
  • Adapt crop designs to economic and environmental challenges by mobilizing precision farming.

Target markets

  • Seeds and plant propagating material
  • Green biotechnology
  • Biocontrol and crop protection
  • Biostimulants
  • Water and mineral nutrition
  • Digital and precision farming
  • Agricultural advice
  • Public authorities
A trans-disciplinary and integrated R&D offer “from lab to field” to promote innovative partner-oriented research

Plant2Pro brings together 14 research laboratories from French academic institutions (INRA, AgroCampus Ouest, AgroParisTech, AgroSup Dijon, Montpellier SupAgro and CNRS) and 3 agricultural technical institutes (Arvalis, French Institute of Vine and Wine, Terres Inovia) to support companies in their projects and for a wide range of technological maturity level (from TRL 1 to 9).

A unique range of skills and resources

  • Research skills: plant biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding, crop protection and biological control, management of natural resources, agronomy, crop designs and decision support tools.
  • Crop sector skills: grapevine and field crops (e.g., grain cereals, oilseeds, protein crops, maize and sorghum, fodder, potatoes, flax, tobacco).
  • Technological platforms for: soil biodiversity, high-throughput phenotyping, genomic resources (production, preservation, DNA banks characterization), high-throughput genotyping, proteomics, microscopy, biochemical, chemical and metabolic phenotyping, translational research, plant pathology, food storage.