About Cinea

Even though the existing research collaborations in the area of agro-food research have proven to be very successful and even though they represent the pre-condition for sustainable agriculture and related socio-economic transformation, it has become evident that even highest level R&D results could not be turned into commercial opportunities and innovations. CINEA is an EC-funded supporting action that aims to strengthen the overall competitiveness and sustainability of the EU-MED agro-food industry by reinforcing the cooperation with relevant Mediterranean Partner Countries on bridging the existing gap between research and innovation in the area of food and agriculture research. The project includes several activities (training, SWOT analysis, brokerage events etc.) targeted at

  • overcoming existing innovation barriers both inside the Mediterranean Partner Countries and with regard to collaboration with the EU, and
  • facilitating closer links between research and industry, thus enabling the exploitation of research results.

In order to make this change happen, CINEA brings together the leading scientific research institutions and carriers of innovation from the Mediterranean Partner region and Europe, as well as the relevant associations, promoters and representatives of industry and technology transfer in the target countries:

CountryParticipant organisation nameParticipant Logo
Germany GIRAF PM Services GIRAF PM Services Logo
France Centre de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Logo
Spain Centre for New Food Technologies and Processes CENTA Logo
Spain University of Alicante General Foundation UA Logo
Morocco Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah USMBA Logo
Morocco Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc CGEM Logo
Tunisia Centre for Biotechnology de S'Fax CBS Logo
Tunisia Université de S'Fax
Tunisia API API Logo
Algeria Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique d'Algérie INRAA Logo
Algeria Agence National de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et du Développement Technologique ANVREDET Logo


Interested? Please check for CINEA's activities and deliverables:

CINEA Brokage Events

CINEA Training activities and Materials


CINEA Reports


Additional information