IFV (French Wine and Vine Institute) is the French institute of R&D for vine and wine. IFV is an innovation center, implicated in technology transfer and knowledge transmission to the French vine and wine sectors. The French Vine and Wine Institute offers a wide range of professional competences covering all the skills needed for wine production. 140 scientists and engineers work on multidisciplinary subjects in relation to vine production and wine quality: ampelography, agronomic studies, vine diseases, oenology, microbiology, processes, circular economy, mechanisation etc. Laboratories are officially recognized for agronomy and oenology trials or studies. Established in 18 research centers located in the main French wine producing regions, multidisciplinary teams exploit experimentation means, in relation to board members representing all professionals of the wine industry. As a result, IFV has a role of interface between professionals and research teams, with a good innovating capacity, and transfer of research results to wine industry.
Role in the project: It is involved in the validation of the biopesticide on relevant environment, by exploiting its experimental sites established in all the French wine regions, as well as its incomparable knowledge.