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#DigitAg Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab

#DigitAg, the Convergences Institute for Digital Agriculture is one of the 10 French Convergences Institutes financed within the framework of the Investissements d'Avenir. The only Convergences Institute dedicated to agriculture, it is also the only Convergences Institute in the Occitanie region and the first of the MUSE Montpellier University of Excellence I-Site. Supported by INRAE, born in 2020 from the merger of Irstea and INRA, it was created in 2017 by 16 founding members.

#DigitAg – the Digital Agriculture Convergence Laboratory conducts interdisciplinary research between agronomic sciences, engineering sciences (computer science, mathematics, electronics, physics, etc.) and social and management sciences (economics, sociology, management), bringing together more than 570 experts in these fields to produce the scientific and pedagogical bases necessary to the harmonious deployment of digital agriculture in France, Europe and the South. #DigitAg gathers a consortium of 16 public and private partners and 29 research units. It has been granted a 9,9M€ support by the PIA (Program of Investment for the Future) for 8 years (2016-2024).

At the heart of our research activities, around 100 doctoral students have been or will be recruited to boost knowledge creation in digital agriculture. The innovations resulting from our research will benefit from support from the company AxLR.

#DigitAg also provides initial and ongoing training with the creation of a Graduate School, in other words the multidisciplinary grouping of 20 Masters and Specialised Masters, which all train students who will be able to embark on careers in digital agriculture. Its originality: four new interdisciplinary Masters courses in the pipeline, a hands-on learning site and eight member companies of #DigitAg that have committed to training and hosting students.

Contact us

We are situated in Montpellier (France, Occitanie region) with satellite sites in Toulouse, Rennes and Avignon (in the PACA region, but included in the Montpellier research ecosystem because of its proximity).

#DigitAg Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab
c/o INRAE, 361 Rue Jean François Breton, F-34196 Montpellier cedex 5, France 

+(33) 4 67 04 63 00 – come to us