After receiving more than 100 applications (65 Plant Nutrition projects and 36 Animal Nutrition projects) in answer of this international contest organized by the CMI Roullier, our two international juries rigorously reviewed them – first individually and then collectively – in order to choose the competition’s two winners.
The six jury members were impressed not only by the sheer number of applications, but also by their quality. “The diversity seen in the project applications was due both to the experience of the candidates themselves and the broad appeal of the call for applications. High-risk ideas abounded thanks to this specific contest.”, says Prof. Johannes Lehmann, jury member for Plant Nutrition.
Prof. Mario Estévez on the Animal Nutrition jury says that: “Projects were evaluated based on their scientific excellence, their originality, their innovation, and their industrial utility (for example, their practical application)".Both agree that the projects covered pertinent issues, both in the plant and animal spheres.
Similarly, applicants showed a major predisposition towards placing innovation for sustainable and efficient agriculture at the heart of their projects. In Animal Nutrition, “all applicants were in line with global strategies aiming to alleviate animal stress, improve product quality and safety, and develop solutions to ensure animal production sustainability,” says Prof. Mario Estévez.
Prof. Johannes Lehmann adds that “The unusually high level of innovation seen among the finalists was paired with robust collaborations between the academic and industrial spheres. This is key for a successful path towards imagining the agricultural solutions of tomorrow”.
To put it simply, the two winning projects are those that display the optimum balance between scientific excellence and industrial utility. The Groupe Roullier and the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier are delighted to be welcoming the winners at the Innovation Awards Roullier ceremony on 11 December 2020, and to be supporting them in their innovative research projects for the benefit of the agriculture of tomorrow.
The 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier – Summary22 January 2021
The pandemic has thrown the importance of scientific research into stark relief. Against this exceptional backdrop, ten days ago the Groupe Roullier held its 2020 ceremony, in unprecedented virtual format, announcing the two research teams that are the recipients of this year’s Innovation Awards Roullier.
Only 1 month to go until the results of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier11 December 2020
On 11 January we will have the pleasure of handing over the trophies to the two winners of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier in Plant Nutrition and Animal Nutrition
Change of date for the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 ceremony29 May 2020
In consideration of the current health situation, we decided to postpone the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 award ceremony. Please note that it will be held on December 11, 2020 (instead of June 24).
Walter Wenzel’s advice, winner of the 2018 Edition25 March 2020
Walter Wenzel (Austria), winner of the 2018 Innovation Awards Roullier, will give you his advice for 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier edition.
Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition18 March 2020
As part of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020, we give you Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition.
You asked for it, we did it!26 February 2020
Many of you have contacted us to obtain more information about the contest, the content of the application file, the expectations of the juries and the prizes, asking us for an extension in order to write your application as well as possible.
Crossed glances of experts on the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 – Pr. Mario Estévez and Pr. Johannes Lehmann14 February 2020
Mario Estévez and Johannes Lehmann are respectively Professor in the department of animal production and food science at the University of Extremadura and Professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University. As members of the jury of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 and experts in their field, they agreed to give their […]