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In 2012, the URCA set up the Condorcet Federative Research Structure - FR CNRS 3417.

Resulting from the synergy between researchers working in the laboratories of the Universities of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and Picardie Jules Verne, and recognised by the CNRS, the SFR Condorcet is based on the determination of researchers from both regions to pool their skills and expertise in the sector of agro-resource conversion, the environment, the bioeconomy and sustainable development.

It currently brings together 30 public and private research organisations, 15 technical and technology platforms, and 630 researchers who carry out part of their activities within the network developed by the federation.

Its aim is to promote synergy between research teams (both public and private) from the French regions of Grand Est and Hauts-de-France, and Wallonia (Belgium), as well as with industry players in the sector, and to give their work greater recognition both in France and internationally.

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The European Centre for Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (CEBB) is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to biotechnology, biomaterials and green chemistry.

It brings together the scientific and technical skills and expertise provided by four chairs from AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec, NEOMA Business School and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

Supported by the Greater Reims Urban Community, the Department of the Marne and the Grand Est Region, the CEBB's mission is to develop applications for the conversion of biomass, and in particular the co-products of biorefineries and the agri-food industry.

The presence of the CEBB on the site of the Bazancourt-Pomacle biorefinery reflects the importance given to academic research and its contribution to the economic fabric of the region.

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In 2015, with the aim of increasing national and international visibility of its training and research activities related to the vine and wine in Champagne, URCA set up the Georges Chappaz Institute of Vine and Wine in Champagne (IGC).

Through close collaboration between higher education bodies in the Region, research organisations and networks, local and regional authorities, and socio-economic players working in the champagne sector in the Champagne wine region, this structure attached to URCA aims to boost interdisciplinarity at the service of scientific innovation, and enhance the common heritage of the Champagne region and champagne. It promotes all kinds of collaboration with other wine-producing regions both in France and around the world.

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The Jobs and Qualifications Campus BioEco Academy Excellence, supported by URCA, and accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, aims to bring together secondary and higher education institutions, industries and communities around one of the Grand Est Region’s strategic sectors:

plant biorefinery and industrial biotechnologies

The CMQ is a one-stop shop that aims to:

→ Promote and showcase biorefinery training courses and jobs
→ Create and strengthen links between educational institutions and with industry
→ Help to build guided career pathways and promote higher qualification levels
→ Promote school-to-work transition