Become a member

Plant ETP is a membership-based organisation representing the plant sector at the European level. Plant ETP brings together various stakeholders of agricultural value chains. Three main stakeholder groups make up Plant ETP members: academia, industry (seed and breeding sector and agricultural service providers) and the farming community.

Plant ETP members support the activities of Plant ETP both through their financial contributions (yearly membership fees) and by providing their respective expertise.

Why become a member of Plant ETP?

As a member of Plant ETP, your contributions will support the activities and mission of Plant ETP. In return, Plant ETP provides its members with, among other things,

  • information on policy developments that are likely to affect R&I and/or the plant sector. Plant ETP represents its members in relevant policy discussions to promote science-based policy making.
  • early information and insights on relevant research programmes and calls. Members are also involved in co-creating priority research topics to be put forward to the EU commission.
  • the opportunity to meet potential partners for collaborations and to set up European research consortia.
  • the possibility to influence Plant ETP’s strategic direction and agenda through voting power for all full members
Become Member

Conditions to becoming a member of Plant ETP member

Membership into Plant ETP is available to any entity cumulatively meeting the following criteria

  1. Being duly constituted in accordance with the laws and practices of its country of origin;
  2. Having its registered seat in Europe; and
  3. Developing, producing and/or using plants or parts of plants, products derived from plants, and/or products developed for use on/with plants for its activities

The application for membership to Plant ETP is subject to approval by its Board of Directors and General Assembly as indicated in the Plant ETP statutes.
For more information and to inquire about the application process, please contact our Executive Manager on .

Members’ testimony

The University of Padua is part of Plant ETP because it is a technology platform that advocates innovation, technology transfer and excellent education in plant science and agriculture sectors for sustainable development.” Alberto Pozzebon, Associate Professor of General and Applied Entomology, University of Padua.

The Plant ETP addresses agricultural topics at the forefront of societal, sustainable and innovation-driven debates including stakeholders from the entire value chain. As a global enabler for Research, Development and Registration for innovative and sustainable crop protection solutions we are delighted to be part of this “Think Tank” and can contribute to the most relevant topics in agriculture today, also learning how we as an organisation need to prepare in order to meet the future trends in agriculture.” Christoph Grondal, Head of Business Development & Strategy, Eurofins Agroscience Services.

Companies active in the plant breeding and seed production sector are amongst the most innovative in Europe, as these companies need to ensure they are able to meet the challenging and ever-evolving needs of farmers and the rest of the agri-food chain, including consumer preferences and policy objectives. It can take up to 15 years to develop a new variety, which means that breeders have to anticipate future food demands and challenges, and predict which products will be required in the next decade and beyond. Therefore, the European Technology Platform “Plants for the Future” is a key priority for Euroseeds in order to find solutions that deliver in terms of sustainability and competitiveness for the entire agri-food chain.” César González, Manager Public Affairs, Euroseeds.

Public-private partnership is firmly anchored in KWS research for mutual benefit.” Viktor Korzun, Global Lead Scientific Affairs, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA

The Plant ETP is a strong help for the plant sector, representing members from industry, academia and the farming community. It serves for all stakeholders concerned with plants to provide their views and represent their interests in an open discussion process. VEGEPOLYS VALLEY is here to represent and give voice to the French companies, farmers, and research centres working toward a better vegetal world.” Pauline Bodin, European project manager, Vegepolys Valley.