Contact & Partners

AppleGenie Consortium and project coordination


Research Executive Agency
Sustainable Resourcs for Food Security and Growth / FP7 SME Actions

COV2 17/060, 1049 BRUSSELS, Belgium
+32 2 298 15 17


Coordinate the project 

NSure BV
Mr. Peter Balk, CTO

(SME) Participants

NSure BV

P.O. Box 14, 6700 AA  WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands

Mr. Peter Balk, CTO
T +31 317 466 666

NSURE is a spin-off from the Wageningen University, Netherlands. Its mission is to develop assays for the food and agricultural industry based on gene expression technology. Its molecular diagnostics can be used for accurately mapping the quality of a product batch or the condition of a growing crop. The test results are communicated with the customer in the form of chain advice and thus serve to support the decision-making process

OpenNatur S.L.

Pol. Ind. Camí dels Frares, Calle O núm. 13,  25191 LlEIDA, Spain

Mr. Victor Perdrix
T +34 973 289 309

OpenNatur S.L. develops and distributes insect pheromones, traps and other plant protection products (parasitoids, predators and pathogens) for several agricultural and forest pests. OpenNatur S.L. also develops IPM techniques.

T.R. Turoni srl

Via Copernico 26, 47122 FORLÌ, Italy

Enrico Turoni, General Manager
T +39 543 724 84

For over twenty years T.R. Company has satisfied the needs of all who are involved in fruit-growing, horticulture and floriculture, by manufacturing analysis, control and measurement instruments which have become well-established in the Italian and foreign markets, thanks to their precision and reliability.

The T.R. Company offers a complete range of instruments helping the customer in all phases of agricultural production.

Ibanez Revert Mireia Alejandra
Via Pianella 21, BUDRIO 40054, Italy

Mrs. Mireia Ibanez, Agronomist
T +39 342 355 0714

Agronomist by the University of Bologna. She has several years of experience in the fruit sector and is currently holding the position of Business development and Commercial Representative of several brands in Italy.

RTD Performers


Passeig de Gracia, 44 3 Planta, BARCELONA 08007, Spain

Mr Simó Alegre
+34 934 674 040

IRTA is a research institute owned by the Government of Catalonia adscribed to the Department of Agriculture.Its general objectives are to promote research and technological development in the area of agri-food, to facilitate the transfer of scientific advances and to evaluate its own technological advances whilst seeking the utmost coordination and collaboration between the public and private sectors.

University of Bologna

Via Zamboni 33, BOLOGNA 40126, Italy

Prof. Luca Correlli Grappadelli, Deputy Head
T +39 512 096 434

Its Department of Agricultural Sciences creates genetic, genomic, biochemical and ecophysiological studies as well as experimental farms where orchards of most temperate fruit species are maintained to provide testing grounds for its research.

CTIFL – Centre Technique Interprof. Fruit et Legumes

Rue Bergère 22, PARIS 75009, France

Mr. Mathieu Vincent

CTIFL applied research focused on plant variety assessment. They also make research related to the effects of climate change in crops. The CTIFL has 4 centres of experimentation in France, realising experimentation programs for fruit and vegetable sectors. One of these centres, the centre of Balandran, situated in the South of France, will be implied in the project on pre-harvest techniques, on thinning.

Third Party & End Users

Plant & Food Research

Mount Albert Road 120, Sandringham, AUCKLAND 1025, New Zealand

Mrs. Barbara Stowe, Business Development Manager
T +64 9925 7128

PFR presents its entity and its main research areas focused in breeding & genomics, bioprotection, sustainable production, food innovation and seafood technologies. PFR’s main geographical research area is New Zealand, but also it has international offices in US and Australia. Its goal is to support food industries. PFR is a third party of IRTA and also they a Joint Research Unit to collaborate in research topics of mutual interest.

Soc. Coop Agricole Cofruid’oc 

Route de Saint Nazaire 286, SAINT JUST 34400, France

Mr. Frederic Gastaud
Send mail
T +33 467 919 015

Mr. Didier Crabos, Manager

Granfrutta Zani Soc. Coop. Agricola 

Via Monte Sant Andrea 4, FAENZA (RA) 48018, Italy

Mr. Cristian Benedetti

T +39 546 695 211

Grandfrutta Zani can proudly and rightfully claim that they have become a sleek, reliable, available, dynamic, professional, and highly qualified organisation. They’re constantly looking for new strategies, technologies, and means to offer a high quality product and ensure the utmost safety along the entire chain from producer to consumer.