Meet the environmental objectives of agriculture
For over 25 years, Alcimed has been supporting its clients in their biological control projects in order to meet the challenges of a more healthy and environmentally respectful agriculture.
THE challenges related to BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
What is biological control?
Biological control is a crop protection method against insect pests that prioritizes the use of natural products and mechanisms that are less harmful to the environment and human health. It employs the use of chemical mediators, microorganisms and natural substances to limit the use of synthetic pesticides.
What are the challenges related to biological control?
In the context of strategies for reducing synthetic pesticide use, there is a growing call to centralize the use of microorganisms, natural substances and natural mechanisms in agricultural practices. But while the promise of biological control approaches seems to offer responses to the environmental problems of upstream agriculture, their deployment must address key issues linked to their integration in modern agriculture:
- Performance challenges, where R&D efforts must be focused in order to offer farmers a comparable efficacy to their current methods against insect pests
- Regulatory challenges to go to market, as these new natural approaches must be evaluated with the same standards as pesticides, while aiming for optimized timing with regards to environmental urgency
- Challenges of acceptance amongst farmers, not only by voluntarily changing their agricultural practices, but also regarding tough questions around their investments, eventually additional costs and crop productivity losses while taking into considerations the overall profitability of farming operations.
Who are the key actors to follow or to integrate into developmental partnerships for the biological control solutions of tomorrow? What are the highest performing and most innovative solutions in biological control?
What are the biological control products currently under evaluation, and the closest to market authorization? What are the regulatory controls in place for different countries? How much room is there to maneuver? How to optimize the market launch strategy for biocontrol products?
What is the receptivity of farmers to biological control solutions, taking into account the environmental benefits and economic impacts on their farms? What are the future economic models that will allow the promotion of a shared environmental premium for biological control solutions?
How do we support you in your BIOLOGICAL CONTROL PROJECTS?
For more than 25 years, Alcimed has been supporting stakeholders all along the agrifood value chain to find innovative solutions to technological, economic, societal and environmental challenges. We explore the field of biological control products with a wide range of our clients, including large agri-supply groups, startups developing innovative solutions, research consortiums, and institutes.
The diversity of our clients, the geographical areas we explore, and the types of projects we carry out give us a global and in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges linked to crop protection and biological control.
Our projects cover diverse subjects including conducting scientific state-of-the-art studies for identifying key innovations, supporting the development of new services and offers, redefining strategic positioning, regulatory analysis, sector studies, market studies, and many others!
EXAMPLES OF RECENT PROJECTS CARRIED OUT FOR OUR CLIENTS IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
Through this, we were able to bring a clear picture of the biological control market in seed microbial treatments, allowing the prioritization of unsatisfied needs and functionalities that our client could respond to. We also helped in the creation of a 5-year roadmap, identifying each key step and the internal initiatives required to accomplish them.
In the end, we allowed our client to validate their concept, while highlighting the key expectations to address. At the same time, we identified potential partners to test our client’s biocontrol solution and advance in building a value proposal based on real-life conditions.
Our purpose? Helping both private and public decision-makers explore and develop their uncharted territories: new technologies, new offers, new geographies, possible futures, and new ways to innovate.
Located across eight offices around the world (France, Europe, Singapore and the United States), our team is made up of 220 highly-qualified, multicultural and passionate explorers, with a blended science/technology and business culture.
Our dream? To build a team of 1,000 explorers, to design tomorrow's world hand in hand with our clients.
- Proof of concept
- Voice of Customer (VOC)
Identify and analyze the practices of other players with a benchmark
- Business case
Validate your project launch with a business case
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Improve your customer satisfaction by working on your customer experience
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Develop a strong and distinctive market access strategy
- Market Study
Analyze and understand how a market really works thanks to market study
- New services
Enrich your offer by developing new innovative services
- Opportunity evaluation
Measure the attractiveness of a business by conducting an opportunity assessment
- Patient pathway
Innovate and reinvent patient care pathways
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Imagine the innovative products of tomorrow by boosting your product innovation
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Structure your project launch with a roadmap
- Strategic audit
Make a strategic audit of your business
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Stand out from the competition with the right positioning strategy
- Business development
- Business models
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- Cluster study
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- Innovation process
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- Search for funding opportunities
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