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Agriculture

UV Boosting - Equipment to stimulate the natural defences of plants by UV-C flashes

Mission

Improving crop protection with UV-C flashes

After discovering that UV-C flashes increase plant resistance to various pathogens, researchers Laurent Urban and Jawad Aarrouf filed their first patent in 2015. They then met Yves Matton, co-founder of Technofounders, with whom they joined forces and created UV Boosting in 2016.

This innovative technology consists of stimulating the plant’s natural defences thanks to UV-C flashes, triggering a defence mechanism even before the appearance of an aggression (pathogen, environmental stress, etc.). The plant is thus more resistant and damage is limited. UV Boosting equipment allows a flexible treatment rate, adapting to most agricultural machinery and does not require consumables.

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Ambition

Significantly reduce producers' dependence on fungicides

As regulatory restrictions have become increasingly strict in recent years, UV Boosting aims to significantly reduce growers’ dependence on fungicides, starting with grapevines and strawberries.

 

To date, more than seventy wine growers use UV Boosting equipment in several French wine regions and internationally (Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Chile, etc.).

 

At UV Boosting, the teams are convinced that technological innovation and scientific research are sources of solutions for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture.

NeoFarm - Press Kit September 2022
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The team

UV Boosting management team

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Graduated of Sciences Po, Baptiste began his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant for investment funds, in the turnaround of distressed companies and on issues with strong societal impacts. He joined UV Boosting in 2020 as CEO.

 

A musician and wine lover, he has a strong taste for the wines of Anjou – his home region.

President

Baptiste Rouesné

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With 28 years of experience in the wine industry, I am the commercial director of UV Boosting.  I also give courses and conferences at hotel and wine trade schools. I am a trainer for the Bordeaux CIVB wine school.

I have created and managed 3 companies: a wine cellar in Bordeaux, a wine merchant of great wines of the world and I opened the first Wine Bar in Bordeaux centre.

Commercial Director

Fréderick Breysse

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François obtained his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Biology at the University of Strasbourg, after having studied the functioning of plants for 3 years in the largest plant biology research institute of the CNRS. Following this work, he continued his career in the United States where he studied the parasite causing sleeping sickness in Africa for 5 years at Boston University. On his return to France and after spending a year studying fertilisation in sea urchins, he returned to his first passion, research and development in plant biology by joining UV Boosting.

Head of R&D Biology

François Sement

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Martin is an engineer from the Mines de Paris (2013), he has been in contact with the excellence of the industry since his internships at Valeo and Essilor, then three years at Renault in Le Mans. He joined UV Boosting in 2021 and puts the human and the concrete at the heart of his work as an industrial manager.

 

A wine enthusiast, he leads wine tasting sessions, and even worked in a mythical Napa Valley estate for Francis F. Coppola!

Production & Industrialisation Manager

Martin Mazet

They speak out!

Testimonies

Technofounders brings a lot of serenity to the development of the start-up, thanks to the experience accumulated during all these years on key subjects. Today, I am convinced that we will succeed in accompanying more and more farmers towards new, more responsible production methods!

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Rouesné Baptiste, President
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Job offers

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Press Kit

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UV Boosting - Dossier de presse Septembre 2022