A delegation of French senators visited the EnterpriseWorks incubator and Research Park in late April as part of a mission to glean best practices in agtech.
The delegation visited early-stage startups at the incubator and spent time with the team behind EarthSense, a University of Illinois spinout building AI-enabled robots that plant cover crops and perform other tasks.
Called the United States Interparliamentary Friendship Group, the delegation of five French senators stopped in Central Illinois as part of a larger multi-state tour dedicated to learning about emerging technologies around AI, wrote Farm Week Now.
The group’s members include Sénateurs Antoine Lefèvre, Laure Darcos, Jérôme Durain, Fabien Genet and Sylvie Vermeillet.
The senators’ visit to the University of Illinois Research Park also featured a tour of Genective, a biotechnology company specializing in corn genetics. Genective, a joint venture between two European seed corporations, moved its headquarters from Paris to Champaign in 2019.
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