The idea of this project arises as a consequence of previous collaboration and common interests among several research groups and public institutions. On the one hand, the Applied Plant Biology Group of the University of La Laguna (ULL) and the Chemical Activators of Plant Defences Group of the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology of the CSIC (IPNA-CSIC) share a long history of joint collaboration in a common line of search for bioactive molecules with the capacity to increase resistance/tolerance to stress.
On the other, the ISOPlexis/Germobank Group of the University of Madeira (UMa) has been searching for plant varieties more resistant to water stress In addition, the Cabildo (island council) of Tenerife is interested in promoting new technologies for use in the primary sector.
Finally, there are collaborating companies (Biovert S.L. y Kweek Agro S.L.) that form part of the consortium, which have already licensed similar biotechnology and are interested in developing new products.