A panel of specialists
To ensure a comprehensive study of every application, the panel is composed of the best French and international specialists. More than 20 members, scientific directors, senior research fellow, engineers, professors as well as repeat users of equipment, gather their knowledge to elect a unique prize list!
To examine every application, the panel members also call on the expertise of technical specialists and users from their network. Almost one hundred experts bring their advices and knowledge to elect the awards list.
Thanks to them, each successive roll of honour of the SIMA Innovation Awards serves as a reference in the sectors of agricultural equipment, technologies and services.
Chairman of the Panel
INRAE - National Research Institute For Agriculture, Food And Environment
SIMA'S Technology Advisers, Panel Spokespeople
FNCUMA - national federation of the cooperative for the use of agricultural equipment -
AgroEcoTech department manager
Bordeaux Sciences Agro
Lecturer in Automation and Machinery Engineering, precision agriculture expert. Author of the reference book about precision agriculture: “Agriculture de précision. Les nouvelles technologies au service d’une agriculture écologiquement intensive".
The members of the jury
Agricultural machinery expert - Member of the French Academy of Agriculture
AXEMA - trade association of the Agricultural Equipment industry -
Engineering consultant - Technical Pole Manager
IMAMOTER - Institute for Agricultural and Earth-Moving Machines -- CNR National Research Council of Italy
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Inspector in Health and Safety at work
Nuffield & Conseil Agroéquipement
Farmer, instructor and independant consultant in agricultural machinery
Institute of Agricultural Techniques of Valencia - Spain
Professor of Research, former president of EurAgEng (the European Society of Agricultural Engineering).
Head of Agricultural Section - Service consulting & Approval in Environment
Wallonia Public Service - Agriculture Department - Belgium
MSA - the Agricultural Mutual Assistance Association- Central Fund
National Advisor in prevention of occupational risks
PCMA, Former Trame BCMA and APCA
Agricultural machinery expert, consultant, 25 years of experience in agro-equipment. Spraying Public Interest Grouping (GIP) policy officer.
INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment - Clermont Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Center
Manager of the Spreading Technological Research Unit
DGAV - Directorate-General for Agriculture and Veterinary Affairs – Switzerland
Agrilogie Marcelin workshop manager, mechanics teacher Ex Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Claas, Renault & John Deere
INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment -
Director of Research, agroecology and digital mission head
Holder of the Chair of Agro-Machinism and New Technologies
ACTA - Agricultural technical institutes
Scientific, technical and digital director
CEMA -European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association -
Technical Advisor, mechanical engineer, standardization and homologation expert
Gilles vk, Farmer, Youtuber
Grain farmer, France Agri Twittos member #FrAgTw
French Chambers Of Agriculture
Livestock farming and agriculture equipment unit policy officer