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
Agriculture Scientific Director
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
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
Director of the Agronomy, Agroequipment, Breeding and Environnement Department. Researcher and professor
Nuffield & Conseil Agroéquipement
Farmer, instructor and independant consultant in agricultural machinery
ACTA - Agricultural technical institutes
European and Digital Agriculture Project Manager
MFR De La Pignerie
Instructor and Monitor of BTS GDEA, CS & CQP AXEMA
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
FNEDT - National Federation for Land-Based Contractors -
Manager of the Agricultural, Environmental and Sutstainability Projects
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
INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment -
Director of Research, agroecology and digital mission head
CEMA -European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association -
Technical Advisor, mechanical engineer, standardization and homologation expert
Ex CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association -
Homologation and Product Safety expert