About us

Elicit Plant, the agri-biotech tackling water stress

About us

Our mission

Our mission is to provide solutions, with proven scientific results and benefits, that help agriculture adapt to climate change, starting with water stress in field crops.

Our vision

We believe in a resilient agricultural and food system, harnessing the power of plants to build a better future, more
respectful of nature and people. We are able to contribute to this, thanks to our unique technology that elicits plants ; natural defenses to cope with stress, and provides better resistance to climate change.

Ten billion people to feed by 2050.

Ten billion people to feed by 2050.

As the world moves forward, so do the challenges of climate change. Unpredictable rainfall is one of those big challenges. It leads to irregular crop yields, and threatens farmers’ livelihoods, biodiversity and human health and nutrition. It has never been more urgent to take action. Solutions depend on changing
practices, empowering farmers, protecting our planet’s biodiversity and creating a resilient and adaptable food system for future generations. This is what Elicit Plant delivers.

Elicit Plant develops sustainable, cost-effective and efficient solutions for farmers which enable plants to activate their own defenses against unpredictable and volatile weather conditions, and the related effects of climate change. By enhancing plants; natural capacities, we offer solutions that deliver a real return on investment and have a positive impact on the planet.

Scientist working on phytosterols

We have translated our unique scientific understanding of the mechanisms that enable plants to activate their own defenses against stress into a new category of proven, affordable and easy-to-use solutions, geared primarily to farmers.
We are the first company to improve agricultural practices through the use of exclusive phytosterol formulations. We have unlocked the secret of adapting their properties from plant to product application, with unprecedented results validated in the field.

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Climate change is a reality…

Our eco-responsible approach

Respect for the environment and people are among our core values, and we have earned the French LUCIE 26000 label which awards our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Elicit Plants ambition is to offer natural, high-performance alternative solutions for an ecological transition in agriculture. The aim is to achieve a balance between preserving natural resources and modern agriculture. Between conventional and organic farming, Elicit Plant pursues a third approach based on innovation and natural, effective alternatives. Many products known as ‘biostimulants’ unfortunately fail to live up to their promises. Elicit Plant is developing a product approach based on searching for never-before-seen innovative solutions which must provide farmers with added technical value in terms of yield and result.

Governance

Leadership Team

Jean-François Déchant

Jean-François Déchant

CEO – Elicit Plant

Aymeric Molin

Aymeric Molin

COO – Elicit Plant

Slavica Djonovic - CSO – ELICIT PLANT

Slavica Djonovic

CSO – ELICIT PLANT

Nicolas Guinet - CFO – ELICIT PLANT

Nicolas Guinet

CFO – ELICIT PLANT

Felipe Sulzbach

Felipe Sulzbach

Head of Brazil – Elicit Plant

Ralph Beckers

Ralph Beckers

Chief Strategic & Marketing Officer – Elicit Plant

Eran Kosover

Eran Kosover

VP Strategic Alliances – Elicit Plant

Claire Arnoux

Claire Arnoux

VP Marketing – Elicit Plant

Olivier Goulay

Olivier Goulay

VP International

Magdalena Kutnik

Magdalena Kutnik

Head of Labs – Elicit Plant

Jean-Pierre Genay

Jean-Paul Genay

VP Agronomy – Elicit Plant

Antoine Wattel

Antoine Wattel

VP Sales France – Elicit Plant

Board of Directors

Pam Marrone

PRESIDENT – INDEPENDENT MEMBER

Jean-François Déchant

Jean-François Déchant

CEO – Elicit Plant

Michael Krel

SOFINNOVA

Stephane Roussel

ECBF

Johan de Saegher

INDEPENDENT MEMBER

Aymeric Molin

Aymeric Molin

COO – Elicit Plant

Edouard Combette - BOARD OBSERVER – BPI FRANCE

Edouard Combette

BOARD OBSERVER – BPI FRANCE

Nicolas Baguet

BOARD OBSERVER – CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CPE

Scientific Advisory Board

Benoît Poinssot

R&D BIOLOGY

Marisé Borja

REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Rachel Raymond

US MARKET STRATEGY

Ananya Manna

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Investors

Companies and funds are supporting our international development, convinced by the solutions designed by Elicit Plant to meet the changing social and environmental needs of agriculture.

 

Investors:

* The Region and the European Union are supporting the Elicit-Plant project as part of the European Union’s relaunch plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the ERDF/ESF (Aquitaine/Limousin/Poitou-Charentes) Operational Program 2014-2020.

bpi france
Europe Nouvelle Aquitaine
Crédit Agricole CPE

Innovation programs:

Union Européenne
La French Tech Seed
France brevets
Génération Deep Tech