BIOVEGEN – Spanish Technology Platform for Plant Biotechnology is a public-private partnership, led by the business sector, which brings together entities from the agrifood sector with an interest in R&D in applied Plant Biology. Our objective is to improve the agrifood sector competitiveness through the incorporation of new technologies based on Plant Biology. To that end, BIOVEGEN coordinates agrifood entities, connecting technological offer & demand and generating business opportunities through public-private collaboration. BIOVEGEN develops collaborations and R&D projects, identifying technological challenges of the sector. The Platform also serves as an interface between science community, business sector and administration. To do so, BIOVEGEN offers a wide range of tools to facilitate R&D activities to its members. Currently, the Platform has 86 members: 73 companies and 13 research centres, as well as the support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, which co-finances the initiative. Furthermore, BIOVEGEN is open to partnerships with other entities within the sector.