NASSTEC (The NAtive Seed Science, TEchnology and Conservation Initial Training Network  is a Marie Curie Multi-partner ITN (Initial Training Network), part of the people programme of FP7.

NASSTEC will train 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and 1 Experienced Researcher in native seed science, conservation and use, to increase the impact of environmental mitigation and adaptation projects.

NASSTEC plans to interconnect the public and private sector through the establishment of a multidisciplinary European doctoral ‘school’ with the aim of integrating knowledge in plant ecology, genetics, molecular biology, taxonomy, ecology, conservation, seed biology, environmental science, agricultural botany, crop science, breeding and horticulture.