Scientific Objectives

The overall objective of NASSTEC is a functioning network of academic and industry specialists able to produce and use European native seed effectively and efficiently. NASSTEC will:

  1. Deliver key practical training to ESRs and partners to ensure high quality seed sourcing and production.

  2. Connect key disciplines in native seed use, from innovative seed science research to technological development and inter-sector links.

  3. Develop joint network products, including assessment and evaluation tools, such as protocols, and research outputs collated in a‘NASSTEC Manual’ for relevant internal and external stakeholders.

  4. Provide draft guidelines on the production and use of native seed for submission to EU regulatory services as a complement to available seed certification schemes.

  5. Connect NASSTEC with the USA and Australia native seed science and technology infra-structures that are already recognised internationally as examples of best practice.