CNR 2 Isafom  CNR is the main Italian research organization with a network of more than 100 institutes over the country. CNR-ISAFOM actually reaches a “critical mass” of 76 units. ISAFOM has one headquarter (Ercolano, NA) and three sections (Catania, Cosenza, Perugia). The Section of Perugia, is focused on oliviculture. CNR-IBBR has been recently established. The IBBR Division of Perugia is considered one of the reference laboratories for the study of Olea europaea, with a strong background on genetics and genomics of this species.
 Maich The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania is a multinational, multicultural Institution with state of the art facilities, localized in an island that produces 30% of the total Greek olive oil production with long tradition in olive culture and technology. Therefore, significant olive biotech research experience and olive oil quality characterization has been developed the last 14 years in MAICH. MAICH is a constituent Institute of the International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).
 INTA 3 Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria INTA (Regional Center of Mendoza-San Juan): The main objective is to contribute to the competitiveness of the agricultural, forestry and agro-industrial sector across the country, in a context of ecological and social sustainability.
 supagro SUPAGRO is a public institution devoted to the training and research on sustainable agriculture. It belongs to the he research unit UMR AGAP (mix unit between CIRAD, INRA and SUPAGRO) regrouping about 150 scientists (350 peoples including non-permanent staff) involved in the analysis of the genetic diversity and molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to environment (biotic and abiotic stresses) under the general goal of plant breeding. The olive research program is conducted by the AFEF-AGAP team that has a longstanding research experience on olive genetics.
 INRA Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique World Olive Germplasm of Marrakech (OWGB) The (OWGB) of Marrakech includes 561 accessions from 14 Mediterranean countries. Using 12 nuclear microsatellites (SSRs) and three chloroplast DNA markers, this collection was characterized to examine the structure of the genetic diversity and propose a set of olive accessions encompassing the whole 505 SSR profiles based on a total of 210 alleles were identified. Based on these markers, the genetic diversity was similar to that of cultivars and wild olives which were previously characterized in another study indicating that OWGB Marrakech is representative of Mediterranean olive germplasm.
 UNIPG Università di Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale (Department of Experimental Medicine- DEM) is mainly composed of Genetists, Biochemists, Physiologists but also includes jurists experts in legal and bioethical issues. Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali (Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences) is involved in horticulture, genetic, animal husbandry, food processing through research, technology transfer and education. Genetics and Biology Innovation Pole (polo GGB) will also take part to the acivities with six person month of secondment. UNIPG is member of the GGB. GGB is physically located on the premises of DEMUNIPG
 AUA 2 Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) hosts two (2) schools divided into six (6) departments. The University has a number of research groups dealing with trees, while few of them are studying olive. The group concerned with this project works with plant molecular biology, development, physiology, biochemistry, fatty acid biosynthesis, seed proteins, cell biology, metabolism of secondary products, and genetics and specifically on olive at the molecular, genetic and physiological level. To develop and advance methodologies and protocols, to genotype domesticated resources and to characterize genes and molecular approaches in relation to oil quantity and quality profiles. Many PhD students and postdoctoral fellows carry out active research in the fields named above. These activities are successful through the establishment of national and international competitive research networks and collaborations with the industry.
 Logo Nuevo Ufro University is a public entity from south of Chile. UFRO is current in R&D projects focused on biopharmaceutical and agricultural areas because of the characteristics of his location, with a particular biodiversity. In 1991 UFRO creates Scientific and Technological Bio-resource Nucleus in order to strengthen multidisciplinary R&D in biological resources and bio-processes associated with food production, environmental sustainability and human health; and further, to strengthen education, dissemination and outreach in bio-resources in the University, the Region and the Country.
 ifapa IFAPA Centro "Alameda del Obispo", Breeding and Biotechnology Area The Andalusian Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) is an autonomous body under the Andalusian Regional Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government). The Institute aims to contribute to the modernization of agriculture, fisheries and agrifood sectors, as well as to improve its competitiveness through research, development, technology transfer and training.
 NCARE LOGO The National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) is a semi–autonomous institution and a leading center for research and extension in Jordan. NCARE has sufficient infrastructure to perform research studied relevant to the proposed project. This includes research stations, laboratories, equipment and field gene-bank for olive varieties
 LARI Logo LARI is a governmental organization under Minister of Agriculture Supervision.
The institute conducts applied and basic scientific research for the development and advancement of the agricultural sector in Lebanon. In addition, the institute keeps close ties to the farmers and tries to develop research activities aiming at solving their problems.The LARI has at its disposal twelve experimental stations (Tal Amara, Tourbol, Kfardan, Kfarchakhna, Abdeh, Tyr, Fanar, Lebaa, Hermel, Kleiat, Hasbaya, Baakline) in an area of 280 hectares of agricultural land.
 cia CIA works in Italy, in Europe and internationally for the advancement of agriculture and for the defense of the equal dignity and income of farmers in society. In Umbria, CIA operates with one regional office and 18 branch offices. The technical assistance activities and management are carried out using its own specialized structures for interventions in various fields: CIA tries to make the role of younger farmers crucial in the transformation of Italian and European economies, promoting and defending the professionalism and facilitating the development of innovative ideas. In particular, CIPA-AT is a CIA institute specialized in training, consulting, dissemination and innovation in agriculture; it provides consulting company finalizing its work to improve the economic conditions of farmers. It works in Umbria with 15 cores operating base and 26 technical agricultural extensionists.
 UABC 2 The UABC today is one of Mexico’s leading educational institutions because of the quality of its educational programs. We therefore have a commitment to offer the best in education, as well as to make and maintain ample room for dialogue, debate, generation of knowledge, and novel and creative projects.
 sevitel SEVITEL, a non profit organization and the leading body representing private industry in the field of Olive Oil in Greece, can claim a 50-year old history. SEVITEL' s numerous members include the largest Greek processing and packaging industries as well as Olive Oil Exporters. Under the legal status of a Professional Association it performs the following: It is the legal representative of the industry before all authorities - national and European (EU). It follows national and EU legislation and issues guidelines to its members regarding standards and EU Regulations. It informs and through trained personnel, assists members in questions of promotion and legislation. It sets up expert committees and panels regarding Olive Oil quality features. It functions as a data bank on issues related to the olive oil market (national and international). SEVITEL is also widely involved in financing scientific research regarding the specific attributes of Olive Oil in relation to health.
 optimum Optimum Quality is a Technology-based Company whose main activity is focused on Food Safety and Quality area. The extensive experience of Optimum Quality professionals in the Food Sector combined with an in-depth knowledge in the development of expert system allows use to offer efficient solutions to the new challenges faced up by the Food Industry.