The idea of framework comes from Szymon Stoma, who started the development of a set of tools for meristem simulation under the supervision of Christophe Godin in 2006 in INRIA Montpellier (the tools were known as 'mersim' at this time). For a long time project was developed as a side effect of various research lines. In 2009 it was rebranded to STSE, and it started to be the a goal of itself. It strongly profits from the support of people/technologies from the following institutes: