Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ToasterLAB and Business Factory Food

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 12 February 2020

In December 2019, ToasterLAB, Vitagora’s acceleration program, and BFFood (Business Factory Food), the accelerator of the Spanish cluster Clúster Alimentario de Galicia (Clusaga), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The aim of this MoU is to increase the international visibility of each of the two acceleration programs, to exchange good practices and experiences, and to participate in the events associated with each program.

"Vitagora has worked closely with Clusaga for many years, notably for European innovation projects or international missions", explains Claire Van Overstraeten, manager of the ToasterLAB program. "Our two organizations each having their acceleration program, it seemed obvious to work in good intelligence on the issue of support for innovative start-ups as well. "


BFFood is the accelerator of the agrifood sector in Galicia (Spain), promoted by Xunta de Galicia and operated by Clúster Alimentario de Galicia (Clusaga) and by leading agrifood companies. Its objective is to attract and support innovative entrepreneurial projects, in order to face the challenges of the sector in a globalized market. BFFood aims to accelerate or consolidate start-ups in order to make them innovative, viable and scalable companies.  

TOASTERLAB - Vitagora's acceleration program

ToasterLAB is an Agri-Food business acceleration program, launched by Vitagora, a leading European food business cluster. It is backed by top players from throughout the food business value chain. In Dijon and Paris, ToasterLAB helps promising start-ups and SMEs to scale up and industrialise their products and services and accelerate their time to market - faster, further, smarter. The ToasterLAB program is all about supporting the development of Agri-Food companies, right across the food value chain.

Responsible for the ToasterLAB program, Claire VO is in charge of accelerating our start-ups, as well as supporting intrapreneurs. After 12 years in Vitagora, Claire is truly the "brain of the network" and, in the meanders of our ecosystem, helps you to see more ... clearly! Contact : claire.vanoverstraeten [at]  

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