VEGEPOLYS VALLEY

France: Loire Region
Nicolas FEGEANT

Overview

Profile:
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About us

Labelled as an international cluster in July 2005, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY represents a unique territorial aggregation in Europe through its production capacity and expertise, and through the presence of all channels in the field of plants and of a high-level learning and research cluster. Throughout this territory, businesses grow, create jobs, deploy learning, research programs, and give birth to new production technology. VEGEPOLYS VALLEY’s development is founded on centuries of production tradition in the Loire Valley. The region benefits of many advantages: soil and weather conditions, its energy, the know-how of its businesses. In addition, it has full support from the Government and public authorities over several decades that help it become a leader in the field of plants. The networking of businesses, research and education, the cluster’s founding principle, fosters exchanges, marshals the energies and combines the means in order to innovate faster, and better.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 500
    Cluster Members
  • 380
    SME's
  • 26
    Large Companies
  • 40
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 34
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

The « seed seminary »: a new group of emergence on seed quality to a European project

VIBE: The VEGEPOLYS International Event dedicated to attract new players in Plant field to VEGEPOLYS VALLEY territory. Each January

IHC 2022 : International Horticulture Congress, in Angers, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY co-organised this international scientists meeting. More than 3600 scientists are expected. 

Plant InterCluster Network: Each year, plant clusters have a common event of 2 days, PIC Meeting. In 2019, in Naaldwijk, Netherlands.

Management team

FEGEANT NICOLAS
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

VEGEPOLYS VALLEY also developed a service of Living Lab, including final user into the conception of products or services. 

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

ESCP-4i

Project name

NATUREEF

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Chile
China
Colombia
Mexico

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Spain

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 03.07.2020
PIC Week 2020 - 10th Anniversary
News Published: 21.03.2019
Plant Inter Cluster Meeting 2019
News Document Published: 22.10.2018
VIBE 2019