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COSMETIC VALLEY (COSMETIC VALLEY)

France: Centre-Val de Loire
Ségolène LELOUTRE

Overview

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About us

The main activities of Cosmetic Valley for the development and the support of its members are:

  • Connecting know-how: Cosmetic Valley is committed to supporting SMEs in their development and to promoting the profile of their expertise with business accelerator (meetings and business diner, business opportunities …), promoting French expertise and the Made in France (“La Pivoine” Magazine, hard-copy and online directory), information meetings and working group…
  • Dynamizing research and innovation: to kick-start projects, find partners or boost innovativeness with dedicated platforms, as the Beauty Hub (Startup accelerator program). Since 2006, around 400 collaborative research programs have emerged within Cosmetic Valley members.
  • Organizing congresses to develop expertise: congresses contribute to the training of personnel and the development of innovative project. These congresses are organized in partnership with local authorities, on topics from the science to marketing.
  • International dynamic: thanks to its international network, Cosmetic Valley has created in 2016, the international metacluster the Global Cosmetics Cluster which gather 25 members from 15 countries. GCC members want to commit into international cooperation and set up special partnerships for business and innovation. Moreover, Cosmetic Valley helps to promote French businesses internationally with the organization of French pavilion at the biggest professional trade fairs.
  • Cosmetic 360: every year in October, Cosmetic Valley organises the global showcase for innovation in the fragrance and cosmetics industry. This major event joins together international decision makers from the entire industry (raw materials, formulation, packaging, retail, test, equipment, etc.).  
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Mentoring

Cluster composition

  • 565
    Cluster Members
  • 460
    SME's
  • 55
    Large Companies
  • 25
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 25
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Masson Christophe
Cluster Manager
Leloutre Ségolène
Internationalisation Responsible
Goubert Amandine
Project Manager
Hegon Justine
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Administrative and support service activities:N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Medical or veterinary science; hygiene
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Mentoring

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

Project name

Cosmetic4Wellbeing - ESCP 4i: C4W - "A driver to international weelbeing industry"

PeReRe: Peptide Research Network of Excellence (Interreg)

FreeFOAM : Novel PUR foaming manufacturing process with reduced isocyanate content (FP7)

AgriwasteValue (Interreg NWE)

Ves4US (FET-Open Call of the Horizon2020)

Magninficient (BBI Project) - Advisory Board

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United Arab Emirates
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Mexico
India

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Italy
Portugal
Romania
Spain
Turkey

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

Development of Business opportunities between Cosmetic Valley and international clusters

  • Qualified BtoB meetings
  • Participation to congresses and fairs

Development of R&D collaborative programs

Collaboration on COSMETOPEA

  • Promote and support the memory preservation of traditional knowledge and know-how of cosmetics
  • Promote and support the preservation of the biodiversity and the protection of plants involved in the cosmetopea
  • Promote and support the economic development of the countries carrying this memory, source of innovation
  • Promote and support the creation of innovation of these countries with regards to raw materials and active ingredients for the cosmetics industry

Coordinator of the Cosmetic Cluster International Network (CCIN), founded at the initiative of Cosmetic Valley in 2016, with the support of France Clusters.

The first international network of clusters dedicated to innovation in cosmetics www.cosmeticsclusters.com • The CCIN is wishing to share good practices in cosmetics, and work on common projects : • joint operations to back the international commercial actions of our member businesses; • partnerships to innovate together with the financial backing of international funding; • Initiatives increasing the visibility of and promoting general policies ever more supportive of innovative and responsible cosmetics industry…

Partnership convention with:

The Japan Cosmetic Center (Japan), The Beauty Cluster Barcelona (Spain), Colombian clusters: BioIntropic and Andi, Québec International (Canada), Polo de la Cosmesi (Italy), BioEconomy Corporation (Malaysia), Center of Expertise for Plants Compounds (Netherlands), Guandong Light Association (China), Oriental Beauty Valley (China), Taiwan Beauty Valley (taiwan), TCELS (Thailand), etc.

Link with:

Jeju in South Korea

Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan

Thailand center of excellence for life sciences

Cosmetic Newspaper, Cosmetic Observer, Guangdong Light Industry Association in China…

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Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 25.11.2020
Apply to The Cosmetic Victories competition until January 31st, 2021
News Published: 18.05.2020
National Conference for the fragrance and cosmetics industry - October 2020
News Published: 18.05.2020
Virtual makeover for Cosmetic 360 international trade fair
News Published: 13.09.2019
Call for conference - Lipids and Cosmetics