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VALORIAL
VALORIAL

France: Brittany
Valérie BEAUVOIS
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Overview

About us

VALORIAL, CREATING CONDITIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS Agri-food competitiveness cluster located in the west of France,  VALORIAL aims to foster collaboration between economic actors, research centers and higher education institutions, on R&D and innovative projects. VALORIAL represents a network of 309 members, among them 66% of SMEs and large companies. With 353 certified projects since 2005, for a total amount invested in R&D of 363 millions €,  the cluster has become a major player in french agri-food innovation. Our value chain: enhance innovative approaches, set up, optimize and fund collaborative projects.   VALORIAL, A NETWORK OF EXPERTISES, OPENED TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS VALORIAL can mobilise partners in 5 fields of excellence that define the food of tomorrow: - Health and nutrition for humans and animals, - Functional ingredients, - Microbiology and food safety, - Innovative technologies (process, packaging), - Usages and food marketing.

Established - 01 June 2006
Staff in the management team - 11-20

Cluster composition

  • 339
    Cluster Members
  • 152
    SME's
  • 20
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 106
    Large Companies
  • 51
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 30
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English French Japanese Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Pôle de Compétitivité

Management team

PERROT Jean-Luc
Cluster Manager
GENTIL Adrienne
Internationalisation Responsible
FORTIN Blandine
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities - Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A03 Fishing and aquaculture - Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing - A\: Human necessities:Butchering; meat treatment; processing poultry or fish - A\: Human necessities:Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Fertilisers; manufacture thereof - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Aquaculture - KETs:Industrial biotechnology - Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable agriculture - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

A range of services, from the idea to the market ... - From support to set up of innovative and collaborative R & D national & EU projects (research partners identification, industrial consortium agreement ...) into a secure device guaranteeing the confidentiality of your information project - Financial engineering and optimisation of the financing plan - Access to many events, both sources of information and intelligence, contacts, exchanges and emergence places of new projects: FoodMorning, ValorialConnection, ValorialProject and EstiValorial - Targeted intelligence tools: "Science & Technology", "Health & Nutrition" and "Food Trends" - A secure collaboration platform to drive innovation projects - Access to new Members space, with a private directory of members of the cluster, a space publications, calendar, etc ... - Promoting innovative products and members know-how on relevant trade shows, conferences and other national and international events

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Trend-scouting (latest trends on skills) - Access to finance (to upskill/reskill) - Collecting needs from company members - Connecting to other organisations in the regional ecosystem

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Strategy development

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG EIT KICs

Name & description

NF4: New Frontiers in Food

Objective: to develop and implement a joint internationalisation strategy with the aim of improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the participating clusters by facilitating access to international markets more easily. For this, an intelligent strategy based on the combination of several interconnected specialisations has been defined. Specifically, NF4 has detected three complementary value chains: i) connected foods; ii) functional foods and healthy ingredients; and iii) processed food products.

Funds: COSME ESCP-4i

More information: https://newfrontiersinfood.eu

AHFES: A quadruple helix Atlantic Area healthy food Ecosystem for growth of SMEs

Objective: improving competitiveness and growth of SMEs in the value chain of healthy eating and lifestyle, contributing to the development of a transnational innovation ecosystem that helps entities to access information, partners and markets and align their products and services to the needs and expectations of the consumers. Specifically, AHFES's mission is to achieve an ecosystem of healthy food in the Atlantic Area of four propellers (public authorities, industry, research and citizens) for the growth of SMEs.

Funds: Interreg Atlantic Area

More information: https://www.ahfesproject.com/

REAMIT :Improving Resource Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors

Objective: to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains in NWE to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency. Reducing food waste is of highest priority for the EU (88Mt or € 143B wasted per year). The EU has committed to halving food waste by 2030 by focusing on all stages in the supply chain. 35% of food waste in EU-28 has occurred in supply chains in 2012. Though technologies exist to reduce food waste, they have not been applied to food supply chains.

More info

Project name

NF4/New Frontier in Food

AHFES

REAMIT

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
Japan
Singapore
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
VALORIAL

France

S3P Agrifood on Traceability and Big Data

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 13.04.2021
EVEN UP International Challenge
News Published: 13.10.2020
REAMIT Symposium

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