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VALORIAL
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France: Brittany
PERROT Jean-Luc
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Overview

About us

VALORIAL is the agri-food competitiveness cluster for the greater west of France (Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Normandy) located in the heart of Europe's leading agri-food basin. The 16 staffs animate a ‘pole de compétitivité’ of 360 members manufacturers, research centres and higher education establishments, representing more than 800 structures and has a network of 4,000 innovators, around the theme of smarter food. Its core business is identifying, setting up and supporting innovative collaborative R&D projects over 5 areas of expertise with a transversal approach to sustainable development 1) Food, nutrition, and health 2) Food quality & safety, 3) Production, processing & conservation technologies, 4) Functional ingredients, 5) Agri-food marketing. To reach its objectives, it offers a chain of services from the idea to the market i) Resourcing & Specialized Intelligence ii) Consulting in strategy and innovation management iii) Consulting in project engineering, including European networking & partner search, iv) Project management support v) Communication and dissemination for its members and projects. We are member of local, regional, and national networks in food & bioeconomy as well as at EU level of EIT Food, several S3P in Agri-food (ingredient, Smart Sensor, Traceability, packaging), and registered on ECCP, as a hub on Smartagrihubs… Key figures: > 2000+ participants at our communication, resourcing & dissemination events in 2020 > 520 collaborative innovation projects (over a billion € in R&D) supported since 2006 > 370 members, 2/3 industrials from multinational to SMEs > 5 running EU project as partner (2), coordinator, third party, advisory.

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

Cluster composition

  • 360
    Cluster Members
  • 154
    SME's
  • 30
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 106
    Large Companies
  • 55
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 10
    Number of civil society members
  • 35
    Other Ecosystem Actors

New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project was a succesfull COSME GO INTERNATIONAL project, which brough a comprehensive coaching service to stimulate international collaboration and business development of European 25 agri-food SMEs in 4 foreign target markets (Brazil, Canada, China and the USA). It brings together 5 food clusters, namely Clusaga (ES), Food Valley (NL), Valorial (FR), Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE), specialised in 3 food industry value chains: processed foods, health and nutrition foods and connected foods.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English French 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
Memona Dalichampt
ECCP Responsible Person
NICOLAS Lola
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)
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0146 Raising of swine/pigs - Manufacture of food products:C1013 Production of meat and poultry meat products - Manufacture of food products:C1089 Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.
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

Key members

Profile name Location
ACT FOOD

France

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 programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG EIT KICs LIFE ERASMUS+

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

AURORA

F2F HEALTH MATTERS 

FOOD SCALE UP 

BIORURAL 

B-RESILIENT 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
Japan
Singapore
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

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

Profile name Location Network type
AURORA
S3P I4CE

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 28.07.2022
Portofolio of new services to be implemented
News Achievements Published: 22.06.2022
The F2F Health Matters country reports are online!
News Published: 13.04.2021
EVEN UP International Challenge
News Published: 13.10.2020
REAMIT Symposium

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