The foodstuff cluster of the future
Inventing tomorrow’s foods, together!
A national food industry competition cluster launched in Brittany in 2006 and today present in the neighbouring regions of Pays de la Loire and Basse-Normandie, Valorial’s mission is to identify, design, and support collaborative and innovative R&D projects.
Projects are carried out in cooperation with companies in the food industry, packaging companies, equipment manufacturers, research and technology transfer centres, and training bodies.
Objective : to reposition the sector and the companies that work in it to focus on projects with high added value, create jobs, and ensure its permanent development.
Who is Valorial for ?
Valorial reaches out to all businesses and bodies in the food industry, throughout the full supply chain, from very small businesses to multinational corporations : producers of animal feed, producers of ingredients and products for mass consumption, equipment manufacturers, packaging and conditioning companies, and public and private innovation partners.
Certified by Valorial, innovative and collaborative projects receive public funding allocated to competition clusters : funding comes from the State, regional authorities, and Oséo Innovation, and covers 40% of project costs on average.
The technical side of a project is bolstered by the skills of sector managers from technological innovation centres : ADRIA Développement, Vegenov, Breizpack, CBB Développement, CRITT Santé Bretagne, CTCPA, Zoopôle Développement, and the Pôle Agronomique Ouest.