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International foodstuff innovation on your doorstep!

The aim of this initiative is to promote partnerships with members of the cluster, as well as to showcase the skills of Valorial members as part of a regional marketing strategy.



Hokkaido Bio Cluster visits Valorial!

On 27 January, Valoria welcomed a delegation made up of members of the Hokkaido Bio Cluster (Japan) that specialises in bio-technology, and the Japanese Ministry of Research and Industry. After a morning spent by both sides giving presentations, the afternoon was time for 28 B2B meetings with 13 members of the cluster (including 8 SMBs).

Four themes new international RD projects!

Identification of skills among international clusters able to overcome technological obstacles. Among the 200 foodstuff clusters identified worldwide, 40 were selected as being of potential interest to the three French clusters that make up F2C Innovation. The database grows regularly thanks to trade delegations abroad, conventions, and trade shows.
Structuring a network of clusters
Following evaluation, 15 clusters form 9 different countries decided to form a network: WoFIN (World Food Innovation Network). Its primary objective is to foster collaborative projects.
Organisational issues were resolved through the creation of 17 workgroups which, in time, will produce international collaborative R&D projects. Some of these projects will be submitted in calls for European projects. project
The European Technological Partnership created by Valorial, Vitagora, and Agrimip Innovation is co-financed by the DGCIS.
Its aim is to raise awareness and mobilise food industry SMBs to participate in European R&D projects by running awareness raising events, suggesting partnerships, and support in designing the project.
Since the F2C-EU project was launched in December 2010, two regional SMBs have joined European consortiums in the KBBE 2011 call for projects.