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Western France

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Our network in Europe’s leading food producing region

Valorial’s regional roots are enmeshed in a network of partners based throughout Brittany, Pays de la Loire, and Basse-Normandie. Valorial coordinates and develops networks of targeted contacts that can be called upon to answer food innovation challenges at any time.

A network with several levels, for manageable numbers of contacts :
- cluster coordination team and its three regional delegates, leader of local networks in Western Brittany, Pays de la Loire Basse-Normandie
- Valorial sector delegates from partner technology centres :
- 260 cluster members, including 180 businesses
- over 200 researchers and 30 higher education institutes active in the cluster’s sectors
Preferred contacts within networkValorial :
- State services in Brittany, Basse-Normandie, and Pays de la Loire : DRAAF, DIRECCTE, DRRT
- local and regional authorities : Regional Councils in Brittany, Basse-Normandie, and Pays de la Loire, General Councils, Metropolitan Areas
- financial partners : Europe, the State, Oséo Innovation, local government, banks
- Economic development : professional associations, networks, development and innovation agencies : Bretagne Développement Innovation, Société Publique Régionale des Pays de la Loire, Miriade
- universities and academic institutions, research centres, technology centres and institutes, technopoles : Quimper Cornouaille, Rennes Atalante, Laval Mayenne Technopole
- business groups and clusters : NovaCHILD, Cluster West
If you are looking for a particular contact or specific skill, please get in touch contact !


Our “research”, “innovation”, and “technology” partners in Western France

- UCBN (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie) - Caen
- ADRIA Normandie - St Lô
- ESIX Normandie (Ecole Sup. d’Ingénieurs de Caen) - Caen
- ISPA (Institut Supérieur de Plasturgie d’Alençon) - Alençon
- IFPC (Institut Français des Productions Cidricoles) - Sees
- Inra/Rennes-Le Rheu
- Cemagref/Rennes
- Anses/Ploufragan/Fougères
- Zoopôle Développement/St Brieuc-Ploufragan
- Vegenov/St Pol de Léon
- CEVA/Pleubian
Pays de la Loire:
- Oniris/Nantes
- Universités/Nantes/Angers/Le Mans
- Inra/Nantes/Angers
- ESA/Angers
- CTCPA/Nantes
- CETIM/Nantes
- Valinov/Angers
Need to find specific technological or scientific skills or equipment? See Technéo