3rd Roadshow France (North West) – AURORA Project

Banner_Roadshow_Rennes France - VEN
From 14 mars au 16 mars 2023
De 08H00 à 18H00
35000 France

Mission to Rennes at a glance

Are you interested in innovation in the food processing sector? Do you want to discover new trends in data and photonics applied to the agrofood industry in France? Join a European delegation hosted by Valorial in Rennes for a 3-day programme and attend the CFIA 2023 fair in the heart of the top food-processing region in Europe.

AURORA Roadshow in Rennes, France will take place 14-16 March 2023 as part of a short-term cross-border mobility scheme ClusterXchange organised within the AURORA EU project. Funding available based on eligibility criteria (circa 450€).

Support with logistics will be provided by the host organisation.


  • Get insights into the power of data towards operational excellencePitching & matchmaking session
  • Explore the CFIA 2023 fair and connect with your fellow European delegates
  • Observe the innovation in the food processing industry in France

Full agenda

  • Monday 13/03: Recommended arrival in Rennes, France. Hotel chek-in and informal dinner
  • Tuesday 14/03:
    • Morning: Mission kick off, welcome coffee and meet up with the Valorial team, departure for the CFIA and light lunch at the fair
    • Afternoon: Guided tour at the Factory of the Future booth by BDI 
    • Evening: Cocktail/gala or networking session (TBC)
  • Wednesday 15/03:
    • Morning: Conference “Data to stimulate innovation and operational excellence of agrofood factories?”
    • Afternoon: Workshop and guided innovation tour around photonics technologies in collaboration with Photonics Bretagne
    • Evening: Networking lunch
  • Thursday 16/03:
    • Morning & afternoon: Site visits across Valorial ecosystem (TBC depending on the profile of visiting organisations)
    • Evening: End of the mission

Please note that the above agenda remains to be confirmed. Valorial will adapt the activities of the desired mission taking into account the profiles of the visiting organisations.

About the fair

CFIA is the place where innovation in the food processing happens! Join Valorial and its partners at the Agro Factory of the Future booth and explore cutting-edge innovations in food processing to boost operational excellence of agrofood factories. Explore the fair and discover more than 500 machines in operation and connect with local key players.


  • Photonics: Optical-photonic systems
  • Data: AI, digital twins and 5.0 solutions
  • Around 3 complementary sectors:
  • Ingredient & processed food products
  • Equipment & processes
  • Packaging & conditioning

Aurora Project

Led by Valorial alongside four other agri-agro and tech clusters, the European AURORA project focuses on food quality, safety and authenticity in a context of green and digital transition.