Making the agri-food sector of Western France the home of smarter food

Factories of the future, marketing 4.0, innovation management, new food uses, consum'actors,... with Valorial you are on the brink of a full-blown revolution!

Between “industrial operational excellence” and “better use value for the client”, Valorial tackles the main challenges facing the agri-food sector against a backdrop of digital transformation and ecological transition.

We have opted to funnel our skills into 6 strategic areas of innovation to support businesses and researchers.

6 areas of innovation

with a cross-cutting sustainable development approach

A tight-knit mesh to remove locks

In addition to these 6 areas of innovation, with our sector-based approach we can cover all your innovation issues. 

  • Milk & dairy products
  • Meat products
  • Bakery: bread, biscuits, pastries, cakes
  • Egg products
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Food products of aquatic origin

Our actions to encourage ideation (Valorial’Connection…), provide support (project development, approval…) and promote your innovation projects are shaped around this mesh.

  • Around ten Valorial’Connection events held each year, with a focus on cross-sector themes to stimulate, federate and network around shared issues: nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women, industrial performance, the power of food colour, experiential marketing…
  • Approval of some 30 collaborative innovation projects each year, spread between the 5 areas: TexSensTank2020AAginov

These areas cover issues such as:

  • Water, climate, soil: integrated approach to the preservation of terroirs (maintaining the agronomic quality of soils, preservation of water resources, adaptation to climate change)
  • Operational excellence of farms & plants: deployment of new technologies (equipment & process performance, new technologies to assist human work, digital transformation)
  • Food supply for better eating: safe, healthy & sustainable food (nutritional & organoleptic quality, healthy & safe food, sustainable food, food security)
  • Sustainable plant & animal production: new inputs, agro-ecological approach (variety & breed improvement, optimisation of the use of plant & animal protection products, plant and animal nutrition)
  • Integral valorisation of biomass: potentialising co-products (biomass mobilisation, new economic models, biosourced chemistry, extraction of nutritional and functional ingredients, territorial bioenergy)
  • Innovative food uses & services: creating value beyond the product (food uses & services, distribution channels, new business models)

The Valorial network in numbers



agri-food businesses & suppliers



thematic experts



Regional innovation agencies



foreign clusters


Partners Club




research organisations



professional associations (ANIA, ABEA, AREA, LIGERIAA)