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 5 strategic areas of expertise to support businesses and researchers.

5 thématiques d’excellence

avec une approche transversale en développement durable

A tight-knit mesh to remove locks

5 areas of excellence with a cross-cutting sustainable development approach

In addition to these 5 areas of focus, 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, Valorial’Project…), provide support (project development, approval…) and promote your innovation projects are shaped around this mesh.

  • Around ten Valorial’Project & 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:

  • Food Quality & Safety: Microbial stability during food storage, Development of real-time microbiological control methods, Ensuring the food safety of raw-milk cheeses…
  • Manufacturing, Processing & Preservation Technologies: Conservation and improvement of nutritional and organoleptic qualities, Process robotisation/automation, Functionalisation of packaging materials, Secure B-to-B exchanges…
  • Food, Nutrition & Health: Managing the issue of portioning and wastage in connection with satiety, Demonstrating the effectiveness of health foods, Demonstrating the benefits/positive impacts of fermented foods and gut microbiota…
  • Agricultural and Agri-Food Marketing: Jointly creating and testing new digital tools for the agri-food sector, Developing analysis methods in real-life situations (consumption routes)…
  • Functional Ingredients: Optimising technical and functional properties, Functional ingredients for culinary purposes…

The Valorial network in numbers

275

Member

agri-food businesses & suppliers

15

Associated

thematic experts

3

Partner

Regional innovation agencies

5

Associated

foreign clusters

11

Partners Club

members

50

Member

research organisations

4

Partner

professional associations (ANIA, ABEA, AREA, LIGERIAA)