There are different varieties of Valorial certified R&D projects:
– “Industrial” projects: these are private innovation projects carried out by a partnership between businesses and a technical centre or laboratory. Most of the projects that Valorial certifies fall under this category (over 60%).
– “Research” projects: these projects are launched by academic research teams, university research centres, State research facilities, or technical centres, and are focused on fundamental research, and supported by one or more foodstuffs companies. They are regularly submitted for ANR (French National Research Agency) calls for projects.
– “Structural” projects: these projects lead to the creation of innovative shared tools and platforms of interest to an entire sector. For example, innovation platforms designed to provide members with free access to shared resources (equipment, technicians, and associated services).