Brittany is France’s leading agricultural and food-processing region; it is also Europe’s leading exporter of agri-food. Because of this , the Valorial agri-food competitiveness cluster enjoys huge industrial and technological potential with 150 industrial companies, 70,000 jobs, 600 researchers and a dense network of research and technology transfer centres.
A wide range of training and education is also one of Brittany’s main features.
Industrial companies and research or training bodies within Valorial work together to create projects that will result in the production of the foodstuffs of the future, products that will take on the challenges of global competitiveness.
Valorial’s main strategic guidelines are as follows:
The Valorial cluster involves all players in the agri-food sector (dairy, meat, egg products, vegetables etc.), from production to consumption e.g. producers, food-processing industries and their suppliers, equipment manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers etc.
To comply with its main guidelines, Valorial is working on eight topics or areas of particular expertise:
Four “sector-based” areas:
Four cross-sector areas:
For further information, consult the cluster’s website