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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Bretagne
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
VALORIAL
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
PERROT
Jean-Luc
Cluster Manager
33223485964
valorial@pole-valorial.fr
GENTIL
Adrienne
Internationalisation Responsible
33223485307
adrienne.gentil@pole-valorial.fr
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Creative Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
327
Number of SME members: 
154
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
20
Number of larger company members: 
50
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
52
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
48
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

VALORIAL, CREATING CONDITIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS Agri-food competitiveness cluster located in the west of France,  VALORIAL aims to foster collaboration between economic actors, research centers and higher education institutions, on R&D and innovative projects. VALORIAL represents a network of 309 members, among them 66% of SMEs and large companies. With 353 certified projects since 2005, for a total amount invested in R&D of 363 millions €,  the cluster has become a major player in french agri-food innovation. Our value chain: enhance innovative approaches, set up, optimize and fund collaborative projects.   VALORIAL, A NETWORK OF EXPERTISES, OPENED TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS VALORIAL can mobilise partners in 5 fields of excellence that define the food of tomorrow: - Health and nutrition for humans and animals, - Functional ingredients, - Microbiology and food safety, - Innovative technologies (process, packaging), - Usages and food marketing.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

A range of services, from the idea to the market ... - From support to set up of innovative and collaborative R & D projects (research partners identification, industrial consortium agreement ...) into a secure device guaranteeing the confidentiality of your information project - Financial engineering and optimisation of the financing plan - Access to many events, both sources of information and intelligence, contacts, exchanges and emergence places of new projects: FoodMorning, ValorialConnection, ValorialProject and EstiValorial - Targeted intelligence tools: "Science & Technology", "Health & Nutrition" and "Food Trends" - A secure collaboration platform to drive innovation projects - Access to new Members space, with a private directory of members of the cluster, a space publications, calendar, etc ... - Promoting innovative products and members know-how on relevant trade shows, conferences and other national and international events

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
WAGRALIM
FOOD VALLEY
VITAGORA
NSL EURASANTE
TERRALIA
POLE I&R
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

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