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General Information
Year Established: 
Tuesday, 12 July, 2005
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Bourgogne
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité, FrenchTech
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Wagralim
Valorial
FoodValley
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Christophe
Breuillet
Cluster Manager
0380789791
christophe.breuillet@vitagora.com
Elisabeth
Lustrat
Internationalisation Responsible
0380789796
elisabeth.lustrat@vitagora.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Biopharmaceuticals
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Precision agriculture
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Food Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Sustainable agriculture
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Bio-pharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Agro-ecology, Alternative proteins, Microorganisms for food and health applications
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
320
Number of SME members: 
165
Number of larger company members: 
54
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
48
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
53
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Groupe SEB
Larger Company
Danone
Larger Company
Mondelez
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Food for wellbeing

Anchored in the gastronomic heart of France, Vitagora is focused on fostering the emergence of food industry innovation. Vitagora’s members work together in order to produce a tasty, healthy, and sustainable food product and service offer, driven by the strengthening de-mands of today’s consumers, ever more concerned by the impact of food on their wellbeing.
Herein lies Vitagora’s strength – the ability to anticipate and extract actionable insights from the converging trends of taste, health and the environment – the key components of consumer wellbeing through food.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
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)
Details of support services: 

Vitagora's main support services:

  • Intelligence: scientific & market watch (including exploratory international missions with members)
  • Attractiveness: organization of cluster matchmaking events,  a yearly international event
  • Collaborative innovation: foster the growth of Vitagora’s members thanks to innovation projects amongst members.
  • Create a dynamic and innovative network, developing a set of tools targeted to the benefit of the members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Brazil
China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Belgium
Netherlands
Portugal
Russian Federation
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

New Frontiers in Food - internationalisation of SMEs 

F2C-EU - access to European research projects for SMEs

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

- Achievement of international recognition for cluster expertise in the area of elder food
- Development of tools and strategic methodology for identifying and exploiting emerging market opportunities
- Development of an active and wide-ranging international network at the service of business development for member companies

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

Vitagora - Key knowledge and support to sharpen your competitive edge

For more than 10 years, Vitagora has been dedicated to building ambitious, goal-oriented R&D projects among its members. 
These dynamic partnerships come about thanks to Vitagora’s unique innovation-fostering ecosystem:

  • a rich concentration of industry professionals: more than 300 businesses, public and private research, and partner organisations
  • the exceptional knowledge base of Europe’s leading R&D region for food sciences
  • a dense program of business events and training sessions providing both growth opportunities and support for development and entrepreneurship
  • Vitagora’s intelligence insights and industry leadership able to inspire and nurture innovation ideas

Vitagora – all you need to open doors for your business onto the vast potential of emerging, high-value food markets, in France and throughout the world.