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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 12 July, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Bourgogne
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité, FrenchTech
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Christophe
Breuillet
Cluster Manager
0380789791
christophe.breuillet@vitagora.com
Renaud
Anne-Céline
Internationalisation Responsible
0380787741
anne-celine.renaud@vitagora.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Portuguese
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Precision agriculture
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
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: 
547
Number of SME members: 
271
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
95
Number of larger company members: 
83
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
112
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
81
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
ToasterLAB by Vitagora
Accelerator
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 demands 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.

Vitagora launched, ToasterLAB, the FoodTech and AgTech business acceleration program. Backed by top players from throughout the food business value chain, ToasterLAB supports promising start-ups and SMEs to scale up and industrialise their products and services and accelerate their time to market - faster, further, smarter.

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)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
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 targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
China
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
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Natural Products Canada (Canada), BioSTL (USA),
KBCC (Japan)
BioSTL (USA)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
H2020
CIP/COSME

NF4 - New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward - internationalisation of 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 should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Vitagora - Key knowledge and support to sharpen your competitive edge

For more than 13 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.