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04 Dec 2019

Mission to Brazil : discovering the local agri-food actors

In November 2019, Vitagora took part in a European partnership mission to Brazil. Oisin Morrin, vice-president of Vitagora, Nicolas Machado, international partnership coordinator and Christine Urbano, managing director of SensoStat, met key Brazilian innovation players in Sao Paulo. These included the Food Tech Hub, ITAL, the Garage AgTech and the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (University of São Paulo). In the south of the country, in …

15 Nov 2019

Vitagora celebrates 10 years of cooperation with Japan

In November 2019, Vitagora celebrated 10 years of cooperation with Japan. The French food innovation cluster was honoured to host NARO’s President, Dr K. KYUMA, and Vice-President, Dr A. MATSUDA, and their team who came and met Vitagora’s President M. Pierre Guez and Director M. Christophe Breuillet, as well as scientific forces from Vitagora’s agrifood innovation ecosystem.    The NARO, the National Agriculture and food Research Organisation…

19 Jul 2019

Fermented products: a strong trend in French food markets

If you are paying attention to food trends like we do, you are very likely to have seen a lot of press devoted to consumer interest in fermented foods and beverages. This is no surprise as the fermented food and ingredient market is projected to grow from $512.19 billion in the year 2018 to $689.34 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.12% from 2018 to 2023. While the trend is visible across the globe, in 2018 Europe led the way in terms o…

19 Jul 2019

Sensory analysis and statistics to understand your consumers

How do we know if a product will be appreciated by consumers? What target segment should you choose when you launch a product? Sensory analysis and statistics offer relevant methods to identify both the characteristics of a product and consumer acceptability. What are the possible applications for the food industry? How to use the results?   What interest for agri-food business? How is your product perceived? This is essential for i…

19 Apr 2018

New Frontiers in Food: a European project to boost SME's internationalisation

Funded by the COSME* program (Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), in 2016 Vitagora and its partners launched the New Frontiers in Food initiative to accompany European SMEs with their international development. In 2018, Vitagora and 4 European partner clusters (Food Valley in the Netherlands, Valorial in France, Wagralim in Belgium and Clusaga in Spain) have launched the second phase of New Frontiers in Food, f…

07 Feb 2017

UMR Agro-ecology and LabEx SPS: a fantastic potential for plant research

Two world class reseach units within the Vitagora network group together over over 60 research teams and a total of nearly 900 research personnel, contributing vital knowledge to advance the practices of sustainable agriculture. For the good of our food, our health and our relationship to the environment.   Agro-ecology research unit (Dijon) Improving knowledge and understanding of microbial and plant biodiversity   In 2014, a new Agro-ecolo…

25 Jun 2015

Preserving soil biodiversity - 3 innovative solutions by Vitagora members

Soil, and the diverse microorganisms that it contains, supply a number of services to the ecosystem: water filtration, the regulation of above-ground biodiversity, climatic regulation and air quality…   Today, precision agriculture techniques are being developed to preserve our soil’s biodiversity, including the use of high-tech imaging tools and high-performance biosolutions to strengthen natural plant defenses. Genosol, a one-of-a-kind tool f…

30 Jan 2015

Plant proteins: 3 Vitagora projects develop food industry applications for pulses

Pulses represent an important source of plant protein for animal and human food as well as fixing nitrogen for better soil health. In a context where the yields of other crops are stagnating (rapeseed, wheat, barley etc.) and can lead notably to soil exhaustion, pulses are appearing to be a promising alternative.   For this reason, Vitagora is helping a number of R&D projects to emerge These projects address the critical issue of plant pro…

LE COVID-19 : INFORMATION IMPORTANTE

Compte-tenu des dernières mesures prises par le gouvernement ce weekend, concernant la situation sanitaire liée à la propagation du virus COVID-19, toutes les réunions physiques, manifestations, et visites en entreprise sont suspendues jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Cependant, toute l’équipe Vitagora a adopté des mesures de télétravail et reste entièrement disponible pour répondre à vos questions et demandes liées aux services et projets proposés par Vitagora.

Une cellule de crise au sein de Vitagora liée à l’impact du COVID-19 sur l’activité de nos entreprises agroalimentaires régionales a été mise en place dès le vendredi 13 mars en lien avec l’ANIA et les autorités régionales.

Vous pouvez joindre cette cellule de crise pour toute demande relative à ce sujet au 06 72 39 66 96, Tom Vaudoux, ou par email, au elisabeth.lustrat@vitagora.com.

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