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23 Feb 2018

How to build a food cluster: Algeria learn from the example of Vitagora

On Tuesday, February 20th, a delegation of representatives of the Algerdian Ministry of Industries and Mines and the Mitidja Entrepreneurs Club came to Dijon for a meeting with the French clusters Vitagora, Terralia and Céréales Vallée. The goal was to learn from the experience of the French clusters to build their own cluster in Algeria. Vitagora, a model of best practices With the aim of stimulating technological innovation and industry in Al…

15 Feb 2018

Gold Label: Vitagora remains among Europe's elite clusters

With a score of 96%, the European Cluster Excellence Intitiative (ECEI) has reawarded the Gold Label to Vitagora. During the audit, the cluster management policy, the positive mindset and the healthy level of private funding were identified as particularly strong points. This award allows Vitagora to remain among Europe's highest performing clusters, currently held by 15 clusters in France and 56 clusters throughout Europe.   A European label…

31 Jan 2018

Vitagora is partner of the report "FoodTech: an opportunity for France"

Vitagora has partnered with Digital Food Lab, along with Sopexa, to publish the first report on French FoodTech. This report is based on the study of the 400 FoodTech startups founded in France since 2013. They have raised €317 million in funding since 2013 with a threefold increase in the amount invested between 2015 and 2016.    As a recognised leader of gastronomy and the world's fourth largest food exporter, France could be poised to reap…

27 Oct 2017

Two AcceleRise startups in the final of the Food Nexus Startup Contest

Aveine and Kuantom, two young companies with innovations in the drinks sector are the finalists in the Food Nexus Startup Challenge, a Europe-wide contest. France represented by two AcceleRise startups On October 13th, Vitagora and AcceleRise's founding members selected two startups to represent France in the Food Nexus Startup Challenge, a European contest whose final will take place in the Netherlands. The two French finalists, Aveine and Kua…

11 Jul 2017

2nd cohort for AcceleRise: 6 start-ups join the program

Today, eleven FoodTech and Agtech startups pitched for the AcceleRise jury. The acceleration program's founding members were able to select 6 candidates to join the second cohort, to begin their intensive acceleration phase on September 14th. Who made the cut? Atelier Sarrasin - Nicolas Crabot & Benoit Wartel Organic and gluten-free buckwheat products. Atelier Sarrasin is one of the only producers to break down the buckwheat during the m…

28 Apr 2017

Session #2 of AcceleRise is underway

The first session of AcceleRise came to an end on April 20 & 27 with the alumni startups pitching for investors worth more than 1 billion euros. The session #2 is already underway with applications open until June 12th, 2017. Pitching for more than 1bn Euros in investment funds  In conclusion of their 3-month intensive acceleration program, the 7 startups selected for the AcceleRise program took part in two pitch days, in Paris and in Dijon…

04 Apr 2017

3 Foodtech projets for Vitagora in 2016

Three new innovation projects under the theme of FoodTech were added to Vitagora's project portfolio in 2016: Store Connect, Wise, et Foodintech.   STORE CONNECT Data used to optimise client in-store experience   The project Store Connect has the goal of drastically improving customer experience inside brick and mortar stores, thanks to the use of smartphones and sensors for localising and creating tailored interactions.   This project w…

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…

19 Jan 2017

AcceleRise’s first cohort. Who has made the cut?

70 candidates, 7 startups on the starting blocks! The jury of AcceleRise, composed of its founding members, were audience to the pitches of the finalists seeking to join the first session of the acceleration program. Congratulations to the winners, and our sincere thanks to all the candidates!   The program begins on February 2nd, 2017, with an intensive 3-month acceleration session, based in Dijon and in Paris, followed by a 9-month post-acc…

18 Oct 2016

Vitagora launches FoodTech business accelerator

During the SIAL Paris 2016, Vitagora announced the launch of a new business acceleration program for FoodTech startups and SMEs, named AcceleRise. This is the first acceleration program designed to answer the specific needs of young food companies in terms of industrial scaling, business models and market access.   Accelerise also addresses the growing consciousness of startups, SMEs and even large food companies to anticipate changes incurred …

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