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01 Apr 2020

Partner profile: SPADEL, “We are looking to develop agile innovation”

Simply innovating is not enough for food multinationals if it is not keeping up with fast-moving markets and ever-changing consumers. With start-ups and smaller companies gnawing away at the market shares of established players, the need to be agile is coming into focus as a key to innovating successfully. Increasingly aware of this fact, Spadel, a leading European producer of mineral waters and bottled soft drinks, recently became a partner…

29 Oct 2019

Plant-based alternatives to meat

A huge challenge: how to please everyone   The plant-based substitute market is booming in France, with an increase of 80% in sales recorded in France in 2016. Beyond this trend, consumers are making a host of expectations known: new sources of protein for health and environmental reasons, anti-animal exploitation, ease of preparation … Attracted by many opportunities, agri-food manufacturers have launched plenty of meat free products such as…

01 Oct 2019

A bread to fight against elderly malnutrition

A little loaf of bread, baptised “G-Nutrition”, has caused quite a stir in among elderly care professionals. This bread is the result of a long development process aiming to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly, as well as being perfectly adapted to their taste preferences and eating abilities. As of 2018, it became the first "everyday" food product to receive authorisation to be refundable by French Social Security, in recognition of its im…

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…

02 May 2016

A bread to fight against elderly malnutrition

A little loaf of bread, baptised “G-Nutrition” has caused quite a stir in among elderly care professionals. This bread is the result of a long development process aiming to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly, as well as being perfectly adapted to the taste preferences and eating abilities.   This bread was developed within a flagship Vitagora project, mobilising a number of industry actors and demonstrating the cluster’s ability to devel…

08 Dec 2015

Foodtech - Combining a 'Neural' Processor with a Standard Processor

The aim of the project Neuro-DSP to combine the features and capabilities of a so-called 'neural' processor with those of a standard processor and then integrate the hybrid into applications for various industries, including food ­processing and agribusiness. Global Sensing Technologies (GST), a young Dijon based company founded by an industry operator and an academic, whose products are based on a neural technology design, is one of the project …

21 Jul 2015

Microorganisms and food - 3 leading research units

Using microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi) to transform food staples such as wheat, milk or fruit into bread, beer, cheese or wine, is an age old human practice. But a better understanding of microbial ecosystems and mechanisms has progressively allowed us to control, industrialise and optimise the production of these foods. The research carried out by scientists in three world-class units - PAM, MICALIS Institute and URTAL – illustrates the t…

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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