RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Northern France is home to 7 % of French researchers in agrifood and 9% of R&D spending.
Agrifood is one of the most innovating sectors in France
21 public-sector research teams
35 private-sector teams
500 researchers including:
- Roquette (300 people)
- Finaler Ingrédients
- Soufflet Alimentaire
- Tate & Lyle
Networking helps units locate likely partners and promotes innovation:
University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille Poly’tech Lille (biotechnology, industrial bio-processes), Lille branch of the Institute Pasteur (microbiology, food quality, nutrition), INRA (process engineering and hygiene, microbiology), ISA (food quality, production management)
Centers for science and technology skills help companies to develop their products and processes: Adrianor in Arras (meats, delicatessen specialties, heat and serve dishes, packaged pastries), INRACQ (quality control), SERHMA and CEVPM (fish and seafood)
2 major competitiveness clusters related to food processing
The Nutrition, Health and Longevity cluster
Over 60 R&D projects approved
Over €160 M of R&D investments
750 public & et private researchers
The Nutrition, Health and Longevity cluster brings together food industry companies, biotech businesses, private and public research centers.
This cluster’s research projects intend to take on such challenges: find a real response to the needs in terms of treatment and prevention of cardiovascular, metabolic and age related pathologies.
Two main priorities:
An original strategic alliance supported by :
International and European leaders of the agrifood industry: Adrianor, Beghin Meiji / Teros, Bonduelle, Finaler (Groupe Leroux), Ingredia, Kalys, Lesaffre, Mc Cain, Roquette, Soufflet Alimentaire, Super Diet, Tate&Lyle, Westhove, …
Biohealth actors highly specialised: Bifinove, Nutrialpha, Cecma, Cellial Technologies, Genoscreen, Fondation Cœur et Artères, Genfit, Macopharma, Tereo, Orgametrie, …
Academic research and training: Regional University Hospital Centre of Lille, University of Sciences & Technologies of Lille I, Law & Health University of Lille II (including Schools of Medicine & Pharmaceutical & Biological Sciences of Lille), Charles de Gaulle University of Lille III, Pasteur Institute of Lille, Higher Institute of Agriculture (ISA), Oscar Lambret Centre, most of regional laboratories of INSERM, CNRS and INRA.
The cluster brings together:
institutions and R&D centers including Ifremer, CEVPM, AFSSA, the Pasteur Institute, CFPM, and ULCO
Three main priorities:
Technological research and development
Normalization, quality and the traceability
Promotion and communication
The cooperation between DSM and Roquette is a result of the Biohub program launched by Roquette in 2006 and supported by the French Agency for Industrial Innovation.
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