The figures talk for themselves

Over than 1,000 firms - 2nd ranking French region for jobs


Great business opportunities on offer

Great because the market is sure to respond
Plant-based protein foods or plant-based meat products are an up-and-coming sector. The food industry is the region’s top sector employing 24% of the workforce.
Now that’s inspirational!

Great because gaps exist in the market
In spite of that the region have the marine resources upfront, marine-based products such as fish, crustaceans, and algae have yet to be explored. Be ready to get your golden ticket idea!

Great because companies in the sector need you
Are you experts in smart manufacturing? Then join us here in Pays de la Loire and take the food industry to the next level.

Is your need different? Let’s look at its business potential.


Leading names


Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters


Largest network for collaborative innovation in the food industry.


The reference cluster regarding production of specialized plants respecting both environment and health.

Innovation platforms

Cap Aliment

specialises in food innovation and brings together business, education, research, government and industry.


Provides a platform for manufacturers and researchers to collaborate on designing ecological solutions for tomorrow’s food packaging needs.


An organization serving manufacturers, bringing together companies in the robotics sector

Technocampus Alimentation

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to food industry

Business clusters


A support organisation for the development of regional food industry businesses.


An innovation network for childhood wellbeing with links to the food industry.

Academic and technological resources

Academic resources

  • Oniris: Engineering school specializing in veterinary medicine, agrifood and food science – Nantes
  • ESA: Prestigious institution (Grande Ecole) of Agriculture

Technological resources

  • CTCPA: Agrifood technical centre

Let's meet at an event

22 October



Business convention for innovation in food, feed, nutrition and health. 22 - 23 October 2019
Meet us there!