12 Mar 2019 - 14 Mar 2019 | Rennes, France

Agenda

Tuesday
12 Mar 2019
14:00 – 18:00
1-on-1 meetings - Session 1

Meet and collaborate with the participants of  the CFIA Rennes 2019 !

Matchmaking
Wednesday
13 Mar 2019
09:30 – 14:30
Conference : Photonics 4 Agri-food

An event to initiate new collaboration between the big players of the agri-food sector and the Photonics providers (in optical sensors, scanning, imaging, lasers and lighting) to solve together the challenges of the industry in production and quality control.

From 9:30 - Registration / Welcome coffee

10:00-10:20 - Welcoming words (Photonics France, Photonics Bretagne) and Introduction to understand issues of the sector (Tematys)

10:20-12:10 - Agri-food end-users needs (Wageningen University & Research, Roullier Group, d’Aucy Group, Nestlé, CTCPA)

12:10-12:30 - Pitches from photonics providers (Greentropism, Idil Fibres Optiques, Indatech, Photon Lines, Silltec ...)

13:00-14:30 - Networking lunch

Workshop
14:30 – 15:30
1-on-1 meetings - Session 2

Meet and collaborate with the participants of  the CFIA Rennes 2019 !

Matchmaking
14:30 – 15:30
Innovation galery tour

Participate to a guided presentation of the latest innovation on The factory of the future

Tour
15:30 – 18:00
1-on-1 meetings - Session 3

Meet and collaborate with the participants of  the CFIA Rennes 2019 !

Matchmaking
Thursday
14 Mar 2019
10:00 – 12:00
Conference : New Frontiers in Food & ENRICH : Innovation & international markets

Valorial a national agri-food cluster located in Western France that represents the cluster partnership (ESCP-4i) NF4 - New Frontiers in Food in collaboration with the ENRICH in the USA initiative organises a discussion and training session on “How to internationalise to the USA” at the CFIA (largest Agri-food Tech exhibition in Rennes, France).

Are you considering doing business or research in the the USA? USA is a large market for European agrofood companies, however going international is not an easy step. Even though the US may seem culturally close to a lot of EU organisations and individuals, the US eco-system and market have their own pace.

In the two-hour session Valorial will introduce their partnership, activities and present feedback from their member SMEs. Following, the ENRICH in the USA training will provide you with a greater understanding of the ENRICH initiative, introduce you to the US market and its main challenges and opportunities from the European perspective, and provide you with information on the upcoming services in Europe and the USA, and how to apply for them!

10:00 - Welcome coffee & Presentation of NF4 project (Adrienne GENTIL)

10:15 - SME’s feedback on their experience & pitches

10:30 - Presentation of ENRICH - a global network of centres and hubs funded by the European Commission that promotes the internationalisation of European science, technology and innovation - https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/

10:45 - ENRICH training “How to internationalize to the USA” https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/trainings-internationalisation 

12:00 - End of the programme

Workshop
12:00 – 13:00
Conference : Smart Sensors 4 Agri-food, the thematic S3 partnership for agri-food industry 4.0

This inter-regional network aims to provide a wide vision of the European available technologies, competences, facilities to support the food industry in their transition towards agri-food industry 4.0. The partners support SMEs in the implementation of new technologies, to achieve the creation of new European value chains in relation to industry 4.0. 

Workshop
14:00 – 15:00
1-on-1 meetings - Session 4

Meet and collaborate with the participants of  the CFIA Rennes 2019 !

Matchmaking
14:00 – 15:00
Innovation galery tour

Participate to a guided presentation of the latest innovation on The factory of the future

Tour
15:00 – 17:00
1-on-1 meetings - Session 5

Meet and collaborate with the participants of  the CFIA Rennes 2019 !

Matchmaking
The event agenda's time zone is CEST.