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12 March 2019 - 14 March 2019
Rennes, France
CFIA Rennes 2019


Photonics 4 Agri-Food

march 13, 2019 - 09:30 – 14:30 (including networking lunch)

(places are limited – 60 attendees)

Photonics is becoming a major technology in the agri-food industry.

So, in the framework of the European projects NEXTPHO21 and EPRISE, Photonics France and Photonics Bretagne co-organize a business meeting « Photonics 4 Agri-Food ».

The aim of this event is to initate 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:

  • Food safety,
  • Raw material control,
  • Packaging, conditioning and preservation,
  • Real-time process monitoring.


Download the flyer and discover the detailed agenda

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                                                                                                          

New Frontiers in Food & ENRICH : 

Innovation & international markets 

march 14, 2019 -  10:00 – 12:00

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”

Are you considering doing business or research in 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!

Agenda :

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

10:15:   SME’s return on experience pitches

10:30:   Presentation of ENRICH https://usa.enrichcentres.eu/

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

12:00:   End

Smart Sensors 4 Agri-food - the thematic S3 partnership for agri-food industry 4.0 

march 14, 2019 -  12:00 – 13:00

In 2017 Flanders’ FOOD, supported by the Flemish authorities, initiated the Smart Specialisation Strategy partnership ‘Smart sensors 4 agri-food’. With our partnership, which has to date 14 member regions, we want to enable all the agri-food companies to make the leap towards industry 4.0. In the end our ultimate goal is a more interconnected, resilient and smart agri-food system in Europe.

With this partnership we initiated 2 EU projects, to elaborate our strategy and roadmap and set-up new, cross-border investment projects:

  • Connsensys: Connecting smart sensor systems for the food industry
  • S3FOOD: Smart sensor systems for food safety, quality control and resource efficiency in the food processing industry

Gus Verhaeghe, Innovation Manager and Veerle Rijckaert, Business Development & Internationalization Manager from Flanders’ FOOD will present our partnership and inform you about the support that you can get from the Connsensys and S3FOOD partners.

Closed since 11 March 2019
Location Parc Expo Rennes Aéroport La Haie Gautrais 35170 Bruz
Organised by
Algeria 1
Belgium 8
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 1
Canada 1
Colombia 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Denmark 3
Egypt 2
France 92
Germany 2
India 3
Indonesia 1
Ireland 2
North Macedonia 1
Morocco 2
Netherlands 2
Nigeria 3
Norway 1
Poland 1
Romania 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Senegal 2
Sweden 1
Switzerland 2
Taiwan 1
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 2
United States 1
Total 141