Village By CA North of France is launching the first european call for applications on the topic “Innovate to develop people demand for plant-based proteins products”
Innovation is needed to support consumer demand for food products made of plant-based proteins.
By 2050, the Earth will have to feed some 9 billion people.
Global proteins demand is expected to soar 40% as early as 2030.
In order to meet related food security, nutritional and environmental challenges in a sustainable way, developing new products, processes or services around plant-based proteins looks critical.
First European call for applications to innovate around plant-based proteins.
Village by CA North of France, part of a unique 30+ accelerators network throughout France being developed by Credit Agricole Group, is launching on February 27th 2017 a call for applications “Innovate to develop people demand for plant-based proteins products” with its partners Bonduelle, Sodexo, Université Catholique de Lille, Groupe Rossel- La Voix Médias, Eurasanté and the Nutrition Health Longevity Cluster (NHL). This call for projects is the first of its kind on this topic in Europe, and earns the support of IAR, the French bio-economy cluster.
Village by CA and its partners constitute a powerful ecosystem that gathers and federates start-ups, renowned industrial actors, research laboratories, academic institutions as well as potential investors in the Hauts-de-France Region.
These actors aim at helping France to become a world leader in plant-based proteins.
Meet start-ups in Lille on June 14th, 2017
The call for applications is aimed at startups and innovative project bearers throughout Europe.
The objective is for Village by CA North of France to boost the economic development of startups that prove innovative, particularly at nutritional, environmental, gustative and cultural levels.
The most innovative entrepreneurs will get the chance to grow their start-up within one of the most efficient open innovation ecosystems in France and in Europe, made of Village by CA North of France together with Eurasanté, Nutrition Health Longevity and IAR Clusters. Selected startups will be invited to pitch on June 14th in Lille, during the fifth edition of NutrEvent, the leading European business convention dedicated to innovation in food, nutrition and health gathering 600 actors from research to market. Winning startups will benefit from exclusive and personalized support by Village by CA and its partners to boost their project and their “go to market”. Their brand will also benefit from the communication actions of Village by CA North of France and its partners on the European scene.
Village by CA partners will progress on their own open innovation pathway in supporting selected startups and hereby developing new business drivers.
In addition, a Students International Innovation Challenge will be launched in April 2017 by the Call for applications partners, in cooperation with Village by CA North of France.
Claire Desagher, Catherine Filonczuk Village by CA North of France
+33(0)7 61 79 50 38 | +33(0)3 20 63 72 68
Learn More About The Call For Applications:
- Communique De Press: Lancement Du Premier Appel A Candidatures Europeen « Innover Autour De La Proteine Vegetale Au Service De L’alimentation Humaine »
- Dossier de Presse Appel à Candidatures
- Press Release: Village By CA North Of France Is Launching The First European Call For Applications On The Topic “innovate To Develop People Demand For Plant-based Proteins Products”
- Press Release Addendum Call for Applications