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Olivier CHARRAS

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Medical excellence in Hauts-de-France—the Facing Faces Institute

The Facing Faces Institute (IFF) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Bernard Devauchelle, head of maxillofacial surgery at Amiens University Hospital Center and known for performing the world's first partial face...

Health start-up Japet offers relief from back pain

Antoine Noël and Damien Bratic—both graduates of the Centrale Lille school of engineering—founded Japet Medical Devices to develop a revolutionary new solution for back pain.

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FOOD INDUSTRY

Northern France is the first-ranked food cluster in France, and leading businesses in the industry have chosen us as their springboard for European growth. Easy access to leading consumer markets, abundant resources, and a highly trained labor pool are the key to our success—and yours.

first-ranked food cluster in France

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,300 businesses
  • 53,000 jobs
  • Over €10 billion in sales
  • No. 1 export region in France
  • Europe’s No. 1 seafood-processing platform: 380,000 metric tons / year
  • No. 1 starch-processing region in France
  • No. 1 confectionery-producing region in France: 25% of confectionery made in France
  • No. 2 vegetable-processing region in France: 25% of frozen vegetables produced in France

TOP COMPANIES

  • Seafood: Marine Harvest, Findus, Unima Frais, Petit Pierre, Greenland SeaFood 
  • Vegetables:  Bonduelle, Mc Cain, Soleco, Ardo, Greenyard Food, Mousseline, Lunor, Agrafresh
  • Sugar & Pastries: Tereos, Cadbury - Kraft, Lamy Lutti, Cemoi, Afchain, Saint Louis Sucre, Vermandoise, Hyet Sweet
  • Ingredients and intermediary products: Roquette, Lesaffre, Ajinomoto, Cargill, Lesieur, Heinz-Benedicta, Tate&Lyle, Kerry, Soufflet Alimentaire, Westhove – Limagrain, Ingredia, Cema, Cereal Partners, Metarom, Tereos Syral
  • Biscuits and breads: Holder, Nutrixo – Delifrance, Croustifrance – Vandemoortele, Brioche Pasquier, Harry’s - Barilla group, Earthgrains, Neuhauser, Menissez, Delacre, Corona Lotus, Panavi, Lu
  • Beverages: Coca-Cola, Eaux de Saint Amand, Refresco, Heineken, Tropicana
  • Dairy products: Candia - Sodiaal, Novandie, Häagen Dazs, Senoble, Danone, Bledina, Société laitière de Clermont
  • Meats: Jean Caby, Bigard, Herta, and Moy Park-Marfrig
  • Ready meals: Dessaint traiteur, Buitoni, GFF (Guaranteed Gluten Free), Intersnack, William Saurin
  • Other products : Nutrimaine Banania,
  • And many more

LARGE LABOR POOL

BROAD RANGE OF TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Nutrition
  • Process engineering
  • Food product marketing
  • Biology
  • Food quality and hygiene
  • And many more

ENGINEERING SCHOOLS

  • IAAL — agricultural engineering and agrifood: 250 engineers trained annually
  • Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture — engineering and agriculture: 190 engineers trained annually
  • Université de Technologie de Compiègne — engineering and agrifood : 900 engineers trained annually
  • Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais — engineering and agrifood

A LEADING PLATFORM FOR FOOD RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

KEY AREAS

  • Nutrition
  • Seafood—processing and value addition
  • Product, process and packaging innovation
  • Microbiology
  • Food quality and hygiene
  • And more

 

LEADING RESEARCH CENTERS

  • Polytech’ Lille
  • INRA — national agronomy research institute
  • ISA — engineering and agriculture
  • Adrianor — CEVPM center for experimental development and promotion of seafood, and other specialized technical centers