The event
FoodTech is the alliance of the agri-food sector with new technologies.

It brings together all digital or technological initiatives - data and data processing, sensors, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotization, virtual reality, connected devices, mobile phones, etc. - that offer innovative solutions for optimizing the agri-food value chain.

It includes the whole value chain, from production (precision agriculture, urban agriculture, biocontrol, animal and plant genetics, new proteins ...), to consumers (personalized nutrition, catering, smart kitchen...), via processing (packaging, food safety, etc.), and distribution (delivery, marketplace, retail...).

FoodTech sector performance
$5.6
billion
invested worldwide in 2015
$1.1
billion
invested in Europe in 2015
5.8%
average annual growth
forecast 2015-2022
$250
billion
the turnover that should be generated by FoodTech sector worldwide in 2022
FoodTech issues
Optimizing agricultural production and farm management
Responding to a search for authenticity: eating pleasure, diversity of tastes and cultures
Developing personalized cooking, even “therapeutic” cooking, and adjusting food to one’s nutritional needs
Reinventing distribution methods, drive last mile delivery, product ergonomics (packaging, eco-design)
Reducing the environmental footprint
Opening the functional foods market, meeting the specific needs of different types of consumers and emerging food issues (allergies, pathologies etc.)
Developing fermented foods and proteins of the future
Responding to the search for food transparency: traceability and safety, consumer-manufacturer information channels
Who is behind FoodTech?
FoodTech's network and ecosystems

Within the scope of La French Tech, nine thematic networks emerged in July 2016, including the FoodTech network, which includes five ecosystems spread over the France (Brest, Dijon, Lyon, Montpellier and Rennes/Saint-Malo). Xavier Boidevezi (pictured here), with 20 years experience in food in France and abroad (with Danone), and in connected devices at the SEB Group, is the National Secretary of the FoodTech thematic network.

FoodTech Dijon Bourgogne Franche-Comté founding members and board