Food & Innovation
Professionals, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the fields of food and gastronomy, here’s where you’ll find support services that can help you develop and run your business.
From business incubators to investors and public institutions, the Cité de la gastronomie Paris-Rungis has set aside a space for those who are creating the food of tomorrow – today.
Launched in 2016, Smart Food Paris is the food innovation platform of Paris&Co, an economic development and innovation agency for the city and its suburbs. Its mission is to work with entrepreneurs to create a more sustainable city.
Smart Food Paris brings together start-ups, businesses, institutions and experts around the same challenge: boosting innovation in the food sector. Together, they will help pioneer innovations that lead to better food solutions for a changing society.
Smart Food Paris offers personalized support and provides access to a dedicated space in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, including a culinary experimentation lab. Since its launch Smart Food Paris has incubated 70 start-ups and continue to integrate every year a new project tackling the challenges facing traditional sectors (notably gastronomy, food and catering).
Find out more on the Smart Food Paris website
Rungis&Co is a business incubator based at the heart of the international food market at Rungis. It was created in October 2015 by the Rungis market, the Val-de-Marne chamber of commerce, and the SCIEGE business support network.
This “business and innovation” group aids, hosts and collaborates with entrepreneurs and start-ups in the fields of agribusiness, gastronomy, logistics, digital technology and service provision. 45 start-ups have already benefited from this strategic environment, which embraces the full range of fresh food services.
Find out more on the Rungis&Co website
Run by the Val-de-Marne chamber of commerce, having been launched by its equivalent in Paris in 2017, AgroAlia is a local club for young food industry businesses across the Paris region.
It is particularly aimed at innovative companies in the fields of food tech, digital and logistics. Among its missions, it accompanies entrepreneurs and business leaders in their strategic choices, brings together those working in agri-food and food tech, and encourages the exchange of good practices. Today, 25 businesses and entrepreneurs benefit from the club's help, with the aid of 24 public/private partners who are experts in the sector.
Find out more on the Agroalia website
The Val-de-Marne Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat (Chamber of Trades and Crafts) provides public service support crucial to the development, growth and continuation of trades and crafts across the region. In order to do this, it assists, trains, informs and advises companies during their launch and development. More specifically, the organisation has created a space on its website dedicated to the different titles, distinctions and designations that can be obtained by food professionals.
Find out more on the CMA website