The Association de coordination technique agricole (French Agricultural Technical Coordination Association) aims to reinforce cross-disciplinary approaches and collaborations between French Agricultural Technical Institutes and research organisations, professional agricultural organisations, public authorities, etc. In addition, Acta coordinates applied research and transfer activities.

Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) participates in the creation of public policies in the environment, energy and sustainable development fields. It helps with the financing of projects, from research to implementation in the following fields: waste management, soil preservation, energy efficiency and renewable energies, air quality and measures to combat noise.

Afnor (French Association for Standardisation) is an international group of services structured around four major fields of skill: standardisation, certification, specialised publishing and training.

On 1 January 2007, Engref, Ensia and INA P-G were merged to create AgroParisTech, a major higher education institution and leader in the field of Life Sciences. It trains engineers and managers in the Life Sciences and Environment fields.

The Association nationale des industries alimentaires (French National Association of Food Industries), is the mouthpiece of the French food industry. As a key interface with the public authorities, French and European institutions, it acts in a coherent and synergistic manner with its members within its fields of skill in order to promote the French food industry.

The Agence nationale de la recherche (French National Research Agency), is a financing agency for research projects. On a competitive selection mode that meets international standards, it strives to foster creativity, innovation and partnerships. Since 2010, the ANR is the main operator of Investissements d’Avenir in the field of tertiary education and research. In this context, it ensures the selection, funding and monitoring of projects.

The membership of the Association nationale de la recherche et de la technologie (French National Research and Technology Association) includes the key public and private stakeholders in research and innovation.
Its three main activities are Cifre conventions, the FutuRIS forward studies platform and, with the European department, the improvement of partnership research practices.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety is an independent public institution responsible for survey and providing alerts, expertise, research and encouragement for research, which contributes to improving human food safety in the environmental, occupation and food sectors. Thanks to its broad field of skill, Anses is capable of understanding all types of exposures to which humans are subjected, either voluntarily or otherwise, at every age and at each moment of their lives  (work, home, leisure, while travelling).

Bpifrance is a public group of funding and investment for companies, present in all French regions, to meet all their financial needs, innovation and investment.

The Centre national de la recherche scientifique (French National Centre for Scientific Research) carries out research in all scientific, technological and societal sectors. It covers all scientific fields: Mathematics, Physics, Information and Communication Technologies and Sciences, Nuclear and High-Energy Physics, Earth and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Human and Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Engineering Sciences.

The competitive clusters of the agri-foods sector bring together all of the stakeholders in the different branches (manufacturers, research centres, ACTIA Technological Centres and training bodies) to participate in joint projects.

Operating with the support of professional organisations, the Centres techniques industriels (CTI - Industrial Technical Centres) constitute a key means of technology transfer and innovation for the French industrial fabric. The CTIs thus form a link between industry and research.

The Écoles nationales d'industries laitière et agro-alimentaire (French National Dairy Industry and Agri-Foods Schools) train professionals at all levels of the dairy, and more generally, agri-foods industries.

The École nationale supérieure d'agronomie et des industries alimentaires (National College of Agronomy and Food Industries) at Nancy trains agricultural and food industry engineers.

Cordis is the European Union's Research and Development portal.

Through its activities and expertise in understanding the oceans and their resources, the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) participates in monitoring the marine and coastal environment and in the sustainable development of maritime activities.

The Institut national de recherche agronomique (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) carries out targeted research into healthy and high-quality foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and enhanced environment.


Institut Agro Dijon is an engineering school that was created following the merger of Ensbana and Enesad. It has several missions: training, research and technological development, particularly for the benefit of the agri-foods industry.


The Nantes-Atlantique National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering, created on 1 January 2010 following the merger of Enitiaa and ENV in Nantes, covers a broad range of fields including Animal Health, Public Health, the clinical and biomedical fields, Food Sciences and Process Engineering.