Food Technological Institutes (ITAI - Instituts techniques agro-industriels) are technological research organisations providing technical support, expertise, training and information for companies.
In partnership with their customers, and in order to provide the most suitable solutions for their needs, ITAIs closely combine the analysis of needs, research and development and the ability to transmit relevant expertise.
TAILOR-MADE SERVICES FOR CONTROLLING QUALITY AND COMPETITIVENESS
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SPECIALIST TEAMS AND TECHNICAL FACILITIES
The French Ministry responsible for Food has officially recognised the missions of these centres by granting the status of Food Technological Institutes (Institut technique agro-industriel) (Decree of 15 September 2006) to 15 ITAIs. The majority of them have been accredited for their excellence (BPL, Cofrac, Crédit d’impôt recherche (Research Tax Credit), CRT, ISO, SRC, etc.).