Actia, an association of expertise

President : André Pouzet

Directeur : Didier Majou

As a national coordination structure, Actia unites the activities of Food technology institutes (ITAIs) and partners, interface centres and technical centres, whose 1,200 researchers, engineers and technicians provide daily support for companies, especially SMEs.

With more than 80 sites in France, Actia Centres intervene in all sectors of the food industries and in the non-food promotion of agricultural products (biotechnology, fine chemistry and pharmacy).


Actia drives and energises this unique development, information and training network by bringing each member's expertise and complementary skills into play. Through its incentive, coordination and communication missions, Actia is a key component of the food world.


In the performance of its missions, which are guided by its Administrative Board, Actia benefits from the expertise of its Scientific and Technical Council.


Officially recognised as a State operator by the French Ministry responsible for Food, Actia benefits from its active support for the development of its activities, in the framework of its Contract of Agreed Objectives.


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