WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TROPICAL BIOECONOMICS?


Bioeconomics is without a doubt the economic model of the future!

It brings together economic activities linked to innovation, production, development and the use of products with processes from the living and renewable world. It is tropical because it is based on environmentally friendly production and the use of all of the resources and richness which is teaming beneath our feet.

It focuses on markets in the areas of crop yields, industrial processes (food processing, environment, energy, etc.), and human and animal health.

MAIN SECTORS

  • Sugar cane
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Aromatic plants, for fragrancing or medicinal purposes
  • Horticulture and other crop production
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Animal rearing
  • Microalga
  • The food processing industry
  • Health and wellbeing
  • The environment

MAIN MARKETS

  • Foodstuffs and functional food
  • Bioenergy
  • Biofertilisers
  • Eco-products
  • E-health
  • Tropical natural extracts
  • Bio-sourced materials and products
  • Plants and seeds

OPERATING PARTNERS


10 reasons to join us


On Reunion


Nexa
, regional development, investment and innovation agency working with Qualitropic on:
 

  • the development and support of new R&D projects in putting new products, services and procedures on the market
  • the implementation of action promoting the development of SMEs

 

« To remain competitive, to create jobs and especially to be up to consumers' expectations, our companies can benefit from this strong partnership between Nexa and Qualitropic. This complementarity of skills ensures Reunion companies of specialised support from professionals, helping them to develop and surpass themselves. »

Alain Chatel, Qualitropic President.

 


The Club Export
unites Reunion exporters, promotes the sharing of experience amongst professionals through meetings, and supports them in their international ventures.

Qualitropic uses its experience and its network to improve the association's companies’ desire to develop on an international level.


 


BUSINESS FRANCE
is a national agency which supports the international development of the French economy,it works with SMEs and medium-sized enterprises on export thanks to a network of 1,400 multicultural partners around the world.

The partnership between Qualitropic and Ubifrance is based on market studies, business research and business projects, specialised monitoring and specific training for the association's companies to be carried out, notably given the agreement with the Ministry of Overseas Territories.


 

The Reunion company Ecoex, which was recently founded following intense support by Qualitropic, aims to develop a shared eco-extraction platform for tropical natural resources as well as agricultural by-products and the processing of fishery products on Reunion.

The objective of this platform is to enable Reunion organisations to meet the needs of relatively under developed markets on Reunion (those of functional food, nutritional supplements, natural ingredients, cosmetics, etc.) and continue their work in research and development by making eco-extraction technology available to them.


 


The Reunion Technopole
is an association which notably supports individual project owners in the founding of companies through the regional business incubator. Qualitropic can take over when the company emerges from the incubator and support newly founded businesses which wish to partner with an innovative collaborative project.


 


The Témergie cluster
is an "industrial cluster" involved in renewable energy, energy management and energy storage.

The Qualitropic partnership mainly involves the development of biomass energy.


 

Around the world

The Association des Instituts Carnot is an association which unites the Carnot Institutes, which are public research organisations involved in partner research development (public-company laboratories).

The Carnot Institutes employ around 19,000 permanent staff (15% in French public research) and 7,500 doctoral students. They are assigned more than 50% of the national research contracts between public laboratories and companies.

The AiCarnot project's aim is to contribute to the development of high quality research in partnership for the benefit of the wider economy.
These structures complement the supply of scientific and technical skills offered to our companies.


 


The National Association of Food Industries (ANIA)
brings together 22 national sectorial federations and 21 food industry regional association representing all food companies from all domains and of all sizes. It represents the food industry and promotes the sector's companies' interests. It develops a whole range of tools necessary for the food sector industries to enable them to better understand their environment, their limits and their opportunities. The Qualitropic partnership involves providing information on various topics (legal situation, economic and fiscal environment, innovation, nutritional quality, Food For Life platform, etc.) It also enables the organisation of training offered by ANIA on topics linked to Qualitropic's companies' training plans on Reunion.


 


The Plant Inter Cluster (PIC)

The PIC's objective is that the 4 French partner clusters (Terralia, Qualiméditerranée, Qualitropic and Végépolys) promote French plant expertise and create partnerships with regional clusters in other European, North and South American countries also specialised in plants.


 


Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and University of Stellenbosch

Over a number of years Qualitropic has established ever closer links with these 2 research institutions located in the Western Cape (South Africa) in order to complement the supply of scientific expertise, notably in the food processing business.


 


Walloon Agricultural Centre (CRAW)
Located in Gembloux, Belgium, this agricultural research centre is specialised in tropical agriculture and is Qualitropic's partner in founding collective projects