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

WE SUPPORT YOU


10 reasons to join us


Our companies are talented! It is our job to help them shine...

The essential of what is presented below is covered by your membership fee!

Make your idea grow: we help you to sow the seeds of your idea, support you when it grows, help you to harvest it, and we’ll be by your side right until your idea gets put on the market... and why not break onto the international scene!

On a tangible level our tailored support involves starting with an idea and making it real (insofar as it falls within out areas of activity), seeking partners; help with technical, legal and financial development; funding research, and innovation safeguarding, right up to getting the product on the market.


At each stage of your project, Qualitropic puts you in contact with experts who can contribute to its success.

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Grey matter
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Network
An exceptional network: EKOAL-IT
Find partners (experts, scientists, companies, service providers, etc.) who will undoubtedly make your project progress and put you on the path of mutually beneficial development which also complies with the vital interests of all those concerned…

From Reunion University to the Carnot Institutes, European clusters to Reunion research centres, South Africa to Europe, companies to service providers from all around the world, make use of this amazing network based on local, national and international skills.

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Safeguarding
Protégez vos idées, Safeguard your ideas, even if you need to go into partnership to develop them, so that everyone’s hard work can be compensated and interests can be preserved.

Throughout the project engineering Qualitropic ensure partners of maximum protection of their knowledge and know-how. Thanks to the simple safeguarding of ideas, thanks to patenting, the interests of each and every one will be preserved until the consortium’s agreement has been obtained.

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Accreditation
Accreditation: instructions
YOU
  • Contact the association’s Project Engineering Manager in order to present the project at any time of year no matter the stage of the project.
  • Complete the accreditation application (confidentiality agreement, project owner form, owner agreement, communication form, project presentation, partner letter of intent).
  • Send the completed application 15 days before the date of the expert committee meeting.
  • Orally present the project to the expert committee who will in turn give its opinion on the eligibility of the project for Qualitropic accreditation.

US
  • Project accreditation decision, within a period of 7 days, by the Qualitropic bureau based on the committee recommendations.
  • Provision of evaluation and recommendations form to project owner.

Expert committee: composition and actions
  • 5 experts selected according to their skills and commitment to the region’s economic development who have agreed, in writing, to strictly respect the confidentiality of the projects that they evaluate.
  • Evaluation criteria: innovative character, beneficial for the land, commercial strategy, marketing & communication, management & organisation, financial soundness.
  • Qualitropic provides project owners with a list of experts, which they are free to decline if it does not seem relevant or could lead to a conflict of interest.

Presentation of the project to the committee of experts
  • 15 minute presentation before the committee of experts
  • 50 minute discussion between the project owner and the experts
  • Committee deliberation in order to provide an informed decision to the bureau
5
Meetings with financiers
Identify financial partners and raise funds to give your project the best chance of success…

Qualitropic examines all of the most appropriate funding possibilities for your projects and puts you in contact with the right people.

6
Support and marketing
Carry out market research, and draw up a marketing and communication plan...

Also benefit from our partners’ expertise: Nexa, law firms, design offices and consultants...



1
Grey matter

Meet company directors, talk to experts, share your experiences, etc.
Come and see for yourself!

Beforehand we will help you bring your project to life. Whether individually or collectively, thanks to our various workshops and events: enjoyable and informative meetings providing information on financing, the protection of your innovations, etc. or sow the seeds of your project idea. Join the association’s organisations and company directors, who innovate and lead the way, by participating in the various thematic events organised throughout the year.



2
Network

An exceptional network: EKOAL-IT
Find partners (experts, scientists, companies, service providers, etc.) who will undoubtedly make your project progress and put you on the path of mutually beneficial development which also complies with the vital interests of all those concerned…

From Reunion University to the Carnot Institutes, European clusters to Reunion research centres, South Africa to Europe, companies to service providers from all around the world, make use of this amazing network based on local, national and international skills.



3
Safeguarding

Protégez vos idées, Safeguard your ideas, even if you need to go into partnership to develop them, so that everyone’s hard work can be compensated and interests can be preserved.

Throughout the project engineering Qualitropic ensure partners of maximum protection of their knowledge and know-how. Thanks to the simple safeguarding of ideas, thanks to patenting, the interests of each and every one will be preserved until the consortium’s agreement has been obtained.



4
Accreditation

Accreditation: instructions
YOU
  • Contact the association’s Project Engineering Manager in order to present the project at any time of year no matter the stage of the project.
  • Complete the accreditation application (confidentiality agreement, project owner form, owner agreement, communication form, project presentation, partner letter of intent).
  • Send the completed application 15 days before the date of the expert committee meeting.
  • Orally present the project to the expert committee who will in turn give its opinion on the eligibility of the project for Qualitropic accreditation.

US
  • Project accreditation decision, within a period of 7 days, by the Qualitropic bureau based on the committee recommendations.
  • Provision of evaluation and recommendations form to project owner..

Expert committee: composition and actions
  • 5 experts selected according to their skills and commitment to the region’s economic development who have agreed, in writing, to strictly respect the confidentiality of the projects that they evaluate.
  • Evaluation criteria: innovative character, beneficial for the land, commercial strategy, marketing & communication, management & organisation, financial soundness.
  • Qualitropic provides project owners with a list of experts, which they are free to decline if it does not seem relevant or could lead to a conflict of interest.

Presentation of the project to the committee of experts
  • 15 minute presentation before the committee of experts
  • 50 minute discussion between the project owner and the experts
  • Committee deliberation in order to provide an informed decision to the bureau


5
Meetings with financiers

Identify financial partners and raise funds to give your project the best chance of success…

Qualitropic examines all of the most appropriate funding possibilities for your projects and puts you in contact with the right people.



6
Support and marketing

Carry out market research, and draw up a marketing and communication plan...

Also benefit from our partners’ expertise: Nexa, law firms, design offices and consultants...