Departement de Vaucluse

In line with the success of ECOTROPHELIA France, ECOTROPHELIA Europe promotes at a European scale entrepreneurship and competitiveness in the food sector through an increasingly productive competition.

The presence of young finalist teams in London for the 2017 edition in the frame of the International Food Matters Live Exhibition, demonstrates the reputation of this internationally renowned competition.

This Excellence Training Network in food innovation, based on the cooperation between Higher Education Institutes, Research and Businesses, is a great incubator of ideas for the food industry, especially in terms of eco-responsible products.

The Department of Vaucluse, land of flavors, is central to the development of both the agricultural sector and food industries of tomorrow by integrating elements of sustainable development.

Famous for its renowned wines such as Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, but also the leading French department in cherry and table grape production, the Vaucluse is likewise a land of businesses, research centers and experimentation in an innovative and environmentally respectful sector.

The Department of Vaucluse is convinced that the future of the territory lies in research and innovation and hence provides financial support to the agricultural, wine and food sectors.

Through the willingness to support this sector, and on the occasion of the 2017 edition of ECOTROPHELIA Europe, the Department of Vaucluse is pleased to award the special prize "Coup de Coeur Innovation” awarded by the jury to the project that best illustrates the valorization of the Mediterranean diet.

I am sure the talent and imagination of these students will positively guide the trends in food consumption of tomorrow.

I wish the candidates in search of food excellence every success in their enterprise.

Maurice CHABERT

Président du Conseil départemental de Vaucluse