IAR Cluster at the heart of green chemistry and industrial technology

IAR Cluster aims at valuing vegetal innovation for concrete industrial applications, based on agricultural production and the vegetal biomass. The purpose is to conceive different and sustainable biobased products and materials. They will be used in the manufacturing of tomorrow currents goods. From the idea to the development, searching financing, IAR Cluster supports project leaders, whatever the size of their organization or company. Projects lean on the model of biorefinery.
IAR gathers more than 200 members from the whole field of biorefinery.

IAR Cluster at the heart of green chemistry and industrial technology

What we offer

IAR is a “world-class” Competitiveness Cluster focused on Biobased products and Biorefinery.
IAR brings together more than 200 stakeholders from Research, Higher Education, Industry (SMEs and Large Companies) and Agriculture , around a common goal: the optimal valorization of biomass. Our objective is to develop the regional economy, boost the competitiveness of companies and support local employment growth by leveraging innovation, training and partnership opportunities.

What we are looking for

The commitment of all IAR’s actors in the “cooperation-competition” creates synergies between SME’s, Large Companies and Research Laboratories. It allows the development of a very strong R&I project dynamic around 4 fields within the Biorefinery concept: Biofuels, Biomaterials (bio-polymers and bio-composites), Biochemicals and Bio-ingredients.


  • Agriculture and Agronomy
    • Protection of cultures: pesticides and alternatives
    • Systems for a Precision agriculture
    • Seed coating
    • Vine Growing
  • Food quality and safety
    • Food additives/ingredients
    • Safe production methods
  • Environment / Energy
    • Waste Management
    • Agro chemicals
    • By-products Treatment and Valorization
    • Energy management/ renewable sources of energy
    • Packaging biomaterials
  • Support technologies and Know-how
    • Process plant engineering
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Decision Aid Tools
  • Innovative Processes
    • Culture techniques
    • Other Agriculture and food processes
    • Preservation technologies / Contamination
    • Packaging materials & biomaterials

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation

Contact Person

Ms Sandrine DEREUX

Project Manager Projets Ingrédients
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