The National Competition for Organic Food Creation is officially launched.
Rs 7th edition, which is reserved for companies less than three years old, continues to honour the originality of a business project or a new product. A real innovation booster, the competition, created on the initiative of the Gers Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by the Ecocert certification body, supports the organic food industry in France.
The creators and managers of organic food companies have until March 31, 2019 to submit their application on the site www.concoursbio.gers.cci.fr. Verdict and award ceremony in May 2019.
A competition for innovative organic food companies
Since its creation in 2012 by the CCI of the Gers, the "Concours National de la Création Agroalimentaire BIO" has pursued the same objectives: to support and encourage the creation and development of innovative companies in a growing sector. A real commercial booster, it is exclusively reserved for creators and managers of French organic agri-food companies less than three years old.
Two laureates and 25,000 euros in endowments
The first winner will receive €5,000 in cash and the second €2,500. Each winner also benefits from commercial and technological support through various services offered by the partners: test referencing, advertising campaign, technological consulting services, support in business strategy.
Key dates and figures of the 7th edition
Submission of applications: from 15 November 2018 to 31 March 2019
Jury: April 2019
Awards Ceremony: May 2019
Creation date of the Competition: 2012
42 candidate companies for the 6th edition
Winning companies from previous editions : BC BIO, Céréavie, Plurielles, Ballot-Flurin, Le Petit Bio, Dardenne, Kokoji, Quintesens, Mlle Pham, La Ferme du Hitton, La Petite Frawmagerie, Tomm'Pousse
Organic in France in 2017 (Source Agence Bio) :
8.373 billion: the weight of the organic market in France (+17% vs 2016)
54,004 organic operators in France (+14.7 1Q1Q vs 2016)
17,353 processors, distributors and importers
36,691 producers committed to organic production at the end of 2016 (+13.7% vs. 2016)
85% of French people think it is important to develop organic agriculture
9 out of 10 French people consumed organic products in 2017
3/4 of French people consume it regularly, i.e. at least once a month and 16% every day (vs. 10% in 2015).
A cheque of 5000 € for the first winner
A cheque for €2,500 for the second prizewinner
A test referencing on the Relais Vert platform (1000 stores)
A test referencing in the 5 Biocoop stores in the Gers
Technological services (testing, development, etc.) from the CRITT-CTCPA in Auch up to 3000 €.
A national communication in the Biolinéires Magazine worth 2500 €.
One year subscription to Ingrébio.fr worth €1250
A space for one year on bioalaune.com worth 1000€.
Membership of the Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation watch service worth €500
Membership to the watch service of AREA Occitanie worth 500€.
A highlight of the winners, in the communication tools of OCEBIO and a registration offered to the regional days "Bio d'Occitanie" worth 200 €.