The final of the 7th IdFood competition took place on September 9th at the Ile-de-France Region’s new HQ in Saint-Ouen. The Agency is proud to partner this regional food innovation competition. We have been event sponsors since 2016 and were behind the successful launch of a new identity and strategy a few years ago, transforming the event previously known as the Cervia by Terre de Saveurs.
This year, this event open exclusively to companies based in the Ile-de-France region (Greater Paris), received 105 entries, 50 of which were shortlisted before being whittled down to 15 finalists. The 5 lucky winners each received a cheque for €5300 plus a half day’s consulting support from our teams and a host of additional measures from companies including KeyFood, KissKissBangBang among others.
The 5 Ile-de-France prize winners were:
Emile et une graine (a quinoa farm in Ile-de-France),
Laiterie la chapelle (a Parisian cheese producer),
Dry4good (a unit producing dried goods),
Biofield (Yaaba, a brand of spreads specializing in the upcycling of oyster mushroom offcuts), Les 3 chouettes (an orange ketchup)
Additionally, 5 special prizes were awarded:
The Public’s Choice was awarded to LaFourmilière95 (for loose, unpackaged goods to combat packaging waste),
The Agricultural Innovation Prize was awarded to Cueillette Urbaine (an ecological urban farm),
The Ile-de-France Terre de Saveurs Nutrition Prize was awarded to Max de génie (preparation of low glycemic, organic food),
The Regional Produce Prize was awarded to La ferme des voisins (production of pasta from dried wheat and cress from the Essonnes), and lastly,
The Ecological Responsibility Prize was awarded to Ramen tes drèches (noodles with yeast sediment)
We’d like to pay tribute as well to the other finalists who also made great 15-minute pitches to the jury:
Algorapolis (production of fresh spirulina), les carrés Futés (alternative vegetable stock cubes), Les jardins du Saumonier d’Asnières (an urban farm concept), les boites @ Meuh (a grocery store concept based on locally sourced food), Popinc Market (upcycling left-over yeast sediment)
Many thanks to the Ile-de-France Region and all the event sponsors for their contributions: Crédit Mutuel, Sodexo, TerreAzur – Pomona Group, KEYFOOD HACCP, Sylvie Amar& Partners, InVivo Food&Tech, INPI France, KissKissBankBank, CCI Paris, Smart Food Paris, FoodDistrict