About Wagralim

Founded in 2006 as a non-profit association, Wagralim is one of the 6 competitiveness clusters aimed at supporting economic activity and employment in strategic areas for Wallonia.

Located in the heart of Europe, our cluster, which is an expert in the agri-food sector, relies mainly on cooperation by and between industries, universities, and research and training centres.


Missions & strategy

We are the reference partner for technological, business or managerial innovation in the food industry.

Our mission is to accelerate value creation in Walloon companies in the agri-food sector through innovation, partnership and openness to the world.

A sustainable and circular agri-food system: 3 strategic axes

Interconnected and sustainable agri-food system

  • Industrial development of Walloon and European productions, protein independence, reasoned use of inputs, and agricultural and food innovations to maintain the ecosystemic capacity of the food system by integrating climate change.
  • Innovations to create value from agri-food co-products and circularity.
  • New business models for a resilient food system.

Efficient and transparent industry

  • Innovative food technologies for optimal product preservation (clean label, packaging…) and food safety, better quality (organoleptic and nutritional), reduced food waste, less negative impact of packaging and increased energy efficiency.
  • Organizational methods to improve efficiency in industry, human-centred innovation.
  • Digital technologies in industry.

Nutrition and the Consumer

  • Nutritional quality and personalized nutrition, food innovations to reduce non-communicable diseases, new consumption and distribution methods.
  • Digital innovations in the value chain.

Our purpose is to inspire and improve our world

Our values







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Our team

European Affairs Officer

Office Manager

Delphine Dauby Membership Development Coordinator chez Wagralim

Membership Development Coordinator

Rémy Muzembo Growth & Marketing Specialist chez Wagralim

Growth & Marketing Specialist

Marketing and Communications Officer

International Affairs Manager

Philippe Vanrie European Affairs Manager chez Wagralim

European Affairs Manager

Scaling-up Manager

Innovation Project Officer

Chef de projet économie circulaire

Projet Manager Circular economy

Food quality and safety

Scientific and regulatory advisor

Industrial members

  • DUMOULIN S.A., Werner Reuter
  • OXYLENT, Bruno Stiernon
  • TEMAFIELD, Benoît Erpicum
  • PURATOS S.A., Bernard Genot
  • THT S.A., Philippe Thonart
  • HERITAGE 1466, Jean-Marc Cabay
  • GHL Groupe, Patrick Schifflers
  • HEDELAB, Christian Gervais

Scientific members

  • UCL, Yvan Larondelle
  • ULB, Frédéric Debaste
  • ULG, Antoine Clinquart
  • UMons, Ruddy Wattiez
  • UNamur, Pierre Van Cutsem
  • Wal-Tech, Yves Houet

Members of the federation

  • FEVIA Wallonie, Anne Reul

Board of Directors

  • Guy Paternoster, Chairman
  • Yvan Larondelle, Vice-chairman
  • Sophie Bourez, Johann d’Archambeau and Emmanuel Vanzeveren, Co-director

The Board of Directors is supported by three observers from the Walloon Region, Departments of Economic Affairs and Employment, Research and AWEX [Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency].