Missions and Strategy

About Wagralim

Founded in 2006 as a non-profit, Wagralim is one of 6 competitiveness clusters seeking to support economic activity and employment in strategic areas in Wallonia.

Located in the heart of Europe, the Wagralim Pôle, specialist in the food processing sector, relies primarily on collaboration between those working in industry, universities, research centres and training centres.

Our mission is to speed up the creation of value within Walloon companies in the food processing sector through innovation, partnerships and openness to the world.

Our Vision

We are a go-to partner for technological, commercial or managerial innovation in the food processing industry.

Strategic orientations

Nutrition and Health

  • We support companies and guide them to elaborate and develop products or ingredients with proven health benefits, and/or which provide improved nutrition.
  • We create scientific tools which help evaluate the products’ nutritional benefits.

Industrial efficiency

  • We strengthen the competitive position of businesses by improving manufacturing processes and food preservation methods. We also prepare the packaging of tomorrow.
  • We introduce and promote organisational innovation by working on industrial management methods (production, quality, security, skills, and management).

Sustainable industries

  • We enhance, to the extent possible, production process and by-products in order to increase added value, to reduce costs or to increase the sustainability of a given undertaking.
  • We promote sustainable and responsible management with respect to production.
  • We seek to position ourselves in the growing organic and fair-trade products markets.

Our Values

The activities and life of the Pôle, as carried out by the coordination team, the working groups or the consortia of which we are composed, place maximum value on cooperation, leadership and excellence, and reflect our enthusiasm, passion and ambition.

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