Boost your innovative projects and food start-ups with the CTCPA!

Let's build together a tailor-made support, adapted to your needs!
The CTCPA is your startup food partner. We support you throughout the life cycle of your start-up: creation, bootstrapping, scaling and expansion.
The CTCPA is eligible for the Research Tax Credit (CIR) and the Innovation Tax Credit (CII).
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You are a project leader, a start-up or a creator?

Our startup manager, Carla LUCET, a former startup founder herself, is dedicated to your needs. She is your startup food partner.
She will help you with the specificities of launching your often highly innovative project. She works closely with our regional managers in your area. Thanks to her experience, she has in-depth knowledge of the foodtech ecosystem and the stages involved in launching a business.
She understands you and speaks your language, quickly and simply:
The CTCPA is a partner of several incubators and competitiveness clusters, including Vitagora, Foodtech, Cluster bio, Toasterlab...



Phase 1 : creation, clarify your project

The CTCPA accompanies you on :



Phase 2: priming, materialize your project

The CTCPA accompanies you in the development of your products, processes and packaging

  • Definition of the specifications
  • Development and optimization of your products: formulation under constraints
  • Development and optimization of their manufacturing and preservation processes: testing of different technologies
  • Prototyping
  • Advice on the choice of packaging and any associated analyses
  • Determination of the shelf life of your products (DLC/DDM)
  • Validation of the regulatory labeling: determination of the nutritional composition, scoring, claims...
  • Ecodesign, LCA, environmental scoring...

Phase 3: scaling, industrialize and launch your project

The CTCPA accompanies you on :

  • Pre-industrial pilot equipment tests
  • Production of marketable pre-series in our halls
  • Technical and financial pre-feasibility study to choose between internalization or subcontracting: industrialization strategy
  • Industrialization, dimensioning & industrial transfer



Phase 4: Expand your business

The CTCPA accompanies you on :

  • Support for export
  • Optimization and continuous improvement of your products and/or processes
  • Support for the development of your new projects