Carnot AgriFood Transition

The Carnot AgriFood Transition Institute contributes through its interdisciplinary research to the development of sustainable food value chains. It is an expert in the following production chains: vegetable crops, dairy, ruminant, pork, poultry, aquaculture and agri-food. 
It is composed of 17 public research laboratories and technical centres, i.e. 575 researchers, located in Brittany, Normandy, Pays de la Loire and New Aquitaine.

Economic sectors

Agriculture Livestock Aquaculture

And also

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
PhD Students
Global budget
46,3 M€
incomes with industry
7,5 M€


AgriFood Transition Carnot Institute
Zoopole Développement
2 Rue Jean Rostand
22440 Ploufragan

+33 (0)6 07 39 55 47

Marketing Business Manager
+33 (0)6 50 03 08 41

Email contact


R&D of sustainable food systems for human health and the environment.
The Carnot AgriFood Transition Institute is dedicated to companies in the agriculture, aquaculture and agri-food sectors that wish to implement new R&D projects in order to improve their competitiveness.

Our commitments :

  • A single entry point to guide you to the skills in line with your R&D project
  • Rapid contractualisation with a single representative
  • Rigorous management of implementation
  • A constant evaluation of your satisfaction
  • Compliance with the Charter of Good Practices concerning Intellectual Property and Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Carnot Institutes

Crop production

  • Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Food processing, nutrition
  • Chemical
  • Raw material producers
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Consumer goods
  • Health, pharmaceuticals

Our commitments

  • 1,000 m² of regulated greenhouses and climatic chambers for in vitro or plant culture Livestock productions Experimental animal facility for monogastric animals (pigs, poultry) Aquaculture production
  • Multi-product marine aquaculture platform (fish, shellfish, algae) in open waters or on land. Food processing
  • Technological platforms with conventional and innovative pilot equipment for the main transformation and conservation processes Biotechnology and extraction
  • Chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis reactors (different volumes) Product Characterization
  • Granulometers (dry and liquid)
  • Viscometers, rheometers and texture analysis instruments
  • Molecular marking robots and device

Target market:

  • Agriculture, breeding
  • Aquaculture
  • Agri-food
  • Packaging


Health, quality, environmental impact of agricultural and aquaculture production and associated (bio)technologies

  • crop production (including crop breeding and nutrition)
  • livestock production (including breeding, nutrition and welfare)
  • aquaculture production (including breeding, aquaculture and multi-trophic)

Processing, preservation and traceability of ingredients and foodstuffs

  • food processing: formulation, functional and organoleptic qualities, food processes and biotechnologies 
  • packaging, transport, storage and cold chain  

One Health

  • food safety (microbiological, chemical, physical)
  • nutrition for better health and well-being (including prevention and reduction of chronic disease risks from food exposure)
  • prevention and reduction of occupational risks (chemical, biological, musculoskeletal disorders, psycho-social risks)

Systemic approach and transition of food models and chains integrating societal expectations

  • Development of sustainable food value chains