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About Forinvest

Forinvest Business Angels, the initiator of the competition, is an association under the French law of 1901 that brings together individual investors to put them in contact with entrepreneurs in the forestry and wood industry wishing to raise capital. Since the creation of Forinvest, 28 companies have been financed by our members for a total amount of more than 7.5 million euros.

About the ESB

France’s leading higher education institution specialising in wood sciences and technologies, ESB was founded in 1934 at the initiative of the French Ministries of Agriculture, National Education and Industry. Committed to innovating with wood and biosourced materials, the school has broadened this vision to each of its areas of expertise: training, research and R&D engineering at the service of companies.


About Xylofutur

Among the 56 French Competitiveness Clusters, Xylofutur, which has more than 220 members and 228 accredited projects, is the only cluster dedicated to the Forest Wood and Paper sector. Its objective is to develop the competitiveness of the national sector through innovation and R&D. The renewal of the "Competitiveness Cluster" label for the period 2019-2022 as part of phase IV recognizes Xylofutur's role as a catalyst for innovation in this key sector of the bio-economy. Its geographical reach is thus expanding beyond New Aquitaine with the creation of branches in early 2020 in the following regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Pays de Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Its objectives:

  • To develop, set up and support innovative projects that create added value and industrial activities for current and future target markets.
  • To animate the ecosystem of its sector by creating sustainable links between all the actors of the value chain.

Its three Strategic Business Areas (SBAs): Forest; Wood and Green Chemistry integrate the cross-cutting themes of the bioeconomy and the low-carbon economy, in order to respond sustainably to the needs of our society and preserve natural resources.



About France Bois Forêt

France Bois Forêt is the national interprofession of the forestry and wood industry created in 2004 at the initiative of the industry professionals and under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture in charge of forests. It brings together 23 professional organizations from forestry and forest production to logging and wood processing. France Bois Forêt co-finances collective actions alongside the industry's professionals and thanks to the obligatory interprofessional contribution known as "CVO":

  • Technical promotion
  • Research and development
  • Generic communication
  • Monitoring of market activity
  • Environmental education

France Bois Forêt is thus the reflection of a responsible sector, which manages its forests and its raw material sustainably, while meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow.

France Bois Forêt


The CODIFAB,  Professional Committee for the Development of the French Furniture and Wood Industries, was created at the request of the furniture and secondary wood processing professions: CAPEB, UFME, UICB, UIPC, UIPP, UMB-FFB, UNAMA and Ameublement Français.

The CODIFAB's mission is to lead and finance, by the product of the 'Taxe Affectée', actions of general interest, decided by the representatives of the professionals and in the framework of the missions of the CPDE. These actions, collective, have for objective to facilitate the evolution of creation, production and commercialization companies to ensure their competitiveness, by supporting a better diffusion of the innovation and the new technologies, by improving the adaptation to the needs for the market and the environmental standards, by supporting the actions of promotion, by accompanying the international development of companies, by encouraging training and the preservation of know-how and heritage, by carrying out all studies concerning the fields of activity concerned, by disseminating the results, by supporting actions to combat counterfeiting and by encouraging all initiatives of interest to the entire profession.


À propos du Crédit agricole

Le Crédit agricole, surnommé la « Banque verte » du fait de son activité d'origine au service du monde agricole, est le plus grand réseau de banques coopératives et mutualistes au monde. En France, le Crédit agricole est composé des 39 caisses régionales de Crédit agricole. Plusieurs de ces caisses sont d’ailleurs associées à ce concours ainsi que ces fameux « Villages by CA », véritables accélérateurs de business mettant en relation des start-up avec des Grandes Entreprises, ETI, PME

Crédit agricole

About IDIA Capital Investissement

"For more than 30 years, our teams have been supporting the leaders of mid-caps and SMEs in their growth, with an active minority shareholder approach. IDIA Private Equity commits the Crédit Agricole Group’s own funds through equity participations ranging from €1 million to €50 million in all sectors of activity. We invest in equity and quasi-equity in entrepreneurial projects as part of development capital and transmission capital operations. '

About BPI France

BPIfrance is a public investment bank, a French financing and business development organisation. It is the result of the merger of Oséo, CDC Entreprises, FSI and FSI Régions. In particular, it is responsible for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, medium-sized enterprises and innovative enterprises in support of state and regional public policies.

About Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region

The largest area in France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a rich, diverse and attractive territory. The Regional Council carries important responsibilities in the daily lives of citizens. It deploys them through 4 major axes:

  • the economy and employment (support for innovation, farming, digital, industry, employment, tourism...),
  • youth (policies for learning, training of young people, high schools, school transport...),
  • spatial planning (territorial policy, competence in transport, support for health, sport and culture...),
  •   energy and ecological transition (preservation of biodiversity, renewable energy, zero waste...).

Discover the skills, strategies and actions of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, which supports the actors of its territory and anticipates to succeed

About Pays de la Loire

The Area of the Pays de la Loire is made up of 5 departments ( Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe et Vendée), nearly 1,240 municipalities and 7 major cities (Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Angers, Cholet, Le Mans, Laval et la Roche-sur-Yon). Ideally located, it has a coastline of 450 km and a bunch of maritime, air and land transport infrastructures. The region has a young and dynamic territory with a population of 3.8 million and more than 25,000 people each year. Remarkable economic sectors ( industry , tourism , boating , aeronautics)

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