Our innovation laboratories

Innovation: a collective mindset at InVivo

Our mission

Innovation at the core of our DNA

The agricultural and agri-food sectors are more than ever on the move and the digital revolution is at work. Traceability, sustainability and digitalisation are preparing our future.

These measures enrich the group's own approaches to experimenting and deploying the solutions and technologies of tomorrow. In this way, we remain faithful to "the ability to anticipate and to innovate", which are values and principles of action inscribed in our DNA.

The innovation accelerator

Fermes LEADER

To evaluate the functional and economic interest of digital solutions for agriculture, InVivo relies on the expertise of the Fermes LEADER living-lab.
Created three years ago, Fermes LEADER's mission is to accelerate innovation by directly involving farmers and cooperatives.

The network, now organised around 29 cooperatives and nearly 400 farms, offers educational information, distance learning, demonstrations and field tests, and specific support to facilitate the deployment of digital solutions to farmers.

Our transverse R&D laboratory

The CRIS: Internal transverse and external research centre.

CRIS is mainly involved in food grade enzymes for the oenology and fruit processing sectors, brewing and distilling. Upstream of the wheat industry, the company develops bread-making enzymes and sourdoughs for both internal and external customers.

Contribute to the development of the industry through its expertise in enzyme solutions.
To develop enzymatic preparations from non-GMO micro-organism cultures by fermentation in a solid medium.

Our agricultural innovation platform

Our agricultural innovation platform

Openfield

InVivo has set up an agricultural platform for technological and agronomic innovations on a 6.5 hectare site in Milly La Forêt (in France, department 91).
Its objective is to present and promote the agricultural expertise and cross-functional innovations of the Group's various business lines in order to offer complete operational solutions to the various players in the agricultural world (farmers, technicians from agricultural distributors, agri-food manufacturers, technical institutes).

Our agricultural innovation platform

Agronomy, Advice and Innovation Department

Soufflet Agriculture's Agronomy, Advice and Innovation Department (A.A.I.) was created to accelerate innovation for its farmer customers: the A.A.I. team proposes, after tests and experiments, the latest technologies and decision-making tools (OAD) for farmers.

In line with the new regulations in the agricultural sector and consumer expectations, A.A.I.'s action is in line with Soufflet Agriculture's historical vocation: to accompany the changes and transformations in agriculture by developing its technical expertise and service offers.

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Global Climate Quest

InVivo Quest is the InVivo group's open innovation and intrapreneurship program.

Initiated in 2017, InVivo Quest connects the group's businesses to the innovation ecosystem by organizing sessions bringing together startups and an ecosystem of partners.

This new campaign named "Global Climate Quest" will focus on 5 agricultural, industrial and retail themes with the main topics being carbon reduction issues, adaptation of agriculture to new issues (effects of climate change, new pressures...), water & energy management, optimization of logistics and storage or the impact of new technologies in distribution networks.

At the same time, InVivo Quest supports intrapreneurship projects, at the ideation stage, led by group employees.