Innovation contest

Xavier Beulin Grand Prize - Innovative Farmers

This prize is aimed at farmers who have set up an exemplary and innovative project integrating digital technologies on their farm. The project must obviously be digital-based.

It can be a pilot solution installed on the farm, in the absence of an existing solution on the market, a more economical solution, the modification of existing equipment to optimise it or add new functionalities, the installation of sensors for the recovery of new data, for control, etc.

The winner will receive a prize of €5,000 and a one-year membership of AgreenTech Valley, which will entitle him or her to personalised support, reinforced by the innovation ecosystem of Orléans Val de Loire Technopole and LAB'O.

The call for sponsorship is still open to partners who are members or part of the ecosystem, to support this initiative (free contribution). 



Thank you to all the sponsors who support the Xavier Beulin Grand Prize!

Loyal and new sponsors allow us to organise this Grand Prize, to endow it to reward the winner and to organise the prize-giving evening (17 November).


AgreenTech Valley Prize - AgTech Startup

This prize is the counterpart of the Xavier Beulin Grand Prix and is aimed at technology and digital solution providers who offer solutions for the agricultural sector (Agtech).

It is aimed at mature project leaders, start-ups, VSEs or SMEs that offer innovative digital solutions (supply chain, traceability, product quality, impact reduction, etc.) related to the agricultural and agri-food sector (primary processing). These innovations, at the proof-of-concept or demonstrator stage, must create added value for the sector in the region.

The AgreenTech Valley Prize is worth €5,000 and includes a one-year membership of AgreenTech Valley, which entitles the winner to personalised support, reinforced by the Orleans Val de Loire Technopole and LAB'O innovation ecosystem.

Many thanks to Orléans Métropole for sponsoring the AgreenTech Valley Prize.







Xavier BEULIN was the founding President, passionate and convinced of the role that digital technologies will have for the agriculture of tomorrow, he played an essential role in the setting up and the dynamics of the association. He was also an unwavering supporter of young farmers who are the future of agriculture.  

The members of AgreenTech Valley have created the Xavier Beulin Grand Prize to pay tribute to his work by highlighting farmers who have innovated thanks to digital technologies.