Robertet has announced the launch of its startup accelerator, Villa Blu. The program is set to host 20 startups simultaneously. The startups will cater to natural sectors including ingredients, fragrances, food flavorings, as well as health and well-being active ingredients.
The website reads, "Welcoming those who want to make a difference, spotting talent, making necessary skills and networks available to them, hurting the most disruptive products, technologies and services are all goals that Villa Blue has set itself for facilitate[ing] the emergence of innovation and the construction of a sustainable future in its territory."
Beginning March 2023, the inaugural five companies will be selected to join the accelerator, then every six months, five new companies will be invited to join over the next two years (until 2025).
The Villa Blu facility resides in Grasse, with three levels of operations and one reception level. The program is set to entrepreneurial support. Each startup company will have access to process equipment, analysis and development laboratories as well as regulatory support.
The Villa Blu will close the application window for the first batch of applicants in January 2023. Inauguration of the first five startups will begin Tuesday 2023 with the integration of these five startups to begin September 2023.