Pays de la Loire Europe is an association that represents the French region Pays de la Loire and its stakeholders in Brussels. It is the direct contact point of the Regional Council, the five departments composing the Region, as well as three cities (Angers, Saint Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon) and the regional Chambers (Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, Trade and crafts, …). Beyond these actors, the office in Brussels also works with clusters, Universities, research institutes and other public and private actors from the Region on various key topics relevant for R&I development: manufacturing, vegetal issues, agriculture (e.g. proteins, digital transition), circular economy, bioeconomy, offshore renewable energies, hydrogen, ICT, robotics, algae, Smart city, climate adaptation, health, cultural and creative industries, … Our key priorities at the moment are the energy and digital transitions, as well as climate adaptation, in particular in agriculture and transport but also at the urban level. Issues such as microalgae, plant-based proteins, carbon-neutral farms in agriculture, circular solutions in agrifood, water and soil management, or the development of hydrogen in Pays de la Loire remain major focuses as well.