Defoort Consultant is a consulting firm based in North East England.  We were founded in 2017 by Julie Defoort, a French national, to serve life science, biotechnology and food science companies.  We specialise in research and analysis of scientific, technical and competitive intelligence.

At Defoort Consultant, we are passionate about science and have infinite curiosity.  Faced with the wealth of information and constant evolution of search and monitoring tools, we embrace this constant challenge in order to support your organisation.  

You have the questions, we bring you the answers to enable your organisation to develop.

We have been using professional data search tools for more than 10 years.  Therefore, we have developed our expertise in tracking down sources of qualified scientific and technical data for your target markets.

We also have tested and evaluated numerous scientific & competitive intelligence tools – free and paid – that enable automated competitive intelligence and technology scouting.

Who We are ?

Julie is a French national who has lived in the UK since 2016.

She spent more than 10 years as a scientific and market analyst and was responsible for market analysis in the biotechnology sector. 

Additionally, she taught Competitive Intelligence part-time for 2 years at Telecom Lille 1 (nowadays part of Ecoles des Mines de Douai), a French National Graduated School of Engineering.

Julie studied Biology and Human Biochemistry before specialising in Plant Biotechnology and Bio-protection.  It was whilst researching for her Masters Degree that Julie discovered her love for research and (data) analysis. So she studied Technology Intelligence and Industrial Innovation (Master Degree), and her passion has only grown since then.

In her free time, you will find Julie with her nose in a sci-fi book. She is also very keen on living a more eco-friendly existence.
Julie Defoort
Managing Director

We always start by taking time to understand your business and requirements, so as to propose the best solutions to your problems.

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I like sharing my reflections and experiences with Julie, interrogating my points of view. She often suggests improvements and shares relevant information proactively, going above and beyond the scope of the initial brief.
Food and Beverage Industry
Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Food & Drink Industry
Julie Defoort is very reliable and understands both the scientific and commercial dimensions of what we require. She provides excellent service and always does her best to add value, suggesting or undertaking additional research or other sources of information. She is quick to take our topics and issues on board. I use Defoort Consultant to help manage changes in capacity and workload within my team, confident that we will maintain the same level of service we provide ourselves.
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Head of Scientific Studies
Industrial Biotechnology
Julie Defoort is friendly, professional, a pleasure to work with and always happy to help. She always delivers on time. Her expertise on the research tools and in the subject matter relating to our industry is invaluable. Working with Defoort Consultant saves me a considerable amount of time.
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Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Industrial Microbiology