AgroBioAlliance (AgroBioCluster)

Poland: Warsaw-Capital
Katarzyna Kowalska

Overview

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About us

AgroBioCluster is an agrofood & bioeconomy cluster managed by UNIMOS Foundation that brings together 48 companies, local government administration, research and scientific institutes from Central Poland, stimulating their holistic development and international cooperation.

Cluster strategy has six complementary and synergistic axis:

1. INTEGRATION of business, science & public administration - we unite the inter-sectorial potential of local entities, creating unique relationships that foster creation of innovations

2. INNOVATIONS /new products, processes and marketing - we support the development and implementation of value-added innovations that build competitive advantage for our partners.

3. INTERNATIONALIZATION  and export promotion - we help to access international markets, promoting export development and creating cooperative partnerships at international level

4. NEW AREAS OF COOPERATION for a joint action or a joint solution of common problems - we identify areas of cooperation that help our partners to solve common problems or to cooperate in a particular area.

5. NEW MARKETING TOOLS to boost sales and find new markets - we encourage creative use of traditional means of communication and multimedia to enhance the corporate image of our members

6.NEW EU PROJECTS for individual and group development - we identify national and international funding to finance the development of our partners.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 52
    Cluster Members
  • 39
    SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 8
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

DIGICLUSTERS - our cluster is part of European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Smart Specialization Investments (ESCP S3) aimed at speeding up industrial modernization of agrofood and packaging sectors towards Industry 4.0 through cluster-facilitated X-Industry Hackathons.

EIT Food (https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food) - our cluster was invited to join as a network partner a consortium of 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries aimed at transforming European food system, driving consumer confidence and improved global health. 

Mazovia Development Forum (http://forumrozwojumazowsza.pl) - our cluster was an official partner of the Mazovian Regional Forum - the biggest event in Warsaw region organized by regional governement. Our cluster was responsable for organization and animation of Smart Business Zone: Innovations, Internationalization and Cluster Developement

Regional Smart Specializations (RIS3) - participation in working groups organized by regional governement and aimed at co-creating R&D agenda and implement smart specialization strategies

R&D Summit 2016 - moderation of Future Food expert group aimed at identifying challenges related to food safety, health and creation of new products in synergy with connected sectors, such as packaging, IT and chemical

Future Food Programme prepared together with techBrainers R&D Club and aimed at fostering innovations, technology scouting and creation of new products.

Management team

Katarzyna Kowalska
Cluster Manager
Anna Bialik
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME EIT KICs Other

Name & description

Project name

  1. FoodConnects - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food)
  2.  INNO+ - cooperation, partnerships and innovations for AgroBioCluster developement (Mazovian regional funding)
  3. INTER+- cooperation, partnerships and internationalization for AgroBioCluster developement (Mazovian regional funding)
  4.  ERICE - European Region for Cluster Excellence (CIP)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Argentina
Canada
Ghana
Mexico
Uruguay

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Latvia
Lithuania
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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