Animaforum - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Agro-Industria

Portugal: Alentejo
Cláudia Rodrigues

Overview

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About us

Mission: To promote collaboration and cooperation among companies and other organizations related to the agro industrial sector encouraging competitive restructuring within the sector, thereby ensuring a wide ranging participation of organizations in both national and international trading circles. Thus increasing the potential of the agro industrial sector of the region and establishing the basic conditions for an innovative sector and region. Objectives: To strengthen the competitiveness of members as both national and international levels; To increase members’ cooperation and associative skills and abilities; Notoriety (which is currently being achieved through the growth of the Cluster itself)

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 128
    Cluster Members
  • 101
    SME's
  • 7
    Large Companies
  • 11
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 7
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Having as main objective to promote innovation and improve the competitiveness of enterprises in order to also promote the internationalization of the same, looking for synergies between all sector actors (notably by bringing together businesses and educational institutions and R & D), it point out that this Cluster, launched in 2008, already has more than 70 innovation projects and technological development being carried out by its members, for a total investment of about EUR 100 million.

To highlight the Agrocluster do Ribatejo was honored in 2012 with the bronze seal of the European Cluster Manager 'Club, a project created by the European Commission to promote management excellence in clusters, lying in preparation for obtaining gold seal.

To note that the various projects and initiatives that have developed, Agrocluster has had the valuable assistance of external entities such as the Institute of Agronomy - ISA (Agrocluster member), Polytechnic Institute of Santarém / Agricultural School (Agrocluster member) , Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Agrocluster member) Polytechnic Institute of Beja Polytechnic Institute of Viseu / higher School Agricultural Viseu, Nersant (Agrocluster member) Idersant, Innovation Network, Municipality of Ferreira do Alentejo (Agrocluster member) large regional weight companies (eg Sumol + Compal, Orivárzea, Silvex, Sugalidal) INOVISA, University of Évora, UTAD, ..., thus constituting a very important exchange of experts with high skills in various areas, to support companies / agencies in the region.

Management team

Ana Pompeu
ECCP Responsible Person
Cláudia Rodrigues
Cluster Manager
Vera Gil
Cluster Manager
Ana Araújo
Cluster 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
CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

Agrocluster have national and regional approved projects under the following programs:

  • Portugal 2020 (national)
  • Alentejo 2020 (regional)

Project name

  • INTERREG (proposal made)
    • Brokinn.med
    • AGRIREEF
    • AgriRenaissance
  • COSME:
    • Natureef

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
China
United Arab Emirates
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Germany
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

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Website
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Profile name Location
Plant InterCluster Network

France

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Natureef ESCP

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