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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 12 December, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
National Label - Agrupaciones de Empresas Invoadoras, and Regional Label - Catalonia Clusters
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
ENRIC
PEDROS
Cluster Manager
+34 973224921
femac@femac.org
Male
ELISABETH
MOLINA
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 973224921
international@femac.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Precision agriculture
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
58
Number of SME members: 
48
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
EURECAT
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
BASF
Larger Company
SEMILLAS FITO
Larger Company
BAYER CROPSCIENCE
Larger Company
ARCUSIN, SA
SME
EURECAT
Technology Center
IRTA
Research Organisation
UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission

To allow and facilitate the process of creating projects and collaboration agreements between the members of the Cluster that allow the search for sustainable solutions for a global agriculture.

Vision

Become an innovative ecosystem that helps its companies and members work together to identify those innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the great challenges of our society.

STRATEGIC AXES OF THE CLUSTER

1. DIGITALIZATIONDigitalization to become an integral part of the business of Cluster companies. This will create added value for their customers, farmers and farming companies, while growing their business and improving efficiency.   

2. INTERNATIONALIZATIONWe will expand our portfolio of International projects and focus our resources more directly on the countries and market segments with the most growth potential

3. TALENT Actions aimed at having at all times the level of knowledge capabilities and skills in obtaining the results needed to be competitive in the current and future environment.

4. SUSTAINABILITY Defines the strategic lines and necessary measures to contribute to the sustainable development to transform our planet to a betetr world.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

CLUSTER TEAM ASSIST IN MANY AREAS OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT :

INNOVATION PROJECTS

• Consultation on project ideas (alternative opportunities for new products, new process and new strategies) • Search for suitable project partners • Assiting and managing the applications for regional, state and EU funding • Taking care of the submission of the application for support • Networking and workshops

INTERNASIONALISATION PROJECTS

  • Developing strategies and competencies for increasing international market share
  • Identifying partners and developing cooperative (and commercially valuable relations internationally )
  • Managing international activities (Trade Fairs, Commercial Mssions, Internasionalization Groups)

TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

The development objective of the Agricultural Technology Transfer Projects managed by FEMAC Cluster, is to develop and test innovative models for agricultural technology transfer and application aimed to generate additional farm income in developing countries with a potential for scaling up.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Mexico
Morocco
Peru
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Germany
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Naturef.eu: The main objective of Natureef  is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across cluster consortia members to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in the field Natural Resource Efficiency. Natureef– project promotes natural resources efficiency business in South America, Asia and ASEAN Countries for enterprises based in Natureef cluster consortium countries. Project provides an opportunity for SMEs in the field of Natural resource efficiency technology who are interested in the target country markets to develop their marketing and networking. The project will also improve the networking of research and development organizations and their cooperation with third countries actors. Furthermore, the project will develop and strengthen the cooperation among the cluster and SMEs members as a result of B2B meetings and the SMEs collaboration in the working groups

Plant Intercluster (PIC) : The Plant InterCluster has almost 10 years and built a strong international network with clusters around those sectors: cider, cereals, fruit and vegetables, ornamental horticulture, medicinal plants, mushrooms, seeds and winegrowing.This international and sectorial network works thanks to a common vision and motivation from its stakeholders. Born in France with 3 Plant clusters, in 2018, even if the coordination remains in the hands of VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, 5 others European clusters joined the steering committee.

TRACE KEI: The objective of the TRACE-KEI project was to strengthen the cluster management, in terms of defining the medium and long-term development strategy and improving the quality of services offered to associated SMEs. In fact, through project activities (ie joint training and study visits), Cluster Managers will have the skills and tools necessary to strengthen the aspects related to cluster management. In terms of strategy development, cluster managers will be more familiar with value chain analysis and market forecasting, in terms of future development trends and compatibility with partners and SME expectations. The FEMAC cluster management team mentored TRACE-KEI participants during 2017 and 2018.

AERCIV: Working Group made by 5 EU clusters ( AUTOKLASTR -CZ, COMET SRL- IT, AC SERBIA-RS, and Kunststoff DIALOG-DE, is focused on the electric vehicle , which objective is to see knowledge-based enterprises grow and thrive along with the value chain of electrical vehicles, especially for agricultural machinery, and civil works.   

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Agrocluster (PT)
Vegepolys (FR)
Inbiom (DK)
Innoskart (HU)
Green Chemistry cluster (PL)
Green Synergy Cluster (BG)
biomastec (DE)
Crea Hydro&Energy Cluster(CZ)
AC SERBIA (RS)
AUTOKLASTR (CZ)
Kunststoff DIALOG (DE)
COMET, SRL (IT)
DARE Puglia (IT)
ENEF Klaster (RS)
Cluster AGROFOOD (RO)
MADAM Parque Ciencia (PT)
POLE SCS (FR)
CLUSAGA (ES)
Agri Sud Ouest Innovation (FR)
POLE-Terralia (FR)
Green Port West Holland (NL)
Clust-ER (IT)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

For COSME we achieved the ESCP Natureef, and propably we will participate in Cluster Excellence program.

We present a proposal under last INTERREG call but still is under evaluation

IRC - Regional funds

AEIs programm - National funds

OPERATIONAL GROUPS - EIP Agri 

COME Porgrams - EU 

Relevant Project References: 
NATUREEF ESCP
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Over 23 years, the FEMAC cluster has been able to adapt to the changes demanded by a sector, the agricultural production means, more digitized and specialized to a growing demand for agricultural products.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

FEMAC located in Catalonia (Spain), is the Catalan Cluster of Agricultural Production Means. FEMAC was set up to enable the cooperation of its members in and around innovation projects for a sustainable griculture. Our members come from all parts of the innovation value chain of the agricultural means sector, and our philosophy is to pool all the expertise that is needed for technology and service developers to bring their product and research results successfully to the market.

It was established first as the Cluster of Agricultural Machinery in 1997. After more than one decade, FEMAC decided to integrate a Smart Specialization Strategy in the Cluster to better respond to complex Agricultural development challenges through: (1) rejuvenating the agricultural production means sector, (2) through higher value-added activities and new market niches, and (3) modernizing by adopting and disseminating new technologies (KETs) like photonics, electronics and GIS & GPS.

In 2016 FEMAC joined the Smart Strategy in Catalonia, together with the University of Lleida, and different stakeholders related to the agro food sector. Together they created the Community of Food Production Technologies (COTPA), with the objectives to Innovation in the field of food production technologies, to get an effective incorporation of advanced technologies in food production processes, and the sustainability in a context of activity compatible with balanced rural development. FEMAC as a coordinator of COTPA, leads the Project LISA (Low Inputs & Sustainable Agriculture), and it is member of IoE-Crops, a Project to deploy the use of internet of things in the agriculture and farming processes. In 2017, FEMAC started an initiative to create DIGITAL FARMING HUB, in collaboration with the Catalan Agricultural Research Centre (IRTA) and the Catalan Technological Centre (EURECAT).

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