FOODSERVICE CLUSTER Associació del Foodservice Català

Spain: Catalonia
Alejandro Utrera

Overview

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About us

The CLUSTER Foodservice promotes initiatives aimed at boosting the foodservice sector in Catalonia and stimulating and exploiting synergies among the members of the value chain in order to promote the development of transformative projects, such as innovation, training, 'internationalization, development of new products, improvement of the packaging or the realization of studies, among others.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 86
    Cluster Members
  • 53
    SME's
  • 24
    Large Companies
  • 9
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Foodservice Cluster is a young dinamic one who provides open networking between big and representative companies of the sector to promote business, innovation and know-how between the members. We create an ecosystem that eases the development of disruptive projects to improve the processes and way of trading

Management team

Alejandro Utrera
Cluster Manager
Aleix Iglesias
Project Manager
Maika Pacheco
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

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

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)

Facilitation of collaboration between members

Periodic Information dissemination

Support of knowledge transfer

Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME

Name & description

SAFE SMART FOOD.

According to the European Commission (EC), competitiveness in the food and packaging sector in Europe is decreasing compared to the situation in other economic regions, especially in terms of added value. The European institutions have identified a lack of transparency in the supply chain, inefficient B2B relations and a lack of attractiveness for skilled workers.

With all this, during the last decade, the two sectors have received strong pressure from society and governments to guarantee healthy and quality food throughout the different supply and value chains, a reduction in environmental impact from the eco-design of products and the use of sustainable materials and packaging, among others.

Consequently, clusters involved in these sectors must propose actions to improve their management and professional skills and competences in order to transform the sector’s challenges into innovation, business opportunities and investment, optimising their resources and expanding their area of action at a regional level at European and international level.

The SAFE SMART FOOD project, within the COSME: European Cluster Excellence Programme, aims to address these challenges by contributing to the implementation of European legislation and measures and to create the conditions for a favourable ecosystem in the food and packaging sector in order to boost innovation, competitiveness and internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the realisation of intelligent regional specialisation strategies.

The initiative will strengthen collaboration between clusters and improve their management capacity to create the conditions for a favourable ecosystem in the two sectors to offer SMEs associated with clusters an integrated programme of services based on excellence. The SAFE SMART FOOD project involves different European clusters from AustriaLithuaniaLatvia and Catalonia.

Project name

SAFE SMART FOOD 03-04-2019

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Singapore

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

Join partners participation in International Fairs and Missions (France, Milano,..)

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