InovCluster - Associação do Cluster Agroindustrial do Centro
InovCluster – AgroFood Cluster Association of the Center Region of Portugal
InovCluster is a legal entity, non-profit organization, funded in 2009 and based at Castelo Branco – Portugal. Was officially recognised as a “Collective Efficiency Strategy – Competitiveness and Technology Pole” by the Portuguese Government in 2009.
The mission of InovCluster is to “act as a mobiliser platform for the agro-industrial sector of the Centre Region of Portugal, by reinforcing the development of initiatives and offering services in the fields of R&DI, internationalization and capacity building of the business sector; while working closely and benefiting from the competences and available resources of other reference actors in the region”.
Since its creation, InovCluster has mobilized different regional partners. Therefore, the cluster counts nowadays with 174 associates. Actually, 76% of its members are companies, 10% of Sectorial Enterprise Associations, 5% of R&D Institutions, 5% of Municipalities and 4% Universities.
Our Agro Food producers members are from the sectors of: Dairy Products, Meat Products, Olive Oil, Fish Products, Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Wine and Vine and Honey. From the Agribusiness we have companies from sectors like: Logistics and Transports, Territorial and sectorial Marketing, Packaging, Cold, Quality Control and Equipment Suppliers.
InovCluster is developing a strategy oriented to the cooperation development between the stakeholders through aiming to enhance strategic cooperation with business, academia and agro food users and providers in a regional and national context.
The Association has expertise and extensive experience in the selected areas and has highly qualified professionals to the areas where proposed their accreditation, including: Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Innovation and R&D.
12Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
22Other Ecosystem Actors