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Regional Agri-food District - D.A.Re. scrl
Distretto Agroalimentare Regionale - D.A.Re. scrl

Italy: Apulia
D.A.Re Puglia Distretto Agroalimentare Regionale
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Overview

About us

DARe aims at becoming an internationally recognised thriving ecosystem of innovation through the continuous growth of its organisation and supporting the sustainable economic development of its regional territory. DARe generates, shares and transfers innovation through networking between public and private actors in the research as well as, business domain in order to promote scientific excellence, to improve the competitive edge of the production system, to attract new investments and to support policy choices. Its strategy focuses on the catching of funding opportunities at EU, national and regional level to support technology transfer projects shared among public and private stakeholders. The large stockholder basis, the skills and competences gained in more than twelve years of experience, fourteen highly trained professionals are strenghts points of the Cluster.

Established - 05 July 2004
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development

Cluster composition

  • 122
    Cluster Members
  • 88
    SME's
  • 7
    Large Companies
  • 12
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 15
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Dare is now driving a continuous learning process thanks to its successful practices in three EU H2020 projects focussing on clusters and staff exchange in the Mediterranean area, cluster excellence through training and peer learning, cluster and new value chains promotion.

As far as the bronze label expired, we are now in the process to acquire the silver one.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Limited Liability Company (private or public)
Languages spoken
English Italian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Libera Scirpoli
Cluster Manager
Michele Ciliberti
ECCP Responsible Person
Carlo Di Viesti
Internationalisation Responsible
Maria Pia Liguori
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A03 Fishing and aquaculture
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies:U9900 Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Cross-sectoral industries
Social Economy and Innovation
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Aquaculture

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Other (please specify)

Further information

  1. DARe supports its members and customers in finding public funding opportunities and in tailoring these funds on the basis of their needs
  2. DARe provides advisory services to its customers (members and third parties) by auditing their organisations in order to check technology/innovation gaps and bias. In addition to that, DARe provides specific services to customers such as newtorking with potential foreign partners and market researches
  3. DARe is a Public-Private Consortium that runs a Technological Cluster. For this reason, its mission is to support, to strengthen and to improve networking and relationships among its members through exchanging strategic pieces of information, organising meetings on a periodic basis and regularly informing about opportunities and market trends
  4. Since its mission is to support technology transfer in the agrifood domain, DARe is phisiologically "cross-sectoral". This means that DARe develops and manages projects in the agrifood industry strictu sensu as well as in the renewable energy sector and in the medical sector (nutrition, functional foods and so on)
  5. This is the core business of the Cluster. DARe audits technology/innovation gaps of its members and customers, creates partnerships,  shares innovation projects with these partnerships through the scouting the most adequate available technologies and finds funding opportunity.

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME

Name & description

1.       PROJECT TYTLE: Innovative technological and clinical protocols for functional food production

ACRONYM: PRO.ALI.FUN.

OBJECTIVE: The project  is aimed to set up functional foods formulations through the optimization of nutraceutical substances extraction and biotechnological protocols.

PARTNERSHIP: Apulian SMEs and research entities

RESEARCH PROJECT:  € 9.428.245

TRAINING PROJECT: € 1.474.420 €

STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2011 to 30/06/2015

FUNDING SCHEME: ERDF (R&D collaborative project) managed by the Italian Ministry of Research

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: COORDINATOR

2.       PROJECT TYTLE: Development of innovative food products through biotechnological, plant design and technological solutions

ACRONYM: PROINNO_BIT

OBJECTIVE: The project PROINNO_BIT aims to promote the innovation of Apulian-targeted food industry through the achievement of: (i) novel food; (ii) food improved in relation to nutritional, sensorial, safety and shelf-life aspects; and (iii) innovative solutions applied to the production lines. The proposed innovations will positively influence the overall characteristics of the products.

PARTNERSHIP: Apulian SMEs and research entities

RESEARCH PROJECT:  € 7.316.973

TRAINING PROJECT : € 1.019.060

STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2011 to 30/06/2015

FUNDING SCHEME: ERDF (R&D collaborative project) managed by the Italian Ministry of Research ROLE OF D.A.Re.: COORDINATOR

3.       PROJECT TYTLE: Innovative packaging solutions to extend shelf life of food products

ACRONYM: In.Fo.Pack

OBJECTIVE: The project “Innovative packaging solutions to extend shelf life of food products” aims to carry out complex research and industrial activities developing new industrial production processes bringing significant improvements of food shelf life. The project idea has been developed on a group of seven food products, selected as samples of representative supply chains of the national food production:

-              fresh pasta

-              cakes made up of almonds dough

-              minimally processed vegetables

-              ready-to-eat semidry vegetables

-              ready-to-eat oysters

-              dairy products

-              herb tea and spices

PARTNERSHIP: Apulian SMEs and research entities

RESEARCH PROJECT:  € 6.272.411

TRAINING PROJECT : € 865.500

STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2011 to 30/06/2015

FUNDING SCHEME: ERDF (R&D collaborative project) managed by the Italian Ministry of Research

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: COORDINATOR

4.       PROJECT TYTLE: New Strategies for Improvement of Food Safety: Prevention, Control, Correction

ACRONYM: (S.I.Mi.S.A.)

OBJECTIVE: The S.I.Mi.S.A overall objective is to improve the food safety system of key Apulian foods and selected groups of food contaminants in a differentiated  way based on the risk of contamination. In particular will be considered grape and wine, cereals (mainly wheat) and cereal products, and a group of fresh products including vegetables, mussels, mozzarella cheese and beef meat.

PARTNERSHIP: Apulian SMEs and research entities

RESEARCH PROJECT: € 7.239.427

TRAINING PROJECT: € 1.037.175

STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2011 to 30/06/2015

FUNDING SCHEME: ERDF (R&D collaborative project) managed by the Italian Ministry of Research

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: COORDINATOR

5.       PROJECT TYTLE: Promotion of ECO-friendly processes for the enhancement of quality of apulian food productions

ACRONYM: ECO_P4

OBJECTIVE: The project aims at responding to such needs of the agro-foods industry improving the environmental and economic sustainability of production processes in the Apulian agro-foods system through the development of innovative technologic solutions compatible with the territorial agricultural and industrial framework. 

PARTNERSHIP: Apulian SMEs and research entities

RESEARCH PROJECT: € 7.424.280

TRAINING PROJECT: € 930.000

STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2011 to 30/06/2015

FUNDING SCHEME: ERDF (R&D collaborative project) managed by the Italian Ministry of Research

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: COORDINATOR

6.       PROJECT TYTLE: Apulian Wheat Fingerprint: new tools for the certification of cereal products through the use of the fingerprint obtained with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project consists in the definition of the fingerprints of the wheat and the flour produced in the Apulia region in order to certify their quality, authenticity and geographical origin.

PARTNERSHIP: Research entities, technology transfer providers and business association

STARTING DATE: from the 12th May 2011 to the 31st of December 2014.

TOTAL BUDGET: € 450.000,00

FUNDING SCHEME: Collaboration Project (Misura 124 – PIF) (PSR PUGLIA 2007-2013)

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: PARTNER (€ 400.000,00 total cost)

7.       PROJECT TYTLE: Evaluation of the quality specifications of the cultivars of durum wheat to High Range

OBJECTIVE: The project aims to increase the competitiveness of farms of Puglia through the development of an instrument of Web Assistance to support the construction of a new production line of durum wheat quality. The Web Assistance, which uses the new ICT (Information & Communication Technologies), is seen as a key tool for the transfer of innovation from research to production world.

PARTNERSHIP: Research entities, technology transfer providers and business association

STARTING DATE: from the 12th May 2011 to the 31st of December 2014.

TOTAL BUDGET: € 625.000,00

FUNDING SCHEME: Collaboration Project (Misura 124 – PIF) (PSR PUGLIA 2007-2013)

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: PARTNER (€ 556.250,00 total cost)

8.       PROJECT TYTLE: OenoMicroManagement

OBJECTIVE: The management of microbiological resources in the wine sector has seen increasing attention in recent years. Industrial research has made ​​considerable progress, but the complexity of the know-how required for the implementation of these innovations has often been a barrier to entry compared to an efficient use of biotechnology in wine cellar. The cooperation project intervenes precisely to fill this gap, focusing on global management of microbiology in the cellar.

PARTNERSHIP: Research entities, technology transfer providers and business association

STARTING DATE: from the 12th May 2011 to the 30th of June 2015.

TOTAL BUDGET: € 612.000,00

FUNDING SCHEME: Collaboration Project (Misura 124 – PIF) (PSR PUGLIA 2007-2013)

ROLE OF D.A.Re.: PARTNER (€ 196.245,00 total cost)

Project name

RAF-REGIONS - Regions of Knowledge - CAPACITY PROGRAMME - 7FP

QUAFETY - KBBE 2011 2.4-01

CLUSDEV MED — H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014/H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 - Grant Agreement number: 645730

uP_running - H2020-LCE-2015-3 Topic LCE-14-2015 - Grant agreement number: 691748

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Egypt
Morocco

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Croatia
Greece
Hungary
Spain
Ukraine

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Promotional Activities

Further information

Cluster's members are involved in activities through the participation of DARe in different European projects. The major issues that allow DARe to involve members address the field of low carbon economy and cluster development.

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 14.02.2018
DARe's participation in a new learning experience within TRACE-KEI project
News Published: 23.05.2017
Call for Expert Recruitment for Clusters Twinning Programme launched by the EU COSME Project TRACE-KEI
News Published: 11.05.2017
Expression of interests for subcontractor launched by the EU COSME Project TRACE-KEI

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