ASINCAR Agrifood Cluster of Asturias / ASINCAR
ASINCAR is a Spanish Agrifood Cluster (awarded recently with the Gold label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative) formed by practically 100 members (>95% SMEs) coming from the whole Food value chain. Moreover, ASINCAR is also a Technology Centre. Under any of the roles, main mission is to contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Agrifood companies and their adaptation to future market scenarios through innovation, cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer as well as support for accessing to new markets.
Main objectives pursued by our cluster activity are: O1. To incorporate innovation culture to the strategy of SMEs; O2. To promote, develop and manage research and innovation activities for SMEs in the food sector; O3. To dinamyze the implementation of innovation projects by SMEs; O4. To improve the competitiveness of SMEs by innovative practices; O5. To add value to food products by means of innovation and boosting geographical indications and traditional specialities; O6. To foster product diversification and product adaptation to new national and international markets.
Main ASINCAR cluster activities could be grouped as follows: i) Cooperation: C2C, B2B (Food-Food, Food-Tech, ..) at business and technological levels; ii) Vocational Training in the Food industry: Erasmus +, professional certificates, unemployed programmes, ... (yearly around 1.000 students, workers passed through ASINCAR); iii) Networking: matchmacking, workshops, study visits, fairs; iv) Internationalisation: internationalisation projects, business mission; v) Technology transfer activities; vi) Innovation Food HUB (link to relevant stakeholders)
Established - 29 July 1977
Staff in the management team - 21-30
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Competence development
- Lifelong learning
- Vocational training
3Number of start-ups among SME's
2Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
4Number of civil society members
13Other Ecosystem Actors