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CLUSTER FOODSERVICE
Associació del Clúster Foodservice de Catalunya

Spain: Catalonia
Alejandro Utrera
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Overview

About us

The Foodservice Cluster of Catalonia is a cluster organization that is intended to promote and strengthen the competitiveness of the foodservice segment. The Foodservice Cluster promotes initiatives aimed at driving the foodservice sector of Catalonia and stimulating and exploiting the synergies between the members of the value chain in order to drive the development of transforming projects.

Established - 30 January 2014
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • On-the-job training

Cluster composition

  • 86
    Cluster Members
  • 64
    SME's
  • 5
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 13
    Large Companies
  • 8
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members

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

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
Catalan English French Italian Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Cumulated employment of cluster members
78441
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 2147483647

Management team

Alejandro Utrera
Cluster Manager
Aleix Iglesias
Project Manager
Maika Pacheco
Project Manager
Alba Comadran
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A03 Fishing and aquaculture - Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products - Accommodation and food service activities:I56 Food and beverage service activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of food products:C1089 Manufacture of other food products n.e.c. - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles:G4639 Non-specialised wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles:G4729 Other retail sale of food in specialised stores - Food and beverage service activities:I5610 Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes
S3 EU priority areas
Public health & security:Food security & safety - Service innovation:New or improved service processes

Services

Support services provided

Communication

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 services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

On-the-job training

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

Israel
Singapore
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
France
Germany
Italy
Iceland

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,..)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
SAFE SMART FOOD

Spain

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