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INNOVI - Catalan Wine Cluster
INNOVI

Spain: Catalonia
Eloi Montcada
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Overview

About us

INNOVI represents the Catalan wine cluster and it is a non-profit organization registered as AEI (Association of Innovative Enterprises) of the Ministry of Industry of Spain and a certified cluster in the Catalonia Clusters program of the Government of Catalonia.

INNOVI’s mission is to promote the competitiveness of companies of the Catalan wine sector and auxiliary sector, inorder to face globalization through innovation and collaboration. INNOVI’svision is the consolidation of the wine region of Catalonia as a global reference in innovation and quality.

Our specific objectives are:

  • To promote collaboration and networking between companies and entities members of the cluster and other clusters and industry players
  • To provide technical and market knowledge through research centers, universities and other entities member of the cluster
  • To promote innovative projects and activities in the wine sector
  • To support companies identifying funding opportunities and partners for the development of R&D projects

What do we do?

  • We identify needs, challenges and trends in the wine sector through individual visits and meetings with our partners, execution of collaborative activities, research of market information, etc.
  • We promote and participate in R&D collaborative projects, at Catalan, Spanish and international level.
  • We organize technical seminars about sectorial trending topics, innovation workshops with organizations and other clusters and other networking activities.
  • We organize capacitation and training activities.

Strategic areas

The strategic guidelines established and approved by the shareholders as follows:

  1. Sectorial strategy focused on innovation
  2. Efficiency in production and logistics
  3. Sustainability
  4. Business Modernization and training
  5. Development of market and end consumer
Established - 05 February 2009
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Hiring of specialists

Cluster composition

  • 74
    Cluster Members
  • 52
    SME's
  • 6
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 7
    Large Companies
  • 9
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 6
    Other Ecosystem Actors

INNOVI is participating in two H2020 projects and a Cosme with partners from other countries.

  • agROBOfood is an european network of innovation in robotics to promote and accelerate the effective adoption of robotic technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the agri-food sector.
  • SCORPION mean to be an autonomous and safe precision spraying tool integrated in a modular unmanned tractor.
  • EPAWI's main goal is to launch and consolidate the Wine Innovation CLuster Aliance (WICA) European Strategic Cluster Partnership for innovation in grape & wine value chain that will promote a resilient sector in the transition to industry 4.0, tackling climate change with a circular economy approach.
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
Catalan English Spanish
Other label
Catalonia Cluster, Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras

Management team

Eloi Montcada
Cluster Manager
Mònica Monera
Other
Víctor Tirado
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C11 Manufacture of beverages
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0121 Growing of grapes - Manufacture of beverages:C1102 Manufacture of wine from grape
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Communication

Further information

  1. Promotion of projects

INNOVI has a Project Commission formed by members of the cluster that are experts in R&D. This Commission meets every month to assess the interest and feasibility of the project proposals made by members of INNOVI. Those proposals that are aligned with the strategy of the cluster and are of interest to the development of the sector are promoted through the identification and searching of partners, scientific and technical expertise and funding for the project.

  1. Project management

Once a project is started within the cluster, from INNOVI we deal with the coordination of the project anddisseminateand transfer knowledge to partners and industry.If the project has received public funding, we also coordinate the preparation of technical and administrative documentation necessary to justify the project to the Public Administration.

  1. Organization of technical conferences and workshops

We organize technical seminars on different subjects of interest to members (viticulture, technology, R&D funding…). We also organize workshops with other entities or clusters from other sectors. These meetings aim to identify opportunities to specific challenges in the wine sector and generate projects to develop solutions to these challenges.

Some of these activities are exclusive for partners. Others are opened to the general public and members have special conditions and prices.

  1. Training

We organize training courses and seminars for the wine sector, for which members have special conditions and prices.

An example is the Catalan School of vine pruning. There are 4 types of courses: grade 1 – good practices, which is intended for people who has no experience and they want to discover a new world; grade 2 – pruning operator, which is intended for temporary workers; grade 3, technical pruning, aimed at managers of viticulture; and grade 4, which is focused on advanced level students that want to become trainers.Every season, different degree courses are organized in different DO's de Catalonia.

  1. Tool to calculate the CO2 footprint in the Wine sector

Application designed to calculate the CO2 footprint wine bottles, as well as the CO2 footprint of the wine organization.

Access the tool and more information through the following link.

  1. Support letters for projects

We support initiatives and innovative projects that our members develop.

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Hiring of specialists

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

LIFE PROGRAM

Project name

LIFE Ecorkwaste

Reuse of cork byprodut for filtration of wastewater of the cellars and to generate gas through a gasification plant.

LIFE Vinyards for heat

Use of rods and pruning vines to turn it into fuel with biomass boilers and create heat energy.

agROBOfood

Is an european network of innovation in robotics to promote and accelerate the effective adoption of robotic technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the agri-food sector.

SCORPION

It mean to be an autonomous and safe precision spraying tool integrated in a modular unmanned tractor.

EPAWI

EPAWI's main goal is to launch and consolidate the Wine Innovation CLuster Aliance (WICA) European Strategic Cluster Partnership for innovation in grape & wine value chain that will promote a resilient sector in the transition to industry 4.0, tackling climate change with a circular economy approach.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United States
South Africa
Australia

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
France
Germany
Portugal

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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