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South Savo Food Cluster
Etelä-Savon ruokaklusteri

Finland: North and East Finland
Teija Rautiainen
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Overview

About us

The South Savo Food Cluster shares the vision of the South Savo Food Development Programme (2021-2027) for a responsible, successful and transformational food sector.

The main goal of South Savo Food Cluster is to increase the competences, networking and internationalization of food operators and to create conditions for new innovations and an ecosystem of lifelong learning.

South Savo Food Cluster strengthens the position of South Savo as a successful and innovative food region. The food cluster brings together actors from primary production, food processors, education, research and the food trade and catering services in a joint network.

Established - 01 November 2021
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Lifelong learning
  • On-the-job training

Cluster composition

  • 17
    Cluster Members
  • 10
    SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 4
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors

South Savo Food Cluster is based on long-term collaboration and change of knowledge, practices, and experiences through Etelä-Savon elintarvikealan kehittämisyhdistys, Ekoneum ry [South Savo food economics development association, Ekoneum], established already year 2000. Members of Ekoneum are: South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki University Ruralia Institute, Esedu, and ProAgria South Savo. Ekoneum members have carried out many development projects, and provides together with stakeholders Development program for South Savo Food Sector, the latest one for 2021 - 2027, available at https://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/435353 

Statistics of South Savo food sectors are published every two ears.  

Cluster member Xamk, representing South Savo Region, is an active member of SP3 Agrifood/ Traceability and Big Data, and participated on  Smart Pilot Action: Interregional partnerships for innovative projects (2018-2020), Project Complat, in collaboration of 7 European regions.

Close collaboration with ELMO -projects https://elmoenf.eu/fi/

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Public Entity
Languages spoken
English Finnish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Picture of cluster manager Teija Rautiainen
Teija Rautiainen
Cluster Manager
Picture of cluster team member Taina Harmoinen
Taina Harmoinen
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities - Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A03 Fishing and aquaculture - Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0111 Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0113 Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0141 Raising of dairy cattle - Fishing and aquaculture:A0312 Freshwater fishing - Manufacture of food products:C1011 Processing and preserving of meat - Manufacture of food products:C1020 Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs - Manufacture of food products:C1032 Manufacture of fruit and vegetable juice - Manufacture of food products:C1039 Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing - A\: Human necessities:Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes - A\: Human necessities:Medical or veterinary science; hygiene
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Fisheries - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Public health & security:Food security & safety - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable agriculture - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption

Key members

Profile name Location
Anssi Laamanen Oy

Finland

Arctic Natural Products Oy

Finland

Aten Marja Oy

Finland

Etelä-Savon Koulutus Oy

Finland

Helsingin yliopisto Ruralia-instituutti

Finland

Juvan Muumaa Ay

Finland

Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Finland

Kerimäen Kalafile Oy

Finland

Luonnonvarakeskus

Finland

MTK Etelä-Savo Oy

Finland

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Lifelong learning - On-the-job training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

Name & description

Building Clusters, Ecosystem Collaboration and RIS3 Communication in South Savo -project supporting actions to identify, building up and applying for official status, e.g. ECCP registration and EUCLES Labelling. Project operates closely with regions in East and North Finland, and strengthens interregional and international collaboration between clusters and cluster members.

Project name

Building Clusters, Ecosystem Collaboration and RIS3 Communication in South Savo

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Norway
China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Sweden
Denmark
Estonia
France

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
Blue Economy Mikkeli

Finland

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

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