Wagralim, the agri-food innovation cluster of Wallonia, Belgium
Wagralim, driving forward growth and innovation in the food and agricultural industries
Wagralim is one of the six competitive clusters created in Wallonia - Belgium. The Cluster unites businesses from the food and agricultural industries, as well as stakeholders in research and training. Its mission is to booster the creation of added value in agro-industrial companies.
To this end, it relies on three tools : innovation, development of partnerships and international actions. It oversees innovative and ambitious partnership projects involving R&D, investment, internationalisation and training. This means that wagralim can help its members achieve critical mass, become more competitive and accelerate their growth.
The Cluster has defined a transversal strategic create a 'sustainable and circular agri-food system' with 3 specific axes:
Theme 1 – Interconnected and sustainable agri-food system
Theme 2 – Efficient and transparent industry
Theme 3 – Nutrition and the Consumer
The agricultural industry cluster is keen to make these themes areas in which Wallonia excels by giving businesses in the sector the tools they need to incorporate these strategic skills into their needs. The research/innovation, training, investment and export support projects will fit in with these themes.
In addition, Wagralim participates and stimulates local agri-food SMEs to be part of international activities and European initiatives. For instance, Wagralim is an active actor in European projects and is part of several European networks, such as : BIC – Bio-based Industries Consortium, EIT – food, NF4, S3food, S3 Smart Sensors 4 agri-food, S3 Nutritional ingredients, …
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Competence development
- On-the-job training
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