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"From the 21st to the 25 th of September, different European professionals gathered in virtual sessions and attended the seminar on recycled materials in food packaging” Last September, different European entities, NRW.International , Packbridge , kunststoffland NRW e.V. , the German Packaging Institute , Business Upper Austria and Packaging Cluster , organized an international virtual meeting with professional experts in the packaging of food products, the Match2Pack 2020 . During a whole week, from the 21 st to the 25 th of September, meetings were held between more than 200 registered participants from Spain, Germany,...
Date: 26/10/2020 - 11:18 | SAFE SMART FOOD
For the first time in history, a 8-weeks online international hackathon HACK AgriFood'20 is being organized. HACK AgriFood'20 is aimed at helping the agriculture and food and packaging sectors to overcome ongoing problems and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis . After the hackathon, its participants will be able to sell their MVP stage targeted solutions to the challenge owners - AgriFood sector companies. Currently, different companies from all over Europe have already submitted nine challenges in four main categories: Local Food Supply Networks, Utilizing Production Side-Streams, Smart Food Packaging...
Date: 14/10/2020 - 15:07 | SAFE SMART FOOD
Last Tuesday, 8 th of September, the European consortium, coordinated by Packaging Cluster, within the COSME European Cluster Excellence Programme , Safe Smart Food project, brought together different professional experts in project management for the transfer of knowledge between the entities involved. Experiences, opportunities, tips, and good practices for the achievement of excellence were shared during the conference. The implementation of joint activities to strengthen cluster collaboration amongst partners is one of the actions included in the project’s framework with the purposes of: Coaching and raising cluster...
Date: 14/10/2020 - 14:59 | SAFE SMART FOOD
From September 17 to November 20 On-line hackathon implementation period will be start, provision of technical and business support to participating teams in the MVP development of their ideas. If you are interested to apply for the Hackathon program as a challenge provider or challenge solver, please contact: Mònica Riera //-->...
Date: 30/09/2020 - 19:05 | SAFE SMART FOOD
The press @elperiodico_cat and @LaVanguardiaCAT mentioned project @safesmartfood which will be coordinated by clusters @clusterfood and @packcluster. Working to connect value chains internationally. Link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/safesmartfood
Date: 30/09/2020 - 19:01 | SAFE SMART FOOD
The Cluster Manager of Packaging Cluster , Àlex Brossa Enrique , has traveled to Brussels to presente the kick-off of the Excellence Programme “Safe Smart Food” to the European Clusters Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) . As project coordinators, framed in the call for grants from the COSME Program, we lead the consortium with the objective of fostering collaboration between clusters, improving management capacity and creating a favorable ecosystem for the agri-food sector. Kick off meeting with Project organization partners in Austria on March 2 nd and 3...
Date: 30/09/2020 - 18:54 | SAFE SMART FOOD

The European Cluster Strategic Partnership for Excellence CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, held a round-table discussion with the representatives of regional authorities from the five regions involved (Pays de la Loire (FR), Centro (PT), Norte (PT), Catalonia (ES), Valencia (ES)) and the managers of the 5 clusters of the partnership. The objective of this project is to boost the clusters' innovation ecosystem to promote the digitalisation in both sectors fostering the cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration. The achievement of CLAMTEX goals foresees the...
Date: 26/10/2020 - 07:19 | CLAMTEX
One of the aims of CLAMTEX is to develop cross-regional cooperation. The first step has been to define a common strategy and a roadmap of joint activities, addressing business needs of SMEs and clusters that are required to better adapt to trends, challenges and opportunities that come along with industrial changes. Now, we are immersed in the preparation of a capacity-building program to each of the clusters in order to overcome cluster management weaknesses and the different cross-sectoral and transversal opportunities identified in within CLAMTEX project. For that, we are launching this tender as a call for expert...
Date: 05/10/2020 - 16:23 | CLAMTEX

EXXTRA European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Excellence in Railway Clusters and Ecosystems

Cluster Excellence Denmark has selected the EXXTRA "Open Innovation Workshop" methodology as one of the 14 case studies for its brand-new e-book on "Digitalisation of Cluster services and activities - Rethinking the Power of Innovation" : a great contribution to rethinking how clusters can effectively operate and deliver impact in the digitalisation era driven by COVID-19. The fundamental methodology of the Workshop was developed since the EXXTRA proposal in view of organising a series of physical "Learning & Sharing Focus Sessions" for the Partners , aimed to cover - in each session - a specific cluster service in...
Date: 22/10/2020 - 09:45 | EXXTRA

One of the goals of the SmartSport4GoodLife (SS4GL) project is to update and improve each clusters’ strategy to adapt as much as possible the cluster stakeholders’ future needs. The adaptation will be based on both information from the cluster stakeholders themselves but also be inspired from the other clusters’ activities and opportunities. At the start of the project, our strategic plan was entering its final year (2016-2020). We already defined the direction of our future strategy, which is setting up an Innovation Hub for Sports & Vitality. The SS4GL project helps us to make those plans more concrete, but also to...
Date: 13/10/2020 - 09:03 | SmartSports4GoodLife

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