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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 15 October, 2008
Number staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Alentejo
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
n.a.
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ana
Pompeu
ECCP Responsible Person
+351249839500
geral@agrocluster.com
Cláudia
Rodrigues
Cluster Manager
+351249839500
geral@agrocluster.com
Vera
Gil
Cluster Manager
+351249839500
geral@agrocluster.com
Ana
Araújo
Cluster Manager
+351249839500
geral@agrocluster.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Portuguese
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Horticulture
Food Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
New or improved service processes
Scientific research & development
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Blue Growth Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
114
Number of SME members: 
89
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
11
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Agro-Dotti - Fornecimento de Produtos e Serviços Agrícolas Lda
SME
Agrolex II - Rações Lda
SME
Agromais - Entreposto Comercial Agrícola CRL
SME
Associação de Beneficiários do Rôxo
Avipronto - Produtos Alimentares S.A.
Larger Company
Bonduelle (Portugal) Agroindústria SA
SME
Caima - Indústria de Celulose SA
SME
Câmara Municipal de Almeirim
Centro Nacional de Embalagem
Technology Center
Comtemp - Companhia dos Temperos Lda
SME
Henricarnes Lda
SME
Iberscal Consultores Lda
SME
Incopil - Indústria e Comércio de Pimentão SA
SME
Instituto Politécnico de Santarém / Escola Superior Agrária de Santarém
University
ISQ - Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade
Technology Center
José Marques Agostinho, Filhos e C.ª Lda
SME
Labiagro - Laboratório Quimico Agro-Alimentar e Microbiológico Lda
SME
Mendes Gonçalves SA
SME
Orivárzea - Orizicultores do Ribatejo SA
SME
RISA Informática Lda
SME
SAOV - Sociedade Agrícola Ouro Vegetal Lda.
SME
Scalregional - Doces e Outros Produtos Regionais do Ribatejo Lda
SME
SILVEX - Transformadora de Plásticos SA
SME
Sociedade Lusitana de Destilação SA
SME
STI - Sistemas e Técnicas Industriais Lda
SME
Sugalidal - Indústrias de Alimentação SA
Larger Company
Sumol + Compal Marcas SA
Larger Company
Tagusvalley - Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento do Tecnopólo do Vale do Tejo
Technology Center
EPC – Escola Profissional de Coruche, Lda.
University
Nersant
Indumel, Lda.
SME
ITS – Indústria Transformadora de Subprodutos SA
SME
Rações Zêzere, SA
SME
Frutalcarmo - Comércio e Indústria de Produtos Alimentares, Lda
SME
Agropromotora Internacional, SA
SME
Lactaçores - União das Cooperativas de Lacticinios dos Açores, UCRL
Larger Company
Monliz - Produtos Alimentares do Mondego e Liz, SA
Larger Company
Sociedade Agro-alimentar da Mascata, Lda
SME
ISA - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
University
Quinta do Vale da Lousa, SA
SME
Mendes Gonçalves Distribuição S.A.
SME
Probaixa - Produção de Presuntos da Beira Baixa, Lda.
SME
IFQ - International Food Quality, Lda.
SME
Italagro, SA
SME
Diamantino Coelho & Filho, SA
SME
José Carlos Pinheiro Bairrão
SME
Riazor - Azeites e Óleos Vegetais, SA
SME
Sociedade Panificadora Costa & Ferreira, Lda
SME
Atlantic Meals - Industria e Comércio Agro-alimentar, SA
SME
Univeg Portugal - Imp., Exportação, Transformação e Distribuição de Produtos Alimentares, SA.
SME
Victor Guedes, SA
SME
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
University
Companhia das Lezírias
SME
Tecadi, Lda.
SME
Câmara Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo
Diterra - Comércio Agro-Industrial, Lda.
SME
Hubel Irrigation Systems, SA
SME
Benagro - Cooperativa Agrícola de Benavente, CRL
SME
Fio Dourado - Transformação e Comercialização Produtos Olivícolas, Lda.
SME
Unicer Bebidas, SA
Larger Company
Margarido & Margarido, Lda.
SME
Oliveira Velha, Lda.
SME
Frusel - frutos Seleccionados, Lda.
SME
Escola Profissional de Salvaterra de Magos
University
Escola Profissional de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa
University
Qualiteste - Análise Sensorial, Lda.
Research Organisation
LMV - Laboratório de Análise Sensorial, Lda.
Research Organisation
Irricampo Sistemas de Rega, Lda.
SME
Naturalcrop, Unipessoal, Lda.
SME
Quinta do Arrobe
SME
Zoopan - Produtos Pecuários, SA
SME
Câmara Municipal de Mação
Associação Industrial Portuguesa
Nucleo Inicial - Formação e Consultoria, Lda.
Maxipet, Lda.
SME
Aparroz- Agrupamento de Produtores de Arroz do Vale do Sado, Lda.
SME
Jacinto Pimentel Rego & C.ª, Lda
SME
Cabana dos Parodiantes, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda
SME
Sicarze - Sociedade Industrial de Carnes do Zêzere, SA
SME
Eduardo Loureiro Unipessoal, Lda.
SME
Zezerovo - Produção Agricola e Avicola do Zêzere, SA
SME
Eduardo Nuno Rodrigues e Pinheiro
SME
Socival, Comércio e Indústria Alimentar, Lda.
SME
Triplanta - Viveiros do Oeste, SA
SME
Afinomaq, Lda.
SME
Arrozeiras Mundiarroz, SA
SME
Sociedade Agrícola da Quinta do Meirinho, Lda.
SME
Uniovo - Ovos e Derivados, SA
SME
Protecnatur, Exploração Agricola, Lda
SME
Nobre Alimentação, SA
Larger Company
Fritoforno - Fabrico Caseiro de Salgados, Lda
SME
Monte D' Alva Alimentação, SA
SME
Sociedade Agrícola do Vale de Umbria, SA
SME
Friopesca - Refrigeração de Aveiro, SA
SME
Paladares Alentejanos
SME
Cofisa-Conservas da Figueira, SA
SME
Cooperfrutas-Cooperativa de Produtores Fruta e produtores Horticolas de Alcobaça
SME
Casal da Coelheira-Sociedade Agrícola, LTD
SME
Latitude Perfeita, Lda
SME
Liporfir, Produtos Alimentares, SA
SME
Agro-Graça, Produção e Comercialização de Produtos Agrícolas
SME
Rosagro-Sociedade Agricola, Lda
SME
Queijo Saloio, Indústria de Lacticínios, SA
SME
DFJ Vinhos, SA
SME
Lacticinios do Paiva, SA
SME
Dinâmicas Rotinas, Lda
SME
Biovolution, Lda
SME
Unique Portuguese Taste, Lda
SME
Pitorro-Moagem de Cereais, SA
SME
Nutriva Produção e Distribuição Alimentar, Lda
SME
MCS-Moagens Cereais Setúbal, SA
SME
Bee Iellow, Lda
SME
Q-Staff, Consultoria, Lda
SME
Servipal, Lda
SME
Festivo Começo, SA
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission: To promote collaboration and cooperation among companies and other organizations related to the agro industrial sector encouraging competitive restructuring within the sector, thereby ensuring a wide ranging participation of organizations in both national and international trading circles.
Thus increasing the potential of the agro industrial sector of the region and establishing the basic conditions for an innovative sector and region.
Objectives: To strengthen the competitiveness of members as both national and international levels; To increase members’ cooperation and associative skills and abilities; Notoriety (which is currently being achieved through the growth of the Cluster itself)

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
China
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Germany
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
FEMAC
CREA
Green Synergy
Green Chemistry
INNOSKART
INBIOM
Biomastec
Vegepolys
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
  • INTERREG (proposal made)
    • Brokinn.med
    • AGRIREEF
  • COSME:
    • Natureef

Agrocluster have national and regional approved projects under the following programs:

  • Portugal 2020 (national)
  • Alentejo 2020 (regional)
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Having as main objective to promote innovation and improve the competitiveness of enterprises in order to also promote the internationalization of the same, looking for synergies between all sector actors (notably by bringing together businesses and educational institutions and R & D), it point out that this Cluster, launched in 2008, already has more than 70 innovation projects and technological development being carried out by its members, for a total investment of about EUR 100 million.

To highlight the Agrocluster do Ribatejo was honored in 2012 with the bronze seal of the European Cluster Manager 'Club, a project created by the European Commission to promote management excellence in clusters, lying in preparation for obtaining gold seal.

To note that the various projects and initiatives that have developed, Agrocluster has had the valuable assistance of external entities such as the Institute of Agronomy - ISA (Agrocluster member), Polytechnic Institute of Santarém / Agricultural School (Agrocluster member) , Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Agrocluster member) Polytechnic Institute of Beja Polytechnic Institute of Viseu / higher School Agricultural Viseu, Nersant (Agrocluster member) Idersant, Innovation Network, Municipality of Ferreira do Alentejo (Agrocluster member) large regional weight companies (eg Sumol + Compal, Orivárzea, Silvex, Sugalidal) INOVISA, University of Évora, UTAD, ..., thus constituting a very important exchange of experts with high skills in various areas, to support companies / agencies in the region.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The Agrocluster should be selected because it enables collaboration and cooperation between companies and entities related to the agro-industrial sector, encouraging the competitive restructuring of the sector and thereby ensuring broad participation of businesses directly related to the sector in trade, national and international circuits .