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AgriFood Capital

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General Information
Year Established: 
Wednesday, 21 January, 2015
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Noord-Brabant
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Roel
Schutten
Cluster Manager
+31 73 613 29 96
info@agrifoodcapital.nl
Simon
Maas
Internationalisation Responsible
+31 73 613 29 96
s.maas@agrifoodcapital.nl
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Food Processing
Food Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
45
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
25
Entrepreneurship and start-up support organisations: 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Developing Northeast Brabant into AgriFood Capital, an excellent AgriFood region with international appeal, national attraction and local collaboration; Its ambitious, but realistic. The Northeast Brabant AgriFood cluster contains such high quality and is so complete, it is unique in its kind. At this moment the cluster is already responsible for € 1.9 billion in economic added value and 30% of the region's employment.

In the DNA of Northeast Brabant lies a deep connection with AgriFood and thus serves as AgriFood Capital, a strong region and the ideal trial for new food related products, technologies, and concepts. Our strategic location provides us with resources from academic centres in Wageningen, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, and Tilburg.

Northeast Brabant has a unique ecosystem of companies, governmental authorities and educational institutions that are involved in the production and processing of healthy food for humans and animals. From breeding to fresh produce and in partnership with other sectors like construction, logistics, engineering and healthcare. The goals of this collaboration are clear:

  • networking and making connections
  • process and programme management
  • facilitating initiatives with co-financing from the Regional Fund
  • public affairs and communication
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
China
Japan
United States
Viet Nam
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Belgium
Denmark
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
FP7
H2020
INTERREG

ACTTiVAte (Horizon2020): The overall concept of the ACTTiVAte project is to support innovation in SMEs and foster the smart reindustrialization of Europe. This will be achieved by enabling the emergence of new cross-border and cross-sectoral value chains resulting from the translation of advanced technologies among selected sectors with strong synergies. These new value chains will be created through the interaction between the following sectors: Aerospace, Agro-food, Helath & Medical devices and ICT

Promotion
Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

Collaboration in food innovation

Internationalisation in food and innovation