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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 28 February, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Mazowieckie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
UNIMOS ALLIANCE
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Katarzyna
Kowalska
Cluster Manager
+48 881 508 441
kkowalska@agrobiocluster.pl
Anna
Bialik
Project Manager
+48 881 508 441
info@agrobiocluster.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Horticulture
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Bioeconomy
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
48
Number of SME members: 
39
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
6
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Amplus
Larger Company
Sorter
SME
Gospodarstwo Sadownicze Tomasz Bankiewicz
SME
INHORT
Research Organisation
Polska Papryka
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

AgroBioCluster is an agrofood & bioeconomy cluster managed by UNIMOS Foundation that brings together 48 companies, local government administration, research and scientific institutes from Central Poland, stimulating their holistic development and international cooperation.

Cluster strategy has six complementary and synergistic axis:

1. INTEGRATION of business, science & public administration - we unite the inter-sectorial potential of local entities, creating unique relationships that foster creation of innovations

2. INNOVATIONS /new products, processes and marketing - we support the development and implementation of value-added innovations that build competitive advantage for our partners.

3. INTERNATIONALIZATION  and export promotion - we help to access international markets, promoting export development and creating cooperative partnerships at international level

4. NEW AREAS OF COOPERATION for a joint action or a joint solution of common problems - we identify areas of cooperation that help our partners to solve common problems or to cooperate in a particular area.

5. NEW MARKETING TOOLS to boost sales and find new markets - we encourage creative use of traditional means of communication and multimedia to enhance the corporate image of our members

6.NEW EU PROJECTS for individual and group development - we identify national and international funding to finance the development of our partners.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Canada
Ghana
Mexico
Uruguay
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: 
Germany
Latvia
Lithuania
Spain
United Kingdom
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 Name
CIP/COSME
EIT KICs
Other
  1. FoodConnects - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food)
  2.  INNO+ - cooperation, partnerships and innovations for AgroBioCluster developement (Mazovian regional funding)
  3. INTER+- cooperation, partnerships and internationalization for AgroBioCluster developement (Mazovian regional funding)
  4.  ERICE - European Region for Cluster Excellence (CIP)
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

EIT Food (https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food) - our cluster was invited to join as a network partner a consortium of 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries aimed at transforming European food system, driving consumer confidence and improved global health. 

Mazovia Development Forum (http://forumrozwojumazowsza.pl) - our cluster was an official partner of the Mazovian Regional Forum - the biggest event in Warsaw region organized by regional governement. Our cluster was responsable for organization and animation of Smart Business Zone: Innovations, Internationalization and Cluster Developement

Regional Smart Specializations (RIS3) - participation in working groups organized by regional governement and aimed at co-creating R&D agenda and implement smart specialization strategies

R&D Summit 2016 - moderation of Future Food expert group aimed at identifying challenges related to food safety, health and creation of new products in synergy with connected sectors, such as packaging, IT and chemical

Future Food Programme prepared together with techBrainers R&D Club and aimed at fostering innovations, technology scouting and creation of new products.

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are a network of reliable partners that share the same values and build trust-based partnerships between business, science and administration. We foster mutually beneficial growth and creation of new functional & healthy products:

  • facilitating cross-sectoral collaboration (especially between agrofood, chemical, cosmetics, metal/3D and renewable energies industries)
  • formulating a joint strategic vision and common goals
  • identifing regional, national and international opportunities
  • providing quicker access to R&D infrastructure, new commercial partners and EU funding.

We also foster & animate intercluster collaboration, boost innovations and support internationalization to Europe, Caucasus and Latin America.