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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Yolanda
Molares
Cluster Manager
+34 986 178 225
info@acuiplus.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Fishing and Fishing Products
Technology fields: 
Aquaculture
Fish / Fisheries / Fishing Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Fishing & aquaculture
Marine biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
27
Number of SME members: 
16
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology
Technology center
BlueNetCat
Co-working Space
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Morenot Delta Aqua Redes
Larger Company
Cenavisa Laboratories
Larger Company
TecnoVit
Larger Company
Bioiberica
Larger Company
FEPROMODEL
Smalle Technologies
SME
Aquatreck
SME
Entomo Agroindustrial
SME
Mealfood
SME
LifeBioencapsulation
SME
Blat Seguros
SME
Talleres Blanchadell
Larger Company
IPac
SME
Instituto para el Crecimiento Sostenible de la Empresa
SME
Addapta Trace Technologies
SME
HealthTech BioActives
SME
Ictiovet
SME
Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology
Technology Center
BlueNetCat
University
Intermas Aquaculture
Larger Company
Suministros Pesqueros y Acuícolas
SME
SmartWater
SME
Natac Group
SME
Precintia
Larger Company
ScaleAQ
SME
Zunibal
Larger Company
Zoomare
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

ACUIPLUS is a group of people, companies and entities related to the Aquaculture sector who promote competitiveness and sustainability of the providers’ value chain, including services and products, and encouraging commercial, researching, innovation and sustainability process. For this, ACUIPLUS develops individual and collective success strategies for members, helping them to further national and internationally.

Cluster’s mission is to contribute to the aquaculture’s value chain impulse through collaboration of relevant actors, generation of knowledge and creating added value, based on innovation, sustainability and competitiveness.

ACUIPLUS promotes ACUIPLUS promotes the values of transparency, cooperation, commitment, trust and all those values that make sustainability and well-being possible as a part of the economic growth.

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
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 
  • Management: You will be provided with business management tools; we promote innovative strategies’ implementation and technology improving for companies

  • Training: You will be instigated to continue training on technology, commercial, management and production areas acquiring the abilities needed to undertake new sector’s professional requirements.

  • Encourage start-up companies: the cluster offers support to innovative start-up companies

  • Networking and research: You will be encouraged to cooperate with entities in and out the cluster. We create inner network that enable the generation of researching projects

  • Promotion: You will be promoted on the region throughout improving the trademark image. We take marketing promotional actions and enable the dialogue between Industry, scientific community and public administration

  • Promote Corporative Social Responsibility policies: the cluster is a meeting point for companies to share actions on their CSR policies’ area

  • Potential and emerging market surveys Tracking and Realization: we identify new markets and develop specific studies as a tool on cluster’s growth strategies and internationalization

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Chile
El Salvador
Morocco
Peru
United Arab Emirates
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Greece
Norway
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

ACUIPLUS has been participated in a number of international exhibition, as expositor and participant. Through this participation, ACUIPLUS provided support to its members for promotion and identification of bussiness opportunities in these countries, bur also it participated actively as representative as the Spanish value chain. It is important to highlight the role of ACUIPLUS as Mirror Plataform of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform, contibuting to developing, supporting and promoting aquaculture and, especially and specifically, technology and innovation in aquaculture.

Moreover, in the frame of the activities carried out, a numer of commercial missions were developed, focusing on the establishment of net market opportunities. 

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
EATIP
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Project NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

REDAQUA - Strengthening of networking, professionalization and training in the field of aquaculture, through innovation and knowledge transfer

  • Programa Pleamar Fundación Biodiversidad - Ministerio de Trasnsición Ecológica y Reto Demográfico
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • Participation in international exhibitions
  • Organization of worhshops
  • Promotion of netwotking among stakeholders
  • Organization of commercial missiones
  • Developing of projects from internal working groups
  • Establishment of institutional relationships
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

ACUIPLUS is a group of people, companies and entities related to the Aquaculture sector who promote competitiveness and sustainability of the providers’ value chain, including services and products, and encouraging commercial, researching, innovation and sustainability process. For this, ACUIPLUS develops individual and collective success strategies for members, helping them to further national and internationally.

From ACUIPLUS we can offer the opportuny of working together for ptomotion o aquaculture along the whole value chain, giving support to all the activities that allow the sector, focusing on the promotion of sustanability, innovation and responsability. We are a multidisplinary team, with experiencie and knowledge in management, research and strategy, establishing of point of meeting among all the stakeholders.