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Cluster Dates & Palms

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 3 October, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Nidhal
Hedfi
Cluster Manager
+216 98 45 81 29
poletozeur@gmail.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
Arabic
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
32
Number of SME members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Missions: promoting the sector of dates and palms

Objectives: increasing the added value and the quantities of exported products of the corporates members of the cluster

               Promoting innovation , cooperation and regional development

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)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Morocco
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cosmetic Valley (France)
Cluster Mecatronic (Tunisia)
Cluster Primeurs du Sud (Tunisie)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Exporting performance of the date sector : +31% of value in 2017, including 2/3 coming from the cluster.