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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Hrvatska
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
The national Croatian Cluster of Competitiveness of the Food Processing Sector, co-founder
Member of Community cluster of Croatia in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Zvonimir
Novak
Cluster Manager
00385/951111715
novak@euvitacluster.com
Ana
Marušić Lisac
Other
Languages spoken: 
Croatian
English
German
Serbian
Slovene
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Technology fields: 
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Food Processing
S3 EU priority areas: 
Blue renewable energy
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
International cooperation, rural development, innovation management, The program of healthy nutrition
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
21
Number of SME members: 
12
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
3
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Agro altera d.o.o.
SME
Croatian Chamber of Economy Varazdin County
Consulting Group
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Euvita Cluster is organised on the territory of Northwest Croatia with the purpose of achieving programme aims of rural development and to connect small and medium enterprises in programmes of development of production and processing of agricultural products and rural tourism in accordance with the notion of sustainable development. Its particular programme activity is creating pre-conditions for innovative programmes of development through the development of international cooperation, inter-sectoral and transnational cluster collaboration and partnership relationships.

 

Programme aims of the Cluster are directly connected with the issues of rural development and the notion of sustainable development as well as with the development of collaboration . .EUVITA  has  partnership  and  networking  with  local  government,  business networks  and  organisations,  interregional  cooperation  with Local action groups (LAGs).In this respect, the Cluster is broadening its activities into some other issues such as renewable energy sources (Multipurpose use of biomass, pelletized fertilizer), environmental protection and preparation of programmes for financing from other EU funds, and it has been assembling a team of competent experts and consultants.

The area of possible cooperation: rural development projects, complete value chain of production and food processing especially healthy nutrition programme, natural medicine programme, natural cosmetic products ,processing of fruit, vegetables and herbs (Conventional and organic production),   a complete education for entrepreneurship formally and informally, education in the complete chain of organic production, control and certification, also green enterprise, innovation management and joint development of new products, particularly nutritional properties, food supplements and honey program,  international cooperation and partnership, also in rural tourism,  production of green energy, partnership in eu projects, research and preparation, international cooperation.

Membership structure & leading members ; 17  Regular members with organized cooperation of a large number of subcontractors and 4 associate members : private companies ,,associations , public and R&D organisations, educational institutions , More than 100 family farms dealing with primary production work in cooperation with leading cluster members (conventional and eco- production).Cooperation  possibilities: EUVITA has developed cooperation and partnership with other business cluster in food processing and with LAGs /rural development. EUVITA Cluster  explores further possibilities of collaboration with networks and clusters in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina ,Slovenia and Serbia. EUVITA has a partnership agreement with the food production network in Switzerland  (with partners in Germany ).

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Australia
China
India
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Germany
Serbia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Europe
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

Green Landscape - Implementation of marketing/promotional system for local heterogeneous agricultural products of higher quality, SME ; Cross-border project SI-CRO

 

 

Projects

  • Green Landscape - Implementation of marketing/promotional system for local heterogeneous agricultural products of higher quality, SME ; Cross-border project SI-CRO
  • ICE SI-CRO,iNTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SME , INTEREG 2008.
Relevant Project References: 
Green Landscape - Implementation of marketing/promotional system for local heterogeneous agricultural products of higher quality, SME ; Cross-border project SI-CRO
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

a)Preparation and implementation of a cross-border project for SME development and co-operation   In the ecological and functional food production sector.With the application of new marketing tools.

b) Development of production and processing of special and new types of vegetables as well as organization of appearances on the international market. For example, sweet potato and horseradish.

c) Development and implementation of education / workshops of development new product, marketing and innovation processes / management for SMEs and also for rural development

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Competences and experience in the field of international co-operation.Very good knowledge of the possibilities of cooperation and networking in the EU and SEE area.Resources and competences in the development of entrepreneurship, education and lifelong learning.Competences and references in organization and certification of ecological production.Good Practice in the Development of Complex Rural Tourism and Recognition for Our Members - The European Destination of Excellence 2011..