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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 12 December, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
National Label - Agrupaciones de Empresas Invoadoras, and Regional Label - Catalonia Clusters
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
ENRIC
PEDROS
Cluster Manager
+34 973224921
femac@femac.org
ELISABETH
MOLINA
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 973224921
international@femac.org
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Pesticides
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
52
Number of SME members: 
37
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
6
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: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Agriculture in the 21st century faces multiple challenges: it has to produce more food and fibre to feed a growing population with a smaller rural labour force, more feedstocks for a potentially huge bioenergy market,adopt more efficient and sustainable production methods and adapt to climate change.

After more than one decade, FEMAC has decided to integrate a Smart Specialization Strategy in the Cluster to better respond to complex Agricultural development challenges through the following approaches:

  • Rejuvenating farm machinery sector through higher value-added activities and new market niches;
  • Modernizing by adopting and disseminating new technologies (KETs) like photonics, electronics and GIS & GPS
  • Developing new economic activities through radical technological change and breakthrough innovations; and
  • Exploiting new forms of innovation such as open and user-led innovation, social innovation and service innovation.

To be able to accost it, in 2015, FEMAC is launching a new Strategic Plan to become the Agricultural Production Means Cluster, including other linkage sectors related to the same agricultural value chain , not only to gain the enough critical mass as a cluster but also to improve their connections and cooperation with other regions, clusters and innovation players.

Our bet

” Develope and implement projects that combine the capabilities and vision of cluster companies with sustainable solutions for global agriculture”

Our proposalB e c a m e  a  r e f e r e n c e  c l u s t e r  W o r l d w i d e “

Strategic Lines

The Catalan Cluster of Agricultural Production Means aims to improve the competitiveness of Catalan firms as well as firms involved in their value chain activities. The Cluster, lead by the Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Agricultural Machinery in Catalonia, [FEMAC] is based on three main strategic axis :

  • COOPERATION: In the same strategic segment and share common competitive challenges
  • INNOVATION: In value activities
  • INTERNATIONALIZATION: Of commercial business and productive structures

 

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)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

CLUSTER TEAM ASSIST IN MANY AREAS OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT :

INNOVATION PROJECTS

• Consultation on project ideas (alternative opportunities for new products, new process and new strategies) • Search for suitable project partners • Assiting and managing the applications for regional, state and EU funding • Taking care of the submission of the application for support • Networking and workshops

INTERNASIONALISATION PROJECTS

  • Developing strategies and competencies for increasing international market share
  • Identifying partners and developing cooperative (and commercially valuable relations internationally )
  • Managing international activities (Trade Fairs, Commercial Mssions, Internasionalization Groups)

TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

The development objective of the Agricultural Technology Transfer Projects managed by FEMAC Cluster, is to develop and test innovative models for agricultural technology transfer and application aimed to generate additional farm income in developing countries with a potential for scaling up.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Colombia
Mexico
Morocco
Peru
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: 
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Hungary
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

The Cluster since its beginnings has shown great commitment to the internationalization of its members. While it is true that over the 17 year history the strategic focus has not always been the same, for the Cluster FEMAC it is vital to continue to contribute to improving the international competitiveness of their companies. With an average export business cluster of more than 39% in some cases 85% of production sold abroad, with the new Strategic Plan we want to continue betting on internationalization activities that provide the a value-added companies themselves could not get.
We organize commercial missions, joint trade shows, export groups and market intelligence

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Agrocluster
Vegepolys
Inbiom
Innoskart
Green Chemistry cluster
Green Synergy Cluster
biomastec
Crea Hydro&Energy Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

For COSME we achieved the ESCP Natureef, and propably we will participate in Cluster Excellence program.

We present a proposal under last INTERREG call but still is under evaluation

IRC - Regional funds

AEIs programm - National funds

Relevant Project References: 
NATUREEF ESCP
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

We are invited in many international conferences for explaining our history and our success on this 18 years management. We where one of the frist three clusters in obtaining the gold label.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Because our 18 year experience in almost any kind of proejcts.