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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 9 December, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Inge
Arents
Cluster Manager
0032477697263
inge.arents@flandersfood.com
Female
Veerle
Rijckaert
Internationalisation Responsible
0032478333812
veerle.rijckaert@flandersfood.com
Female
Gus
Verhaeghe
Internationalisation Responsible
0032472434776
gus.verhaeghe@flandersfood.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
Dutch
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Blue Growth Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Healthy diets (personalised food), sustainability (food security)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
310
Number of SME members: 
210
Number of larger company members: 
100
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
37
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
25
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

Support of knowledge transfer throuth a newsletter, the organisation of seminars, training courses, books, publications and through using our food pilot infrastructure (pilot plant - www.foodpilot.be)

Acces to public support: supporting enterprises/agrofood companies in finding the right public support (regional, international) for their innovation projects

Facilitation of collaboration between members through netwerking, match making, events, applied oriented projects

Cross sectorial cooperation: stimulating the close cooperation between agrofood companies in the total agrofood value chain (primary production, ingredients/machinery suppliers, retail, ...)

Access to technology services through close cooperation with the technology providers (world class production technology, automation, robotics, digital industry)

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Nutrition Santé Longevité
Danish Food cluster
Food Processing Initiative
FoodTechBrainport
Wagralim
Food Valley
Skâne Food Innovation Network
Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik (DIL)
Innoskart
AIN
ASINCAR
CLUSAGA
AgriFood Capital
ViaMéca
Terralia
Minalogic
Céréales Vallée
Corallia
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Relevant Project References: 
www.susfood-era.net; www.frisbee-project.eu; www.nu-age.eu; www.food2market.eu
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Experienced team, neutral partner, reliable, experience in open innovation

Experience in managing/coordinating (regional, international/EU) research projects, in food processing/technology, in sensortechnology

Supporting SMEs in business/innovation/R&D related topics

Good knowledge of the strenghts of research institutes

Big regional, national and international network

Experience in linking agrofood companies within the agrofood supply/value chain or linking agrofood companies with research institutes