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Food-Processing Initiative e.V.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 17 November, 2000
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Detmold
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
German Food Clusters
European Food Alliance
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Reichl
Norbert
Cluster Manager
+49-521-98640-0
norbert.reichl@foodprocessing.de
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Processing
Food Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Food security & safety
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Access to knowledge, dissemination and exploitation of research results, creation of innovation projects (b2b and b2s)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
121
Number of SME members: 
77
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
30
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

"Access to knowledge, partners, solutions and markets and thus strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium sized food companies” - this summarises best the FPI´s mission. Main objectives of the cluster organization are

  1. the facilitation of innovations and new technologies in the food sector,
  2. the creation of strategic alliances and co-operations and
  3. the establishment of international networks.

FPI fosters communication, provides information, facilitates contacts across the food chains and stakeholders, initiates and supports all forms of co-operation and innovation projects, both national and international. Our aims are:

  • Identifying fields of innovation together with food industry and research
  • setting-up and moderating expert networks
  • facilitating the technology transfer (b2b and b2s)
  • moderating best-practice co-operations

FPI provides regular newsletters, organises workshops on relevant subjects (for example functional food, traceability, food quality and safety, resource efficiency) and is engaged in innovation projects, delegations and matching events.

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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Tanzania, United Republic of
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: 
Belgium
Bulgaria
Denmark
Hungary
Netherlands
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
FP7
INTERREG