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Food Products Quality Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 December, 2012
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Latvija
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EASTERN EUROPE FOOD CLUSTERS NETWORK
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Armands
Lejas-Krumins
Cluster Manager
+371 29236363
armands.lejas-krumins@lpuf.lv
Languages spoken: 
English
Latvian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Fishing and Fishing Products
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Fish / Fisheries / Fishing Technology
Food Processing
S3 EU priority areas: 
Fishing & aquaculture
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Logistical Services
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
63
Number of SME members: 
61
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The goals of the Food products quality cluster are

- to develop co-operation of non-interconnected entrepreneurs, research, education and other institutions, thus furthering competitiveness of industries and entrepreneurs, growth of export volumes as well as innovations and development of new products;

- to stimulate innovative activity by promoting sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise and by contributing effectively to knowledge transfer, networking, information dissemination and collaboration among the undertakings and other organisations in the cluster.

 

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)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Czech Republic
Finland
Germany
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cluster “SMART FOOD” from Lithuania
Unimos (Poland)
On Granada Tech City
Ukrainian Food Valley
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Food and packaging clusters collaboration through innovation development

DIGICLUSTERS

National Cluster Programme

BSR Innovation Express

COSME

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

So far the Food Products Quality Cluster has accomplished the following:

  • organised more than 500 business meetings with foreign companies for 36 Latvian food producers;
  • organised Latvian food producer group visits to 17 countries – as a result, more than 60 food product deliveries were made to export markets;
  • carried out research on improving food product packaging and on extending the food product expiration date – as a result, new products have been introduced;
  • developed the National Quality guidelines to support the production of quality products.

Together with Latvian Food Competence Center new products and new technologies were created  01.09.2016-31.12.2018:

  • supported projects - 30
  • supported enterprises– 30
  • developed new technolgies - 23
  • developed new products - 182

 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Food Products Quality Cluster is the only multisectoral cluster of the Latvian food processing industry which represents Latvian Food producers from all food subsectors