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FOODSERVICE CLUSTER Associació del Foodservice Català

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Catalonia Clusters
Cluster.es
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Alejandro
Utrera
Cluster Manager
+34647906196
autrera@clusterfoodservice.org
Male
Victor
Carbajal
Other
+34671090664
comunicacio@clusterfoodservice.org
Male
Carmen
Pacheco
Project Manager
+34671090664
projectes@clusterfoodservice.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Distribution and Electronic Commerce
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Safe production methods
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
New or improved organisational models
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Internationalization and shared value
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
58
Number of SME members: 
39
Number of larger company members: 
14
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
AREAS
Larger Company
AUDENS FOOD
Larger Company
FRIT RAVICH
Larger Company
GALLINA BLANCA
Larger Company
PASTIFICIO SERVICE
Larger Company
CARBUROS METÁLICOS
Larger Company
MAHESO
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The CLUSTER Foodservice promotes initiatives aimed at boosting the foodservice sector in Catalonia and stimulating and exploiting synergies among the members of the value chain in order to promote the development of transformative projects, such as innovation, training, 'internationalization, development of new products, improvement of the packaging or the realization of studies, among others.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Details of support services: 

Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)

Facilitation of collaboration between members

Periodic Information dissemination

Support of knowledge transfer

Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Singapore
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: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Join partners participation in International Fairs and Missions (France, Milano,..)

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
PACKAGING
INNOVACC
CWP
INNOVI
HABITAT
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

SAFE SMART FOOD 03-04-2019

SAFE SMART FOOD.

According to the European Commission (EC), competitiveness in the food and packaging sector in Europe is decreasing compared to the situation in other economic regions, especially in terms of added value. The European institutions have identified a lack of transparency in the supply chain, inefficient B2B relations and a lack of attractiveness for skilled workers.

With all this, during the last decade, the two sectors have received strong pressure from society and governments to guarantee healthy and quality food throughout the different supply and value chains, a reduction in environmental impact from the eco-design of products and the use of sustainable materials and packaging, among others.

Consequently, clusters involved in these sectors must propose actions to improve their management and professional skills and competences in order to transform the sector’s challenges into innovation, business opportunities and investment, optimising their resources and expanding their area of action at a regional level at European and international level.

The SAFE SMART FOOD project, within the COSME: European Cluster Excellence Programme, aims to address these challenges by contributing to the implementation of European legislation and measures and to create the conditions for a favourable ecosystem in the food and packaging sector in order to boost innovation, competitiveness and internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the realisation of intelligent regional specialisation strategies.

The initiative will strengthen collaboration between clusters and improve their management capacity to create the conditions for a favourable ecosystem in the two sectors to offer SMEs associated with clusters an integrated programme of services based on excellence. The SAFE SMART FOOD project involves different European clusters from AustriaLithuaniaLatvia and Catalonia.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Foodservice Cluster is a young dinamic one who provides open networking between big and representative companies of the sector to promote business, innovation and know-how between the members. We create an ecosystem that eases the development of disruptive projects to improve the processes and way of trading

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Foodservice Cluster is a young dinamic one who provides open networking between big and representative companies of the sector to promote business, innovation and know-how between the members. We create an ecosystem that eases the development of disruptive projects to improve the processes and way of trading