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Greenport West-Holland

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 23 April, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Zuid-Holland
Other Label: 
one of the 6 Greenports in the Netherlands
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Jolanda
Heistek
Cluster Manager
+31 6 13 60 87 52
info@greenportwestholland.nl
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Biocontrol
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Sustainable agriculture
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
High Tech Cultivation
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
42
Number of SME members: 
12
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Greenport West-Holland is a partnership between entrepreneurs, governments, education and knowledge institutions; the so-called ‘triple helix’. These parties work together on a healthy, vital and sustainable future for the regional horticulture cluster. The cluster includes all companies and organisations that are active in the field of food and floriculture: from trade to production and from breeders to logistic companies. 

The Greenport examines which actions are necessary to realise this healthy, vital and sustainable future. In this matter regional entrepreneurs are in charge; governments facilitate, and, when it comes to the knowledge of the future, education and knowledge institutions create the basis for the entrepreneurs to be successful. 

The Greenport clearly operates as a director when it comes to stimulating regional cooperation from a national and international perspective. We are involved in multiple think tanks, working groups and executive organisations. Cooperation is in our genes!

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
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: 
Belgium
France
Italy
Spain
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?: 
Vegepolys
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Project NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

Not yet as a cluster,

Programmes of the Region

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

At the 9th European Innovation Summit

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The most important Cluster of Protected Cultivation in the world