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IAR - The French Bioeconomy Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Picardie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Dumange
Boris
Cluster Manager
0033323232525
contact@iar-pole.com
Peeters
Antoine
ECCP Responsible Person
0033777619276
peeters@iar-pole.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Biobased chemical building blocks
S3 EU priority areas: 
Bio fuels & energy efficiency
Industrial biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
bioeconomy, biorefinery
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
340
Number of SME members: 
139
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: 

IAR is the French cluster dedicated to the Bioeconomy. It brings together more than 340 stakeholders from farmer cooperatives, research organisations and universities to VCs, start-up, SMEs and large industries, including end-users, around a common goal: the optimal valorisation of renewable resources. IAR’s strategic axis are: bio-based chemicals, biomaterials, advanced biofuels and biogas, ingredients for food and feed as well as renewable resources  Its activities focus on supporting the development of the bioeconomy in France and more specifically in the regions of Hauts-de-France and Grand Est.

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 private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

IAR acts as a ‘one-stop shop’ for organisations in the bioeconomy, from initial R&D to production and commercialisation of products. We support innovation and economic development through:

  • networking and dialogue
  • project management (from projects ideas to implementation)
  • economic and technology intelligence
  • internationalisation support
  • startups and companies economic development
  • education and training
  • advocacy
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
United States
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
Germany
Italy
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?: 
Biobased Delta
Biovale
Bioeconomy Cluster
Greenwin
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

In 10 years, IAR has been supporting more than 210 projects for a total investment of €1,5 billion. The few projects listed below are only a selection of some key initiatives the cluster is invovled in.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

IAR is THE French Bioeconomy Cluster. In 10 years, we have been supporting more than 210 projects for a total investment of €1.5 billion. With a team of 20, IAR offers services in projects development, economic and technological intelligence, internationalisation support, communication, eduction and training, business development, access to finance and partnerships.