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INNOVI - Catalan Wine Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 5 February, 2009
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: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Clara
Santamaria
Cluster Manager
+34607714746
csantamaria@innovi.cat
Mònica
Monera
Project Manager
+34931185951
mmonera@innovi.cat
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Crop Production
Precision agriculture
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
53
Number of SME members: 
32
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Gramona
SME
Codorniu
Larger Company
Juvé i Camps
SME
Bodegas Torres
Larger Company
Vallformosa
SME
Vilarnau
SME
Owen Illinois
Larger Company
J.Vigas
SME
Castillo Peralada
SME
IRTA
Research Organisation
EURECAT
Research Organisation
URV
Research Organisation
ICSURO
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

INNOVI represents the Catalan wine cluster and it is a non-profit organization registered as AEI (Association of Innovative Enterprises) of the Ministry of Industry of Spain and a certified cluster in the Catalonia Clusters program of the Government of Catalonia.

INNOVI’s mission is to promote the competitiveness of companies of the Catalan wine sector and auxiliary sector, inorder to face globalization through innovation and collaboration. INNOVI’svision is the consolidation of the wine region of Catalonia as a global reference in innovation and quality.

Our specific objectives are:

  • To promote collaboration and networking between companies and entities members of the cluster and other clusters and industry players
  • To provide technical and market knowledge through research centers, universities and other entities member of the cluster
  • To promote innovative projects and activities in the wine sector
  • To support companies identifying funding opportunities and partners for the development of R&D projects

 

What do we do?

  • We identify needs, challenges and trends in the wine sector through individual visits and meetings with our partners, execution of collaborative activities, research of market information, etc.
  • We promote and participate in R&D collaborative projects, at Catalan, Spanish and international level.
  • We organize technical seminars about sectorial trending topics, innovation workshops with organizations and other clusters and other networking activities.
  • We organize capacitation and training activities.

 

Strategic areas

The strategic guidelines established and approved by the shareholders as follows:

  1. Sectorial strategy focused on innovation
  2. Efficiency in production and logistics
  3. Sustainability
  4. Business Modernization and training
  5. Development of market and end consumer
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.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
  1. Promotion of projects

INNOVI has a Project Commission formed by members of the cluster that are experts in R&D. This Commission meets every month to assess the interest and feasibility of the project proposals made by members of INNOVI. Those proposals that are aligned with the strategy of the cluster and are of interest to the development of the sector are promoted through the identification and searching of partners, scientific and technical expertise and funding for the project.

  1. Project management

Once a project is started within the cluster, from INNOVI we deal with the coordination of the project anddisseminateand transfer knowledge to partners and industry.If the project has received public funding, we also coordinate the preparation of technical and administrative documentation necessary to justify the project to the Public Administration.

  1. Organization of technical conferences and workshops

We organize technical seminars on different subjects of interest to members (viticulture, technology, R&D funding…). We also organize workshops with other entities or clusters from other sectors. These meetings aim to identify opportunities to specific challenges in the wine sector and generate projects to develop solutions to these challenges.

Some of these activities are exclusive for partners. Others are opened to the general public and members have special conditions and prices.

  1. Training

We organize training courses and seminars for the wine sector, for which members have special conditions and prices.

An example is the Catalan School of vine pruning. There are 4 types of courses: grade 1 – good practices, which is intended for people who has no experience and they want to discover a new world; grade 2 – pruning operator, which is intended for temporary workers; grade 3, technical pruning, aimed at managers of viticulture; and grade 4, which is focused on advanced level students that want to become trainers.Every season, different degree courses are organized in different DO's de Catalonia.

  1. Tool to calculate the CO2 footprint in the Wine sector

Application designed to calculate the CO2 footprint wine bottles, as well as the CO2 footprint of the wine organization.

Access the tool and more information through the following link.

  1. Support letters for projects

We support initiatives and innovative projects that our members develop.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Portugal
United Kingdom
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
Other

LIFE Ecorkwaste

Reuse of cork byprodut for filtration of wastewater of the cellars and to generate gas through a gasification plant.

LIFE Vinyards for heat

Use of rods and pruning vines to turn it into fuel with biomass boilers and create heat energy.

LIFE PROGRAM