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INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 10 April, 2002
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Aquitaine
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Anne
ROUAULT
Project Manager
+ 33 6 41 88 25 29
a.rouault@interbionouvelleaquitaine.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Food Processing
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Sustainable agriculture
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
192
Number of SME members: 
143
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
40
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine plays an important role in the development of the SMEs competitiveness in the organic sector of the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine as it supports the structuring and the promotion of the regional organic food and farming sector.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
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: 
Italy
Serbia
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine participates to different specialized international fairs such as Biofach or Natexpo. INTERBIO is also part of a cooperation programme with Serbia in order to develop specific value chains and links with producers and companies from both countries. We also have a long term cooperation with Ireland, based on the technical exhange of experience. 

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

SME ORGANICS

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the only French member of the SME ORGANICS project that aims at improveing policies and programmes under the Investment for Growth and Jobs goal in order to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of SMEs in the organic sector of 7 EU regions plus Aargau Canton (Switzerland). The project goal is to support SMEs in improving their performance in order to enforce the growth capacity of the entire organic regional sector in regional, national and international markets. 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the only organisation in France that gathers a large number of stakeholders covering all stages of the regional organic food and farming sector, from production to processing, but also promotion and innovation organisations. The number of members has been increasing, and will reach 200 this year. 

Our objectives are to support the development of all the economical organisations from the organic sector, with the help of specific tools. Indeed, we have created several successful tools, such as the TBE label, aknowledged as exemplary measures by the Ministry for Agriculture. We are also part of the regional cluster for the development of restaurant and catering services, in order to introduce local and organic products and support the regional businesses diversification. 

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine represents all the regional organic value chains, included viticulture, which is something unique in France. 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine has a strong experience for the development of the organic sector and specially in supporting regional SMEs, and structuring the value chains. Our role is widely recognised and our large contact base, from professionnals to institutions, but also research centers and public organisations allows us to be part of various projects where we can share our experience and help to develop concrete strategies for the development of the organic sector.