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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 23 September, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Slovenia
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Denis
Topolnik
Cluster Manager
+38641526395
denis.topolnik@itc-cluster.com
Male
Daniel
Copot
Project Manager
+38641343640
daniel.copot@itc-cluster.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Slovene
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Crop Production
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Information service activities
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Smart Agriculture
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
45
Number of SME members: 
30
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

ITC’s vision is to become internationally recognised and leading Slovenian cluster in the areas of bio economy, smart agriculture, innovative food production and food distribution systems and similar smart specialization areas.

The ITC strategy is based on utilizing its international network and internal organizational, communication, management and technological knowledge and skills and turn this into competitive advantage for ITC’s members. The development strategy is focused into creating an ”Eco System” that will focus into research, development, training, deployment, consulting and other non-profit activities, which aim to achieve highest excellence and added-value in development of new products, services and technologies.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Croatia
Hungary
Italy
Slovenia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
INTERREG
Other

ZELENO ŽELIMO, Cross border SLO/CRO; 2017-

PtujskiLük, AGRI-SIMPLE-2016 - Promotion of agricultural products; 2016

TECH-WISE, Central Europe; 2017-

Passport to Export, OP Slovenia-Austria, 2017- 

SEE TV-WEB, Interreg South-East Europe; 2012-2014

3MMURA-MEDIA-MINORITY, OP Slovenia-Croatia; 2014-2015

GREEN LANDSCAPE, OP Slovenia-Croatia; 2014-2015

ICT INCUBATOR GRADISKA Central European Initiative KEP-Austria, 2014-2015

3x Sales promotion of vegetables from integrated production, EAFRD, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2013-2015

Raising the visibility of Ptujski Lük with protected geographical indication; EAFRD; 2012-2015

3x Sales promotion of Integrated fruit and vegetables from Slovenian Istria; EAFRD, 2010 -2011, 2013 -2014, 2014 -2015

3x Sales promotion of Slovenian honey with protected geographical indication; EAFRD, 2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

2x Sales promotion of Slovenian ECO Products, EAFRD; 2012-2014, 2014-2015

2x Promotion of Integrated vegetables from Pomurje Region, EAFRD, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Transnational programmes: HORIZON, CENTRAL, DANUBE, ALPINE SPACE, ADRIATIC IONIAN

Cross border šrogrammes: SI/AUT, SI/HUN, SI/CRO, SI/IT

National programmes: Agricultural, technology transfer, ...

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The ITC Cluster has had a major role in developing short food supply chains in Slovenia and a promotor of local food supply for the public institutions (schools, kindergartens, ...).

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Excellent and highly professional collaboration partner, covering target group from Eastern Slovenian region, with excellent project management skills. Appointed as the leading organisation for clustering in the area of smart agriculture and other smart specialization areas.