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QOOT Lebanon Agri-Food Innovation Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 January, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
Jihane Chahla
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Jihane
Chahla
Cluster Manager
+9613487155
jihane.chahla@berytech.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
Arabic
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Processing
Food Technology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
30
Number of SME members: 
15
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameType
Heineken
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

QOOT works to accelerate innovation in the Agri-Food sector by bringing innovators, knowledge providers, investors and support institutions, all under one umbrella, creating the right environment and offering the services required for Collaboration, Sustainable Growth and Internationalization of the Lebanese Agri Food sector.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Details of support services: 

Business Innovation support

Matchmaking

Visibility and promotion

Internationalization

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Brazil
Canada
Morocco
Tunisia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Austria
France
Italy
Netherlands
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Food Valley Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: