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SMART food cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lietuva
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
No
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EEfoodnet
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Giedrius
Bagusinskas
Cluster Manager
info@litmea.lt
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Lithuanian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Food Packaging / Handling
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
25
Number of SME members: 
12
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Svencioniu vaistazoles,UAB
SME
Ruta,UAB
SME
Liutukas ir ko,UAB
SME
Danvita,UAB
SME
Volfas engelman,AB
Larger Company
Boslita ir ko,UAB
Larger Company
Birzu duona,UAB
Larger Company
Zemaitijos pienas,AB
Larger Company
Vikonda koncernas,UAB
Larger Company
Kauno grudai,AB
Larger Company
Cerera foods,UAB
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission - to help cluster members to enhance competitiveness in foreign markets, bringing together the capabilities of the companies, competencies and contacts.

The cooperation priorities of the cluster’s members:

• Full cooperation participating in the exhibitions abroad, providing with information and other assistance to each other;

• Cooperation with Lithuanian institutions, supervising the food sector export issues.

• Participation in joint export promotion projects with other associates and business structures.

• Co-operation in finding new partners in foreign markets, exchange of mutually beneficial information.

• Joint marketing tools and common dissemination of information about the cluster members, focused on targeted partner search.

• Cooperation for development of functional, innovative food products and beverages, the presence of corporate technologists and research institutions

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 public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Israel
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United Arab Emirates
United States
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: 
Finland
Latvia
Poland
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Joint marketing: -participation in large, joint projects and competitions; -participation in international exhibitions and business missions;

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Food Products Quality Cluster from Latvia
Unimos/AgroBioCluster
OnGranada
Paper Province
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME

DIGICLUSER

SMART food is participating in national business support programme  „New opportunities“,BSR Innovation Express,COSME and INNOSUP projects.

The EU support intended to encourage Lithuanian enterprises to seek foreign partners more actively and increase sales in foreign markets

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Organising national displays in food exhibitions PLMA, SIAL, ANUGA

Organising business missions of European Union, Caucasians countries.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • Reliable partnership in any EU funded project where our competences can be exploited;
  • Cooperation in new product development.
  • Our knowledge and experience.
  • SMART food is  open to new ideas and innovation. We are flexible, result oriented and realiable opportunity seekers with high level of experience in food industry
  • Part of Eastern Europe Food cluster network

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