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General Information
Year Established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2005
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Pays de la Loire
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Plant Intercluster
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
CAPUS
Pauline
Internationalisation Responsible
pauline.capus@vegepolys.eu
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Technology fields: 
Biocontrol
Precision agriculture
Seed coating
S3 EU priority areas: 
Crop & animal production, hunting &related service activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Plant production
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
380
Number of SME members: 
280
Number of larger company members: 
26
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
40
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
34
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Vilmorin
Larger Company
INRA
Research Organisation
Agrauxine
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Labelled as an international cluster in July 2005, VEGEPOLYS represents a unique territorial aggregation in Europe through its production capacity and expertise, and through the presence of all channels in the field of plants and of a high-level learning and research cluster. Throughout this territory, businesses grow, create jobs, deploy learning, research programs, and give birth to new production technology. VEGEPOLYS’s development is founded on centuries of production tradition in the Loire Valley. The region benefits of many advantages: soil and weather conditions, its energy, the know-how of its businesses. In addition, it has full support from the Government and public authorities over several decades that help it become a leader in the field of plants. The networking of businesses, research and education, the cluster’s founding principle, fosters exchanges, marshals the energies and combines the means in order to innovate faster, and better.

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
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Chile
China
Colombia
Mexico
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Qualimed
Terralia
Femac
Agrocluster
BIOMASTEC
CREA HYDRO&ENERGY
GREEN CHEMISTRY
GREEN SYNERGY CLUSTER
INBIOM
INNOSKART
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

NATUREEF

ESCP-4i

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The « seed seminary »: a new group of emergence on seed quality to a European project

VIBE: The VEGEPOLYS International Event dedicated to attract new players in Plant field to VEGEPOLYS territory.