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VIFU Knowledge centre for Food Innovation

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 23 May, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Midtjylland
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Dorte
Storper
Cluster Manager
+45 40157628
ds@vifu.net
Female
Britt
Sandvad
Project Manager
+45 20409679
bs@vifu.net
Female
Anni
Simonsen
Internationalisation Responsible
+45 5074 9830
as@vifu.net
Female
Conny
Hanghøj
Project Manager
+45 5098 0037
coh@vifu.net
Female
Languages spoken: 
Danish
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Fishing and Fishing Products
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Safe production methods
Food Processing
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Food security & safety
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Blue Growth Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
92
Number of SME members: 
53
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
14
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our mission in VIFU is to

  • create growth and development through the establishment of networks across industries, research and educational institutions as well as through public and private collaboration.
  • function as the unifying and coordinating factor for producers, companies and institutions within and around the food sector.
  • increase the collaboration with other food related development initiatives.
  • create a knowledge centre that has national recognition as well as international relations.
  • increase the collaboration with industry and higher and research/tecnology institutions for the purpose of attracting knowledge to create innovation and groth in the food industry.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Research and knowledge based innovation for danish food industry SMEs

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
United States
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: 
France
Latvia
Netherlands
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
INTERREG
Other

Innovation Express - cluster cooperation Regional Fond (Future Food Innovation) - supporting innovative food SMEs

SALFAR +Reframe - Interregional cooperation and learning

Waseabi - blue growth oppotunities

Danish Food Innovation - Official danish network for food innovation

Business Region Midt/Vest - Platform for regional food industry and tourisme