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Name: 
Food In Eco Network
Acronym: 
FoodNet
ESCP-4i Status: 
Preparation Phase - Strand1
Start of Partnership: 
16/12/2017
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
5
Number of SMEs involved
362
Targeted third countries
Algeria
China
India
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Morocco
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan

The main objective of the proposed action is to establish and sustain after the end of action planned in this project a Food In Eco Network (FoodNet), an EU wide meta-cluster as a long term European Strategic Cluster Partnership-Going International (ESCP-4i) supporting clusters and business network organisations, their SMEs and other cluster members collaborating for innovation, market-uptake, and marketing of competitive products, services and technologies in the field of food and eco-logistics and support SMEs in global competition. Activities planned will closely follow the foreseen activities of the Strand 1 of the call.

The project will address current needs in the area of cooperation and improving green behaviour in supply chain of food clusters and other industry clusters. Agro-Food is key industry for societies around the world. The quality and safety of food products seems to be the crucial issue. To achieve this we need to have an effective network oriented on long-term goals and supported by good logistics system.

There are four main pillars of the project:

  1. Cooperation between SMEs in food market clusters (enhance their capability to be more competitive on the market including developing countries markets).
  2. Cooperation between clusters to improve business processes and learn from new business models with an interdisciplinary approach. Food companies will gather the knowledge how to manage their supply-chain processes in more effective way thanks to the cooperation with different clusters. The cooperation will results in building solid partnership and bring added value to the all participants.
  3. Eco-management.  Network will be also aimed at lowering negative impact on environment. It will be possible by knowledge sharing (soft-skills improvement) and technological potential of SMEs from clusters.
  4. Going to the excellence by knowledge –sharing with new market partners. Added value arises not only by getting the knowledge how to manage the processes and cooperate but also by know-how transferred to the developing countries.
Sectoral Industries: 
Transportation and Logistics
Technology Fields: 
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORTTransport InfrastructureLogistics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics
Emerging industries: 
Logistical Services
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Conference
November 2018
Poland
Lodz
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Conference
November 2019
Belgium
Liege
Partnership other activities: 
  • Project management.
  • Communication Activities.
  • Formulating and structuring interests of SMEs and the Cluster.
  • Elaboration of an Internationalization Strategy plan for FoodNet.
  • Local trainings for clusters.
  • Organisation and funding of the FoodNet.
  • 1st FoodNet conference and Food in Eco Network set-up.
  • Good practices and further analysis of FoodNet possibilities.
  • Roadmap preparation.
  • 2nd FoodNet conference.

 

  1. Internationalisation strategy plan
  2. SWOT analysis of FoodNet cluster
  3. Success factors for an EU meta-cluster
  4. Partnership agreement
  5. FoodNet roadmap
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
CountryNameLink
Belgium
LOGISTICS IN WALLONIA
Romania
ASOCIATIA CLUSTERUL AGRO-FOODIND NAPOCA
Spain
ASOCIACION DE ORGANIZACIONES DE PRODUCTORES DE FRUTAS Y HORTALIZAS DE ALMERIA
Latvia
LATVIJAS LOGISTIKAS ASOCIACIJA

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
LODZistics Logistics Business Network of Central Poland Transportation and Logistics

Intermodal Transport, Logistics

Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics

Logistical Services
Poland Łódzkie 16 6
Latvian logistics association/ Latvian Supply chain Cluster Distribution and Electronic Commerce, Transportation and Logistics

Supply chain

Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics

Digital Industries
Latvia Latvija 30 30
Logistics in Wallonia Education and Knowledge Creation, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Intermodal Transport, Logistics

Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics, Sustainable innovationSmart green & integrated transport systems

Digital Industries, Logistical Services
Belgium Prov. Liège 326 232