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Name: 
New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward
Acronym: 
NF4
ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
10/01/2018
Previous initiatives: 
Others: 
www.newfrontiersinfood.eu
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
5
Number of SMEs involved
561
Targeted third countries
Brazil
Canada
China
United States

New Frontiers in Food – Fast Forward (NF4), An internationalization fast track accelerator for new frontiers innovative food SMEs The NF4 project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for new frontiers innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-Food Clusters alliance (Clusaga

(ES); Food Valley (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE), embedded on the successfully-defined road-map of the New Frontiers in

Food initial partnership, specialized on 3 food industry value chains, providing a full package of acceleration services, aiming at boosting

international collaboration and business development of a cohort of European Food SMEs within 4 overseas target markets in which the

consortium is already strongly connected. The overall objective of this project is the operational development of the joint internationalisation

strategy defined by the clusters partnership, a smart strategy based on an original combination of various interconnected specializations, and

lessons learned from the initial « Clusters Go International » project New Frontiers in Food. The focus of the NF4 is to shift from intermediaries to

end-users, our flagship food-SMEs

Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology Fields: 
AGROFOOD INDUSTRYTechnologies for the food industryFood Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
S3 EU priority areas: 
Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Bio-pharmaceuticals
Other: 

Nutrition

Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
Tbd
Brazil
Sao Paulo
Open to SMEs
Training
Tbd
China
Shanghai
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
September 2018
Canada
Quebec City
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
March 2019
United States
San Francisco
Partnership other activities: 

Food Valley Expo (the netherlands - October 2018)

Vitafoods Geneva (Switzerland - May 2019)

Development of an international acceleration program : package of international support services (anchored on the Clusters organizations) to high-potential SMEs, which are candidates and determined to accelerate their development internationally.. It will be a tailor-made professional support for growth to a selection of promising SMEs.... a way to insist on our priority to boost operational and international collaboration activities.

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
CountryNameLink
France
Vitagora
France
Valorial
Spain
Clusaga
Netherlands
Food Valley NL
Belgium
Wagralim
Canada
Natural Products Canada
Brazil
Agropolo

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
FoodValleyNL Food Processing and Manufacturing

Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food, Food Processing

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products

Creative Industries, Digital Industries
Netherlands Gelderland 160 80
VALORIAL Food Processing and Manufacturing

Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control, Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products

Advanced Packaging, Creative Industries
France Bretagne 327 154
Wagralim Agricultural Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing

Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food, Food Processing

Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products, Public health and securityFood security & safety

Advanced Packaging, Bio-pharmaceuticals
Belgium Prov. Hainaut 180 110
Vitagora Agricultural Inputs and Services, Biopharmaceuticals

Precision agriculture, Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products

Advanced Packaging, Bio-pharmaceuticals
France Bourgogne 373 184