Home > Escp S3 Profiles > TRACK
Acronym: 
TRACK
Name: 
Tracking opportunities to develop and strengthen data collection and big data in agri-chain to increase competitivity of SMEs - TRACK
Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
5
Number of SMEs involved
450
Partnership's Origin
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Partnership Objectives: 

TRACK will aim at creating a favourable interregional ecosystem to stimulate i) new innovative solutions fitting specific requirements of agri-food chain and ii) associated joint investments toward advanced agrifood industry 4.0. It will be achieved through the modernization of the vegetal-based agrifood chain by intensifying cross-pollination between ICT / traceability and bid data (TBD) sectors, in priority SMEs, and actors of the agrifood industry. TRACK will increase the competitivity of these actors, in close connection with Agro-Food S3 Platform on « Traceability and Big Data », by tracking opportunities to develop and strengthen data collection and big data in the agrifood sector to boost agrifood industry 4.0. TRACK involves a consortium of 5 clusters partners constituted with a special care to both i) guarantee a strong complementarity regarding domains of interest, crossing Agriculture and ICTs, geographic coverage and types of services provided to SMEs and ii) ensure some future productive interclustering activities.

S3 EU priority areas: 
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Sectoral Industries: 
Other: 

, TRACK is at the crossroad of two Smart Specialisation Platforms: platform for Industrial Modernisation and AgriFood platform in which all partners have been taken an active part in this work, especially through leading positions (Emilia Romania – Italy and Andalusia -Spain).

Partnership planned events: 
Target Group: 
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
15/01/2019
Country: 
France
City: 
Angers
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
14/06/2019
Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Naadwijk
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Type: 
Conference
Estimated Date: 
19/09/2019
Country: 
Romania
City: 
Cluj
Results expected: 

The specific objectives of TRACK are:

  1. Building a common vision of the challenges to face and the bottlenecks to the adaption of new technologies for improving efficiency and traceability in various vegetal-based agrifood chains (WP 2)
  2. Proposing a joint implementation plan to stimulate innovation, business and investment for better efficiency and traceability in agrifood chain (WP 2, 3 & 4)
  3. Creating an interregional ecosystem for cross-pollination between ICT/TBD and agrifood sector, and the associated tools to develop cooperation between actors (WP 2)
  4. Highlighting and making emergence pilot projects to facilitate the development of promising solutions (WP 3)
  5. Providing dedicated support to a selection of high potential ICT SMEs to speed up the deployment of their solutions in the agrifood sector (WP 4)
  6. Interlinking and creating synergies with other national and European initiatives to improve the impacts of TRACK actions and sustain them in the time (WP 5)

 

TRACK work program combines Cluster to Cluster (C to C) actions to create and strengthen a favourable interregional ecosystem and Business to Business (B to B) actions to make cross-fertilization concrete between ICT/TBD actors and agrifood actors and generate collaborations and investments.

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
Country: 
Romania
Name: 
AgroTransilvania Cluster
Country: 
Netherlands
Name: 
Greenport West Hollant
Country: 
Spain
Name: 
Corporacion Tecnologica de Andalucia
Country: 
Italy
Name: 
Clust-ER Agroalimentare

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
CTA Agrifood Business Services

Precision agriculture, Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products
Spain Andalucía 17 8
Greenport West-Holland Agricultural Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing

Agriculture Machinery / Technology, Biocontrol

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Sustainable innovationSustainable agriculture

Advanced Packaging, Environmental Industries
Netherlands Zuid-Holland 42 12
Clust-ER Agroalimentare Emilia-Romagna Agricultural Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing

Precision agriculture, Traceability of food

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Public health and securityFood security & safety

Advanced Packaging, Blue Growth Industries
Italy Emilia-Romagna 49 8
VEGEPOLYS VALLEY Agricultural Inputs and Services

Biocontrol, Precision agriculture

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Sustainable innovationSustainable agriculture

Environmental Industries
France Pays de la Loire 500 380
AgroTransilvania Cluster Agricultural Inputs and Services, Education and Knowledge Creation

Animal Production / Husbandry, Crop Production

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, Sustainable innovationSustainable agriculture

Advanced Packaging, Environmental Industries
Romania Nord-Vest 83 57