About the Project
The project “Food in Eco Network – internationalization and global competitiveness of European SMEs in Food and Eco Logistics Sector” (acronym: FoodNet) is co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union in the frame of “Clusters go International” call for the project proposals under Grant Agreement No. 783395.
There are different challenges for today’s supply chains of food industry. The project aims at improving the potential of European food market clusters by making business and logistics processes more sustainable. It will be possible by the set on tools and strategy with concrete recommendations for SMEs.
Next to the intra clusters cooperation some cooperative bonds between clusters will be also initiated to enhance the competitive advantage of European SMEs on global market. Therefore the project will address current needs in the area of cooperation and improving green behavior 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.
It is the reason why the main objective of the proposed action is to establish and sustain after the end of actions 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 organizations, 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.
The project is dedicated to SMEs, especially in the following sectors: the food sector (fresh, bio, eco), the logistics sector, the ICT sector, and the energy sector, cooperating/associated within clusters, regional authorities, and sectoral organizations (e.g.: food producer groups, clusters, business environment institutions).