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European Food Alliance: Nine successful European agrifood clusters join forces
Date 10 October 2011
An initiative of Food Valley, the European Food Alliance was launched among the cluster organizations in Europe and has been received with much enthusiasm. “In recent years we have experienced a considerable increase in the number of questions from companies approaching us through clusters from other European countries”, says Roger van Hoesel, Director of Food Valley. “At the same time, we are increasingly being commissioned by Dutch companies to collaborate with other European food clusters. And so intensifying the collaboration and opening up networks to one another feels like a logical step in enhancing the European agrifood world.”
The European Food Alliance is a partnership of Agrofoodpark Aarhus (Denmark), Flanders’ FOOD (Belgium), Food Processing Initiative FPI (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), Institute of Food Research IFR (United Kingdom), NiekE/DIL (Lower Saxony, Germany), PdC Nutrition, Health and Longevity NSL (France) , Food Valley, Skåne Food Innovation Network SFIN (Sweden) and Wagralim (Belgium).
There is a chance for businesses to learn more about these successful European food clusters and examine the opportunities at Food Valley Expo on 13 October 2011, where President of Competitiveness, Emiliano Duch, will host a session, “Getting to know European Food Clusters.” Differences and similarities between the clusters will come to the fore. Subsequently, the possible benefits of the newly formed alliance will be addressed.
[Food Valley Press Release] Further information
Contact person European Food Alliance Netherlands:
Manager International Relations and Projects
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