C2C meeting to share experiences and good practices in the generation of European innovation projects, within the framework of the SAFE SMART FOOD project.

On Tuesday, 8th of September, the European consortium, coordinated by Packaging Cluster, within the COSME European Cluster Excellence
Programme, Safe Smart Food project, brought together different professional experts in project management for the transfer of knowledge between the entities involved. Experiences, opportunities, tips, and good practices for the achievement of excellence were shared during the conference.

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New services programme derived from a 5-year partnership strategy

The Safe Smart Food consortium aims to provide new and better services to the members of all five clusters


During the last months, the Safe Smart Food team has been working on analysing the food and packaging value chains and their ecosystems in all the countries involved (Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Spain) and finding common challenges and opportunities, to elaborate a 5-year common strategy with the main objective of developing common and complementary activities at European level exploiting common synergies and resources.

In a first stage, clusters defined their own Key Success Factors (KSF) that would guide the cluster strategy and its action plan in the next years. With those KSF in mind, the consortium found common areas to build mutual interesting initiatives and run a workshop with all the participants of the project to validate the proposed collaboration lines and define common activities for each one of them. As a result, five collaboration areas were identified:

European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Excellence (ESCP-4x)

Project SAFE SMART FOOD; grant agreement – 874389

The Safe Smart Food project’s kick off meeting in Austria to internationalise food related clusters in Europe

“Several European Clusters have gathered in Austria to present the Safe Smart Food project”

Austrian Food Cluster - Business Upper Austria organised the kick-off meeting of the new European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Excellence (ESCP-4x): Safe Smart Food. The meeting was held in Linz, Austria on March 2nd and 3rd.

Kick off meeting from Brussels on February 19, 2020

The Cluster Manager of Packaging Cluster, Àlex Brossa Enrique, has traveled to Brussels to presente the kick-off of the Excellence Programme “Safe Smart Food” to the European Clusters Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). As project coordinators, framed in the call for grants from the COSME Program, we lead the consortium with the objective of fostering collaboration between clusters, improving management capacity and creating a favorable ecosystem for the agri-food sector.

The Safe Smart Food project’s kick off meeting was held in Austria on March 2nd and 3rd  2020 to internationalise food related clusters in Europe.

 Within the COSME Exellence Program is Safe Smart Food, the European project that aims to improve the excellence of the clusters involved, both for their individual contribution and for the enrichment of the collaborative project as well. teaching.


June 21st, 2020. Glad to transform hours of dedication and work into financing and thus be able to generate projects for the country's industry. In our field of #packaging (project @safesmartfood) working with the food sectors in Austria, the Baltic States and Catalonia. With @clusterfood.


Packaging cluster tweet. June 22, 2020. The @packcluster and the @clusterfood lead the project @safesmartfood to boost the food and packaging ecosystem on an international scale, with the aim of making the companies that are part of these entities more competitive.


Packaging cluster tweet. June 25, 2020. @Cluster_Digital, @clusterfood, @packcluster, @ClusterCICAT, @Railgrup and

@indescat have raised 519,000 euros from the @ComissioEuropea to carry out innovation projects, such as the @safesmartfood which coordinates the cluster.

On 28th of July, 2020 Safe Smart Food had a monthly review meeting, where topics like upcoming hackathon and exchange trips for clusters and cluster members were discussed. More info to follow.

Link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/safesmartfood


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Would you like to participate in the Safe Smart Food project? 📢📢

The Packaging Cluster coordinates the project SAFE SMART FOOD with the consortium formed by european clusters, Clúster Foodservice Lithuanian food exporters association (LitMEA) Latvijas Partikas Uznemumu Federacija and the , to promote the ecosystem Business Upper Austria of food and the international #packaging level.

- To promote collaboration between the consortium
- Improve the management and competitiveness of organizations and their companies

#Com can I contribute my grain of sand?
Perform this survey so that the services offered by the cluster are more in line with your

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The Packaging Cluster, together with and , ACCIÓ Roots for Sustainability promoted in 2019 the project of identification and research of market opportunities in the generation of shared #sharedvalue value.

The challenges and trends that were embodied largely govern the basis of the cluster's action strategy, as the activity that is carried out is over-the-top:

Sociodemographic Changes. With actions to support industry and society in the face of the pandemic: https://bit.ly/2ZOWRt1
Sustainability and Circular Economy. As a cross-sectional axis of projects https://bit.ly/32JIMz4) (and sessions ( https://bit.ly/2ZM6Waa)
Internationalization. With projects like SAFE SMART FOOD
Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory. With specific days from specialized partners in the field: https://bit.ly/3hnFEwB

Full exclusive report to cluster members

Executive summary available to the
➡️ sector https://lnkd.in/dGavGNM

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The Packaging Cluster coordinates the project SAFE SMART FOOD which aims, among others, to improve management skills and redefine the individual strategy to offer better services to associates. The project will allow us to enhance our management skills and build a new strategy based on the demands we receive from you.

Do you want to participate?
https://lnkd.in/d_Zezaz ✍👉

Consortium consisting of: 
Clúster Foodservice Lithuanian food exporters association (LitMEA), Latvijas Partikas Uznemumu Federacija of Latvia, Business Upper Austria the and the Packaging Cluster.