COSME

Food in Eco Network – internationalization and global competitiveness of European SMEs

in Food and Eco Logistics Sector — FoodNet’ (‘action’)

Period of implementation: 24 months (starting with December 2017)

Project leader: ZWIAZEK PRACODAWCOW LODZISTICS – LOGISTYCZNA SIEC BIZNESOWA POLSKI CENTRALNEJ (LODZ) – Poland

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

Overall Objective:

The main objective of the proposed action is to establish and sustain after the end of action 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 organisations, 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.

Specific objectives:

  1. Cooperation between SMEs in food market clusters (enhance their capability to be more competitive on the market including developing countries markets).
  2. Cooperation between clusters to improve business processes and learn from new business models with an interdisciplinary approach. Food companies will gather the knowledge how to manage their supply-chain processes in more effective way thanks to the cooperation with different clusters. The cooperation will results in building solid partnership and bring added value to the all participants.
  3. Eco-management. Network will be also aimed at lowering negative impact on environment. It will be possible by knowledge sharing (soft-skills improvement) and technological potential of SMEs from clusters.
  4. Going to the excellence by knowledge –sharing with new market partners. Added value arises not only by getting the knowledge how to manage the processes and cooperate but also by know-how transferred to the developing countries.

Budget: EUR 199,011.83