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And the fourth News Flash is available and see also on Internationalization for SMEs with specific focus on #Brazil The New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-partner food clusters alliance: Clusaga (ES); Food Valley NL (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE). The project is embedded on the successfully-defined road-map of the New Frontiers in Food initial partnership. The activities are specialized on three food industry value...
Date: 18/12/2019 - 12:55 | NF4
Wagralim, the innovation cluster of the Walloon region, Belgium participated the Belgian Economic Mission to China under the presence of the H.R.H. Princess Astrid and five ministers, local agribusinesses. A total of 632 Belgians moved to Beijing (the political capital) and then to Shanghai (the economic capital). This makes it the largest economic mission ever organized by Belgium. With a billion four hundred million inhabitants, China represents a significant market for European countries, especially for Belgium and Wallonia. Elected 7th in the export rank for Belgium in 2018, it ranked 13th in the export rank for...
Date: 16/12/2019 - 16:55 | NF4
This is the first time we participated in an NF4 mission and it has been a very interesting experience. The meeting with the representatives of other associated groups was constructive and we had the opportunity to share visions, business ideas and contacts. We have made views in Sao Paulo especially the Food Tech Hub, the ITAL and the Food Tecnonogy Institute. In cursive we have visited TECPAR, and Meeting with various companies, where we have also made a presentation of ours and contacted possible collaborating companies. We would never have decided to go to the FFT Summit if it were not for the NF4 grant. The visit has...
Date: 11/12/2019 - 16:55 | NF4
In October 2019, Vitagora had the pleasure to host a delegation from Missouri, United States on the occasion of “Appetite for Innovation”, an event organized by Vitagora. The delegation coordinated by BioSTL was the illustration of the continuous discussions on going between the two organizations since the end of 2018 and the common interest confirmed during the NF4 mission to the USA. Indeed, this innovation tour last March organized by NF4, in which Vitagora was a partner, was the opportunity to meet BioSTL and its network of major corporations of the agri-food sector.
Date: 11/12/2019 - 11:05 | NF4
In June 2019, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) organized the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event 2019 in cooperation with the Canadian Superclusters initiative in Toronto, Canada. The overall objective of the event was to foster collaborations between European and Canadian clusters for the benefit of their SME members.
Date: 05/12/2019 - 13:22 | NF4
In November 2019, a delegation of 11 members from Clusaga, Valorial and Vitagora took part in a partnership mission to Brazil, that took place in São Paulo and Curitiba. The mission was organized thanks to the support of local partners such as the Food tech Hub and The Federation of Industries from the State of Paraná.
Date: 05/12/2019 - 12:57 | NF4

The end of the year usually represents a moment to make the stock of the situation: this is twice truth for DIA project that formally has finished in October 2019. Started in December 2017 with six European clusters (and more than 850 companies) the project has promoted a “made in Europe” defining a value chain around an innovative transnational cross-sectorial collaborative approach to enhance innovation and commercialize digital technologies. The Digital Industry Alliance (DIA) philosophy has been based on 3 main objectives : To build-up a partnership of world leading clusters to configure a “European Strategic Cluster...
Date: 17/12/2019 - 14:10 | DIA

The mission took place from 6 th to 13 th September 2019. The final objective of this mission was to sign a collaboration agreement between SPACE2IDGO project and Jiangsu Association of Science and Technology (CAST). During the mission, three meetings were held in the city of Nanjing, at the offices of the Jiangsu CAST, with the objective of signing the agreement that will facilitate a sustained cooperation. The agreement establishes the basis for future collaborations between both parties in the field of aerospace industries. With the focus on improving relations between both countries, in the framework of the SPACE2IDGO...
Date: 03/12/2019 - 11:20 | SPACE2IDGO
With the strong support of the Ministry of Economic Development of Ontario and the European Union through the COSME programme, our delegation of 6 European SMEs coming from France, Italy and Greece have been received during 2 days at the Ontario Investment and Trade Building in Toronto. During these 2 days our delegation had the opportunity to meet 19 representatives from different companies and public organizations: The Government of Ontario: Investment Outreach Unit, the Aerospace and Manufacturing Unit, Information and Communications Technology Unit, Production Industries Unit, Automotive Unit and Business Resource...
Date: 03/12/2019 - 11:02 | SPACE2IDGO

At the MEDICA Fair in Dusseldorf, on Tuesday November, 19th, the MAGIA alliance met with the Medical Alley Association and the Greater MSP (Mineapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership) representatives.
Date: 27/11/2019 - 09:32 | MAGIA