Some News and Dates ...
16th September 2014, Lübeck - baltfood Cluster Meeting
During their annual meeting the baltfood Cluster Members welcomed new potential partners from Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden. The meeting was centered around the development of the "BSR Food Innovation Lab" - a project which should be realsied within the Interreg V framework.
3rd September 2013, Lübeck - baltfood Cluster Meeting
baltfood Cluster Members hold their annual meeting in Lübeck. The objective of the meeting was to identify and describe new challenges of the BSR food industry.
26th October 2011, Gdansk - baltfood at the Baltic Development Forum Summit
The EU Strategy for the BSR was introduced in 2009 to address key challenges and untapped potential of this large region, covering about one third of the total area of the EU. To ensure that the Strategy succeeds in taking cooperation in the Region to higher levels, new ambitions and targets needed to be discussed. The place and time for this deliberation was Gdansk, the 24-26 October 2011, during the 13th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the European Commission’s 2nd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
baltfood attended this exhibition with an own booth to present its projects and achievements in the field of transnational cluster-building and cluster management.
13th / 14th April 2011, Lund – Workshop „Developing joint Proposals for Product and Process Innovation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region Food Cluster”
A manual developed follows the aim to provide small and medium-size food processing enterprises (SMEs) with knowledge regarding possibilities and ways of raising funds for the R&D capabilities in the Baltic Sea Region food cluster. Therefore, in this manual, you will find information about European grants fostering R&D activities for SMEs, managing R&D projects, establishing European partnerships, and managing EU project budgets. Special attention will be paid to the Seventh Research Framework Programme with an emphasis on SMEs in the food sector.
8th September 2010, Turku - Workshop “Sharing R&D Facilities inside the BSR”
To ensure the success of innovative ideas, companies must put them into practice swiftly. For this they need qualified, highly motivated employees. In addition, especially if they are small or medium-sized, they need project partners who can help them improve their processes and launch new products in an effective manner. The big question is: How can I find the right partner who can fulfill my needs?
The baltfood R&D network comprises some 30 research and development centers in the Baltic Sea region, all of which can help companies put new products on the market. The members have a wide range of expertise: from developing products and processes to prototype manufacturing to custom manufacturing and small series production.
9th March 2010, Copenhagen - Workshop "Support Structures for the BSR Food Industry"
Based on the experience from the baltfood project there are two ways to start a cluster: Either by very visionary people with high personnel engagement or by some regional companies or authorities.
The three participating clusters form the Nordic Countries (Skåne Food Innovation Network, Finland Food Group, Øresund Food Network) were initiated by visionary people, while the other three participating clusters (foodRegio, Lithuanian Cluster of Food Sector, Association of “EkoLubelszczyzna”) emerged out of regional companies or authorities.
An analysis of the support structures of these clusters for the food industry compares and evaluates their own services and support functions regarding support structure, financing development, typology, potentials, goals, challenges, services, etc. Many similarities between the clusters can be identified as well as big differences. These differences may be of greatest importance since there we will find possibilities to really match make and find what we are looking for when it comes to best practices in Baltic Sea Region food support structures.
18th February 2010, Lübeck - Trendday 2010
The North German food industry network foodRegio will be offering a superb menu of international presentations and workshops. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about current know-how, make valuable contacts and share ideas with others.
28th September 2009, Kaunas - Workshop "Implementation Strategy for a Baltic Food Academy"
baltfood takes over a pioneering task in view of the first developed transnational e-learning course for the food industry in 2010. baltfood lays down the foundation for a comprehensive virtual learning platform for the food industry.
At the beginning an opinion survey of people responsible for personnel management and production managers of food companies was carried out. They gave the route of the content for this first e-learning course on the topic food: All respondent agreed upon the topic “Healthy Convenience Products” and considered this subject as trend-setting and realizable for a computer-based learning (100% on-line).
23rd September 2009, Copenhagen - Workshop "Introduction to Food Trend Radar"
The idea of the baltfood Trend Radar, namely trendwiki, developed from an observation that people responsible for product development and R&D activities in small and medium sized food companies often have many other duties on their shoulders and therefore, time is the main factor limiting transfer of new ideas to marketable products. The primary aim of baltfood trendwiki is to free time of representatives of SMEs operating in the food sector. To achieve this, the tool offers an open platform where new trends, markets, product ideas etc. can be discovered and discussed together with colleagues located in the Baltic Sea region.
3rd June 2009, Lübeck - Building New Bridges in the South Western BSR
The successful cooperation in the strategic partnership STRING links Schleswig-Holstein with the regions Hamburg, Skane (South Sweden) and the two new Danish regions Zealand and Capital Region Denmark (Hovedstaden). The STRING partnership, which started in 1999, has become the central framework for cooperation in the growth region of the South Western Baltic Sea.
All the involved actors stress the need to bring together the strengths across borders and to develop joint strategies.
The international conference "Building New Bridges in the South Western Baltic Sea Region" on 3 June in Lübeck was attended by more than 300 participants coming from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Germany and brought together stakeholders from politics, business, administration and academia. It focused on the Fehmarnbelt Bridge as a trigger for regional development and innovation in the South Western Baltic Sea Region.
Björn P. Jacobsen as our project representative played an active part in a workshop and introduced the audience to our baltfood project. Furthermore we manned a 'baltfood booth' in the conference hall and informed visitors about baltfood and handed out our current brochure.
Next "Healthy to Go - Food Innovation" E-Leraning Course:
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Course Fee: € 180,-
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