Last February 15, CLUSAGA has organized the half-day Workshop Galicia Exports 2018, on the existing support for business internationalization, in cooperation with the Galician Development Agency (IGAPE) and the Spanish Foreign Trade Agency (ICEX). During the workshop, CLUSAGA presented the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project was presented as the new acceleration program supported by the EU COSME Cluster Go International! Programme.
The 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); 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 3 food industry value chains: processed foods, health&nutritional food products or ingredients and connected food. These value chains provide a full package of acceleration services, aiming at boosting international collaboration and business development of a cohort of European food SMEs. Within the project 4 overseas target markets are selected in which the consortium is already strongly connected: Canada, USA, China and Brazil. 28 representatives of food-related companies from Galicia/Spain participated in this workshop, preparing the SMEs for future participation in the program of NF4.