The “New Frontiers in Food – Fast Forward” (NF4) project is a fast track internationalization accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs.
The project is powered by a 5-Food Clusters alliance formed by Clusaga (ES), Foodvalley NL (NL), Valorial (FR), Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE). The overall objective of “New Frontiers in Food – Fast Forward” is the operational development of the joint internationalisation strategy defined by the clusters partnership. A smart strategy was defined on basis of an original combination of connected specializations, and lessons learned from the initial « Clusters Go International » project New Frontiers in Food.
Within the project the activities specialize on 3 food industry value chains:
- processed foods,
- health&nutritional food products and
- connected food (combination of food and information technology services).
The project provides a full package of acceleration services, aiming at boosting international innovation 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. The focus of the NF4-project is to shift from intermediaries to end-users, our flagship food-SMEs.
Participate in a NF4 international mission with a voucher
What is the NF4 internationalisation voucher?
The NF4 internationalisation voucher is a travel voucher that consists of a lump sum of EUR 2.000 (fixed amount, no more, no less) to help cover the costs incurred by the beneficiary SME by participating in a NF4 international mission. In particular, it is destined to help beneficiary SMEs to finance:
- Travel costs, including accommodation and subsistence;
- Registration costs, in order to participate to fairs or other events taking place at the target country during the international mission.
Deadline of the 3rd wave: September 15, 2019
Apply for vouchers (Google form)