ABOUT US

The agro industrial cluster of Ribatejo – Agrocluster – is a non-profit making association of  companies and organizations from the agro industrial sector wich is focused on the development of the sector and promoting competitiveness.

Its potencial members are companies, organizations from the National Scientitific and Technological System, higher education institutions, business associations and public entities.

Actually it is composed by around 100 members, among which 30 are founding.

The responsible entity by the Cluster management is Animaforum – Associação Para o Desenvolvimento da Agro-Industria.

VISION

To be recognised as an example in terms of promoting competitiveness of the companies in the agro industrial sector.

MISSION

To promote collaboration and cooperation among companies and other organizations related to the agro industrial sector, encouraging competitive restructuring within the sector, thereby ensuring a wide ranging participation of organizations in both national and international trading circles.

Thus increasing the potencial of the agro industrial sector of the region and establishing the basic conditions for an innovative sector and region.

Promotion

Promotion

Promotion of a transnational proactive cooperative network, including the actors of the agroindustrial sector;

Promoting the development of joint and innovative projects between the involved actors, in particular infrastructure projects of large – Anchor Projects.

Cooperation

Cooperation

Creating ties of cooperation between multi-actors in various key areas of activity that are associated with the business needs of the agroindustrial sector;

Creating a philosophy of sharing material and immaterial resources and infrastructure among the various institutions for the dissemination and endogenization knowledge.

Information

Information

Facilitating access to information and cross-spreading for companies in the sector;

Market research;

Prospecting and presentation of the needs and preferences of consumers;

Identification of new skills to enable bring added value to the sector;

Identification of training needs, as well as anticipate future trends of the postmodern economy.

Market study

Market study

Prospecting and presentation of the needs and preferences of consumers;

Identification of new skills to enable bring added value to the sector;

Identification of training needs, as well as anticipate future trends of the postmodern economy.

GOALS

Agrocluster’s main goals:

  • To strengthen the competitiveness of members as both national and international levels
  • To increase member’s cooperation and associative skills and abilities
  • Notoriety

How we do it:

By implementing integrated promotional activities abroad, which concern the sector and the region, in order to showcase the skills, capabilities, brands and products of the members.

By promoting initiatives in the media, self-organized events and being present in international events.

By improving the qualifications of human resources, especially middle management experts, at a management and innovation level, to promote a change in attitudes concerning the introduction of innovations.

By fostering closer relationships between companies and sources of knowledge (higher education, technology centres, etc.).