Natureef – a European success story for international collaboration on natural resource efficiency

On the 1st of January 2016, the Natureef officially came to life. With the goal to contribute to a more efficient use of natural resources, nine European clusters joined forces to create business opportunities and collaborations for their European cluster members in South America, Asia and ASEAN countries. During this two-year project, the partners organised missions to China, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines, and set up strategic partnerships with local clusters, associations and companies in the areas of agriculture, renewable energies, green chemistry and bio economy. As a result, a total of eleven cooperation agreements have been signed...

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Commercial Mission to Mexico – 12th to 16th November 2017

The commercial mission to Mexico was organized the 12th November till 16th and was focused on the visit of the most important agro show in the country, the Expo Agro Alimentaria de Guanajuato. A total of 12 participants attended the mission, 1 cluster and 11 SMEs. The program was organized by FEMAC and consisted of a mix of visit the EXPO AGROALIMENTARIA DE GUANAJUATO, in Irapuato, Mexico, and B2B matchmaking between European and Mexican companies throughout the four days. The program took place in the State of Guanajuato, all with the support of the Organization of the event. 12th...

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Final NATUREEF Meeting – Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 10th 11th October 2017

The final project meeting was held in the fabulous city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria where our partner Green Synergy Cluster was the host of the two days event. The final meeting was mainly used to assess the progresses of the project and to identify the milestones and performance indicators that were still pending to be reached and the tasks that are still being carried out. The meeting therefore, concentrated on sustainability and future dissemination of results as well as on the overall evaluation of the obtained results. The purpose of the meeting was to: Develop a common understanding of...

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Commercial mission to Philippines – 11th – 18th September 2017

  The commercial mission to Philippines was organized the 11th September till 18th September and covered Manila and Guimaras Island. A total of 15 participants attended the mission, 4 clusters and 11 SMEs. The mission started with a round table with the Government representatives from different Ministries which have in their strategic working lines, the topic of natural resources in the Philippines. There was an exchange of common interests between the Natureef representatives and the Public bodies. The EU-Philippines business Network introduced the Philippines conditions in agriculture, energy, biomass production and other related sectors, as well as there was...

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COMMERCIAL MISSION TO PERU AND COLOMBIA – 3rd to 14th July 2017

From the 3rd to the 14th of July Natureef.eu delegation made of 3 clusters and 8 SMEs did a mission to Colombia and Peru with the main aim to promote Natureef results and introduce interesting SMEs in the local environment. The first day in Lima the delegation visited Aider, an association for the research and the integral development, and Corpoica, the National Forestry Chamber. The second day half of the delegation visited AGAP, the association of Agricultural Producers Guild of Peru and had also a field visit in Huaral, citricus fields. The second half of the delegation learnt about the...

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15th to 18th June 2017- Commercial Mission to China

From June 15 to 18, a European business delegation and members of the Natureef Consortium led by FEMAC visited several Chinese cities to establish collaborative arrangements in the field of efficient management of natural resources. In Beijing, Enrique Pedrós, representing the Natureef Consortium, signed three collaboration agreements, one of which was signed with China International Technology Transfer Center, which was held to establish a representation of Natureef in China; Another of the agreements was with China High-Tech Industrialization Association Space Engineering Breeding Alliance, this seeks to increase the knowledge base, to contribute and to help both countries in their...

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VIBE-NATUREEF Promotional Video

The promotional video from VIBE event is available now on Youtube! In January the VIBE, an international business event, took place in Angers within the Natureef project funded by the European Commission. The 9 Natureef members, gathered 60 participants, most of them SMEs, from ten different countries met for the seminars about internationalization opportunities. Each participant had the chance to target one specific market between Latina America, China and Philippines. During the seminars, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the challenges and needs of territories, in order to indentify a combined business offer and prepare the commercial...

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Second Regional Seminar – Czech Republic, 2nd March 2017

Each country participating in the Natureef Project will be organizing Regional Cross-Sectoral NRE Seminars where the SMEs will be able to get deep information on the target market demands, possibilities of project financing and possible partners. It is under this framework that the second Regional Cross-Sectoral Seminar was organized in the Czech Republic by CREA Hydro & Energy the last 2nd of March 2017. The meeting that took place in the Brno Centre was focused on the internationalization of clusters, their members and partners. Mr. Břetislav Skácel and Miss. Jaroslava Skřivánková represented CREA Hydro & Energy Fair in this...

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NATUREEF International Conference – From 15th to 18th January 2017

From 16th to 18th January the VIBE-NARUREEF two International Business Event, was organized by VEGEOPLYS with the support of all the consortium members within the framework of NATUREEF during the European Plant Production trade fair SIVAL in Angers. NATUREEF SEMINAR – INTENATIONALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES The 9 Natureef members, gathered 60 participants, most of them SMEs, from 10 different countries for the seminars about internationalization opportunities. Each participant had the chance to target one specific market between Latina America, China and Philippines. During the seminars, the participants had the opportunity to know the challenges and needs of territories, in order to indentify...

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07th December 2016- CREA Seminar in Cluster role in regional development

On 7th December,  CREA Hydro & Energy organized a seminar on “The importance of clusters for regional development and achievements of the cluster CREA Hydro & Energy” on South Moravian. The semminar was organized in collaboration with the Regional Authority in Brno. Seminar hosted by the Chairman of the Committee Břetislav Skácel role speakrů undertook, among others. President of the National Cluster Association Pavla or Head Water Works – TBD George Hodak. The semminar was a launching ceremony of CREA new brochure (both in Czech and English languages and Natureef is involved) and a seminar on the cluster role in regional...

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